100 Thoughts I Have During Barre Class

Back in February I tried out this new fad called yogging Pure Barre. I got a month of unlimited classes for only $100 so, factoring in my gym membership, I was like, alright I’m officially spending $170 on fitness this month, I have a problem, I should probably go to this class. So I did. And I did. And I did again. And then I got super addicted, started paying full price – $225 a month, got even more sucked in when I completed the 20 classes in 30 days challenge to get one month for only $150, which sounded cheap at that point, and eventually cancelled my gym membership so I could do barre and only barre because OBSESSED. Now, I’ve been going for a couple months and let me tell you – IT DOES NOT GET ANY EASIER. Actually, it only gets harder. Because once you realize what you’re actually supposed to be doing, you will sweat your face off and struggle through every class. And while every class is different, my thoughts remain the same each day… starting with: do I have to go today? The answer is always yes, unless I have a 6am scheduled. Then I will wake up and cancel at 5:30am. Sorry.

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Here are 100 thoughts I have throughout Pure Barre. Do you have any of the same?!

  1. Where should I sit?
  2. Ugh, someone is sitting way too close to my spot. What do I do now?
  3. Everyone in this room is so thin.
  4. And fit.
  5. And wearing Lululemon.
  6. And Athleta.
  7. I wonder if anyone can tell I got my tank top at TJ Maxx…
  8. Okay, so when is this going to start?
  9. Oh… the teacher is putting her headset on!
  10. I wonder if my butt will ever look like hers…
  11. There’s the music! Should I stand?
  12. No, no. Not yet. I don’t want to be the first one to stand.
  13. AHH. Everyone is standing.
  14. Better take a sip of water quick.
  15. Okay, knee lifts.
  16. Damn, people are so uncoordinated.
  17. Do I look uncoordinated?
  18. Whatever.
  19. How am I already sweating? We’re only on warm up.
  20. UGH plank.
  21. Tuck AND plank at the same time??? WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM?
  22. My toes are slipping, my toes are slipping.
  23. Okay, let me just lift my ass up to get to re-position myself.
  24. Please don’t let them take a picture to post on Facebook right now…
  25. ITS OVER ITS OVER.
  26. But it’s not over. There’s more…
  27. How the F is that girl next to me going so low in her push ups?
  28. So, now my butt is supposed to be next to my hands for tricep dips.
  29. MY SEAT WON’T GO BACK ANY FURTHER.
  30. Okay, arms… you ready?
  31. Is that muscle for real??? Is that what my arm really looks like?
  32. Why don’t my arms look like this in the mirror at home? Is this mirror programmed to make my arms look good?
  33. Don’t put your arms down. Don’t put your arms down.
  34. You’re almost done. YOU ARE ALMOST DONE.
  35. ARM STRETCH.
  36. Oh no.
  37. I can do this. Look at me go. I am doing thighs.
  38. HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE MOST PAINFUL THING IVE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE.
  39. Is thigh work equivalent to giving birth?
  40. HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THAT GIRL’S RING!
  41. Am I the poorest person in this room?
  42. Oh right, back to thighs. WHEN IS IT OVER?
  43. NO, NOT THE RESISTANCE BAND.
  44. What if I break the band with my thighs? Has that ever happened to anyone?
  45. Why is no one else coming out of this thigh sprint for a break? Why am I so weak?
  46. Time to shut my eyes and shake.
  47. THEYRE SHAKING. THEYRE SHAKING. MY THIGHS ARE SHAKING.
  48. Nope sorry. You cannot do anything for 10 seconds that involves shaking thighs.
  49. Finally. The stretch. The halfway point.
  50. But we still have to do seat work.
  51. Okay this isn’t so bad.
  52. Just kidding. MY STANDING LEG MIGHT FALL OFF.
  53. Here comes the teacher. What am I doing wrong now?
  54. But it hurtssssssssssssssss.
  55. A STRETCH, A STRETCH.
  56. But we’re not done. THERE’S A WHOLE OTHER SIDE.
  57. Here we go.
  58. She said my name! I’m doing a good job!
  59. Don’t act cocky. Pretend it never happened.
  60. But wait. What if there’s another person with my name? What if she wasn’t saying good job to me?
  61. What if I’m not doing a good job…
  62. Okay. Done with seat, basically done with class.
  63. Slow abs against the wall. Basically rest time.
  64. Just kidding, I should actually try.
  65. What am I going to make for dinner tonight?
  66. I’m hungry.
  67. When is this class over?
  68. Fast abs! Please don’t do diamond. Please don’t do diamond.
  69. WHY CAN’T I GO ON MY TOES IN DIAMOND AND NOT SPREAD MY LEGS SO FAR APART?
  70. Floor abs. We’re getting there.
  71. *Looks in mirror* Oh my god, I look huge. *TUCK IN STOMACH*
  72. But seriously what’s for dinner?
  73. *Looks in mirror again* I look good.
  74. Oh nooooooo, it’s time to lie on my back. Seriously this class is never ending.
  75. WERK. WERK. WERK.
  76. LOWER BODY CURLS. HELP.
  77. WHERE IS THE FINAL 10?
  78. OH MY GOD IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S HERE.
  79. I LOVE LYING DOWN.
  80. Can I stay here forever?
  81. *Looks in mirror* I look so thin when I arch my back.
  82. Wait. IT’S NOT OVER.
  83. *Peeks in mirror* Sex.
  84. Is this what I look like when I have sex?
  85. Is Pure Barre making me better at sex?
  86. We all look like we’re having sex.
  87. This music.
  88. How am I shaking right now?
  89. Seriously.
  90. Can this end?
  91. I need to collapse.
  92. I need to eat.
  93. Can we speed this stretch up?
  94. WHY WON’T YOU END, CLASS?
  95. Wowwwww I am so flexible.
  96. This will be the deepest breath I take all day.
  97. Oh my god, it’s over.
  98. I AM BEYONCE.
  99. I can’t wait to do this again tomorrow.
  100. I LOVE PURE BARRE.
Samantha Matt

