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New to Pure Barre?

what to expect from your first class

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to try out a class. You won’t regret it! We believe that everyone is capable of rocking our classes- no dance experience required. As long as you can hold a ballet barre, you can do Pure Barre. That’s not to say that it’s easy, your first class will likely feel challenging at times, but we encourage you to stick with it. Try your hardest and let loose and feel free to ask your instructor plenty of questions after class if you weren't clear on any of the moves. At Pure Barre, we believe that exercise should be fun!

What should I wear to class?

You should wear pants, leggings or capris that you are comfortable in (no shorts) and a top that covers your midriff. You will see faster results in your flexibility this way. You will also want to wear sticky socks to retain your body’s heat as well as prevent your feet from sliding (you’ll thank us later). You’ll want to remove your shoes and put on your socks before you walk through the studio (you’ll be lying down on the carpet during class, so this is just an effort to keep the floors as tidy as possible).

What should I bring?

We’ll have all the equipment you’ll need there at the studio, so just bring a bottle of water and a positive attitude! We do ask that you not bring your cell phones into class with you, as this can be distracting to the teacher and your fellow LTBers. If you’re expecting an important call, you’re welcome to leave your cell phone at the front desk and we’ll come snag you if you’re needed.

Should I arrive a little early before my first class?

We recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins. Once you fill out a short waiver, the teacher will show you where you can leave your belongings and help you get the equipment you’ll be using during the day’s class – typically a set of light weights, a ball, and a tube. Your teacher will bring you a mat halfway during class. Once you’ve got everything you need, just find a spot in the studio where you feel comfortable, facing the front mirror.

What can I expect during class?

For 55 minutes, your personal life will melt away as you plunge into this fun workout set to motivating music. Your teacher will set up the exercises and then circulate the room, correcting form to help you get the most out of your time. Experience a Class

Can men take class?

Yes, men are absolutely welcome to take a class at Pure Barre. Although you will usually find a majority of women in our classes, we have a lot of men who attend regular classes and see great results.

Many studios periodically host "Bring on the Men" classes where clients are encouraged to bring their special men (husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, friend, etc.) to class to find out what Pure Barre is all about. It's always a fun class to take!

What if I’m not a teeny tiny ballerina?

Neither are we! We strive to make our studios a place where everyone will feel comfortable. Pure Barre is a low-impact workout and can be done by women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. As long as you can hold on to the ballet barre, you can do Pure Barre! No dancing experience is required. While the Pure Barre technique is high intensity, it is very low impact, meaning you’ll get a great workout without putting excessive stress on your joints. If running or jumping has ever caused pain or stress to your joints, Pure Barre may be just what you're looking for. We focus on very tiny isometric movements, so size truly does not matter. Pure Barre is one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the shape of your body. Clients typically see the best results when they take 3-4 classes per week.

Advice For Beginners

Enjoy the experience, and then come back at least once. Having an open mind, and ears, will go a long way. It is meant to be challenging. It has to be in to create change.

— Amy P.

It’s really about finding your mind-body connection, which doesn’t come easily. You have to be mentally and physically focused, but each class you’ll learn more and get stronger!

— Kali M.

Your form will improve, you will see results, and you will get addicted. And no, it never gets any easier, but that’s a good thing!!

— Lindsay F.

My advice for someone just considering Pure Barre is to get a 10 class pack and go five days a week for two weeks. You can’t judge anything after one class, but I promise if you put in that time you will see results!

— Jackie W.

My advice for someone just considering Pure Barre is to get a 10 class pack and go five days a week for two weeks. You can’t judge anything after one class, but I promise if you put in that time you will see results!

— Jackie W.

No matter what age you are, try it and see how wonderful you can feel.

— Rhonda G.

Don't hesitate! Give it a try  - you'll get hooked. It's the perfect compliment to any other form of exercise you are doing. You'll get strong, fast!

— Peggy L.

If I can do it - you can do it!

— Julie B.

Know that we all have had the first class so just jump in with both feet!

— Sarah D.

"Keep breathing, enjoy the music and listen to the instructor!"

— Jaclyn E.

Give it a try! It will transform how you view fitness.

— Ash B.

Don't start comparing yourself to everyone around you. That hour is about you, your body, and the amazing things it is capable of doing.

— Michelle J.

Meet new people! Pure Barre is just as much about the community as it is the workout!

— Alana A.

Go at your own pace and do the best you can. Don't give up. You are so much stronger than you think!

— Cheryl S.

Invest in Pure Barre sticky socks – you’ll thank me later.

— Don

Work at your level that day, then it's up to you to take it up a level each time. Don't give up no matter what.

— Angie

Keep with it. Each class brings new strength. Before long you will see improvements in your flexibility, posture, strength and body shape. You are so worth the 55 min each workout takes!

— Lisa

Go for it! It is so much fun you won't even realize your are working out :-)

— Lindsey C.

Listen to the teachers who constantly say "You've got this," and "you are stronger than you think." Those words are healing and inspiring to me.

— Karen C.

It's extremely challenging and will work muscles you didn't even know existed, but keep with it and your body will transform before your eyes! Breathe, close your eyes and continue tucking, lifting & toning!!

— Chelsea