Pure Barre, Pure Results

Caught in a fitness rut?  We all get there.  As I learned last Spring during a 6 week fitness challenge, if you don't mix things up once in awhile during your workouts... you start to lose the benefits of your exercise, as your body acclimates to the same old activity. I recently tried out something I've heard of, but that was entirely new to me:  a barre workout, using the "Pure Barre, Pure Results" DVD. Barre workouts have been described as a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Exercises focus on isometric strength training, combined with high reps of small movements. And I'm here to tell you... It's tough!  You will FEEL it working, literally minutes into the workout.  I honestly couldn't get through an entire workout, but don't let that discourage you.  It's effective, and something I plan on continuing to try in order to improve in. Pure Barre, Pure Results The abs-focused workout "Pure Barre, Pure Results" is a … [Read more...]