The best workouts combine a variety of exercise styles, which is why 9 out of 10 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 $29, you get three classes at Pure Barre (a $69 value).
Devised by Pure Barre founder Carrie Rezabek, these fusion classes work bodies in ways they’ve never been worked before by balancing the grace of dance with the exertion of lifting and the soothing stretching of stretching.
Each session loosens, strengthens, and lengthens the body through the perfect blend of the ballet barre, weight training, and limber movement. 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 we are and will soon overtake us on the food chain. With sessions scheduled from morning until night, you can enjoy your three classes on your own time.
No dance experience is required to get in on this new triflavored exercise. Because the Pure Barre workout shuns any jumping or bouncing movement, students won't put any more stress on already overworked and somewhat disgruntled joints––inspiring them to sing audible hallelujahs during each workout instead of their usual creaks and pops.
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.