Shape Magazine cover girl Lauren Cohan and star of The Walking Dead shares her fitness secrets. “I am the queen of exercise variety. This week I was in L.A. and I took a Pure Barre class, went to Burn 60 [an interval workout class] twice, ran the track at UCLA, made it to the gym, and took a yoga class."
Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes for $49. Pure Barre is offering new members a Learn to Barre Package, $45 to $55 (depending on location) for the two-week packages, which includes two weeks of unlimited barre classes at participating studios. (Monthly memberships usually cost $99 to $150, depending on location.)
Lawyer Courtney Dredden Carter sampled several boutique fitness programs and made Pure Barre her club. “There’s really a sense of community, a really friendly, warm environment,”
“For those who find barre class too slow and boot camp too intensive, Pure Barre’s brand-new class offers the perfect happy medium, combining low impact, body-sculpting barre work and enjoyable high intensity cardio.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor
"Barre classes are based on scientifically proven techniques with deceptively challenging moves created to strengthen and tone your muscles in a short time." - Pure Barre co-owner and teacher Ken McCarthy
“The movements are tiny, but deceptively challenging, and through repetition, they cause your muscles to shake from fatigue, which in turn builds strength and endurance.” - Shalisa Pouw, Pure Barre Owner
"For the rhythmically challenged looking to carve out their own dancer like body, the Cut reached out to Pure Barre fitness instructor Sarah Wingo, who laid out the essential shortcut moves for a leaner and more toned physique."
“I love when I hear that people were introduced to songs in their Pure Barre class long before they hit the radio!” Pouw says. She believes music can propel you forward in barre class, as you pulse and tuck to the beat—no matter how tough it gets.
"The company offers jobs in three areas — corporate positions (such as in sales or marketing), studio positions (such as manager or instructor), and franchise owners (individuals who open their own branded Pure Barre studios and run them independently). Dogs roam freely in the corporate offices, and employees can wear their workout clothes to work, pop over to a barre class, then get back to the desk, sweaty as they want to be."
"Pure Barre uses, you guessed it, a ballet barre and tiny, isometric movements to burn fat and sculpt long, lean muscles—no dancing experience required. Press play to start targeting your inner and outer thighs with this high-intensity but low-impact workout."
"To learn how to strengthen and tone both the lower and upper back, the Cut teamed up with Pure Barre instructor Sarah Wingo, who led three series of muscle-building workouts."
Featuring the Pure Barre's Hydra Pullover, InStyle.com says "Post-pulse sesh, throw on this web-like pullover from Pure Barre’s new clothing line."
"At Pure Barre, a 254-unit national brand founded in 2001 that incorporates a ballet barre into its workouts, class participants urge one another to reach shared goals. The method is popular because it creates a communal feel among members."
"Lauren Fike loved many aspects of her job in commercial real estate. However, while Fike enjoyed the challenges of her work and the relationships she built, she felt her life was out of balance. She needed a career that inspired as much passion as her love for health and fitness – and didn't force her to work seven days a week. For Fike, Pure Barre is just that."
"Brent Celek of the Philadelphia Eagles swaps field drills and wind sprints for yoga and Pure Barre. During the off-season, Mr. Celek focuses on flexibility and functional movements. Two to three days a week he attends yoga class or Pure Barre, which combines yoga, Pilates and light weights.
One studio that literally is ev-ery-where -- 200 locations and counting -- is Pure Barre, a workout that's part dance, part Pilates, part yoga and part awesome. And that's all thanks to creator, trainer and former dancer Carrie Dorr. Oh, she's business-savvy too: Since launching Pure Barre, she's expanded with at-home DVDs and barres, apparel and accessories. We'd call her a triple-threat, but that's, like, a dozen different talents.
When asked about her go-to fitness routine, Deanna tells Skinny Mom readers "I have become obsessed with Pure Barre. I live to pulse and tuck! I love the the technique that Pure Barre uses to help tone the [thigh and butt] areas."
Pure Barre, a total-body workout that uses the ballet bar, which has more than 250 studios in the U.S., has launched its first clothing line, Pure Barre by Splits59. The pieces are made to mix and match and are designed to create multiple combinations.
"Sculpting the inner thighs means doing precise and detailed exercises, both specialties of the Pure Barre method."
"Although it flew by, this routine felt like a substantial workout."
"If you are a bride-to-be who is looking for an effective fitness routine that's easy to squeeze into your jam-packed pre-wedding schedule, Pure Barre is the perfect fit for you."
“Get the enviable physique dancers are famous for with this body shaping workout. The best part: You'll barely move a muscle.”
“Social-media expert Emily Hay loves the way Pure Barre uses stories from clients, teachers, franchisees and owner Carrie Rezabek Dorr to establish the brand.”
PB Founder tells Forbes, "I live my life by no one else's standards or rules. I do what I love, and try to be fair in my business." – June 2013
“Pure Barre is, quite literally, a unique fusion of pilates, yoga, and ballet barre conditioning – and it’s unlike any workout I’ve ever experienced.” - May/June 2012
'Wow, this is the hardest workout I've ever done. You're exerting all this energy, but it's small isolated movements. After the third time going, I saw differences in my body.” – Tika Sumpter in Us Weekly
“New moms all over the US can benefit from the three-month “bounce back" package at Pure Barre.”
“Pure Barre exercises are designed to strengthen and tone a woman’s body to look like a dancer’s: long, lean, and strong.”
Testers of Pure Barre’s Mile High 2 DVD “…appreciated that their abs burned by the end and that their thighs were shaky all the way through."
“…get your butt kicked by a workout that marries ballet with isometric movements (and great music) while lifting your butt and burning fat.”
“Want to lose the jiggle for good? Tone up and burn fat with this no-gym-needed workout.”
“…barre fitness is designed to strengthen, shape and lengthen the body, leading to long, lean muscles and overall body benefits such as long-term postural improvement and deep muscle conditioning.” – March 2011
“Carrie of Pure Barre demonstrates moves you can do at work, even if you’re wearing pumps and a dress.”