Working out can be addicting with Pure Barre

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I am not one to “have fun” while working out. I hate running, I get bored at the gym and I have no motivation besides trying to look ok in a swimsuit in the summer.

Well in January I discovered Pure Barre. It is a mix of Pilates, Yoga, Plyometrics and Ballet. It is all VERY small movements. So small an inch this way, an inch that way is all you are moving.

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I couldn’t walk after my first class and I still can’t walk even after doing it for close to 5 months now. Their moto is to LTB (Lift Tone Burn). This happens every class. You burn between 400-650 calories in a 60 minute class. Your body will shake but boy does it work. You see results after just ten classes. So you come into the room and grab your weights, ball and band. The warm up and Arm exercising is always the same. The different excerisies for your thighs, seat (butt) and abs is up to the instructor.

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You start with your warm-up which will make you tired and can’t believe that you have 55 minutes left of class.

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You start with Arms. Such a good arm workout using your own weight (planks/push ups, etc) followed by different moves using 2 or 3 pound weights.

Next you move onto thighs. This KILLS me. You do 3 different thigh exercises and it is all tough! Your legs will shake and that is the point! Embrace your Shake!

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On to “seat” work..AKA your butt. Two excerises here (per class) and your butt is bound to look amazing! If someone was to walk into class, they would truly think we are not doing anything!

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Finally minutes of class are spend on ab work. You spend around 10 minutes on ab exercises. Your abs with shake and it will hurt but it is totally worth it!

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That is the bases of Pure Barre! It is so worth it and your first class if FREE! Give it a try. I promise you you will not regret it. Here is the link to their main website. http://purebarre.com/ Click on the left hand side Locations/Schedules/Pricing. You can find the closest Pure Barre Studio to you! Please let me know if you try it! We start our 20 class in 30 days challenge tomorrow (May 1st) at our Pure Barre Dayton Studio! I am nervous 🙂

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The Movie 42 and thanks JR for changing the world

I love movies. I like to go the movie theater, eat popcorn and enjoy the show! My best friend Cortney and I used to rent movies by the dozen.

I went and saw the new Jackie Robinson movie last night, 42.

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It was very good. Everyone should see it. It shows what a fight it was back in 1946 for Jackie Robinson to start with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an African American. He was going to be the 1st African American in the MLB and no one was happy about it. So thank you to Branch Rickey for changing the MLB and having confidence in Jackie Robinson.

So glad the world has changed from that time. They way they treated him was horrible and it makes me sick to watch it.

Please go see it and if you already have, let me know what you thought!

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Finally the weekend

Happy Friday!

It is finally almost the weekend. I am excited. This week has gone by slow and I am ready for a break from work. AKA a few drinks tonight sounds perfect!

I wore my Rockstar Ronan bracelet today. Always makes me feel good. Maybe because it say Fu*k You Cancer on it. If you don’t know who Ronan is, please look up his mom’s blog. He was 3 when he died from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. He makes me want to do better and be a better person everyday. Plus he is the most gorgeous child I have ever seen. He didn’t have to die. Need awareness and more funding! RockstarRonan.com.

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Family

Like I said before, family is everything to me.

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Family. Dad, Mom, Myself and Nick.

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This is my older brother and his family. They live right down from us and are pretty much my best friends! Chris, Cameron, Robby, Jaxon, Sam, Riley and Mitchell.

Fam murphy

This is Murhpy!! He is an English Cream Golden Retriever. He is 6 years old

fam char

This is Charlie. He is the same as Murphy. Also 6 years old (same liter)

Kiawah Fam

This is Kiawah. My favorite place on the planet 🙂 Island off the South Carolina coast.

Family is forever.