Find out how Master Teacher Trainer, Cassidy stays motivated to come to class.
Find out how Master Teacher Trainer, Cassidy stays motivated to come to class.
On average, Americans gain between 1-5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While this may not seem like a lot, research has shown that those pounds are often never lost, and accumulate over time.
Between the office holiday party, increased amount of sweets laying around and cookie exchange parties – losing weight during the holidays is nearly impossible. Rather than trying to lose weight this holiday season – try to maintain your weight!
You know that little voice in your head? The one that says “It’s ok! I will eat these cookies now, and I will just set a weight loss goal for my New Year’s Resolution.” Avoid that New Year’s mentality! Stay focused now and stick with your healthy lifestyle habits to stay on track to your health goals. You have worked so hard to get to where you are – don’t stop now!
Check out our Pure Barre Healthy Holiday Toolkit:
Be sure to check with your local Pure Barre studio to find out about new class packages and holiday class times. A little LTB can be a great way to get some much needed YOU time during the busy holiday season.
Written by Brittany Chin, RD. Brittany is the Content Marketing Manager at Pure Barre Corporate and is also a Registered Dietitian with her Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. She received her B.S. in Nutrition Science and Dietetics from Syracuse University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is currently obtaining her Master’s in Health Communication from Boston University. She loves food, cooking, Pure Barre and of course, social media.
Tanya, owner of Pure Barre Vancouver, enjoying Kitsilano Beach.
The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year. Between deadlines, holiday parties and holiday shopping – it can seem like there is never a spare moment for yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen!
Women, especially during the holidays, can slip to the bottom of their own priority lists because they are busy caring for others, meeting year-end goals and being all around wonder women. However, taking time for yourself during these busy times can actually make you more focused, inspired and happy. This holiday season prioritize you with these tips below.
These tips can be utilized this season and every season to drive your success. Always remember: before you can lend yourself to anyone else, you must be content with yourself. Each day and every day, YOU are a priority.
– By Martha Albergotti, VP of Franchise Development at Pure Barre. Martha is passionate about helping women find a career that they are passionate about! Read more articles like this one on her LinkedIn page.
Shopping for your guy is rarely an easy endeavor, but once the holidays hit things get even tougher. To help make his Christmas merry and yours a little less stressful, we’ve put together a list of seven great gift ideas your man is sure to love.
Are you looking for quick and easy beauty tips that you can try at home? Check out our very popular #NaturalBeautyTips from our Twitter page below! These tips do not use chemicals, and many of the items you may already have in your kitchen.
They are a healthy recipe for beauty!
We have exciting news! We have teamed up with Erin Condren to offer an exclusive Pure Barre co-branded collection, featuring their signature LifePlanner™ stylized organizer as well as customized event stickers, a bundle & more! Plan your Pure Barre workouts and meals for the week, track your classes and achieve your goals all in one place! It is your tool for a healthy lifestyle.
The Pure Barre LifePlanner™ has a mixture of lined pages, designer blank pages, graph pages and motivational quotes to help you maximize your positivity and productivity. Each planner comes with a snap in bookmark, a 2 sided pocket folder and a perpetual calendar.
In addition to the LifePlanner™, check out the customized Pure Barre class stickers to log and plan your classes for an entire year, with 31 special challenge stickers to keep your eyes on the prize! The snap in lift.tone.burn.plan. dashboard is a great tool for getting a head start on weekly planning and goal setting. Use an erasable marker to write out your menu or plan your class schedule on the front, and set your goals for the week on the back.
Have you already purchased your 2016 Erin Condren LifePlanner™? No worries! Check out the Pure Barre bundle which includes a customized Pure Barre branded snap-in cover, stickers and dashboard all at a discounted price.
The Pure Barre LifePlanner™, stickers, dashboard and bundle can all be purchased on the BONUS! Use promo code PUREBARRE5 for $5 off your purchase!
Win prizes from Pure Barre and Erin Condren from Nov. 5 – Nov. 16th!
In addition to the awesome co-branded LifePlanner™ and accessories, we are also hosting a sweepstakes starting TODAY through Monday, November 16 where you can enter to win great prizes from both Erin Condren and Pure Barre! One grand prize winner will receive 3 months of Pure Barre classes at your studio of choice and a $750 gift card to erincondren.com, and two runner up winners will receive 1 month of Pure Barre classes sand a $225 gift card to erincondren.com. and enter to win!
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are here to talk prevention!
It’s true – according to the Susan G. Komen foundation, women who exercise regularly can lower their breast cancer risk by 10-20% than those who are inactive. Exercise can help keep your body at a healthy weight, may lower estrogen levels and improves your immune system to help prevent abnormal cancer cell growth. Some studies also show that regular weekly exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors. Regular L-T-B will not only give you the physical results you are looking for, it can also reduce your breast cancer risk!
