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Our Free Foundations Intro class is the perfect introduction for beginners to Pure Barre and our barre technique. Sign up now for our next FREE Foundations Intro class with your local studio!

New to Pure Barre

Welcome to Pure Barre

Pure Barre invites everybody to join a total-body fitness experience with us at the barre.
Anyone Can Do Pure Barre
Precise. Strong. Balanced. Inspired.
Pure Barre is a total-body barre workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Our musically-driven group classes focus on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body in 50mins or less.
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Let's walk through some answers to our frequently asked questions!
What class should I start with?
If you’re new to Pure Barre, our Free Foundations Intro class is the perfect place to start. Our 50-minute Foundations Intro class is taught in a small group setting where our teacher introduces you to the basic movements of Pure Barre at a slower pace. You'll learn how our technique works and start to feel the benefits of Pure Barre in less than an hour.
What should I wear to class?
Wear pants, leggings or capris that you are comfortable in (no shorts) and workout tank or T-shirt. You will also want to wear grip 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 grip 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).
What should I bring?
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 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.
What time should I arrive before my first class?
We recommend that you arrive 20 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.
Can men take Pure Barre?
Yes, men are absolutely welcome at Pure Barre. We have quite a few male clients who attend regular classes and see great results.
Can I take Pure Barre while pregnant?
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.
How soon will I receive results?
You can see results in just 8-10 classes. For optimal results, classes should be taken at least 3-4 times per week.
Why does my body shake?
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!
Should / Can I cross-train with Pure Barre?
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.
Can you explain some of the Pure Barre lingo?
Tuck - A movement that involves contracting the abs back causing the hips to rotate forward to elongate the spine. Heavy Tailbone - 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. Hold - A movement held in its deepest, tightest, lowest position to achieve isometric contraction. May be used with downhold, lifthold, squeezehold, circlehold, etc. Bend Stretch - A tiny quiver in the joint followed immediately by an extension and contraction of the muscle being worked. Pulse - A downward movement from the lowest point, to the Pure Barre tempo of the music. Down-an-inch-Up-an-inch - A one inch range of movement in a slow, controlled motion. Slightly larger than a pulse, smaller than a full range of motion. Pressback - 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. Low-impact - A low impact exercise is one that keeps at least one of your feet on the ground at all times. LTB - Shortened version lift, tone, burn. Bend Stretch - A tiny quiver in the joint followed immediately by an extension and contraction of the muscle being worked. Pulse - A downward movement from the lowest point, to the Pure Barre tempo of the music.

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