One of the most beautiful things about the Pure Barre technique is that you can never really master it. The more you understand, the more you can push yourself, and the more challenging (and effective!) the workout becomes. Get advice from our clients, teachers, and studio owners on how to make the most of your Pure Barre experience.
“Don’t compare yourself to anyone else: everyone has his or her own fitness and Pure Barre journey.” – Laura B.
“An inch is the size of a paper clip!” – Jenna F.
Be patient. Know that everyone has been in your shoes. LISTEN to the teachers, to what they say into the mic, but also to you personally as they adjust you so that you learn how to improve. Try closing your eyes during the working parts of class and really focusing on the music and the muscle you are working-it will make it so much harder and more intense! -Sarah Hunt, Pure Barre Master Teacher Trainer
“Prepare to shake! And don’t worry, it’s a good thing.” – Paige D.
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“The more classes you take, the more you will understand and the more you will love it.” – Heather J.
I started Pure Barre as a way to help with my weight loss journey. I took my first Pure Barre class in April 2015, and it was definitely not love at first sight. It was hard and confusing. Five months later at 100 classes - I shake more than ever and find each class harder than the last. I'm 33 pounds lighter and 25 inches smaller since New Years, which I owe a big part to Pure Barre!
If you get discouraged, just remember that every single person has been in your shoes. You will have an "aha!" moment when you finally find that muscle you are working! Fight through the end and embrace the shake, literally! Close your eyes and have fun with it! -Jamie Babb, owner of Pure Barre New Tampa, FL
“It is probably going to be different than any other workout you’ve done, so don’t get discouraged if you’re not an instant pro. Keep coming and you will be soon enough.” – Gloria L.
“Just grab the 2 pound weights.” – Courtney A.
Take 3-5 classes, a Breaking Down the Barre class and then an additional 5-10 classes. Give Pure Barre a solid consistent month before you decide if the workout is for you or not. Also, ask lots of questions. The teachers are all trained in the technique and more than willing to help you get the most out of your workout. You'll see results fast if you come consistently and really listen to and implement the cues the teacher is giving you during class. -Brittany Peterson, owner of Pure Barre Lincoln, NE
I was able to get back to Pure Barre classes when my twins were 2 months old and I was a nervous wreck. Through my fears, I walked into my 1st class & was welcomed with such encouragement & positivity. I walked out feeling like I had conquered the world, even though I could barely do anything during class – at least I was there! Fast forward to now, I am back to feeling strong, confident, full of energy & happy! It’s the one part of my day that is just for me and I cherish it. I’m a working mom with 3 kids at home. It’s hard to get to class. It takes a great deal of arranging schedules. But as other Pure Barre addicts will say…it is SO worth it! Thank you!
“Don’t use your first class as an example. Give it a few tries, you will be happy you did.” – Claudia S.
“Ears open is far more important than eyes open!” – Raluca I.
My advice to new clients is to try not to take yourself too seriously in your first class. With any new workout, you will need some guidance, but the instructors are here to help and we love helping everyone! If you are nervous, it always helps to bring a friend! -Holly Worley, Teacher at Pure Barre Greenwood Village, CO
“Get to know the people around you. It’s an awesome community of friends waiting to be made!” – Adrienne S.
Share your personal goals for class-- the teachers love to know how to help you reach these goals each time. Pure Barre teachers are there for you in the long haul and want you to LOVE (sometimes a love-hate relationship -- it's the most physically and mentally challenging workout) EACH CLASS in your Pure Barre journey. -Lindsey Plummer, owner of Pure Barre Knoxville
“Go early to introduce yourself to the teacher and get a tutorial so you can focus on getting the right form. Also, be patient and keep at it. You’ll get better with practice and feel great.” – Robin D.
There is nothing like Pure Barre. In class, your teacher is queuing you to use and think of your body in a completely different way than any other exercise - be okay with a learning curve. Each day will also feel different; some days you might really feel a section of class and fire from that muscle group; other days you really have to focus to get there. Know that no matter what - you're still getting a great workout and just enjoy the hour at the barre just for you! -Hannah Vissepo, owner of Pure Barre Chicago, IL – Lakeview
Allow yourself to be a beginner. It takes time to build strength, but you will be stronger after every class you take. And don't be so serious- have some fun with it! -Francis Whitaker, Pure Barre Teacher Trainer
“You don’t have to have a background in ballet!” – Sandra K.
“Be prepared for an intense 55 minutes focused on yourself. Be prepared to feel amazing and accomplished at the end!” – Ann M.
Try to not focus on everyone else in the room. When the teacher says "close your eyes"- close your eyes! Making the mind/body connection is so powerful and this enables you to learn how to fire up those small muscles groups that you didn't know existed! Give yourself a goal each class. Remember, "When you compete with another person, you only have to be as good or better than the person. If you compete with yourself, there is no limitation to how good you can be." (Chu-Chin Ning). -Caroline Taylor, owner of Pure Barre Charlotte, NC – South Park