If you follow me on Snapchat (@hanmarie_mor) or on Instagram, you know that I am a Pure Barre fanatic. A short bit back, I shared all about Pure Barre Platform, the new workout available in Pure Barre Studios. It’s essentially traditional barre meets cardio… I mean, basically, it’s just freaking awesome. And, once again, I thought I was in shape until I went to my first class. But now, a couple months later, I am truly in the best shape (even better than traditional barre classes did for me, which is NUTS!) that I have ever been in. I love it so much, I love what it’s done for my body and my health, and I just can’t contain my excitement about it!
So, naturally, I grabbed Hannah of Cottonwood Road Photography and took her into a class to snap some shots of what exactly goes down in a Platform class. (Bonus, Hanny is now a Pure Barre addict, too!) Once you start, there’s just no way out of addiction!
I am telling you: can’t stop, won’t stop.
A Platform class follows the same format as a traditional Pure Barre class in the sense that you start with a warm up, arms, stretch, thighs, stretch, seat, and then abs. You just happen to now have a platform in front of you that you get to play with! Being a former dancer, I am REALLY into Platform. My first class we were doing tilt kicks off the barre and I felt right at home. Again, though, if you have zero history with dance I promise that Pure Barre still is for you. Being a dancer will just take you back to positions and moves your body knows.
Take a peek into the studio with Amanda, Molly, Brittany, Krystal, Stacey, and myself! (And yes, this is definitely when I had crazy eye issues, but I am so grateful for a workout that I can STILL get toned from when I am in my glasses and have eye infections.) Also important to note: I promise my eye infections were not contagious!
All of the items you see us in are brand new and available in studio, too. These pants I have on were seriously the most flattering workout tights I have ever worn, which was extremely surprising to me! I was scared to try them on, but ended up LOVING THEM.
Can’t wait to see you at the barre!!
All photos by Cottonwood Road Photography for The Cake by Hannah
Not to mention, let’s just chat about this freaking CUTE new retail!!! ALL available in store!