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Pure Barre Coppell is OPEN!

by Stephanie on July 27, 2015

Did you know that Pure Barre Coppell officially opens TODAY?  I am so excited to have a location less than five minutes from my house.

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In case you are not familiar with Pure Barre, it is a full-body low-impact workout that focuses on areas that women struggle with the most; their hips, thighs, arms and abs. It combines strength training with stretching and uses very light weights, a ball and bands. Most women are surprised when they walk in and pick up the 2 lb weights (the other options are 3 lbs and 5 lbs).  However the workout uses small, isometric movements that target your trouble areas.

Owners Karen Rector and Courtney McCollum are proud to bring a Pure Barre studio to Coppell. Karen found barre after dealing with recurring back injuries for several years, which prohibited her from exercising.  She was hooked after one class and knew she wanted to bring a studio to her hometown.  After having two baby girls, Courtney started barre to get her body back in shape.  She is thrilled to share her passion for Pure Barre with the Coppell community and hopes to inspire others along the way.

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Have you ever taken a Pure Barre class before? Over the weekend, Pure Barre Coppell had a soft opening. Free classes were offered each day and I signed up for the 8 AM class on Saturday morning.

Taking a new fitness class can be a little scary, especially when you are not sure what to expect from the class or instructors.  However as soon as I walked in the doors of Pure Barre Coppell, I was greeted with a big smile from Karen Rector, one of the owners.  The instructors also made sure the met each of the women who came to class. They were very friendly and genuinely excited to introduce us to Pure Barre.

About two years ago, I tried a barre class but I still consider myself new to the workout. In fact, approximately 75% of the women in the class on Saturday morning were new to Pure Barre.

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Karen welcomed us to the “dress rehearsal” before their official opening, then explained some of the basic movements and terminology. She said to expect that the class may be challenging and it may even take a few classes to get used to the pace and moves of the workout.

“Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body.” 

The concentration involved while taking Pure Barre allows you to block “life” out for the hour, creating the mental benefits similarly obtained by the practice of yoga or meditation. A transformed body and a clear head in just one hour—it doesn’t get much better than this.

In addition to our class instructor Erica, two other instructors were taking the class with us. This was helpful when I needed to see if I was doing the moves correctly.  Even though I have been weight training consistently for the past two months, the upper body strength training moves kicked my butt!  My weaknesses are push-ups (chest) and shoulders.  Oh and planks. At least my marathon training earlier this year paid off, because I was able to keep up during the lower body thigh and booty moves. It was a great full body workout and I would recommend you try a class.

Pure Barre Studio Etiquette

The workout attire for Pure Barre is similar to what I would wear to yoga, however “sticky socks” are recommended to prevent your feed from sliding. (Don’t worry, socks are available for purchase at the studio). I wore regular running socks for my first class but would wear sticky socks in the future.

Classes will be offered 7 days a week at various times and you can sign up online for your first class. You can purchase a single class, 5, 10 and 20 class passes or 1, 3, 6 or 12 month memberships.

Pure Barre Coppell class schedule

Pure Barre Coppell is located at 230 N. Denton Tap Road, Suite 107, Coppell, TX.  You can also find them on Facebook.

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