I took my first Pure Barre class a little over a year ago. And to be honest, my first impression was....unimpressed. I stood at the bar Saturday morning amongst 20 other LuLulemon-clad girls as the instructor gave the direction of "tuck" over and over and "lift from the seat." I looked around to see a room of girls virtually standing still. I would lift my leg high in the air and the instructor would come by and hold it down. How was this effective? I just didn't get it.
Cue about a year later and I kept hearing more and more rave reviews about Pure Barre. I had a fairly steady routine of running and weights but...it was routine. I wanted something more. So I thought I'd give it another try.
And boy am I glad I did. I have to say, it did take me about four classes before I "got it." The first class felt awkward and I was clumsy. But the instructors were awesome and really explained how to tuck and how to lift from your seat. And from that class on, my body was on fiiiyah! In the best of ways of course. I can truly see a difference in my body from Pure Barre. This class truly hits those small muscles that cardio and weights just don't reach. The mantra is "lift, tone, burn" and I've never known a truer one.
Plus, the workouts are super feminine and fun. They are ballet-based and there's just something incredibly princess-like about standing in position at the bar.
And now I work there....well part time. And I love it. I have to say it's not stress-free and there are many late nights where I'm working my "real job" after I get home from the studio. But, way back in 2013, one of my goals was to get involved in the fitness world somehow and I'm slowing making my way towards that goal. I hope the next step for me would be to start the process of becoming an instructor.
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But in the meantime, if you live in Atlanta, would love to meet you at the Bar one night!
This post is not sponsored by Pure Barre