Pure Barre in the Park

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Yesterday, I got to attend “PB in the Park” a charity Pure Barre class and nutrition workshop put on by PureBarre Wellesley, Newton & Brookline. First of all, it was a gorgeous day to be outside so that in itself set the event up for success. Rachel Roberts and her PB team couldn’t have organized a better couple hours outside. When I arrived at Winthrop Park, it was a sea of red mats all perfectly aligned for class. SweetGreen had provided the team free totes and coupons to hand out to all the ladies as we arrived. The PB Teachers were collecting donations and anyone who contributed received a raffle ticket that made you eligible to win a variety of Pure Barre and David’s Tea goodies.

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We started off with a nice hour of lifting, toning, and burning (lots of burning) by Hannah, Ali & Jill followed by a nutrition workshop by local health coach and soon to be PB teacher, Stephanie Ferisin. Stephanie’s class was called, “Ditch Diets: True Nourishment of the Mind and Body.” It focused on finding a balance between what you eat and your individual lifestyle. Stephanie broke down some of the common diet myths and gave us a quick overview of what food groups/types we should incorporate into each meal of the day. She also talked about the importance of having fun and making time for yourself because that impacts your overall health and your daily eating habits. She encouraged us to “play” often and to listen to our bodies to recognize things in life that bring us happiness and peacefulness. Once we had a good sweat session and learned a lot about nutrition and mindfulness we got to sample goodies from David’s Tea; what better perfect way to spend a Sunday morning?

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All of the donations collected at this class went to the MSPCA on behalf of Pure Barre & Pure Give!
If you are interested in Stephanie’s Health & Wellness coaching you can check out her website http://www.stephanieferisin.com

PureBarre: 100 Club

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Today I was super excited when my 5am alarm went off because I was off to my 100th Pure Barre class. This means I get to join the “elite” Pure Barre 100 Club (and it also means I am another 150 classes away from joining the 250 club)..you can see how you are easily challenged and addicted. I started Pure Barre about 130 days ago and have not looked back. I was hesitant to start since I was an avid runner and enjoyed the constant movement of a heavy cardio side work out. Pure Barre is the complete opposite. It is based on small tiny muscle contractions that target lifting your “seat”, toning your core, legs and arms, and burning body fat. I have seen tremendous changes in my body since I began and am amazed at how affective this workout really is. Aside from the great physical changes I have seen; the best takeaway from starting Pure Barre is the friends I have made in my 6am class! The women who have been going to the 6am class since PureBarre Wellesley opened welcomed me with open arms when I started and now are the reason I push myself to get up each morning.

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Pure Barre is quickly expanding and opening new locations all over the US. If you haven’t tried it out, grab a friend and head over for a class..I promise you will be hooked!