When I walked in for my first session, I was greeted by an amazingly sweet, VERY TONED woman who showed me the ropes. I took my shoes off at the door; socks would be worn from then on out. I was given a medicine ball, a stretch tube, and a set of weights. For 55 minutes, I stretched, pulled, lifted, and burned every muscle in my body. And for a pleasant surprise, the time flew by. Now since I'm not a professional, I can't exactly explain what I actually did for the exercises, but I can say many moves were reminiscent of my days on the ballet bar.
Long story short, I will be coming back.
Now for the reason I wrote this whole post -- first timer tips and tricks!
1. Buy the Pure Barre socks. I wish I did the first 30 seconds of the workout. Unfortunately at first the $12 price tag kept me away, but I soon realized why all 25 women in my class wore them; they have little grippers on the bottoms to keep you from sliding all over the place. Which I started doing once we began...
2. Wear the proper attire. Your legs have to be covered and you can't come in wearing just a sports bra. No shoes, just socks. That part I don't mind. I didn't want to see everyone's rock hard abs anyways.
3. You don't have to be a work out guru to do this. But it is hard. If you think you are going to come in and do a couple of squats in front of the mirrors and stretch your legs, you are wrong. When I got tired, I took a small millisecond break, and my teacher was ok with that.
4. Be on time. Anyone who follows me on twitter knows I was 5 minutes late to my first class because of traffic, and I was prompted to reschedule. Once the doors are closed, they are closed until the next class.
5. Be aware of the prices. Lord knows I would find an exercise regimine that I actually like, and it would be expensive. Mine charges $20 single classes and $179/month for a year membership (with of course other different packages in between).
Have any of y'all done Pure Barre? What do you think?
Bible Verse, Day Two - Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."