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Pure Barre 30 Day Challenge

I don’t really feel like blogging tonight. I just wanna relax on my deck with my pup and a friend and a glass of wine. It was a bit of a stressful day. 

But! I did want to tell you one thing I’m starting tomorrow that I’m really excited about: the Pure Barre 30 Day Challenge. The challenge is to attend 20 classes in the month of May. Between a half marathon I’m running (oh hey, I should register for it considering it’s this Saturday) and my parents visiting (yay!) and a wedding that I’m in (yippee!! oh…I better get my dress altered), it will be tough to make 20 classes. But darn it, I’m gonna try. 

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I can’t wait to see how my body responds to this type of workout. I know running intense intervals, doing yoga and lifting weights has improved my physique a lot so I’m a little nervous to switch it up. But hey, change is good for the body! [You can read my review of my first Pure Barre class here.]

If you’re local, I would LOVE if you’d join the challenge with me! I’m gonna need moral support and it’l be more fun if I get to take classes with blends! Seriously, please come sign up and join me! The Pure Barre studio is in Reynolda Village. Here’s their website and here’s their Facebook page for more info about the studio. 

I’ll keep you updated as I go along to let you know the results. I’m still going to try to run 2-3 times a week and do weights at least once a week because I don’t want to lose my cardio and just because I love weight training, but I probably won’t have time for yoga. To keep running + lifting weights will likely require two a day workouts, which is a little ambitious, but we’ll see! 🙂

What workouts does your body respond to best? What has given you the best results for tone/leanness/fitness/overall health? Running + yoga + weights has been the perfect combo for  me that benefits both my physical and emotional health.

Your homework: Don’t forget to enter the FlipBelt giveaway! [Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher so since i’m not, I’m just going to pretend and assign homework on my blog, k? 😉 ]

Second question: What did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or lawyer or the CEO of USA Today. hahahaha. 🙂 I visited my aunt who worked at USA Today when I was in middle school and thought it was the coolest. So I decided just to aim to take it over. I don’t think it’s gonna happen.

Full disclosure: I’m getting a free month unlimited pass to participate in the challenge, but as always, I’ll be honest about my results and experience!

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Ja @Ja on the RUN
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    Same here, Running + yoga(sometimes pilates) + weights work best for me. 🙂

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    Anne
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    My friend LOVES Pure Barre and has been wanting me to go with her. Unfortunately at $23 a class I just don’t want to try it THAT bad. I can’t wait to see how you like it though, maybe it is worth it after all!

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    BroccoliHut
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    Good luck on the challenge! I’ll be very interested to read about your experience, as I’ve always wanted to try a Pure Barre class.
    Running, swimming, and weights seem to work for me, although I don’t get to swim as often as I’d like.
    When I was really little (like 5) I remember telling everyone that I wanted to be a chef–destined to be a foodie from the beginning! I also had phases of wanting to be a wedding planner (?) and a writer.

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    Purelytwins
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    we wanted to be Vets as we liked working with animals (mainly dogs and horses).
    wish we could join you in that challenge sounds great! we have a local barre studio here that we need to try!!!

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    RLR at Mom's Magic
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    I only run – but I’m starting a 2x/week boot camp on Thursday (eek! but excited!). Years ago, I did yoga at work. I liked how it made me feel more focused and relaxed. It would be nice to pick that back up sometime, but just don’t see it on the horizon right now. That’s ok, though – I really enjoy running. I usually run 3x/week so adding in 2 days of early morning boot camp could get crazy….

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    Meghan
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    Oh how fun! Can’t wait to hear about it.

    I wanted to be an author growing up. It just took me awhile to come back around to that. 🙂

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    I’d love to try those classes, but I just committed to CrossFit so I’ll be trying to get my money’s worth by going to as many classes as possible (since I’m paying per month for unlimited). I’ve always liked lifting, but I love the atmosphere of CrossFit: the group support, having coaches to critique and push me, and the high intensity for a short amount of time! I’m really looking forward to seeing strength gains and perfecting all the techniques!

    I used to draw tons of characters out of all my Disney books… I wanted to be a Disney animator 🙂 And now I’m a civil engineer, womp womp haha.

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    Jill
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    My pure barre studio (Raleigh) isn’t doing this, but I just bought a 1 month unlimited package, so I will kind of be doing my own challenge so I can get my money’s worth! I absolutely love pure barre and so I’m super pumped. Will love to see how the month goes for you.

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    Ashley N.
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    I wish there was a Pure Barre in my city, actually even in my state!

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    Lea @ Greens & Coffee Beans
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    Sounds like a pretty awesome challenge! I’ve been wanting to take a Pure Barre class for a while but there isn’t a studio near my school! Luckily they just opened one Morrisville so I’m hoping to try out a class next time I’m home, I heard one of my old dance teachers work there and it be pretty cool to take a class with her!

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    Lea @ Greens & Coffee Beans
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    And I want to be a graphic designer when I grow up, which is in 2 weeks after graduation! Fingers crossed that career path works out! If not, I’d totally be cool with teaching Pilates all day 🙂

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    Julie
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    I do pretty much the same exercise combo as you do except sub in power walking and/or biking for the running (I’m not a runner!). Love me some Body Pump & Body Flow!!

    I wanted to be a hairdresser when I was younger. (I’m an accountant.) 🙂

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    Brynda
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    I can’t wait for your review of Barre. Your reviewsof different classes are always so helpful. Regarding your next post about a tough time-the outfit you had on that day was so chic and you looked beautiful. When I have a tough time at work I keep repeating Confucisous’s (I believe it is his quote), “this too shall pass.”

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