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Welcome to Pure Barre

Pure Barre invites everyone to join a full-body workout with us at the barre.
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Pure Barre is a full-body 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 50 minutes or less.
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Pure Barre 101

Let's walk through some frequently asked questions
What class should I start with?
If you’re new to Pure Barre, or even barre, our Foundations Intro Class is a great place to start. This small group class introduces you to the basic movements of Pure Barre workouts using low-impact, small movements that strengthen and tone your body. This class will help you discover how our technique works and feel the benefits of a full-body barre workout.
What should I wear to class?
Wear pants, leggings, or capris that you are comfortable in (no shorts) and a workout tank or t-shirt. You will also need a pair of grip socks to prevent your feet from sliding in class. You’ll remove your shoes and put on your grip socks before entering class.
What should I bring?
We’ll have all the equipment you’ll need at the studio, so just bring a pair of grip socks, water, a 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 alert you if you’re needed.
What time should I arrive before my first class?
We recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins. After completing a safety waiver, the teacher will show you where you can store your belongings and show you the equipment for class – typically a set of light weights, a ball, and a tube. Your teacher will bring you a mat halfway through class.
Can men take Pure Barre?
Yes, absolutely! We have many male clients in our studios.
Can I take Pure Barre while pregnant?
Consult your physician, but 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 a 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 feel results?
You can see & feel results in just 8-10 classes. For optimal results, classes should be taken three or more 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?
Yes! The increased flexibility, core strength, and low-impact movements of Pure Barre help 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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