The American Cancer Society recommends 150 minutes of physical activity per week to reduce cancer risk – that’s just 3 Pure Barre classes per week! Pure Barre gives you the benefit of increasing your heart rate and strengthening your muscles and bones all in one class. The more classes you take, the larger benefit to your health. If you love the challenge of Pure Barre, and also appreciate the flow of class – building up to or maintaining at least 3 classes per week can help improve your health!
We recommend scheduling your 3+ Pure barre classes into your weekly planner just like you would schedule a doctor appointment. If you have to cancel, be sure to reschedule with yourself at a more convenient time in that same week. The benefits will pay off – we promise!
Last but not least, we recommend following Susan G. Komen’s self-awareness messages including:
For more healthy lifestyle tips and recipes, check out our Pure Fuel blog posts.
We can all agree on that fact that when we leave a Pure Barre class, there is a sense of accomplishment that we can’t find anywhere else. Now think about getting that same feeling while breathing in the crisp fall air. Sounds pretty amazing huh?
Big news! Pure Barre is popping up in unexpected places across the country! Grab a friend that is new to Pure Barre or your Pure Barre bestie and meet us outside the studio! Show your community what LTB’ing is all about and find an event near you by visiting our sign up page.
Your local studio’s Pure Barre pop-up class might bring you to the beach, the mountains or even a rooftop! Research has shown that exercising outdoors not only elevates your mood, increases feelings of well-being and decreases tension levels, it also gives you a Vitamin D boost! Vitamin D, or “the sunshine vitamin,” is naturally made when you expose your skin to the sun. Just 15 minutes of exposure to the sun can boost your mood and improve your health. A deficiency in Vitamin D has been linked to depression, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Vitamin D works to prevent osteoporosis by ensuring that calcium is properly absorbed into your bones, making them strong and less likely to break. It is important to have an optimal level of Vitamin D to keep your body healthy and your bones strong to make it through the final 10 counts!
When exercising outdoors, the temperature and humidity levels can vary, and it is important to hydrate hydrate hydrate! Water makes up 60% of your body weight and every system in the body relies on water. When your body does not have enough water, your body can struggle to carry out its normal functions – don’t forget to get in your 8 cups of water per day, even if the temperatures are chilly!
Lastly, dress to impress (and for the weather)! Layering in the fall is more important than ever. Be sure to check out our new fall collection (in studios now!) for the perfect Pure Barre layering items, to wear inside and out.
Maintaining a busy work, family and social schedule is hard to balance. Often times, we sacrifice our health goals to meet the demand of a busy schedule. However, planning in advance can help you meet your goals, all while balancing your busy schedule! Planning out your time is not only helpful to stay on track for the Back to the Barre Challenge, but also helps maintain optimal health. This is why we have created a Pure Barre 5 Day Meal Planner! Click here to download.
Schedule out your week, decrease your trips to the grocery store and save money by planning healthy meals and snacks ahead of time.
How to use the Pure Barre 5 Day Meal Planner:
Need recipe ideas? Check out the yummy and healthy recipes at Pure Fuel.
It’s Back-to-School Time! While you’re picking out your “first day of class” ensemble and prepping your supplies, take a break to enjoy this story from Emileigh, a former student who found the perfect stress outlet in Pure Barre.
I had always thought about trying Pure Barre, and one day in February 2014, a friend of mine finally asked me to come to a class with her. By the end of February, I was completely hooked! Within the first week, I saw changes in my body that I hadn’t seen with any other exercise I had tried- and I actually loved going. I immediately cancelled my gym membership and immersed myself in Pure Barre almost every day. Three months later, I graduated from pharmacy school and had achieved my idea of a “graduation ready” body. I proudly walked my Pure Barre ledge across the stage and it felt amazing!
The one thing I love most about Pure Barre is that it is a perfect storm of things that I love that make me feel my best. It’s a culmination of exercise (and thus endorphins and a great body), positive attitudes, friendships, support, and retail therapy! I can drag myself into my Pure Barre studio after the worst day ever, and it never fails that I leave in a much happier state of mind and with a more positive outlook on life. The ladies at Pure Barre Riverchase are inspiring to me in so many different ways, and I literally can’t live without my tri-weekly (or more, depending on work!) dose of Pure Barre.
Of course my body has tightened up significantly since starting Pure Barre. I was never in “bad shape” and I have always exercised regularly, but Pure Barre has taken my body to a new level and I have been able to push myself unlike I have with other exercises (such as running or weights) because of the rough impact on the body. However, the biggest change I have experienced since starting Pure Barre is that I have become more happy living in a city where I originally had no family or friends, and now I have something to look forward to with Pure Barre being right down the road. Whenever I think about moving back to Florida to be near my family, my first thought it, “…but what about my Pure Barre Riverchase family? What would I do without them?!”
For someone considering Pure Barre, I would advise that they throw on some black leggings, a cute tank and some socks and just go for it! What have you got to lose? I wish that I had gone sooner than I did, because a positive outlet and somewhere to de-stress and make new friends was EXACTLY what I needed during pharmacy school!
-From Emileigh Wilhite, client at Pure Barre Birmingham – Riverchase.