Sample a new kind of fusion exercise with today's deal: for $25, you get five ballet-Pilates-weights classes at Pure Barre’s Ann Arbor location ($95 value). Classes are scheduled from morning until night every day of the week.
Devised by Pure Barre founder Carrie Rezabek, these fusion classes balance the grace of dance with the exertion of lifting and the soothing stretching of stretching. Each hourlong session loosens, strengthens, and lengthens the body through a smooth 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 top the food chain.
Because the Pure Barre workout shuns any jumping or bouncing movement, already-overworked and somewhat-disgruntled joints will be spared any further stress. Though no dance experience is required to get in on this tri-flavored exercise, socks are required.
- After a couple of weeks I noticed changes in my body. This was the first time I actually saw a change in my body, my arms and thighs were getting more toned. After all those boring nights on the treadmill and seeing no results I finally found something that I could see a change in.Shape Up in the City
- It's low impact, so I'm not hurting my knees, but it's still intense. The hour goes by super fast, and after a month, I am seeing results. – Dacy Y., Yelp
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
220 Felch St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103