My all time Favorite workout is Pure Barre. They have 3 different class: Classic, EmPower, and Reform. I started Pure Barre about a year ago and have taken about 250 classes at my home studio. Pure Barre is a workout designed to lift and tone the body using small isometric movements. Classic is a class formed of all small movements for your core, arms, thighs/legs, and seat. This class is about 50 minutes long. EmPower is a cardio based class which combines classic movements with a platform and wrist/ankle weights, the class being about 45 minutes long. Reform is a pilates based class with resistance bands and sliders, about 50 minutes long. Each class offers something different and to offer the most effective results, you are supposed to take 1-2 of each class a week.
I wake up at 5:30 every day to take the 6:15 class in South Riding. I haven’t always been a morning person, but I now am because my body clock has significantly switched and I go to sleep around 9:00 every night. It is sometimes difficult to wake up so early, and most days I lack the motivation to workout that early. It’s not particularly normal for kids my age to have this schedule, but I do what works for me and my busy schedule. My weight loss journey started when I was 15, and I lost 30 pounds. I did this with the help of a personal trainer and healthy eating, and eventually Pure Barre. I have found that the most difficult weight loss secret is how to keep the weight off. Pure Barre is not always the biggest calorie burner, and it is the majority of my workouts during the week. I workout at the gym 1-2 times a week, but mostly rely on Pure Barre to keep myself healthy. Although I have learned the hard way that eating healthy is the key to keeping weight off, working out daily has just became apart of my every day life. The toning and tightness is what I strive to get from my Pure Barre workouts which is important to me and has been throughout my entire weight loss journey.
Pure Barre is a amazing environment filled with strong women who take the time every day to workout and make time for themselves. I started Pure Barre on a whim, trying the free week out. I never knew how good it would make me feel and how drastic the results would be. In college, I hope to work at Pure Barre Oxford as an instructor and continue my fitness journey from there:)
I would highly recommend starting Pure Barre as a trial and deciding after 10 classes if you like it or not.