When you draw a crowd on the dance floor, it means you either possess awe-inspiring moves or are a black hole. Become a dance star with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five classes at Pure Barre in La Jolla (a $110 value).
Pure Barre’s founder, Carrie Rezabek Dorr, continuously evolves her dance-inspired workout regimen, relying on the traditional ballet accouterment to support body-lengthening moves. Each 60-minute session flows through a series of precise, isometric movements that separately target the thighs, the seat, and the abdominals. Exercisers stretch after each set, a method of staving off bulky muscles and ushering in lean ones that more easily fit into overhead storage bins. Although it draws inspiration from ballet, Pure Barre does not require its students to have any previous dance experience, and small class sizes—there is a 15-student maximum—ensure ample instructor attention. Many regular attendees note an insurgence of lean, toned muscle, as well as enough of a gravity-defying lift in the thighs, abs, and arms to make Isaac Newton question his entire career. Check Pure Barre's schedule for a full list of sessions that meet in the early morning, the afternoon, and the early evening.
Barre 59 guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, derriere, and arms. The workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. Intimate classes ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills.
7928 Ivanhoe Ave.
La Jolla, California 92037