Pure Barre at Chapel View in Cranston will have you sweating from head to tiptoe
The night before taking a Pure Barre class at Chapel View in Cranston, I did some pre-exercise prep by watching Center Stage and envisioned myself killing it like the closing scene’s lead girl in red. Little did I know that the full body workout I was about to experience would have me pirou-sweating instead of pirouetting… in the best of ways, of course.
Wearing bright pink workout gear (since I couldn’t find red), I arrived at my class just in time to grab one of the few remaining spots – right in the front (sorry to everyone who witnessed my completely out-of-sync movements). Being right next to our instructor, Mackenzie, ended up for the best, as she kindly adjusted my form so I could get the most out of the workout.
Class began with a standing warm-up in the center of the room. We started with some light arm movements, then moved into some not-so-light planks. I was feeling the burn of the past week’s terrible diet choices. Burn away, entire box of White Cheddar Cheez-Its! Burn away!
Fully warmed up, we progressed into our arm sculpting exercises using light hand weights. Is there a better body material to sculpt than that super fun part of your underarm that’s still partying after you wave? We…