I began attending Pure Barre classes in late January. I was very hesitate to try because I have no previous dance or ballet experience, only yoga in the past. I am not flexible or coordinated either. I decided to give it a try and I have been going regularly ever since. I absolutely love going! I am seeing the best results I have ever seen from any other exercise class or program. I have toned up so much since January. Friends who have not seen me since the holidays are telling me how great I look. I have had two strangers ask if I am a runner recently. My flexibility has improved so much too! The staff and instructors at Inman location are always very friendly and have a lot of energy, even at the 6:00AM class. You can tell they love what they do! There are so many times I do not feel motivated to go, but once I am there, the instructors get me motivated. I am 38, so don't feel like Pure Barre is only for the young 20 somethings. There are women of all ages and sizes attending classes. One last thing, I have terrible back issues. It seems like every exercise program I did hurt my back. There are no heavy weights or equipment used in class or crazy moves. Pure Barre has actually strengthen my back. I really could keep going on and on about how much I love Pure Barre!
I attended classes at Body Talk for the first time yesterday and had a wonderful time. The instructors and the rest of the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The studio is beautiful and provides a very friendly ladies-only environment and the work out was tough, but fun. I took "Exotic Moves" with Mary Jane and she really had us moving and shaking... the chair and ab work was tough, but the music was fun and upbeat and everyone had a really good time. After that I tried the "Polerize" pole class with Chocolate, there were several more experienced students in the class, but she gave everyone plenty of attention and I loved that they have a limit of only 2 students to a pole. I have attended another pole class in the Atlanta area and this was far better than the other. For starters, everyone was in workout gear... not dressed in their underwear showing their behinds (and everything else) to the world. The prices are very reasonable, and I am thinking of having a party for my 40th birthday... best of all they can do it at my house if necessary. I went on their website and they even offer online classes which I may sign up for as well as I travel a lot for work, and could take classes from the comfort of my hotel.
I can't say enough about OPT Wellness. You'll just have to see the tremendous results and praises from the very diverse group of people that attend. For those very few negative reviews, I fear they would critique about other facilities and if they have time to watch rather than working out... (I think you understand where I'm going with my last statement). The individuals that attend get the results based on what they put in. That's anywhere you go. OPT Wellness is the first gym I've attended where I see vast results from the training provided. Its the quality of the trainers! The trainers are professional, the equipment is newer, and everyone (members included) works to ensure you're getting the results you desire. It's competitively priced and most importantly you'll want to return as often as possible. My husband, friends, and acquaintances are CONSTANTLY telling me how great I look since training at OPT. I challenge anyone to try out the facility and sign-up with a trainer. You won't regret it!!!