I need to let you know that I had Linda’s Fudge Cake topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream Saturday night at The Cheesecake Factory but I didn’t take a picture of it which almost makes it feel like it didn’t happen but it did happen, just like old times.
But that isn’t one of the two things I needed to tell you about on this fine Monday morning.
I woke up yesterday morning and decided I felt like taking a Pure Barre class at the Pure Barre studio!
Taking a Pure Barre class at the actual studio has been on my mind for the last little while.
I like to pop into the studio every so often and I am well beyond the every-so-often window so yesterday, after publishing my workout recap post, I logged into my Pure Barre account online, registered for the 7:45 am class and basically rolled out of bed (remembered my sticky socks!) to arrive on schedule.
To take a picture inside the Pure Barre studio one must pretend that they are looking at their phone.
My current thoughts on taking a Pure Barre studio class vs. the at-home Pure Barre workouts:
The class routine still follows same pattern, just like the DVD’s and online workouts.
I felt stronger than I recall last year which means my at-home workouts are getting the Pure Barre job done.
We used resistance bands for the leg and seat exercises which was definitely challenging.
I liked having the instructor there to correct my form and make sure my heels were up high enough.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the class, it reinforced to me that the Pure Barre workouts I do at home are just as challenging and effective. I did not feel like the class offered me something different or much more than the Pure Barre workouts I do at home which made me so very happy!
Pure Barre is easily a three times a week habit and I certainly can’t get to the studio that often, not to mention, it’s quite pricey if you are going to go on a regular basis.
They are coming out with a new cardio Pure Barre class though within the next couple of months. When that first rolls out, I will certainly take a class to try it and then hope that they release a DVD or online version 🙂
Since I already had my credit card in my hand to register online for Pure Barre, I went ahead and also signed up for my next half marathon!
Michele and I are both running the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half so this is extra exciting. I am focusing on the fun of running together rather than how challenging those rolling hills in Central Park can be or the possibility of weather interference (it is January after all).
I like running in the cold (remind me that I said this) and it’s time I redeem myself on this course since it’s the same two Central Park loops as the Fitness Magazine Half Marathon. Remember when I had to drop out half way through my second Fitness Magazine Half? Yeah, that one still haunts me.
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When is your next race?
Best thing you ate all weekend? Definitely my Linda’s Fudge Cake sundae from Saturday night!
Have you taken/signed up for any new fitness classes lately? Which one?