No…it’s not a local watering hole for lovely liquid libations (you like that??). It’s fitness, baby!!
What IS Pure Barre, you ask? It’s a total body workout that uses the ballet barre. You will use resistance bands and a small exercise ball with the barre to work all your muscles! Sounds easy, right????
What did I think of Pure Barre?
- I was Pure(ly) SCARED! I’ve been wanting to try this for over a year, however the closest one to me was in Tampa (about 30 minutes). Plus…I couldn’t find anyone that wanted to go with me! #surprisesurprise. Because it is ballet inspired, I knew my Mom would join me, seeing that she was a former ballet dancer. #winning. I read up on the different classes they offered and went for it. Plus…I gave Mom a Groupon for her birthday this year! #doublewinning. This particular location offers Pure Barre and Pure Empower. The Barre class is a low impact, functional core/legs/rear workout and the Empower appears to more like cross training or HIIT classes. Mom and I went for Pure Barre. We showed up a little early to sign release forms and get aquatinted with our
funeralclassroom. All we needed to bring was water, a towel and some “sticky socks”….so you don’t slip and slide all over the place! Oh…and that good attitude?? Bring that,too! The equipment for the classes – ball,resistance band and mat- are all provided.
- I was Pure(ly) AMAZED! Our instructor, Hope, was great!! She explained everything, which was great for the NON trained dancer that knows NOTHING about a ballet barre! The floor work was challenging but Hope helped me get it all down pat!! She had great music which keep me motivated…and unfocused on my burning muscles. I felt so comfortable in the class which is always important when you are new and you are around people that know what’s up in the class!
- I was Pure(ly) SWEATY, SHAKY…and soon to be SORE! Mom and I did great! It was everything that I need because I don’t work core and isolation movements of legs, inner thighs, and rear. Don’t be fooled!! Just because this is a low impact class, doesn’t mean that it easy! It was actually quite challenging and some of the moves took some concentration on my part because I’m not used to doing them. #notalent . Just in case you thought about it, the upper body does NOT get neglected in the workout either! Seems as though everything from head to toe is worked here!!! We were drenched at the end AND completely satisfied afterwards!
A big THANK YOU to Pure Barre Brandon (FL) and our instructor Hope for making this such a great experience!
We will be back….if I can move to get back! 😂
Have you tried anything new in your fitness world? Anything that you like to try but haven’t??
Have a GREAT Saturday!!!