The best workouts combine a variety of exercise styles, which is why nine out of ten doctors recommend juggling hammers while riding a unicycle through a swimming pool. Today's Groupon invites your physique to try a new kind of fusion exercise: for $20, you get two ballet-Pilates-weights-pad-thai classes at Pure Barre at the Irvine location on Quail Hill Parkway (a $50 value). With classes scheduled from morning until night, choose your own time to enjoy two classes yourself, or share your Groupon and shredded abs with a friend.
Devised by Pure Barre founder Carrie Rezabek, these clever recombinant classes will work your body in ways it's never been worked before by harmonizing the grace of dance with the exertion of lifting, the soothing pull of stretching, and the raw power of a metal battering ram. 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, arms, and abs while boiling away fat 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 us on the food chain.
No dance experience is required to get in on this new tri-flavored exercise. Socks are required, so no barefoot barre makeout sessions. 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. Like the atom, you can also split your Groupon between two people, so you and a friend—or enemy likely to dance or stretch battle—can take one Pure Barre class together and decide if your new buns of calculus want even more.
Five Yelpers give Pure Barre's Irvine outpost a perfect five-star average:
- The motto is Lift Tone Burn. For me, it was shake, wince and feel fire in my butt and legs. Do I like that? You bet! – Cassie P.
6791 Quail Hill Pkwy.
Irvine, California 92603Get Directions