Pure Barre Workout Review
I love this workout. It’s very straight to the point, the direction is good, and the workout leaves you feeling like you’ve worked your buns off (I mean that literally). It's also broken up into chapters (warm up, upper body, thighs, glutes, and abs) so if you want to do a partial workout (I often mix with a little yoga), it's very interchangeable.
Barre workouts (Pure Barre is one of many) are a great compliment to any fitness regime.
I've done several reviews of barre workouts, but I love the idea of an online platform because it gives you a lot of variety in terms of focus, level of intensity and length of time. Barre workouts, in general, are a great method of strength training without a great deal of impact. You do get a sweat going, but you don’t feel like your gasping for air or in need of a 4000 calorie meal to recover from it.
Pure Barre on Demand Vs In-studio Classes
Pure Barre Workouts vs Beachbody on Demand
In January 2020, Beachbody on Demand launched its first full, 60-day barre program, Barre Blend. Designed to take a practitioner from beginner to barre expert, the program becomes progressively more challenging as you build strength and skill.
This is different from the Pure Barre Platform where workouts are not designed in a format to help you progress from newbie to advanced. I love that about all the Beachbody on Demand programs. The platform offers over 700 different styles of workouts (not just barre), so you'll never get sick of getting your sweat on.
The price difference also makes Beachbody on Demand a winning option as it's $8.99 a month rather than $29.99 a month for Pure Barre's online platform.
Are Barre Workouts a Fad?
Barre workouts came on the fitness scene back in 2010 (even earlier in New York). Since then, several major brands have made a huge footprint in the studio market with franchises popping up in most major cities across the US and Canada. The reason for their popularity is that the workouts offer great results without a lot of impact. They're also fun, which makes the time go by faster and consistency a lot easier.
Do Online Barre Workouts Give You the Same Results?
The benefit of working out at a studio include in-person instruction, correction on form, and getting that extra push from the others around you. It's certainly helpful to have these things, but the downside is the expense and the time and trouble of finding a studio, getting to and from your classes and waiting for the class to begin. With that, online classes make it easier to get your workout done, and in my opinion, done is better than perfect.
Want a cheaper alternative to Pure Barre?
I think we all do! Wow, the one downside of this workout program is that it's super pricey. One in-person class is typically around $30 and the online platform is $29.00 per month (at the time that I'm writing this). If you want a cheaper alternative to Pure barre on demand classes, consider Beachbody on Demand. Their monthly membership fee (for online classes) is only $7.99 a month and they have an endless variety of classes to choose from. I also know that they're planning to release their first barre program in January which is super exciting! I love their instructors and the quality of the programs are always top notch. They also provide meal plans, workout calendars and healthy cooking shows - something you won't find on Pure Barre on Demand.
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.