Pure Barre is a collection of 45-50 minute total body workouts. At the core of our technique we use a thoughtful series of low impact, isometric movements that are designed to produce results. You'll use the ballet Barre and other light equipment as you move through class, focusing on different areas of your body. Your muscles will shake. You'll get stronger with each class. And ultimately, you'll rise above who you were yesterday. Precise. Proud. Balanced. Passionate.
The Original. Rooted in our classic technique, Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective full-body workout. You’ll be guided through a series low-impact, high intensity movements that are designed to strengthen and tone your body in ways that no other technique can. Give us 50 minutes and we’ll give you the best of barre - long and lean muscle tone without the bulk.
More cardio. More ways to crush your goals. Pure Empower is a fusion of barre and interval training designed to elevate your heart rate, build strength and rev up your metabolism. For 45 minutes, you’ll use multi-directional, dynamic movements with ankle weights and a plyometric platform to target different muscle groups simultaneously - all at an invigorating pace.
Inspired by resistance training. Perfected by Pure Barre. Pure Reform is a total body workout that targets, shapes, and defines all major muscle groups through resistance‐based strength training. The 50‐minute class merges the elements you love from our Pure Barre technique with moves that challenge your strength, coordination and balance by using resistance bands, sliders, and the barre.
If you’re new to Pure Barre, or even barre, this is a great place to start. Our small group class setting will introduce you to the basic movements of Pure Barre and build confidence as you discover how our technique works and all the benefits it has to offer.
If you’re new to Pure Barre, or even barre, the Foundations class is a great place to start. Our small group class setting will introduce you to the basic movements of Pure Barre and build confidence as you discover how our technique works and all the benefits it has to offer.
Wear pants, leggings or capris that you are comfortable in (no shorts) and workout tank or T-shirt. 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 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 clean as possible).
We’ll have all the equipment you’ll need at the studio, so just bring a bottle of water, possibly a sweat towel, and a positive attitude. We do ask that you do not bring your your cell phone into class. 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.
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 through class. Once you’ve got everything you need, just find a spot in the studio where you feel comfortable, facing the front mirror.
Yes, men are absolutely welcome to take a class at Pure Barre. We have quite a few male clients who attend regular classes and see great results.
If you have been taking Pure Barre classes regularly, Pure Barre can continue to be a safe and effective exercise option while pregnant. Everyone’s pregnancy is different, so it is a good idea to consult with your doctor to ensure he/she is comfortable with you continuing to take class. Some studios require a doctor’s note. Make sure to let your Pure Barre staff and instructors know that you are pregnant, so that we can walk you through any modifications you may need through different stages of pregnancy. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician.
You can see results in just 8-10 classes. For optimal results, classes should be taken at least 3-4 times per week. Your actual results will vary, as it depends on how often you are coming.
When your body shakes, it means your muscles are reaching the point of fatigue, which is a good thing! Your goal is to have the muscle group you are targeting during a specific section of class shake every time. After the shake, you will stretch, to elongate the muscles while they are warm and malleable. This leads to long, lean muscles!
The increased flexibility, core strength and low impact nature of Pure Barre helps to prevent injury and improve endurance in those who are cross training for a sport or race.
A movement that involves contracting the abs back causing the hips to rotate forward to elongate the spine.
A position that is held by engaging the core and bringing the spine to neutral, creating a straight line from the head to the tailbone.
A movement held in its deepest, tightest, lowest position to achieve isometric contraction. May be used with downhold, lifthold, squeezehold, circlehold, etc.
A tiny quiver in the joint followed immediately by an extension and contraction of the muscle being worked.
A downward movement from the lowest point, to the Pure Barre tempo of the music.
A one inch range of movement in a slow, controlled motion. Slightly larger than a pulse, smaller than a full range of motion.
Typically refers to a movement of the knees backward while keeping a heavy tailbone position. The two motions create the opposing forces at work to lean and tone the muscles.
A low impact exercise is one that keeps at least one of your feet on the ground at all times.
Shortened version lift, tone, burn.
Touch base with your local studio to see if they have any instructor openings. All studio contact information can also be found on our website at purebarre.com/locations