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The Purre Barre studio, 5919 Greenville Ave., offers classes that incorporate ballet and Pilate moves with weights and resistance.

The Purre Barre studio, 5919 Greenville Ave., offers classes that incorporate ballet and Pilate moves with weights and resistance. (SPENCER EGGERS/The Daily Campus)

The Dallas sun shone brightly into the Pure Barre studio on Sunday afternoon where a small group of women, young and old, sat patiently on the carpet floor waiting for the class to begin.

The studio resembled a ballet studio, with floor to ceiling mirrors on two walls, and ballet bars around the room.

The silence soon ended when upbeat, energetic music began to play and the instructor came into the room.

The workout started right away and without skipping a beat, I felt a burning sensation in my muscles in the fist two minutes, which would remain there for the lasting 53 minutes of the class.

Pure Barre is a 55-minute workout that incorporates ballet and Pilates moves with weights and resistance.

“Pure Barre is different from most other workouts because it uses small isometric movements to target deeper muscles as it strengthens and tones,” Caroline Baxter, a Pure Barre instructor, who first started taking the class in college said.

The small movements make for a completely different workout from other cardio based workout classes or from playing sports in high school or college.

“I was a college soccer player so I had my doubts about how challenging or effective this workout would be. As soon as I took a class I realized how wrong I was. The workout focuses on control of each muscle group leaving the client with much more visible and complete results than many other workout routines,” she said.

Pure Barre has been in business since 2001, but it has not always been nationally known.

“Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek. Carrie opened her first studio in 2001 in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, Mich.,” according to the Pure Barre website. Since 2001, Pure Barre has opened locations across the country, and in Texas, it has one location in Dallas and two in Austin.

Though it is not a workout that is heavy in cardio, many like to change up their workouts.

“It is a wonderful supplement to many workouts because it targets deeper muscles taking them to complete exhaustion, then stretches the body out adding tone and flexibility,” Baxter said.

Pure Barre

5919 Greenville Ave.

Dallas, 75206

(214) 361-2882

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