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Ballet Workouts with Pure Barre

pure barreGuest 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. pure-barre in action

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.

February 27th, 2010

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Just bought a Pure Barre DVD, after YEARS of wanting to try it; I played the DVD the moment I found it in the mail, so very surprised to be disappointed! Most bad settings can be overlooked. This setting was problematic because the instructor's full clothing, the background, and floor were black. I have the same type of training the method is based on, so I understood the moves, but immediately aware that if not for my own training, I wouldn't have had a clue about what she was doing, because you can't see her body! She didn't go through the usual instructional cues teachers of similar workouts emphasize, so again, if you already know the moves and don't really need an instructor, you'll be able to work along side of her. If you want to be taught the moves, as I would assume the purpose for buying the DVD, I recommend others instead of this one.

posted Jul 26th, 2011 12:58 pm


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