Thanks to Lucy Activewear for these amazing new flexibility leggings! They are a modern take on the traditional dance pant. These along with their perfect core style are my new must-haves. I'll surely be stocking up on them. They are unbelievably comfortable, not too thin or too thick and they suck you in and shape your legs like nothing else. I wore them all day running errands (styled with flat booties and an over sized jacket), and took them straight into the studio.

To celebrate Avant-Barre's new studio, we invited a  handful of SF's bloggers and editors for a fun night at the Barre with some sips and a trial class with Nini. I'm anticipating a painful start to my morning tomorrow because every muscle in my body has been thoroughly worked and stretched! Ever since I was little, exercise has been a big part of my daily routine - swimming, walking, biking, cheer leading....ballet. I've continued trying to be active and eat well throughout the years. Once I reached my late twenties however, I realized that my body was changing and what used to work for me, didn't cut it anymore. I'm now finding that I need to push extra hard and challenge my body in different ways. In an ideal week, I mix up a hilly 4-mile power walk session with barre workouts and once in a while, a trip to Bikram yoga. Again, that would be an ideal week. Life gets in the way sometimes. I constantly have to remind myself that I can say no to certain things so that I can make time for me. Nothing is more important than my family's health and happiness. By taking care of myself, I am better able to give them 100% of my time and love. So I'm going to learn how to better say no - those dirty dishes can wait until my workout is over. Thanks to Avant-Barre, I'm inspired to get back on track with my fitness goals and looking forward to making more of a conscious effort to get back into my best shape. If you're looking for an effective, modern workout that sculpts long and lean dancer bodies, this is the one for you.  Read on for a chance to try it for free!

More photos from the Avant Barre Bash from photographer JJ Casas:

Don't forget about our giveaway! If you live in the SF Bay Area and want a chance to try out this awesome workout with the most fun and fab group of instructors........We are giving one lucky reader two free weeks of classes at Avant-Barre. All you need to do is:

1. Follow @craftandcouture and @avantbarre on Instagram and Twitter. 
2. Like the photo tagged with #candcbarregiveaway.
3. Repost or share the image on Instagram and Twitter.

The winner will randomly be chosen and announced on September 30. 

** Special thanks to JJ Casas of 845a Photography for snapping a few photos of me!

Thanks so much for dropping by!