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 classes at Pure Barre at the Brentwood location on Wilshire Boulevard ($50 value). With classes scheduled from morning until night, choose your own time to enjoy two classes yourself or share your Groupon with a friend.
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.
- Anyone with a background in ballet can attest to the ass-kicking results that barre work produces – LA.com
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, Michigan. Motivating music slices through the 60-minute workouts, each of which utilizes a small isometric movements designed to burn fat and tone muscles.
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