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Do something different…

So, I have to admit that I get in a workout rut – a lot. But I do love my schedule, and as long as I get in my morning workouts, then I’m a happy woman. Anyway, after years of biking and running, I just needed to mix it up a bit.  And, after hearing no less than 5 people (individual conversations mind you) rave about how Pure Barre has “changed their figure”, and a few more say that their husbands actually “noticed a big change” (without asking!), I thought, how can I NOT try this.

So, I did it and honestly, I’m typically more of an outdoor exerciser, but I gotta tell you, I am loving this. It’s a different kind of challenge. Every pose (it’s sort of like ballet but more fun. I never liked ballet) is make-your-legs-shake-hard. But the good news is that each segment only lasts three minutes at the most. C’mon, as one of my favorite spin instructors would say, “you can do anything for 3 minutes!”

Anyway, I love this class because of the core strengthening. the stretching, and the toning. What a great, and much needed combo! It taught me a lot about posture and the “tuck” which can help your back and hips. Now when I’m on my bike I actually find myself “tucking”!

I think whether you do some Bikram yoga, or a Blast class, start trail running or mountain biking, or even sign up for a race, it’s all about challenging your body and mind. And from that, you’ll feel the love of pushing yourself because there’s no better feeling in the world. So, go for it, do something new, and enjoy life!

By the way, if you go to the Buckhead (or Dunwoody) location, Sarah, Ashley W. and Jenna are super nice there! If you decide to give it a try, please be sure to tell them I sent you.

  • Heather Holzworth - LOVE LOVE LOVE pure barre! It is great for any and all body types and shapes. It challenges your mind and your body in an effective way without any strain or stress on your joints.ReplyCancel

  • Alex V - I can’t say enough great things about this class! Not only has pure barre completely changed the shape of my body, but I also feel like it has strengthened my running a ton. In the past, I’ve always gotten injured when I upped my mileage, but thanks to pure barre, all of those smaller supporting muscles are so much stronger now. I’m addicted!ReplyCancel

  • Eleanore - Checking it out this week! Love hearing it will strengthen my running!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Cool! I can’t wait to hear what you think about it!! Give it two weeks to start feeling stronger. I did it 3xs a week (for a month) to get stronger that way and now I just try to maintain 2xs a week.ReplyCancel

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