Meagan Thomas is an instructor at Pure Barre here in Colorado Springs located at 5262 North Nevada Avenue Suite 120 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.
Meagan really enjoys staying active, during the interview she admitted to us that along with her membership at Pure Barre she also attends Orange Theory and goes to the gym to do some heavy lifting. All of these put together make for a very well rounded fitness experience!
We first asked “What is Pure Barre?” It is a combination of yoga and Pilates where you use isometric movements and your body weight. During the workouts you work each muscle to failure while only moving a few inches or even one inch at a time. These very limited ranges of motion might seem easy however, we can confirm they are not. This type of training really uses smaller muscles that might not get the same amount of attention as the bigger muscles and it really puts your mental strength to the test. It’s very hard to stay calm, relaxed, focused on your breathing and push through the burn. All of these things make for a great whole body workout!
If I understood correctly… Believe me sometimes I get things wrong, I know it surprises me too! Each class ends with some type of ab or core work to complete the package. Other classes focus more on cardio while others are more strength and mobility based.
These Barre Classes would be great for a stand-alone program or great as an addition to any program. The cool thing about barre is that you need to focus on using the correct muscles, this has a unique way of connecting your mind to your body and will really help targeting the correct muscles and will also translate into positive changes in other areas. For instance, Meagan describes how after she started training with Barre she got better at running without running! I don’t know about you but if I can get better at anything without actually doing anything… Well let’s just say “sign me up!” Also many athletes use cross training to help them in their specific sport or activity. Finally Barre is low impact, this means if you’ve had any type of past injury or you just don’t like all that high intensity stuff, Barre might be just what you’re looking for.
Feel free to visit them here: PureBarre.com
In addition to teaching Pure Barre Meagan is also a foodie who loves Colorado Springs! Meagan goes to all of the wonderful local eateries and writes about her experience with the food and local breweries. She has tried dozens of local places and has informed me on some great places I never even knew about and I am a native as well. Before you plan your next night out be sure to check out her blog for new places to try.
Meagan’s Blog: SpringsNative.com
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And as always remember – Stay Motivated!