It amazes me that I have yet to do a Pure Barre review on my blog! Better late then never, right?
Pure Barre has to be one my favorite ways to tone … ever.
The class is a mixture of light weights, pilates and ballet barre work. You will work your abs, arms, thighs, seat, abs again, back and then your seat one more time.
Movements are isometric, or tiny. But don’t you dare think they are easy! You WILL shake. Trust me. This is coming from a girl who lifts with 5-8 pound dumbbells, but can’t use over 3 pounds, yet, in Pure Barre and a girl who works out 5-6 days a week and struggles to finish every move in class.
I first did Pure Barre last summer and took advantage of the unlimited 1 month for $100. There was a difference in my body within 6 classes. My stomach never looked so flat. I want to punch myself for not snapping a picture! But I hope that with the Four Month Bestie Challenge, I will get that stomach back in the next few weeks!
What to bring? A filled water bottle
What to wear? A shirt that covers your stomach, workout capris, crops or pants and socks.
I understand they are a bit pricey, but I love the Pure Barre socks they have for sale. They are thick, made to rub against the carpet and have grips which saves me when we do the plank section!
- They mean it when they say you will lift, tone and burn. You will shake.
- This pro may be personal to me, but it strengthens my hips. When I neglect my hips, then neglect me when I run. This class shows them a little TLC.
- At least at the New Orleans location, your first month is $100 for unlimited classes.
- Classes are offered throughout the day starting at 6am and the last class starting at 8pm.
- You WILL see a difference in your body within 10 weeks if you go the recommended 3-4 times a week.
- There are DVDs you can order if you ever want to do class at home, or on the road. These DVDs follow the same outline of the class, so it’s just like you’re there!
- It is expensive, like really expensive, and they don’t offer discounts on packages.
- You have to sign up before you go. Classes fill up, and I don’t recommend chancing a 6am workout without first signing up!
- There is no cardio element. Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I like to get my heart pumping.
Have you ever tried pure barre?
Have you every tried a barre class other than pure barre?
NOTE: these opinions are all my own. I did not receive anything from pure barre for this review.