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Power Through a Low-Impact, High-Intensity Workout at Pure Barre Pentagon City

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Although the workouts change on a daily basis, you can always expect the same basic framework for a sweat session at Pure Barre Pentagon City. Classes begin with a warm-up on the floor, typically composed of moves like planks, and then they move into standing exercises using some light weights. Next comes a routine using the ballet barre, which takes aim at the thighs and backside, and then abdominal work and a cool-down.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this routine, however. Although the classes are slow-moving and low-impact, the extended holds of each pose mean that you really work up a sweat. Expect to be sore after your first few classes and see real change in your strength and muscle tone if you start to attend classes on a regular basis.