The Pure Barre Method, it’s something that we all have heard about. But, what exactly is Pure Barre? It’s a 55-minute total body class that uses a ballet barre to perform small isometric movements to work the glutes, thighs, arms, and abs; it also claims to burn fat.
Anybody. Both men and women are welcome to take the class. “You will usually find a majority of women” says purebarre.com, but “a lot of men who attend regular classes and see great results.” Plus, you DO NOT have to be teeny tiny to do take a barre class. The class is a low-impact workout and can be done by people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Celebrity fitness guru, Jennifer Aniston, is a pure barre enthusiast along with Zooey Deschanel, Madonna and Natalie Portman.
While all of this sounds like a dream, there is just one thing most people tend to miss. Pure Barre promotes “lifting and toning” muscle, however, “toning” is just another word for creating muscular definition. If most women strive for a ballet body they will have to watch their diet carefully in addition to performing pure barre exercises. Purebarre.com has nutrition tips for active individuals that can be followed:
We all know that carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel for exercise. But remember, if your carb load is too low it may impact your energy and performance during your workout. It’s always optimal to choose less processed sources of carbohydrates, like fresh fruit, vegetables, beans and whole grains, even quinoa and brown rice.
So, should you try the pure barre method? Go for it! If this is a workout that you’ve never done before, it might be good to change things up. It is always good to trick the body and keep the muscles guessing. Plus, it may help you clean up your diet if it something you might want to commit to. Let’s be brave and barre!