High intensity, low impact and using muscles you never knew existed is how Rachel Cahayla-Wynne
describes a workout at Pure Barre
, the new Deerfield fitness studio she
"It's a complete total body workout that targets specific muscle groups and works them to fatigue," said Cahayla-Wynne, a certified Pure Barre instructor and former professional ballet dancer.
"This is a great workout for anyone, including pregnant women, older people, people who are recovering from an injury, and runners," added Cahayla-Wynne
, who recommends the workouts three to four times per week.
"It's a form of cross training, and the results are toning of your muscles and lost inches off your waist and thighs."
A typical 55-minute Pure Barre
class includes a high-energy warm-up followed by sculpting and strengthening of the arms using light weights.
Clients then use the ballet barre to tone thighs, and lift and shape the glut muscles.
Lastly, they engage in targeted abdominal exercises to define and strengthen core, according to Cahayla-Wynne
"The format is always the same, but you will never take the same class," she
"Clients will say, 'I go to a personal trainer and I don't understand why I'm not as sore as I am when I leave here,'" Cahayla-Wynne