As they say, it was love at first tuck.
After my first class at Pure Barre Boston, it was pretty much all I could think of. This workout is no joke. My whole entire body shakes and burns from these intense moves. I wanted and needed more!
This page is dedicated to me busting my butt off in the Pure Barre Boston 20 classes in 30 day challenge of 2013!
My goals going into this challenge are:
- Become STRONGER! After getting injured in Boston Marathon 2012, I realized how weak my body actually was. Yes, I could run pretty fast at times, but running does notequal strong. In Pure Barre language, this might be going more than an inch lower from day one of this challenge!
- Get TONE! What girl DOESN’T want those nice tone abs and strong arms?! I want to gain muscle mass and see my strength! Even though I’ve always been pretty fit, I’ve never had strong arms and a core. My weak core is part of the reason my hips fell apart in marathon training!
- Increase flexibility. If you watch some of the instructors or other students in the class, they can do a full split. Someday I want to do that too! I know that I won’t accomplish this by the end of this month, but I want to make progress.
- Build a COMMUNITY! I love building new friendships and meeting people who are passionate about the same things as me. I also enjoy meeting people who are passionate about DIFFERENT things because they inspire me to try something new or open my eyes to a world I haven’t seen before. I already have made some new friends through Pure Barre and am looking forward to building even more relationships.
Note: During this month, I really want to test how Pure Barre can create great results. I don’t intend on doing any other strength workouts. Additional workouts I will be doing include some cycling and running to get my cardio in. I will also try to practice yoga at least once a week (even if just 20 minutes on my own) to make sure that I do enough hip openers to prevent my hips from tightening up.