Happy Thursday!! Today, I am going to be talking about my first impressions with the Pure Barre class in my area. My friend Ashley and I went together a couple times last week because they offer the first week free. I was excited to go because I used to dance, so it sounded like a perfect combination of dance core workout and strength training. I have been trying so many different types of workout classes lately trying to find the one that really works best for me, so here goes nothing.
So, apparently, according to the Pure Barre website, here are the major benefits of the barre workout:
My personal thoughts:
I am still not sure if I actually LOVED pure barre or not. The work out was really good, my abs were TOTALLY feeling it the next day, but out of the four times I went, I didn’t really feel like they workouts were consistent. It really depended on the instructor whether you got a really good workout or not.
My first class was the most intense workout of the four that I did. There were a ton of squats and sit ups and some things I couldn’t even do. I learned that I suck at planks, and that I apparently have no upper body strength. My second class was less intense and I felt like it went by super fast. The instructor was super nice, but I felt it was a little too easy for me. My third class was the best out of the three I think. I could do MOST of the things that they wanted us doing in the class, and I felt good when it was over.
All in all, the classes were fun and so was the music. It was nice to do it with a friend. I think that I prefer my hot yoga classes, though, even still. It isn’t quite as much of an ab workout but I burned the same amount of calories, and I like the pace a little bit better.
ALSO I WAS SUPER EMBARRASSED MY FISRT DAY because I typically workout in a sports bra and yoga pants. I sweat during my workouts, and I don’t like when a shirt sticks to my sweat. I don’t have any tight tops because I have never had to buy one because I don’t wear them usually. So anyways, I showed up to the studio in my sports bra and yoga pants and the instructor looked at me really funny and said “Uh…You are going to need to put a shirt on. We don’t allow only sport bras in the studio.” So basically, that’s how I was an accidental slut at Pure Barre. I put my t-shirt back on, but then every time we bent over my shirt fell in my face. #embarrassed #help #sos
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If you are someone who used to do dance, or want to build muscle like a dancer, the Pure Barre classes are super awesome, but they are kind of tricky to navigate. They have lots of barre work (obviously) with exercise bands that are hard to do if you aren’t familiar with it!
I would definitely go back and try my hand at it again, but I would intermix other exercises as well to get a well-rounded weekly workout.
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