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Offline Meli

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Pure Barre
« on: July 19, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »
Anyone here supplementing their off ice with Pure Barre classes?  I'm intrigued, but when I look at the per class price... eek!

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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 09:25:30 PM »
I have yet to try the Barre method, though I am itching to! I'm trying to find new things to add to my fitness regime...tomorrow I am trying hot yoga, next week I'll probably try barre. At our barre studio, it's only $16 (I've hear some places charge around $40!) I am interested to see what it is like!

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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 07:26:50 AM »
Barre is expensive where I live, too. So I do Jazzercise at home. Bought some old LPs, converted them to CDs, and now do the routine on my own. I've had amazing results with it, at very little cost to me.

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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 09:50:28 PM »
Hope it is ok to revive this old thread, but I just realized there is a pure barre across the street from my work. Have any of you guys done it since the original post? I'd love to know your thoughts if you have! :)
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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 07:59:34 AM »
We have a new one that recently opened near me, and I am thinking of trying it out too.  Just bumping to see if anyone has opinions!
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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 11:09:55 PM »
So, I finally signed up! It appears my local ones do a $15 new client class or a month unlimited for $100 - so perhaps your pure barre (or similar) has the same

At any rate, I've really been enjoying the classes. I'm not terribly technical when it comes to workouts, so I can't really describe much, but not only is it a full body work out, but I do think it will help with skating

A significant portion of the workout is focused on core and legs, which in itself is very good. However quite a lot of these exercises are done in pliĆ©, which for me seems to be helping my leg strength and in turn that pesky knee bend.  there is also one sequence that is done almost in spiral position, holding onto the barre with the standing leg slightly bent. Then you do a variety of tucks/squeezes, leg lifts, bending/extending. It really works both legs! There is another sequence we do where you are essentially in stroking position and doing circles, presses, etc with your free leg.

It's surprising how challenging it is given that nearly everything is very small, precise movements. I think it is also another way for me to practice more body awareness overall.

I imagine those of you who manage to work out on your own can watch a barre video and take advantage of a lot of this... Me on the other hand, I definitely need a class to keep me engaged!
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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 05:44:42 PM »
A Pure Barre studio just opened a few blocks from my office and I'm doing the 1-month unlimited classes special as well. I agree with littlerain's description of the classes, and it's also got energizing music, which always helps me keep moving. It's intense but not painful; I had a little soreness after the first few classes, but nothing too bad.

It's a lot of fun, and I'm curious to see how it helps my skating.

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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 06:20:18 PM »

A Pure Barre studio just opened a few blocks from my office and I'm doing the 1-month unlimited classes special as well. I agree with littlerain's description of the classes, and it's also got energizing music, which always helps me keep moving. It's intense but not painful; I had a little soreness after the first few classes, but nothing too bad.

It's a lot of fun, and I'm curious to see how it helps my skating.

Woohoo! I'm glad you're enjoying it too. My month ends tomorrow :( it can be pretty pricey too, but I think I'll sign up for their 3 month bride to be special and go 3-4x a week
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Re: Pure Barre
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 01:01:25 PM »
Since our location is new, they have a 6-month unlimited special for $175/month, which is pretty tempting. I have a few more weeks to run the numbers and think about it.

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Pure Barre
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 11:43:45 PM »
Awesome! I signed up for the bride promotion,  realizing that I'm actually seeing results! I've taken maybe 10 classes now, and my core is stronger, and probably my legs too. I'm even seeing some muscle definition in my arms! 

I haven't skated much this year, sadly, but I think it definitely will transfer :) I think my body awareness/alignment is improving and the improvements in my core have helped my spinning already!

I do think that while pure barre is pricey, if you can go at least 3x a week, it'll come out to much less than $20 a week :)
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