Ever wanted to look like a dancer, but thought you couldn’t? Have you ever noticed how flat their abs are and how toned their arms and legs look? Well, it is possible to have that physique even if you have no dance experience whatsoever. Pure Barre is a variation of traditional barre method workouts, but with some minor tweaks.
Variations of Barre Workout Methods
Since its beginning, barre classes have become a near overnight success story. Gyms, fitness centers and studios have added these classes to their schedules. Some people have even got creative with the barre method program and have made successful businesses out of developing these new programs that use barre method principles, but with a twist. Cardio Barre, Xtend Barre and Barre3 are just a few of the different offerings. Pure Barre is another class variation based on barre method workouts.
What is Pure Barre?
Pure Barre was created by Carrie Rezabek Dorr, a dancer, choreographer and fitness enthusiast. She opened her first studio in 2001 and in 2009, Pure Barre became a franchise with locations all over the United States.
Pure Barre uses the ballet bar while students perform small isometric movements to upbeat music. The class claims to lift your butt, tone your abs, arms and thighs, and burn fat—in record time. Students of Pure Barre claim to lose inches in just weeks (as little as ten classes). The exercises used in class are designed to protect your joints and are all no impact. Classes are planned so that following a strength section, you will go through some stretching in order to elongate the muscles and get lean muscle. The focus is on many of the body parts women have difficulty with like the butt, hips, abs and arms.
Many postpartum women have been able to get back into pre-pregnancy shape by participating in Pure Barre classes. Because there is no impact, these women can easily migrate back into a workout routine a lot quicker with this type of workout as opposed to others where they would either have to wait for their doctor’s clearance or would not have the energy to keep up with more high impact programs.
Benefits of a Pure Barre Workout
As one devotee claims, “Pure Barre is an amazing routine! All my friends are raving about it too. I’m just getting started but can see results already.” That is one benefit right there—the feeling of doing something that makes you feel stronger, but where you can also see results quickly. You can also expect to get stronger, more flexible and taking care of all those so-called problem areas that many women have.
If you do not live near a studio that offers Pure Barre , there is an extensive collection of Barre DVDs that you can use at home. This way, you will not be missing out on one of the best workouts that can completely transform your body.