I took my first Pure Barre class on a whim late September of 2014. The studio was new, and I had taken other barre classes before and I enjoyed them. I knew nothing about Pure Barre until a coworker talked about the new studio special she had just purchased, so I urged a couple friends to join me in this special. I was nervous! It was definitely intimidating – but I learned that I wasn’t in competition with the other girls, I was in competition with myself! Luckily, I had a great teacher who didn’t let me aimlessly flick my leg and body all sorts of ways and helped me throughout the class. I remember leaving sweaty and sitting at the bus stop, texting my two friends that missed out “OMG, that was so intense…I’m gonna be in so much pain later!” And boy was I! But I went back and by the end of my monthly special, I was going back to back – I was addicted!
My monthly special ended and my husband was wary about me starting a membership because it was expensive…so I told him I’d wait for another special. A month went by and I was missing Pure Barre and soon I signed up for a membership around Thanksgiving and started going back. Not only was I trying to go as often as possible to make the most of my membership, but I went to Breaking Down the Barre class and it was like a veil was lifted. From then on, I was in a daily competition with myself to improve, to get the teacher to know my name and be recognized for my good form. Soon my husband started to see and appreciate the value too – he would mention changes he saw in my body and loved how disciplined I was about going. I had never been this away about fitness classes – I completely made Pure Barre my regular and only workout.
For anyone considering Pure Barre, I would recommend listening to the teacher’s cues and if you’re still confused ask questions! Don’t be intimidated by the unknown, because once you know – you will want to know more to test your body! A Breaking Down the Barre class is a must! It’s a thorough and less intimidating way to really understand what the teachers say and what it actually means. Also, plan out your classes for the month and mark them down…keeps you accountable and on track!