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Pure Bare Live Class

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I was voted off Hooping Idol. After that, I decided to do things that I believe might improve my hooping and help me lose weight. I found out Pure Bare studio in Lexington offers your first class for free. I called them and I reserved my free class. I got there 20 minutes early and had to fill out the paperwork. In the last week, I am realizing that I am "connected to a fitness organization and fitness instructor." Therefore I had to say, "Yes, I am a fitness instructor" on the questionnaire.

There are no shoes or barefeet in the studio. So odd for me to do these moves in socks. If I do this for real, I will have to find non-skid socks, preferably toe socks. The front of the studio is store selling clothes that I will never fit into in a billion years. The inside of the studio is carpeted with big windows on one side. There was mirrors on 2 of the walls. Barres were on all walls. The trainer had introduced herself to me when we started. She grabbed my mat and supplies. I felt and was a little lost. The first half of the class was being taught by a trainer in training.

The class was like WHAM we're starting. It was knee lifts and then we went to the floor. There was some planks, pushups and tricep dips. I substituted movements I saw in Bar Method Fat Free the day before. The arm work was with three pounds and it was killer! Much better than most of the other DVDs I've used. Some movements I would have to sit out because I just couldn't do anymore. We also did some knee dancing. We did some barre work. One we were pressed up against the barre with a ball between us pressing one leg back and in circles. We did some flat back and some flat back ab exercises. We also did the C curve abs with a ball underneath. My knees weren't aggravated at all. But it was SO hard. I wish I could do it more but it's $20 a class plus it's in Lexington. I did buy the Mile High DVD but I'll substitute moves as needed. I could actually FEEL these abs unlike doing the Bar Method.

I might ask John is sparely as a reward for keeping this up.

And I just counted all my exercise DVDs (I could flow art DVDs because it's still activity). The ones that are out right now is about 112. Wow. I have more in this under the bed box in my room.
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JOYINKY 5/16/2012 11:57AM

    I prefer to think you "Made it to the top ten" and have now moved on. I don't think anyone "voted you off".

Could be me but that didn't sound like a very positive experience (Pure Bare--I'm not familiar with it). Committing to a class does motivate me and push me harder than I work at home. But, if I don't enjoy it and it's not convenient, I've learned it's not going to work for me. Only classes I've stuck with are yoga and they have to be reasonable and close to home. I hate being "scheduled" and do better with fitness goals that I can work into my day. My Sugar (dog) walks and then a variety of activities that add to my fitness minute total for the day work best for me; I need flexibility. The gym I belong to has yoga as part of the membership; no extra charge and I've gone back to that for the summer. Yardwork it taking up what would ordinarily be gym time right now. When it gets too hot for the yard; I'll be back at the gym. Just keep moving Shannon and find things that will fit into your day; doesn't have to be expensive!

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DAIMERE 5/16/2012 7:34AM

    I have tons of barre DVDs if you ever want good suggestions. I'm trying to become a member on video fitness cause they are experts in barre it seems!

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ZIRCADIA 5/16/2012 7:10AM

    The two people I voted for got voted off last week - you and Harlow. Chad is my favorite, but his video wasn't my favorite last week. Anyway - I was really shocked honestly with some of the others that were voted off. You did great and that last video really was your best video the entire competition!!!! So feel very proud of yourself. And good luck with the new workouts - that sounds like a tough class! I'm dying to try a barre class...

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