Adding dance moves to a rigorous traditional workout fools the body into enjoying itself, much like having a vaccination booth at the amusement park. Ride a rollercoaster to health with today's Groupon: for $45, you get five fitness classes at Pure Barre in Anaheim Hills (a $110 value).
Founded by dancer, choreographer, and fitness enthusiast Carrie Rezabek Dorr, Pure Barre offers 55-minute classes that blend elements of ballet, Pilates, and weight training into intense, total-body workouts. As featured in numerous media outlets including Seventeen Fitness, CBS online, and Health magazine, the Pure Barre technique aims to burn calories and fat and tone arms, thighs, abs, and upper-soprano registers. In more than 30 classes a week, enthusiastic instructors with dance or fitness backgrounds demonstrate how to use the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to exhilarating music. The gentle exercises protect joints from strain and root out guised kangaroos, as they don't include any bouncing or fanny-pack weights. Never-skipped stretching encourages lean-muscle development and enables students to perform backbends at future family dinners with greater finesse.
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.
5655 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim Hills, California 92807