On October 24, 2015, I took my first class at my home Pure Barre studio & my life has never been the same. I had taken two classes at a different Pure Barre location & absolutely loved it so when a studio opened up closer to home, I knew I had to start taking more regularly. I have always struggled with my weight, mostly with eating well, so it’s never been super hard for me to go to the gym, but I always get so bored with the same routine in a normal gym. Going to a regular gym doing the weight machines & elliptical every day was good, not great. I was seeing decent results, I just got so bored so quickly! It made it hard to be willing to get up in the mornings to go, especially when no one was there holding me accountable.
More Than a Workout
Pure Barre is absolutely everything I had been looking for & so much more. Not just in a work out, but really in every aspect of life. I found a new group of friends who I look forward to seeing every single day, and in those friends, I found the strongest & some of the sweetest women I have ever met. I’ve also found a second home at this studio. You should always sign up for classes, which is really great for me because my instructors know when I’m supposed to be there! That means if I cancel, they’re definitely going to check in on me!
They’re never pushy, always the most motivating, & absolutely some of the best women I’ve ever met. I hit my 250th class in November & I could not be more proud of myself. The changes I have seen in every part of myself are phenomenal. I stand taller, my body is leaner, my muscles are stronger, and it’s incredible how much happier I am now that this workout has become part of my lifestyle.
Not Just a Number
Sometimes it’s hard for women to separate the number on the scale from the way their body looks. I’ve always been one who has needed that smaller number when I step on the scale. Since starting Pure Barre, I’ve only lost about 10 pounds. But my entire body is so much stronger than it’s ever been & I am honestly so amazed with myself every single day. I never in my whole life would ever have imagined I could plank for 30 seconds, much less 90!!
Pure Barre Life
Each class has the same structure but they’re always different. We start with a warmup, move to thigh exercises, then seat work, and finish off with abs & stretching. Each instructor will always keep you guessing with what moves you’ll do next.
The women are so inspirational, so proud of you & of themselves every time they walk through that door that it’s impossible not to come back. I could literally go on for days about my love for this little studio. There really is just absolutely nothing like it!
Set Yourself Up for Success
Surround yourself with people who want to succeed as much as you do. Then you’ll start seeing your results. In a class, the women feed off of the energy of one another. You’re there for your 55 minutes. No one is there to judge how low you sink your seat or how close your shoulders are to the mat. Every single woman is there to help herself become better & they’re all there for the encouragement I know I need to get through that final 10 count.
My love for Pure Barre & our little studio is immense. I know anyone who takes Pure Barre knows exactly how I feel.
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What about hot yoga? I would love to get into it so any feedback you have for me is much appreciated! There are so many options out there & I know there are some I’d love to try with you all!