Pure Barre Tone in 10 Review & Workout Recap


As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I am LOVING Pure Barre’s new Tone in 10 series of online workouts.

Pure Barre Tone in 10

For $14.95, you have access for a year to six 10 minute online workouts that you can mix and match in order to customize your own Pure Barre workout.

What I love so far:

You can structure the workouts to fit your schedule. If you only have 10 minutes, do one workout. If you have more time, put together a fun combo!

While each workout is only 10 minutes, those 10 minutes are action-packed (in a non-impact way) with lifting, toning and burning.

I am really excited because some of the tougher Pure Barre exercises are featured in these workouts which are not in my other videos. I recall the moves from the Pure Barre class and boy do they burn.

Things I have noted:

There’s less stretching and more working in each 10 minute workout.

Not all of the 10 minute workouts have a warm up. This is important because I need to warm up before I begin. If I jump right into these Pure Barre workouts I get dizzy (I think it was the thighs & seat one the other morning that did it to me).

Not all of the 10 minute workouts have a stretching segment. I make sure to do the Pure Barre stretches I have memorized because it’s important as a cool down and for elongating the muscles.

These Pure Barre workouts are hard! Lisa and I emailed about it this week because we both do other Pure Barre workouts and couldn’t believe how challenging these workouts felt (at least at first). I have never really been sore from Pure Barre, even though it is always challenging yet for some reason, these 10 minute workouts definitely made me work a bit harder and had me feeling it the next day.

It’s only been a week of working with these six 10 minute videos but I really love the variety. I think I needed this slight change and I am happy with the wide collection I now have of Pure Barre workout options from home!

If you missed my other Pure Barre from home workout posts, click here for the most recent review of Pure Barre Pure Results.

Moving on to the rest of my workouts from the week…

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Monday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts & 5 Miles

I started my morning with 2 back-to-back Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts before heading out for an easy 5 mile run.

  • Thighs & Seat
  • Thighs & Abs
  • Seat & Abs < – after my run. This video had a warm up which I didn’t need after my run but it was still good to do I guess.

Tuesday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 Arms & Seat & 7 Miles

I think I might feel a little sore in my legs from yesterday’s Pure Barre workouts!

I warmed up for my run with a quick 10 minutes of Pure Barre then headed to the treadmill for 4 miles and then 3 miles outside.

1 Mile – warm up (between 6.3 – 6.5)

3 Miles – alternating .50 mile @ 7.0/ .50 mile 7.5 – 8.0

3 Miles – @ 8:46 pace

Wednesday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 Workouts & 5 Miles

Okay, so, these Tone in 10 Workouts are killer! I was definitely sore from Monday and I am actually sweating during these short bursts of workouts.

Today’s Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Full Body
  • Thighs & Abs
  • Back & Abs < – after my 5 mile easy run

Thursday – 8 Miles on the Treadmill

I had to run a little earlier than normal today so my entire run took place inside on the treadmill because I do not like running in the dark.

This was a GREAT run. I made sure to keep the first few miles easy (no faster than 7.0), even when I wanted to speed up, because I have learned that I tend to get a shin splint stiff foot feeling if I push too soon in the opening miles of a treadmill run.

The last 3 miles of this run were the fastest where I spent my time between 7.5 – 8.1.

Friday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 & 30 Minutes Elliptical

I started my morning with 3 Pure Barre workouts and stuck to my elliptical once a week cross training plan.

  • Arms & Abs
  • Seat & Abs
  • Thighs & Seat
  • Back & Abs < – after elliptical

Saturday – 14 Miles

Not my favorite long run but can’t really complain about anything in particular. It was 50 degrees!


Sunday – Rest Day

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Is it rather warm where you live for this time of year?

Do you do any at home workouts on a regular basis? Which ones?

Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

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  1. says

    I can’t believe that you were able to do so many of these workouts in a row! I might try combining 2 next week, but for this week getting through one a day was about all I could handle! I love that they are short so adding on an extra one is not time consuming. I need to do some videos with arms this week- that is definitely the area where I have been slacking lately!
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    • says

      I think I can do them because I have been doing pure barre every week for a year and half but some of those thigh workouts were killer! Let me know what you think after doing more of them this week. And oh, I hate the planks! lol

  2. says

    It was really great out this weekend! Unfortunately it was also our town’s Ice Carving Festival…which usually is great because the sculptures are displayed around town. This year they might already be melted :-/
    The best thing I’ve eaten this weekend is a peppermint whoopie pie!
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  3. says

    It’s 60 degrees in Chicago today … Crazy!!

    Best thing I ate this weekend … Toss up between the Nutella swirl cookies I made yesterday and the Moose Munch popcorn my friend had out at her holiday party last night. All the appetizers and snacks were delicious but I have such a weak spot for flavored popcorn!

    Have a great Sunday!
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    • says

      Barre doesn’t leave me sore often, I think because of the way they organize the workouts with the stretching segments. These 10 minute workouts are great too because they give a good burn without overdoing it. It was 70 here today – it’s totally crazy!

  4. says

    Your Stamina is very strong and that’s why you are able to do all these workouts in a row , but I know that it took you a lot of efforts and regular practice to build this strong stamina . I do a little ten to 15 minutes exercise every day but very light and not intense. What I basically do is lot of stretching as I work on computers many hours a day and it can be very tiring to be in same position for a long long time.

    Weather is getting colder here day by day but it is still bearable and we are getting good hours of sunshine every day. I have already mentioned about my workout routine and no, I have not eaten anything special this weekend ( yet )
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