So here’s five for your Friday….Pure Barre style! It’s 5 Reasons I Love Pure Barre!
1. Just an inch!
Pure Barre is all about small isometric muscle movements. No running, no burpees…just little movements that lengthen and define your muscles. Such a nice change of pace from the workouts I’ve been doing literally my whole life! Plus, you get to wear fun sticky socks for the workout, another nice change of pace from gym shoes!
2. Better sore than sorry.
Those small movements will make you shake. For real. And if you’re not shaking in some of the exercises, you know you should be working harder. Once we are finished with a series, my legs feel like Jello. But it’s good, because Pure Barre wants you to “embrace the shake” because “shaking means muscles changing.”
3. Beyond the barre
At Pure Barre, you don’t just come in for class and leave. At my studio (and others), there is always something going on! Whether it’s Wine Down Wednesday, Free Friend Friday or special promos like a class where you bring your guy or social media contests to win gear/classes, they always keep it fresh and inviting!
4. Feeling the flow
So I’m a Type A person. That said, I appreciate the flow of class: warm up, arms, thighs, seat, abs, cool down. Everyday. It’s doesn’t get boring though because you don’t know the specific exercises each class. The instructors change it up daily to keep you muscles guessing! Predictability, but not too much!
5. Pump up the beats
When I’m tired or am not present mentally in class and then I hear some Usher start playing through the speakers, I get pumped and refocused. (I could almost bust a move at the barre, but I don’t want to embarrass myself.) Pure Barre is always set to such fun, upbeat music. I don’t mind hearing Adam Levine or other fun pop music in the background while I’m working it at the barre. In fact, I prefer it.
What do YOU love about Pure Barre?
Disclosure: Pure Barre Deerfield provides me with classes in exchange for blog promotion. All opinions are my own. I write about it because I love this workout, my local studio and the staff!