I reached my 200th PB class a few days ago! I am still just as obsessed as when I started. I feel so guilty for missing class. I still get sore. I still shake. I still feel very accomplished after class.
Pure Barre Dayton (my home studio) choose my Mom and I as their February Pure Barre Champions. We are up on the bathroom wall with a few of our thoughts!
To keep things interesting the studio’s change up the warm-up/arm exercises every 3 months or so. Once I finally get good at the last warm-up they go and change it! I am still using 3lb weights but boy is it tough! If you are new I really recommend to start using 2lbs. Big difference in that one pound! The studio recently got 5lbs weights in and I am staying far away, for now.
Thigh exercises are getting tougher always. I think thighs will always be my hardest. My legs just hurt!!
We have also started using what we (clients) call “torture bands”. Remember double tube? Well they are even worse than that. They correct term of “Velcro bands” does not do it any justice.
(I had to search high and low for this picture. They must want to keep the torture a surprise). So we (can) use these horrible things for everything but warm-up and arm exercises. Even though when using these in thighs, seat and abs your arms are working HARD!
I have noticed the most change in my seat (butt). It is more lifted and sculpted. My abs have really started to get stronger. I just need to stop eating for my 6 pack to appear! 🙂
If you have any questions about Pure Barre please ask me! I would be happy to answer any questions, etc. I truly believe in it and think any woman can do it.
Need a better break down of Pure barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/
Don’t remember double tube? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/double-tube-at-pure-barre/
I hit my 100th class today at Pure Barre! Funny thing is, so did my mom!
I am even more addicted now than I have been. I will always recommend Pure Barre to anyone and everyone!
Don’t forget to LTB & Tuck! (Lift tone burn)
What is Pure Barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/
I am on day 5/5 in a row at Pure Barre today. My body hurts. I had to squeeze in as much as I could before I leave tomorrow for Kiawah!
PB Guilt is a real thing. The quilt of missing 12 days of Pure Barre is really setting in. I honestly feel guilty. So guilty, that I looked up the downtown Charleston studio. That’s 45 minutes away and I think the beach/swimming/biking/tennis will all be way too much fun to leave. I will just remember to tuck :).
So last Friday, Pure Barre had a “Bring on the men” night. It was so fun and very funny. There were 8 guys in the class. They sweated and didn’t have clue what was going on but they were all sore after 🙂 Thanks PB Dayton, please host another men’s night soon.
Megan took my nephew, Jaxon and I took Jordan.
I have not heard from Cortney since yesterday morning. I try not to worry. I am sure she is having fun and I hope she is taking a lot of awesome pictures!
Kiawah tomorrow. CAN.NOT.WAIT.
We have officially started using the dreaded double tube in class.
It looks like this;
And we do new things like this;
It is KILLER!
It adds so much more resistance than before. Plus now the instructor knows if we are cheating because you can see the slack in the tube.
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I just joined LivingSocial. It is just like Groupon.
If you are in the Cincinnati/Dayton area, join today to get a GREAT deal for Pure Barre.
Great way to try it our for a lot cheaper than it normally costs!
You will not regret it! Start today 🙂
I don’t always make a protein shake after working out but this one I wish I could drink all day long. It is that good.
I found this recipe from Tenley Molzahn’s website “Sweet and Free Life”. (Tenley is from the Bachelor Franchise on ABC).
The Peanut Butter Protein Shake is easy to make and it tastes so good.
Give it a try after your next workout!
Peanut Butter Protein Shake
• 1 scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein (Can use vanilla/dark chocolate or another flavor if wanted)
• 1/2 cup Almond Milk
• 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
• 1/2 cup of ice
Blend all ingredients.
1 serving. Drink after your workout only.
The 20 class challenge in the month of May officially ends tomorrow but I completed my 20th class yesterday!!!!! Whew..2 days to spare :).
I am so obsessed with Pure Barre that I am going for class #21 tonight. I have completed over 60 classes total now!
If you are looking to get in shape for your wedding? Want to bounce back after baby? They offer so many great specials.
It works fast. You see results after just 10 classes. Check out this girls take on her first PB class; http://www.breakfastattarget.com/2013/01/pure-barre-whats-big-deal.html
Have a good Thursday!
What a sweet future husband I have. (he he)
Even Ryan knows how amazing Pure Barre is!
Anything Ryan Gosling says goes in my book.
So true. No excuses.
Well we are officially halfway through our 20 class challenge. The challenge is to complete 20 classes in the month of May. As of May 15 I have done 11 classes which means I am ahead of schedule! If I stick to my normal class scheduled days then I have the potential to complete 22 classes this month. I really don’t know if my legs can handle that.
My poor legs hurt all the time!
Pure Barre is unlike any other workout I have ever done! It is so challenging but yet doesn’t look challenging at all. It is the smallest of movements that focus so strongly on those specific muscles (arms, butt, legs and abs) in which your mind body connection has to be strong.
I have become addicted. I look forward to going to class and giving it my all. I have noticed changes in my body and I think that is a huge motivation! My seat (butt) is lifted, my arms are sculpted and my stomach is looking flatter. I can’t wait to see the results after I complete all my classes this month. I plan to continue the 5/6 days a week into June so that I look even better for our summer trip to Kiawah. Maybe I will even get brave enough to post a picture of me in a bathing suit in June. I plan on looking like Gisele (Bundchen) haha
If this is a cookie, I really want to eat it. I can eat it while tucking if that makes it any better.
Start Today! http://www.purebarre.com Your first class is FREE!! Please let me know if you try PB. It will take a few classes for your to really “get it” so don’t quit!
If you missed my original PB post that gives a little more detail; https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/
Don’t forget to Lift.Tone.Burn & Embrace Your Shake!
Mom and I were the featured Mother/Daughter duo at Pure Barre yesterday. They will feature a Mother/Daughter for all of this week in honor of Mothers Day next Sunday!
From Pure Barre Dayton’s Facebook Page:
All week we are celebrating our Mothers by featuring a mother/daughter duo who come to lift.tone.burn together.
Meet Alex and Diane Tobey. They have been coming to Pure Barre Dayton since January. They take a few classes together a week and would take more together if their busy schedules allowed. They both love the way class makes them feel strong and energized. Pure Barre has become such a part of their lives that when they are in the same room with a lot of people, they just look at each other and say “tuck, and tuck”!
Thank you Diane and Alex for all of the positive energy you bring to the studio daily!
My tank/pants are from Lulu Lemon. Love Lulu’s but my bank account does not!
Thanks Pure Barre!