I took my first Pure Barre class this morning and I honestly wasn’t a fan.
I grew up dancing, so I was excited to get into the studio. My favorite part about dance was performing, but Pure Barre is purely focused on conditioning.
The class breakdown: full body warmup, arms, thighs, butt, abs, cool down.
A lot of the movements were barely visible, so it was tough to follow along at times. Pure Barre is based around small, precise movements to tone the body, but it kind of put me to sleep. Oddly enough, as I glanced around the room, a lot of women had their eyes closed. Workout class norms are funny. It was a 6 AM class, but I’m pretty sure they were concentrating, not sleeping.
I felt like a 5 year old at my mother’s exclusive dinner party- I wanted to grand jete (split jump) around the room and start break dancing, especially with the dance club music playing.
Pure Barre is THE workout right now. The equipment is labeled with a white P enclosed in a red circle. The instructor was very upbeat, offering words of encouragement to the members by their first name. The members wore similar outfits of tight fitting clothes, black pants, and black socks. I clearly missed the black sock memo.
Aside from a few drops on my nose, I hardly broke a sweat, although that’s the nature of this type of workout. I’m just hoping I burned off some of my dark chocolate brownie and Bourbon Vanilla ice cream dessert from last night. 😉
I personally thought the class was a tad boring, but I prefer the wild and elaborate routines.
On the contrary, I still love yoga, even though it’s a moderate workout. To me, yoga is my meditative pathway to building overall mental strength.
Even though I wasn’t a fan of Pure Barre, I think it’s a great class, and if it keeps you working out, then keep rocking the Barre and I’ll rock mine. 😉
Luna bar, that is.
What’s your favorite kind of bar (uh huh, you can get creative)? Have you tried Pure Barre?
Have a wonderful weekend!