PBNA: What brought you into Pure Barre the first time?
Jane: The first time I came into Pure Barre, you were offering a free community class to benefit a local food pantry. I am an avid exerciser and am always game to try something new. Plus, I loved ballet classes as a child. It seemed like a great opportunity to combine something new yet old, while also benefitting a good cause.
PBNA: What is your proudest Pure Barre moment?
Jane: Every class something happens that inspires me. It could be as simple as mastering the elusive 'C curve' during abs or getting through a platform class without missing too many cues. Of course, I am proud of completing all of the extra challenges that come up periodically and my membership in the "250 Club."
PBNA: How has Pure Barre positively impacted your life?
Jane: I try to start every day with a morning Pure Barre class. From the minute I walk in, I'm greeted with a big warm hello from the instructors and staff who are truly some of the nicest people I've ever dealt with. And how great is it when the first words you hear in the day are an encouraging "awesome job, Jane."
PBNA: What is your favorite part about class?
Jane: I know I sound like I'm gushing and I guess I am, but I enjoy every part of the class. I admit that I am relieved when we've completed the first half of the seat workout. It's the halfway point of class and the hardest part of the workout for me. I know that once I've gotten that far, I'll make it through the rest.
PBNA: What advice would you give a Pure Barre newbie?
Jane: It doesn't get easier, but that's not what you want from a great workout. Every class is always different and always challenging. Embrace it and enjoy it.
PBNA: Share a random fun fact about yourself.
Jane: Other than torturing Gabby for the last year about dating my son some day, I competed in my first horse show this summer.
PBNA: Describe Pure Barre in one word.
Jane: Uplifting - literally and figuratively.