Barefoot Bands at Fitness on the Water


I’ve been intrigued by Barefoot Bands at Fitness on the Water from my first glimpse of a photo of a room full of ladies clutching colorful rubber ribbons hanging from the ceiling. I finally found my way over to Westbrook to give it a whirl and it was everything I’d hoped for and more. For starters, I reserved a spot ahead because I heard this class fills up quickly.

After grabbing a set of green bands from the ceiling, I held on for dear life as the music started and instructor Dana Brown led the group in unison as we lifted, squatted, reached, and jumped in every possible direction. So much fun! And just when I thought I needed a rest, the positions changed. We moved through Yoga, Pilates, Barre and dance moves. Before I knew it, 60 minutes had passed and every muscle in my body had gotten in on the action.

Director Dana Brown is a level 3 Peak Pilates instructor, Barre instructor and a personal trainer (and Erica’s first personal trainer in CT!). Her knowledge of anatomy and alignment blends perfectly with her exuberance for this high energy, low impact class.

Now you can enjoy even more classes at Fitness on the Water. They’ve opened another studio in Branford where they offer a variety of group fitness classes including Barefoot Bands (with Dana on Mondays!).

New clients only – mention The E List and get your first class free. Or take advantage of their New Year’s Special for new clients only $99 for a Month of Unlimited Classes at their Branford or Westbrook studios.

Water’s Edge Studio
1587 Boston Post Road in Westbrook

Branford Studio
469 E Main Street (behind Planet Fitness) in Branford

By Laura Williams