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Types Of Exercise Programs

Is barre3 similar to Pure Barre?

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  • Both workouts have many similarities. For example, both are approximately an hour in duration and target the whole body. Both combine yoga, pilates, and ballet movements to provide a thorough low impact workout. Some of the differences include barre3 using a cork surface instead of Pure Barre’s carpet surfaces. Also, there is a greater emphasis on using a neutral spine when compared to Pure Barre workouts. Which workout is best for you depends on your current fitness level, fitness goals, as well as level of enjoyment. Try both and see which one is more appropriate for you.

  • ASadie Lincoln, Fitness, answered on behalf of barre3
    There are definitely similarities, and endless differences. Both offer efficient one-hour workouts that target the entire body. barre3 works in a neutral spine, while Pure Barre works in a tucked pelvis throughout class. barre3 studio floors are cork, where Pure Barre works on carpet. These are two basic differences.

    If you think of yoga, and how it has proliferated and segmented over the years, that is a good analogy to what is happening in the barre space. Currently, we all share the commonality of using the ballet barre, but how we use it, along with many other elements of the class, differs. It is definitely worth trying lots of different concepts to see what works best for you!
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