Guest blogger Carrie Rezabek is the CEO and creator of Pure Barre. Carrie grew up dancing, performing and choreographing events all over the U.S. After earning a business degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University, Carrie opened her first studio in 2001. Pure Barre now has 18 franchised locations throughout the U.S., as well as a DVD series for home-users. To find a studio near you or purchase a Pure Barre DVD, please visit Pure Barre.
It’s universally agreed that dancers have beautiful bodies – long, lean, athletic and feminine. The most effective way to achieve a dancer’s body is by doing a ballet-barre-based workout. Pure Barre is just that. The technique utilizes the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements working each muscle to fatigue and then stretching that muscle right back out. There is no impact so the workout is extremely safe and the technique is highly effective. We have seen women lose 12-13 inches in just one month.
Pure Barre and other ballet-inspired workouts are intense but they are very doable by every woman out there. You don’t have to have dance experience, be graceful or even have rhythm; you just need to be able to hold on to the barre and work through some muscle shaking that occurs no matter how long you have been doing it.
New exercises, particularly dance workouts, are humbling for the newbie to the professional athlete. It’s a different way of working out and it’s challenging. However, I always say, if your workout isn’t work, then it’s probably not working. This is a workout that will change your body and you may actually have fun doing it.