One of the newest fitness crazes in America has come to Newton Centre. Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts the derriere, tones thighs and burns fat in record-breaking time, according to owner Rachel Roberts. The fitness method uses a ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements set to music, and Roberts reports that some students see results after just 10 classes.
“Pure Barre is intelligent exercise,” she explains. “The technique protects your joints, because it doesn’t involve any bouncing or jumping. Each strengthening section of the workout is followed by a stretching section, in order to create long, lean muscle, without bulk.”
Roberts says the workout targets areas of the body that are troublesome for many women, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks and arms. “It defies gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up,” she adds. “In addition, the workout requires such focus that you ‘block life out’ for the hour, which allows you to obtain the mental benefits achieved in yoga or meditation.”