My body is so weak that numerous doctors and physical therapists have been utterly shocked at my weak glutes and hips. I have been told that I am the worst they've ever seen! Woohoo! I'm #1! And I've been dubbed by a friend as PITA (pain in the a$$.) for my weak glutes.
So when I was presented to attend a complimentary class by Pure Barre in Orland Park for a few of us bloggers, I was NOT going to pass it up! I was really excited for the opportunity because, if you remember, I had been to an introduction class back in December and I have wanted to come back for months now! This is my opportunity to take the class again and see what I think. Plus this was an actual class, not just the introductory class I went to before. I was previously sore for 3 days following the December class. I wanted the pain again! (What is wrong with me?? Maybe this is why I'm a marathon runner.)
At the Pure Barre studio, I met up my fellow running bloggers Jill, Melanie and Meghan. I run frequently with Jill and Melanie but this was the first time I met Meghan and I was pretty excited about that. We were introduced to our instructor Cassie and shown where to put our things and what we would need for class. Cassie was great and talked to us a bit about the class, the goal of the studio, and what we should expect. She also explained that she is a "hands-on" instructor and may correct our form if needed. I love hands-on instructors because I want to make sure my form is good to get the maximum benefit of the moves I'm doing.
|"But first, let's take a selfie!" Me, Jill, and Melanie (photo credit...I think Jill...)|
I think it would be too hard and not beneficial at all to try to explain the exact moves we were doing. However, we worked every.single.part of the body... from shoulders, to triceps and biceps, to shoulder blades, obliques, abs, hips, butt, quads, hamstrings, and calves! It truly is an overall body workout. The movements are so small and tiny and there is no impact on your joints in any way. Due to my shoulder injury, there was one thing I didn't do during the warm-up but other than that, I was able to do (at least try to do) every move they wanted me to.
|Post class L-R: Melanie, Jill, Me, Meghan, Liz (Meghan's friend and Jill's neighbor)|
**Disclaimer: The opinions provided in this post are all mine. I was not paid to write this review. The class I attended was free to me.