Translation, work one particular muscle group until is burns, hold it a little longer until is shakes, hold it a few more moments until it feels like it’s going to give out and then stretch it out. I know you think I maybe over exaggerating a bit, but NO! I left my first Pure Barre classes on very wobbly legs not sure if I was going to be able to push my gas petal to drive home. I spent the next couple of days nursing a very sore body. After I left I swore I’d never go back, but now that I’ve had a couple of days to recover, I’m dying to do it again. How weird is that?
Pure Barre was adapted from the Lotte Berk method bychoreographer Carrie Rezabeck in 2006. I thought I was going for a basic Ballet Barre work out, but the only thing that was familiar to a ballet work out was the bar itself. We started out with a 10 minute warm up and then moved to arms, legs and abs. After each muscle group you stretch that muscle out, they say this helps to lengthen the muscle. I think it was just to torture me.
There are Pure Barre studios across the country, but if your lucky enough to live in or near La Jolla you can try it out at a great price! Between now and April 20th, you can purchase 2 Pure Barre classes for $25 through Buy With Me. Once you’ve taken your first class, please let me know what you think!