Pure Barre Dayton

Okay… so this post is more than a month overdue.

my excuse= pregnancy. (if you hadn’t heard the news) ūüôā

not pregnancy in general… but the terrible blahs¬†that come with pregnancy—–> nausea, food aversions, and fatigue. i hate you.

I think I may be starting to feel a (tad) bit better, but I don’t want to jinx myself. I mustered up the energy to do a blog post today, success!

and now…onto the Pure Barre funnnnnnn!


In July… Luba, Natalie¬†(college chums),¬†and I had lunch at Flavor’s Eatery¬†in Centerville…then we headed off to Pure Barre Dayton¬†to burn off¬†some kcals. I was a newbie to Pure Barre, although I had done Physique 57¬†DVDs at home. Physique 57 is the same (kind of) concept… using isometric movements to get a toned bod.

It’s amazing how much better of a workout I get when I do a class with an instructor present. I¬†guess I need someone watching and encouraging me constantly. I’m a high maintenance¬†slacker, obvi! ūüėČ

So what is Pure Barre?

  • Pure Barre uses small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music.
  • The technique protects your joints as it does not involve any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section.
  • Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001.
  • In July of 2009 Pure Barre became a franchise and has many locations nationwide. Find the closest one here!

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They (even) have a “New Moms Bounce Back” package too! This technique is said to work wonders¬†for getting your pre-pregnancy body back. I’ll def be checking¬†it out after I deliver my bundle of joy.

Only con for me? Location. Centerville isn’t exactly a hop, skip & jump for me, living in the Springfield/Yellow Springs area. Maybe someone will open up a franchise in the area soon?¬†OR I could¬†buy the DVDs and (maybe) get¬†Darrin to be my instructor and motivate me! ha ūüôā

Overall Pure Barre experience? Loved it. I love mixing up my exercise routine. Keeps me energized and my muscles guessing.

Running…Zumba…Yoga…Pilates…Spinning…Weights…etc. etc. Change it up!

If you’ve done Pure Barre, what did you think?

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