Gone are the days of matching buns, leotards, and pink tights. Picturing a rail thin woman barking orders at you and correcting your plié like your first dance teacher? Scratch that. Your Pure Barre teacher will be friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable (and have some KILLER muscles). You’ll be lifting, tucking, and pulsing to an eclectic playlist that will change each time. Put on some yoga pants and a top and head to the closest Pure Barre studio.
What is Pure Barre?
Pure Barre focuses on small movements that result in big changes. Pure Barre’s technique comes in a range of class offerings that target strength, cardio and flexibility for people of all levels, providing clients with self-focused time to transform the body and mind.
What to expect:
I headed in to my first Pure Barre class in February 2017 and grabbed weights, a ball, and a tube and found a spot in the back crammed in among lots of other ladies. The music started and 5 minutes in I knew I was hooked. It immediately brought back my love of dance coupled with some serious, and I mean serious, arm, abs, legs, seat (fancy word for your booty!) work. Here I am 5 months later, celebrating my 100th class. Am I bored? No way – don’t have time to get bored. Too busy shaking at the barre for those last killer 10 seconds.
4 reasons why you should try a class
You will be surrounded by BAD ASS women, excuse my language but there is no other way to capture it. I knew no one when I started. This isn’t prima donna ballet where everyone is tall, thin, and blond. You will be sweating next to women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I’ve gotten to know some really amazing and strong women and I am inspired by the teachers and their ability to push me harder every single time.
Ever Changing Class Routine
The classes and routines are ever changing and there is no way to master it – you can always extend your leg a little straighter, lift a little higher, and pulse a little lower. This class will never get old because it keeps me fighting for better form, higher heels, and stronger muscles.
The Mind Body App is used to schedule and book classes. I love this aspect because I know once I hit book class that someone has seen my name pop up and I have reserved a spot. Are you someone who likes to cancel last minute on your gym partner or have to drag yourself off of your couch to make it to the gym right before they close? Having a booked class and knowing that there is a spot waiting just for me gets me up and moving even when I am tired.
55 minutes just for YOU. No kids yelling and banging on your bedroom door while you are working out at home, bodybuilder dudes making weird comments/noises at you to impress you, people waiting impatiently for the machine, or over packed classes with different people each time. The worries, stressors, and to do lists can wait.
Intrigued? Want to know more? Find your local Pure Barre studio and head there pronto. You will leave sore and wanting to go back again and again.
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