The best workouts combine a variety of exercise styles, which is why 9 out of 10 doctors recommend juggling hammers while riding a unicycle through a swimming pool. Expand your fitness repertoire with today's Groupon to Pure Barre, with locations in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two Pilates-ballet fusion classes (a $50 value).
- For $39, you get four Pilates-ballet fusion classes (a $100 value).
Devised by Pure Barre founder Carrie Rezabek, these fusion classes will work your body in ways it's never been worked before by balancing the grace of dance with the exertion of lifting and the soothing of stretching. Each 55-minute session loosens, strengthens, and lengthens the body through the perfect blend of the ballet barre, weight-training, and limber Pilates. In the process, you'll tone your tush, thighs, hips, arms, and abs while burning fat efficiently and blocking out the invasive anxieties of the real world, such as the lingering dread that squirrels are evolving faster than us and will soon overtake the food chain.
No dance experience is required to get in on this new tri-flavored exercise. Socks are required, so no barefoot barre hanky-panky. Because the Pure Barre workout shuns any jumping or bouncing movement, you won't put any more stress on your already overworked and somewhat disgruntled joints. You might even hear them sing audible hallelujahs during your workout instead of their usual creaks and pops. Check each studio's site to see the class schedules, which range from morning to night, to choose your preferred class time. You can also split your Groupon between two people, so you and a friend can take one Pure Barre class together and decide if you'd like to sign up for more.
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Each 55-minute Pure Barre class is broken into four sections (arms, seat, thighs, and abs) and set to customized music that rotates each week. The high-intensity, low-impact routines change frequently, keeping workouts challenging and fun. Dedicated participants of the method often see significant results in as little as three–four weeks.