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 $25, you get two ballet-Pilates-weights classes at Pure Barre (a $50 value). Choose from four locations:
Check each studio's site to see the class schedules, which range from morning until night, to choose your own time to enjoy two classes.
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 stretching 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 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 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. 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.
Pure Barre was featured in OC Metro, Women's Health, and on the lululemon athletica website. Yelpers give the Newport Beach location an average rating of 4.5 stars and the Irvine location an average of five stars.
- This revolutionary workout is all you need to get those abs tightened, that booty lifted and those arms completely toned. – OC Metro
- The instructors adjust you and help you get the right posture so that you feel the workout to the max. – Debby L. Newport Beach location, Yelp
- This place kicked my butt! I never knew that I could be so sore from a ball, 2lb (yes, just 2lb!) weights, a resistant band and ballet bar. I'm a fan! – Michelle B. Irvine location, Yelp
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.