Raise the Barre


Pure BarreAlways on the lookout for the best ways to tighten our booties, flatten our abs and make the boys drool, we recently hopped on board the Pure Barre bandwagon, and our thighs couldn’t be happier. Known for its total body workout that uses a ballet bar to perform small but effective movements, Pure Barre has been known to lift your behind and tone your stomach and legs in record time. Some even say their bodies are rockin’ in a mere ten classes. Plus, the technique is smart – it uses calculated movements to protect your joints (no jumping or bouncing) and involves stretching after each exercise so that you create long, lean muscle – not bulk. What’s more, the super “focused” workout kind of feels like yoga, allowing you to block out life’s complexities, even if it is just for an hour. Pure Barre, in Cherry Creek, 720.276.1493, The Highlands, 720.366.6070, Lone Tree, 720.572.3736, Greenwood Village, 303.953.9367, Boulder, 303.443.3054, Vail/Edwards, 720.412.2486, and Broomfield, 720.633.6398 or www.purebarre.com.