So I'll go ahead and throw this out there...I gained about 50 lbs during my pregnancy with Carson, which is quite a bit even for your first. When he was born back in November, needless to say my body was definitely in need of some TLC. I kept hearing wonderful things about Pure Barre from Facebook friends and wanted to see what the buzz was all about. It turns out Lindsey Laurenzi, who I briefly cheered with back in the day, and her sister Kim Morgan opened a Pure Barre franchise in Germantown, TN. That location was so successful they opened another studio in East Memphis. So clearly, women were seeing results.
So what is it all about??
Straight from their website...."Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change the shape of your body. Using small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music, Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, and and arms and burns fat in record breaking time. Clients see results in just 10 classes, lose inches in weeks and have fun doing it!"
This couldn't be more spot on!
First of all, I am not going to lie, Yes, PB is expensive compared to some other gyms, but definitely worth every penny. You will also feel somewhat like a fish out of water the first week or so, because there is alot of technique involved. It just takes time to learn and understand how to target the movements to the proper part of your body But once you get it down, boy do you see results fast! I quickly became borderline obsessed. Not only with the workout, but also the overall experience! The instructors and other women in the class make it so much fun to where you look forward to going to your next class!
I ended up purchasing their New Mom 3-month Unlimited package which was quite the deal. I could go whenever I wanted for a set price. I started Pure Barre about 20 lbs above my pre-baby weight, and by the time my 3 month session was over I had lost that and then some!
But I didn't just lose weight, I really toned up! My tummy was clearly the part of my body that needed the most help after the baby. Luckily, PB really targets that stubborn area below your belly button that most all women have an issue with. After those 12 weeks I was very pleased with my core results. Enough to brave the beach in a bikini! My arms, thighs, and "seat" were more lean, lifted, and toned as well. I definitely wish I had more time in the studio so I could maximize my results more!
After my short 3 months were up at Pure Barre it was time for Carson and me to move back to El Paso because Drew was coming home from deployment. Sadly, El Paso does not have a Pure Barre studio :( So, I have been out of my Pure Barre routine for about a month and a half and I can definitely tell the difference in my body. There is nothing like taking a class in one of their studios from any of their motivating and amazing instructors, but the next best thing are their DVDs they have available their online website.
I have been doing the Mile High 1 & 2 DVDs this week, and it feels great to be doing any sort of Pure Barre again! So much so, I ordered their 16th street package 2 days ago and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival! Hopefully these videos can give me my PB fix and results until we move back to Memphis!
I highly recommend looking to see if there is a Pure Barre near you, and taking at least one class to see what this new craze is all about. But for those of you who like at home workouts, or do not have one close, I will do some blogs on their DVDs as I can, and let you know what I think. So far, so good :) No surprise there!