Fitness Files: Pure Barre Review

You may be wondering, what the tuck is Pure Barre? Can I do it if I’m not a ballerina? Read my Pure Barre review to learn about my experience.

Pure Barre exercises

Pure Barre Review

The Workout: Pure Barre is a 55 minute ballet-inspired workout. It’s a total body workout that consists of a series of small isometric movements that target your abs, seat, thighs, and arms. A typical class consists of arm exercises with light weights, planks and pushups, exercises at the barre, an abs series, and stretching. The barre exercises include squats, pushups using the bar, leg lifts, thigh exercises where you squeeze the ball, and more. Each strength section is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles. The only props are a mat, resistance band, weights, and a ball. Believe me, you’ll never look at a playground ball the same way again!

Pure Barre Review

Wear / Bring: Wear what you’d normally wear to yoga. My favorite brands are Lululemon and Old Navy. You need to wear socks for the class. I highly recommend wearing sticky socks or these cool Nike wraps I keep seeing! They have all the props you need for class. They don’t have showers but they have bathrooms where you can change.

Pure Barre Review

What to Expect: Your muscles will shake—but that’s a good thing because it means it’s working. When your body shakes, it means your muscles are getting to the point of fatigue. According to the site, “Your goal is to have the muscle group you are targeting during a specific section of class shake every time. After the shake, you will stretch, to elongate the muscles while they are warm and malleable. This leads to long, lean muscles!” I felt the workout the next day…but still came back. According to Pure Barre, you can see results in just 10 classes! For best results, you should take class 3-4 times per week. The instructors are encouraging and hands on, the studios are lovely, and the playlists are fun and upbeat. I went almost every day for two weeks and loved it.

Pure Barre on Columbus Avenue gave me a two week trial in exchange for a review. This is an honest review. Images via Pure Barre.

19 Responses to Fitness Files: Pure Barre Review

  1. Jenny says:

    I have been dying to sign up for Pure Barre.
    There’s a studio super close to my apartment but I am not feeling confident enough yet to go brave Pure Barre since I haven’t been to a gym in months. Hopefully I will get back into the gym soon and work my way towards a Pure Barre class.

    xoxo, Jenny

  2. I tried a Pure Barre class a while back and really enjoyed it! It was definitely a workout and I felt it the next day. I thought the classes were perfect to incorporate with a more vigorous workout routine.

  3. Annaliese says:

    Pure Barre is super popular here in Charlotte where I go to school! I wish they offered barre type classes at my college gym!

    xoxo A

  4. Kayleigh says:

    Barre is such a good work out! I love it.

  5. Shane says:

    I’ve honestly yet to try pure barre but have heard only great things! V

  6. I have always wanted to take a barre class but none of the gyms near me have it, I’m hoping they get it soon!

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  7. Grace says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a Pure Barre class. I really want long, lean muscles so I’ll definitely have to try it out.

  8. Nicole says:

    I’ve been waiting to read a barre review because I’m so back + forth about taking the plunge. This is making me want to! x Nicole |

  9. Lauren says:

    I’ve done barre before! I actually loved it but I’m so bad at committing.. it’s a really big problem. I love the feeling after working out but getting there is my issue!


  10. lindsey says:

    This looks so fun!
    with southern grace,

  11. Lauren says:

    I’ve always been interested in a barre class, it has seemed so intriguing!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  12. Ally says:

    At my yoga studio they have a barre/yoga infusion class and I LOVE it! I’m going to have to check Pure Barre out!

  13. Ashley says:

    One of our local studios just started a barre class, I’ve been dying to give it a try!

    xo Ashley

  14. Barre classes have always looked so intimidating to me!

  15. I’ve always wanted to try Barre!! These classes sound challenging but fun. And if they produce actual results, it’s totally worth it! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I went to my first barre class a few weeks ago and while it hurt SO bad, it was so much fun!

  17. I’ve been wanting to try PureBarre for a while now – I’ve heard it’s amazing and such a work out. Having your muscles shake after a workout is seriously the best feeling, you feel so accomplished!

    Pick Your Beau

  18. Morgan says:

    I was a competitive dancer growing up and think I would love this style of workout class!

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  19. Savannah says:

    I’ve always wanted to try PureBarre!! When I have some extra funds I’m definitely investing in a class like this.

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