Hi I’m Sam. I made this website in 2011 and it’s still going. I like pizza, French fries, barre class, spinning, more pizza, more French fries, and clothes. I have a serious shopping problem. Writing is fun. Follow me on the twitter - @samanthamatt1.

43 Comments
  1. Hysterical! I own 2 PB studios & I think about 80 of your thoughts in class…but I’m not twllung which ones!

  2. I love this! I think I have thought all 100 of those at some point if not every class in that exact order! 🙂

  3. This is me, all day, every day. The thing I like most about PB is that, yes, there are so many tiny girls up in there, but at some point in the class, they too look like they want to slap our instructor (who is always nice) right across the face. We are, all of us, unified in our pain.

  4. This is the funniest and truest blog about Pure Barre I have ever read! Hilarious. I have thought every one of these things–yes, all of my PB clothes are from TJ Maxx!

  5. This is so spot on!! I’ve been taking Pure Barre for a few months now and continue to experience these very same thoughts. A friend who just signed up asked if I had any tips for newbies. I sent her this post with the text that this “perfectly summarizes every class.”

  6. I am on my 6th PB class and your post had me DYING!!! You are inside my head!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing what the rest of us are thinking!

  7. this is hysterical! I am of course trolling the internet for pure barre info I am on my 2nd week and am OBSESSED. I think all of those things every class! esp the ring. WHY IS EVERYONE RICH

  8. i can see how this is comical but at the same time…should you really be worrying about stupid stuff like brands of clothing people are wearing, and criticizing your own body constantly through the work out. This is completely bogus. How about we address the fact that you should be praising your body for moving and using it and it being healthy and able to do so? How about we address the fact that taking something ballet inspired and making it so ugly and anti-art it’s disgusting. Last but not least…take a real ballet class ladies.

  9. I think i have felt pretty much all of these I am a newbie almost finished my first month and already signed up for the next 3 months very addicting for sure. I will be giggling to some of these tonite as i head into the last class of night. Ugh but yes!! iIhate and love pure barre its a complicated relationship but i have to keep taking classes.

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