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Today I am going to share all of that with you!!
I would like to start by saying am by no means a “Healthy Blogger” or a “Weight Loss Blogger” or any kind of Pure Barre expert. I have only been going 3for 3 weeks. I just find something I like and I tell ya’ll about it. A lot.
It all started a couple months ago when I saw a Groupon for a Pure Barre studio that had just opened in my area and asked about it on Twitter. I got a lot of mixed reviews. I have come to the conclusion that you either love it or you hate it. There’s really no middle ground.
I procrastinated on buying the Groupon, thinking that if I waited long enough it would go away and so would my reason to ry it. Unfortunately my PB offers your first class for free and a friend wanted to it so I was game. I figured it would be like Crossfit. I would go, survive, and then never talk about it again. Kind of like Fight Club.
Well the day came and I went. And I freaking loved it. I’m not going to lie and say it is easy by any means. You have no idea what went through my head when I was sweating my lady balls off and the instructor said “half-way through the warm upt”.
Ummmmmmm what did you just say??? This is just the warm up??
After the killer warmup I sweated my way through the arm workout. Who knew 2lb hand weights could make your batwings shake so much?! And lets not forget the tricep dips, bicep curls, and every other form of arm torture.
Next, we moved onto legs. For legs we get to move to the barre. I was excited ya’ll. Like pee my pants in front of everyone excited. When we got to the barre we did some a LOT of standing on one leg and tracing dimes with our other leg. Lets not forget to bend your support leg and stand on your tiptoes!
Good ole LTB. EVeryone was shouting it at some point during the workout and I had NO IDEA what they were talking about. We will get to that later.
After legs, we stretched and switched to butt. Butt involved more standing at the barre and squatting and making tiny movements. You would think this was easy but it’s NOT. You know these workouts are effective when the body part you are working starts shaking. And I mean violently shaking. Can I just stop here and say that watching a shaking fat girl (myself) in front of a mirrored wall does absolutely nothing for my self esteem? Yep, I just went there.
After butt, we moved on to abs. I honestly don’t know why abs is last. That’s what hurts the MOST. I use the word abs lightly. We all know I don’t have any of those yet. But I’m working on it dammit. Abs is all on the floor on a yoga mat with the lights on dim. Thank goodness because hopefully people can’t see me attempt to do the ab section. It’s sad ya’ll. I’m getting there though. I promise.
After abs, we do a final stretch. This might possibly be my absolute favorite part of class. This is mostly because in my first class the song played was 1000 Years from the Twilight Soundtrack. I swoon just thinking about it.
In spite of the things I have said sarcastically throughout this post I absolutely LOVE Pure Barre. It kicks my ass and leaves me wanting more!!! #LTB
What is #LTB you ask? Lift. Tone. Burn. Pure Barre’s motto.
So why have #NoMoreBatWings in my title? Cause that’s my personal motto.
Thank you Pure Barre Little Rock for changing the way I think about exercise. I can honestly say that I enjoy it. No matter how much I look like I am in.