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Lift, Tone, Burn – Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale

A fitness post? Crazy, I know, but it’s the beginning of a New Year, I’m on a health kick and lets face it, this kick probably wont last much longer so I might as well talk about it while I can.

Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was recently invited to participate in a blogger’s Pure Barre fitness class by Aileen who blogs at Newsy Parents and helped organize the class here in Fort Lauderdale. Believe it or not this wasn’t my first time taking a Pure Barre class so I already knew what I was in for — unbelievable soreness. Why did I sign up for this again? I did ballet for about ten years so when I heard about Pure Barre I was excited to try it out. Unfortunately, after taking a class, I realized the closest thing Pure Barre offers to ballet is the barre. Instead of looking graceful and elegant at the barre (like a ballerina would), I found myself shaking uncontrollably and sweating like crazy. Not cute. But hey, it was an amazing workout and for that, I will definitely continue lifting, toning, and burning with Pure Barre. They even provided us with some Pure Barre “sticky socks” which are a necessity so you don’t fall on your face (or worse, find yourself doing the splits when you physically can’t).

Pure Barre Fitness

Pure Barre Ft Lauderdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pure Barre Story:

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 180 studios across the country, and more opening every month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001. With no initial clients, staff, signage or even a bathroom, Carrie successfully grew Pure Barre into the dynamic company it is today.

In July of 2009, Pure Barre became a franchise and has exploded in popularity, due to its extremely effective technique (which transforms the shape of a woman’s body in record-breaking time); friendly, high-energy atmosphere; and fun, motivating music.

Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women share a sense of community, in which they are inspired and empowered by each other’s fitness and lifestyle goals. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers DVDs, equipment and exercise apparel.

If you live here in South Florida and would like to try a Pure Barre class for yourself, check out Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale. They’re having their grand opening this weekend, January 31 – February 2, with demonstrations, giveaways and more. They are located in the Union Planters Plaza, next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Whole Foods at 2408 North Federal Highway, in Fort Lauderdale.

Have you tired Pure Barre before?

Pure Barre

 

Pure Barre: Facebook – Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale | Twitter: @PureBarreFtLaud | Instagram: @PureBarre_FTL

Union Planters Plaza: Facebook – Union  Planters Plaza | Twitter: @UPlantersPlaza | Instagram: @unionplantersplaza

30 Celebrities Under 5’4″

It can be hard to tell how tall someone is just from seeing them in photos and on TV. Here’s a list of some of Hollywood’s leading ladies that come in at 5’4 or under. Who’s the shortest of them all? Scroll down to see!

Eva Longoria 5’2
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New Year, New Awards Season!

Hollywood was buzzing last night with the first major award show of the season, the 71st Golden Globes. Some of my favorite petite celebrities walked the red carpet and looked absolutely beautiful. Here’s a round up of just a few of my favorite looks. Did you watch the show?

Jenna Dewan-Tatum (5’2) wearing Roberto Cavalli
Jenna Dewan Tatum Red Carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Roberts (5’3) wearing Lanvin
Emma Roberts Red Carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon (5’1) wearing Calvin Klein
Reese Witherspoon Petite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Poehler (5’3) wearing Stella McCartney
Amy Poehler Petite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Washington (5’4) wearing Balenciaga and showing off her petite baby bump!
Kerry Washington Red Carpet

Holiday Party Dresses

The holidays have officially arrived which means it’s party season. Between the company get-togethers and the New Years Eve parties, you’ll definitely need a couple new outfits. But what does one wear to all these different events? Dresses? Pants? Jumpsuits? Skirts? How do you accessorize? Everything from diamonds and rings to statement necklaces, take a look at some beautiful holiday bling to top it all off as well.

The Cocktail Dress

Holiday Party Dresses

YOANA BARASCHI black dress / Forever 21 strapless dress  / Moulinette soeur / Jerome C. Rousseau pointy-toe pumps / Charles David leather shoes / Toulouse Embellished Shift

Pants/Suits

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Left to Right: Dolan petite pants / ASOS black trousers / Legging / ASOS highwaist pants / Dolan petite pants

Skirts

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Left to Right: Halogen skater skirt / GOLD SEQUIN FLIPPY SKIRT | Express / SEQUIN FRINGE MINI SKIRT | Express

Jumpsuits/Rompers

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ASOS jump suit / ASOS lace romper / ASOS crepe jumpsuit / ASOS Petite | ASOS PETITE Exclusive Lace Playsuit at ASOS

Looking for some extra bling? Try everything from diamonds and rings to statement necklaces to help bring your outfit together.

Accessories

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Blue Nile graduation jewelry / Kate Spade stone pendant necklace / LOFT bauble bib necklace / Accessorize yellow gold ring / Miss Selfridge cocktail ring / Charlotte Russe hammered ring / Forever 21 bracelet set