Let’s Talk Pure Barre

Hello everyone, if you have been {kind enough} to be reading and following along my posts, then you know that I have embarked on my Pure Barre journey around holiday season.  I had completed my first month and loved it so much, that I decided to take on the 60 Day Challenge.  I am now in week three of this challenge and want to chat about “small movements“.

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So classes are going fabulous.  I am excited to show up every day {sometimes twice in one day}.  I notice that we {the clients} are getting more comfortable with one another.  Whether we are smiling at one another or having chit chat, there does not seem to be any  judgement going on here,  just many women working on the same goal.

Am I still looking around the room while doing our movements?  Sure I am, however, it is finally clicking.  You know that moment when you are working out and all of the sudden it just hits you, your body just flows with the move or while out running, you get that “runner’s high” that everyone talks about?  I don’t know what happened or why, but yesterday’s class was it for me.  Finally!  My mind and body decided to “get together” and meet up {all at one time} and it was perfect.  I was no longer looking around, I was confident with myself and knew that my body was happy and “got it”.  Of course each one of us is different and I might be late the to party, or I may be hitting it early.  The point is Pure Barre is all about SMALL MOVEMENTS!  The smaller the better.  It is almost like slowing down and taking your time.  No need to compete with others to draw the biggest circle with your leg or toes.  In fact, it’s the opposite.  In the case of Pure Barre….smaller is better.

I am really getting excited about the changes to my body.  I am short, so it is frustrating to not have long, lean legs.  However, Pure Barre is the closest workout I have done that has given me some hope about leaning them out.  I am thinking that this will be the summer I might show my legs off.  The workout is really changing my ab area also.  I have always been a fan of ab work, and luckily my stomach area has never been a “problem” area {even after having three kids}.  My entire ab area all the way around is so strong and can be better if I would cut out the wine, cheese and sugar from my diet.  What?? Wait, the wine and cheese?  Never going to happen, however I am working on eliminating sugar from my diet this month.

Pure Barre classes are normally the same routine, but every once in a while a new move is introduced into the mix and totally catches me off guard.  I am loving the ENTIRE staff at Pure Barre Sonoma and think each one of the gals has her own special quality.

I am looking forward to the rest of my 60 day challenge and can’t imagine how I can transform.  Seriously, if you have been on the fence about trying this workout, give it a shot.  Find out if your local studio has any specials going on as it is really worth checking it out.

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*What do you think about Pure Barre, are you ready to give it a go?  Is there a specific body part you are working on?  Have you been thinking about getting Spring/Summer ready?  How much sugar do you have in your diet?



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  1. I’ve been doing The Bar Method 2-3x/week for the last few months. I love it! I have all of the DVD workouts so I can do at home on my schedule. The biggest changes I’ve noticed are a tight backside, longer toning in my arms, and stronger core. It’s a good challenge!!
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  2. I haven’t taken a pureBarre class but it looks wonderful. I love the cues on the video she as providing! Congrats on it clicking for you!
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  3. I’m not a gym person, I’m more outdoor sports, but you really seem to have fun! I don’t eat a lot of sugar, I might give in for a dessert on the weekend. There is one thing I can’t have a lot of control on is pecan pie. If by any chance I have some at home, I tend to pick at it every time I pass by, but it’s not often.
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  5. Lynda I love that last clip, trying it…well I may have to improvise on the bar part but I get the concept. I do the first clip and that’s how teach the Teaser in Pilates, i do it in reverse starting with this move and then build on it.

    I have yogurt that has sugar in it so that is there and I occasionally will through a cookie into a protein shake, most all other sugars are from fruit…and wine 🙂
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  6. I am so glad that you are enjoying your classes! I am short as well and running really helps me to have leaner legs 🙂 I might have to look on youtube for some Pure Barre videos! There are no classes around here 🙁 Great post, thanks!
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  7. This sounds amazing! I am so glad to have discovered your blog and have been reading over several of your posts. Really enjoyed them and looking forward to reading more!!

  8. I would def like to try a PB class! I need to find a local studio.
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  9. I’ve never tried Pure Barre. How exciting to have it all come together!! Good luck with the rest of your challenge!!
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  10. This looks like fun! I haven’t tried barre yet but you have me interested now. 🙂
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  11. Stopping by from the SITS Girls Comment Love Challenge and am glad to have stumbled across your blog. Sonoma-wine country life sounds like a good life!

    I’ve been researching pure barre, but haven’t gotten around to a studio yet. Seems like a really great workout, but I wouldn’t consider myself to be in the best shape. Would you say that the classes are for all fitness levels or no? I don’t even want to talk about how much sugar is in my diet right now…I bet if I eliminated wine from my diet, I’d cut my sugar intake in half.

    Thanks for sharing your experience!
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  12. Melia…Pure Barre is for anyone…check out one of my first posts..This is full of info and will answer some questions http://fitnessmomwinecountry.com/2014/01/my-month-at-the-barre-2/
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  13. Oh, I wish there was a Pure Barre in my area! It looks so fun! Stopping by from the SITS Comment Love event…
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  14. This sounds like an awesome workout! I’ve done a Ballet Fusion class before and loved it. Definitely an ab workout, but so much more fun than crunches.
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  15. I’ve heard a LOT about this and it’s been suggested that I try it at home but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. I would be like beginner-beginner level for sure.
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    • Mandi…I am no professional, however if you are able to get to a studio and try at least two classes first, I would. I know that Pure Barre has DVDs and they are done by the brand, so they are great. But really having the hands on to fully understand the tuck and the form is key in my eyes. 🙂 I know that when we are doing at home videos, chances are we are not really getting our form correct. This workout is for any level and anyone

  16. I still haven’t been to an actually class, but have done some of the moves at home and they are awesome! I really wish there was a studio close by.

    Wine and cheese, ehh no problem…now sugar that’s my ongoing struggle.
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  17. I love Pure barre thanks for sharing this!

  18. Love this post. I know Sadie, who started Barre 3, and have taken her classes. They are TOUGH! But, so effective. I need to get her DVDs. All of the Barre options are great, I think. Stopping by via SITS Comment Love! 🙂
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  19. I have been thinking about trying a barre class but have been a little bit nervous because I would be starting the class midsession. I hate being the kid behind in class. haha This is giving me courage to give it a shot anyway!
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    • Maggie, no don’t be discouraged…if you have studio near by..get in and try. I know that our studio in Sonoma opened in November and we still have new faces show up for classes. There is no “midsession”. The instructors always go over the basics for new clients and every class stays pretty much the same moves, so you do get the hang of it.
      Do try, and let me know what you think 🙂
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  20. Barre is truly amazing! I’ve tried a sculpt class(ouch) and a normal barre class . They both rocked my world!

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  21. Oh thank you for writing this post! I Have always thought to try out Barre and this just convinced that I should definitely give it a go! I am glad I found your blog through the SITS Girls!
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