Chrissy Maloney, left, works out at Pure Barre in Boulder. Pure Empower is a barre-based, high intensity, low impact workout. For more photos and a video, go to dailycamera. Pure Barre , 29th St. They also helped design the class for the plus Pure Barre studios nationwide. Both women are former dancers for the Denver Nuggets and Pure Barre master teacher trainers. Pouw, who has been a Pure Barre instructor since , taught my class. What is the workout? It uses the ballet barre like a traditional Pure Barre class , but in different ways. The minute, full-body class is no-impact, therefore reducing risk of injuries, while burning a lot of calories.
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I had heard really good things about Pure Empower from the instructors at my local Pure Barre studio, so I was excited to give it a try when it launched in mid-August, especially since I had never had a chance to try the Platform class that Pure Barre used to offer. When I arrived, the instructor went over the framework of the class and pointed out the differences from a classic barre class. The most obvious difference is the use of a 6-inch plyometric step-up platform and ankle weights.
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Taught by our highly-trained teachers, Pure Barre features four group class formats that deliver an effective total body barre workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body. Pure Barre builds strength and flexibility in a safe low-impact manner through controlled, purposeful movements. Our technique builds a strong core enabling you to strengthen and tone your entire body with each class. Build your cardiorespiratory endurance through high-intensity, low-impact movements in every class. We incorporate stretching each muscle group to increase your range of motion the strengthen and lengthen your muscles. Sign In. Our small group class setting will introduce you to the basic movements of Pure Barre and build confidence as you discover how our technique works and all the benefits barre has to offer. Rooted in our classic technique, Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective full-body barre workout. More cardio. More ways to crush your goals.
Our Foundations class is the perfect introduction for beginners to Pure Barre and our barre technique. Before your first Pure Barre class, here are a few tips to prepare for your first class:. Our small group barre class setting will introduce you to the basic movements of Pure Barre and build your confidence. Sign In. Wear pants, leggings, or capris that are comfortable no shorts and a workout tank or t-shirt. You will also want to wear grip socks to retain your body's heat and to prevent your feet from sliding.