Keep reading for this inspirational story from runner and Pure Barre addict Krista.
In December 2015 I was gearing up to start my training cycle for my first Boston Marathon. I knew that I wanted to be in the best shape of my life, but I had no plan to achieve that goal. It was around Christmas time when I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an ad for a new Pure Barre studio that would be opening in my hometown. At $99 for five weeks of unlimited classes (which was significantly less than I had been paying for my monthly fancy-pants gym membership) I decided that I’d try something new!
The first class I attended was awesome, the second was even better, and after my third I was totally hooked. The satisfaction from the burn and shake was unparalleled by anything I had experienced at the gym. When my five weeks were up, I locked myself in for 12 months at Pure Barre Toledo.
In April 2016, I ran a then-personal best in the Boston Marathon by more than four minutes. A week later, I paced the Glass City Marathon and felt fantastic. Then two weeks after that, I ran a NEW personal best at the Cleveland Marathon, running almost ten minutes faster than I did at Boston!!
Pure Barre is absolutely the key reason that I have improved so much as a runner. I cannot wait to see and feel the impact that all of this LTB has on me in the future!
I want to give a shout out to our Pure Barre Toledo teachers who rock! In only 55 minutes, I get the best workout of my life every time. It seems like every class is better than the last. The teachers establish a pace that gets me sweating quickly, and they motivate me to stay in every position and movement until the point of exhaustion.
Physically, my shoulders, arms, and back have never looked or felt better. I used to run in t-shirts because I didn’t like the way my shoulders and arms looked while I ran, now I LOVE wearing tanks to show off my muscle tone. Likewise, my abs and obliques are tighter than ever. As a result, I appear more trim which is a great confidence booster. I’ve taken some awesome race photos since Pure Barre!
-Krista B., Client at Pure Barre Toledo