Lux Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Bar Method


The Bar Method is a one-hour total body workout that merges isometrics, interval training, dance conditioning, and sports rehab. The result creates a long, lean, sculpted body.

Darlene Matoian:  Student of The Bar Method for 2 years shares her story about her experience and why a membership or class would make a perfect Mother's Day gift!


There was a time in my life when I made exercise a priority, back when it was just “me” and life was, you know, simpler. Then, I had two kids, fourteen months apart and life was no longer simple. I had waited so long for my beautiful family but I was exhausted and overwhelmed. Exercise was still on my mind though… but it consisted of chasing toddlers (cardio) and carrying babies around on my hip (weight lifting). Bottom line… I was in a dry spell that lasted ten years.

That all changed two years ago, when my best friend, Jenny introduced me to The Bar Method.

She loved the workout and after trying it, I loved it too! I quickly started to see results and craved the total body workout I got with every class. The classes challenged me and even though my head would tell me to leave and never come back, my heart told me to stay and embrace the shake, the burn and the reward for staying strong. 

My first priority is still my family, but since my kids are too big to carry on my hip, I make time for The Bar Method and I love every minute of it!



Her story inspires lifestyle change, health, a sense of culture and challenge.

Sometimes it's difficult to make changes in our lives, especially with busy work and family schedules. Give the gift that keeps on giving with The Bar Method located on Palm and Herndon in Fresno.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.