Today I attended my first Pure Barre class. A couple of the doctors at my hospital take PB classes and look fantastic, so I had to check out what all the hype was about.
Before heading to a class, I searched online to see what to wear. Lululemon seems to be the order of the day, which is fine by me. I wore yoga pants and a long tank top and pretty much fit in with the rest of the class, clothing-wise.
From there it kind of went downhill. The women in this class were teeny. I would like to think that this is a result of their PB workouts, but I have a hunch that most of them were extremely thin to begin with. I was by far the largest girl in the room, which was a bit upsetting.
The class started with a coordinated aerobic warm up to up-tempo music. As I usually avoid step classes and aerobics classes like the plague due to my complete lack of incoordination, I immediately felt awkward and uncomfortable. The warm-up also failed to truly get my heart rate up, as it was really just some fancy kicks and marching in place. The workout progressed to ballet-inspired squats, crunches, bicep curls and stretches. The majority of the time I didn’t know what was going on and had to watch the other girls in the class to see what I should do.
The class did go by relatively quickly, and I was feeling the burn with most of the movements. Unfortunately the burn stopped as soon as I left class… I’ll let you know if I wind up sore tomorrow.
Even though it wasn’t really my cup of tea, I think I will return for more Pure Barre classes because the “results” (i.e. the bodies of the girls in my class) kind of speak for themselves.
Thoughts? Anyone out there ever tried a Pure Barre class?