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I love this workout. It’s very straight to the point, thedirection is good, and the workout leaves you feeling like you’ve worked yourbuns off (I mean that literally). It’s also broken up into chapters (warm up, upper body, thighs, glutes and abs) so if you want to do a partial workout (I often mix with a little yoga), it’s very interchangeable.
Barre workouts (and Pure Barre is one of many) are a greatcompliment to any fitness regime.
It’s a great method of strength training without a great deal ofimpact. You do get the sweatgoing, but you don’t feel like your gasping for air or in need of a 4000calorie meal to recover from it.
It remains to be seen whether barre workouts in general area fad, or here for the long haul. In this economic climate, it’s hard to believe that some people aren’t second-guessingthat $200+ monthly membership fee (although the classes I’ve been to are generally quite busy).
My recommendation is to give it a try in a studio for a fewrounds if you can, but definitely invest in the DVD and add it to your weeklyroutine. The cost of a DVD is lessthan the fee for one class, so it’s hard to go wrong with the long-terminvestment.