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With diet trends and new workout regimes surfacing every day, we wanted to take a minute to highlight an exercise concept that encourages a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. Pure Barre Edmond focuses on the importance of community in achieving fitness goals with its friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Getting wedding day ready can be intimidating, but we’ve done our best to answer a few commonly asked questions regarding Barre that we hope can help you reach your fitness goals in time for the big day! Cheers!

What is Pure Barre?

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 460 studios throughout the U.S. and Canada, and more studios opening each month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that uses the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

What makes Pure Barre so effective?

Pure Barre prides itself on transforming the shape of your body in record-breaking time. The low impact, high energy workout eliminates overexertion, leading to fewer injuries. Pure Barre engages your entire body, from rarely used muscles to commonly used ones in order to sculpt your figure while focusing on the importance of stretching. Flexibility is a crucial aspect of building and maintaining strength! Barre welcomes all fitness levels and requires no former experience. In case you aren’t able to complete a routine, Barre offers modifications that can easily adjust certain moves to accommodate your ability.

How should your diet change?

A nutritious diet is key to seeing results with Pure Barre! Incorporating fruits and veggies into your meals is a great way to improve physical and mental well-being. Next time you sit down at the dinner table, try eating colorful produce first before chowing down on fatty meats and potatoes. Choosing low-fat proteins such as skinless chicken or egg whites can help you avoid weight gain while still obtaining the amino acids necessary to build lean muscle. Understanding portion size is tricky, but can ultimately mean the difference between healthy balance and overeating. Read those nutrition labels!

What healthy habits should you adopt?

Exercising just 30 minutes a day can boost your health in a number of ways. It can lower your stress level, blood pressure and strengthen your heart. It can also boost your brain health. Drinking plenty of water on a regular basis is so important. Dehydration has been linked to headaches, fatigue and misinterpreted hunger. Another easily forgotten aspect of weight loss is sleep! Studies show that adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep in order to function optimally.

How can you boost your Pure Barre workout with natural supplements?

There is a wide variety of natural supplements that can drastically improve your Pure Barre experience and help you recover afterwords. B-12 supplements and Vitamin D can make a big difference when it comes to energy. Vitamin B-12 helps convert food into glucose, making it one of the most important nutrients for sustaining energy levels. Vitamin D plays a role in bone density and energy production, so having low D levels can make your workout performance suffer, particularly for intense workouts like Pure Barre.

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