Monday, January 10, 2011

Pure Barre Anyone?


Has anyone tried Pure Barre and if so, what do you think? A new Pure Barre studio has opened in my hometown, in fact, not far from my house. I was reading about this form of exercise just last week and then last night, read about the opening of this new studio. The website states that,

The Pure Barre Technique is a total body workout that burns fat and produces lifted seats, toned arms, thin thighs, and flat abs by fusing elements of ballet, pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense session. It is the most effective, fastest, yet safest way to change your body.

Hmm. Due to the weather, I've been sticking to our treadmill. Good workout in a comfy setting (no New Year's Resolution crowding at the gym). But, I was intrigued when I heard about Pure Barre. So, if you know anything about it and can attest to whether it's a good workout and perhaps worth signing up for, let me know your thoughts.

It's a cold Monday for many of us. The snooze button was hit several times. Hope you had a good weekend. We spent Friday night with friends, eating a good meal and laughing our heads off. Then on Saturday, my parents came over for chili and a sad, sorry bowl game in which my Wildcats lost. Boo. And, of course we then heard about the tragic events in Arizona. Sending prayers to the victims and their families.
Image courtesy of purebarre.com

21 comments:

Kerr said...

I am going to my first barre class tonight! I will let you know how it goes.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jen,
Very expensive, but it works. It is really big in Birmingham. Reminds me of the old (82) Jane Fonda workout.
My daughter may join, but students get a big discount.
It is so horrible in Arizona. Scary to realize that these nuts are all around us. We all probably know one.
Have a great day, Jen.
Teresa
xoxo

Modern Traditionalist said...

I have not tried it because there aren't any local studios but I have friends on the West Coast who have and they are in incredible shape. Of course any workout is only as good as the amount of effort you put in to it!

MT

Chic Coles said...

Hi we can not say enough about this amazing work out.The girls and I have been Lotte Berk Method fans for years! It will change your body! But watch out for stairs until at least 3 to 4 classes.

High Heeled Life said...

Wow that does sound like an amazing
work out... I have not heard of Pure Barre.. but the ballet exercise is something that I have thinking about myself. Let us know if you give it a try and what you think. xo HHL

Tote said...

I can't wait to find out about this exercise. I have not heard of it as of yet.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...never heard of it....sounds pretty good though...i haven't left this couch in way too long. thinking about making a move back into yoga world...thinking about it.

i am glued to the news watching this arizona tragedy...what a heartbreaker. omg. i just heard on the news that sophia bush is christina's cousin. i know sophia...i was friends with her mom, maureen when they lived in cambria. weird.

thanks for the kind words about teddy...he is a love bug

:-)

kary and teddy
xxx

bevy said...

It looks like ballet class...

kayce hughes said...

I love it. I need to start it again. I did it when I was in really good shape (running 3-6miles 5 days a week). After one class my body was letting me know about every muscle that i didn't know I had.

Town and Country Mom said...

Looks intriguing--we don't have any Pure Barre studios in our area, but I'd be interested in giving it a try.

Glitterista said...

I'm hoping a studio will open near me soon--this looks like fun and I've heard great things about it from friends. My favorite class of late is zumba. I really feel accomplished when I'm done! ;)

Elizabeth said...

ive always wanted to do one of the classes. i think there may be videos available. let us know if you go to a class!

EntertainingMom said...

I have heard great things about it. I do mat pilates and Adore it. Pilates has really toned my body. Right now do not have the Barre method in my budget.

paula said...

I have been thinking about trying this. I have friend who tried and said it kicked her butt.

mint juleps and magnolias said...

Still not prepared to discuss the weekend's games.

I hear Pure Barre is amazing.

JMB said...

I have heard about these around Lexington and would looove to go to one when I move there this summer!!! I do know that it is all the hype on my Facebook everyone seems to love it.

Kerr said...

ok so to follow up, I went to my first class on monday and loved it! I was sore yesterday and I am still sore today. It is def a good workout. I am going back tonight. They say after 2 weeks you should be able to see a difference!

JMW said...

Kerr, that's great to hear! A group of us are going on Sunday and I'm hoping that I'll be able to walk the next day! From what I've heard, it's quite the workout. Plus, the price is a bit steep. But, we'll see how it goes. Glad to know you liked it!

pve design said...

If you try it - let me know. It sounds wonderful.
pve

Renee Finberg said...

this looks wonderful.
g-d knows i need it.

xx

cina_fong said...

Never heard of it before. If its introduced into KL Malaysia I'll be the first to join.

cina