I was introduced to the Lotte Berk Method in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Pure Barre Studio. I had stumbled upon a flyer in the college newspaper and it was offering buy one class get one free. In college I loved any class that would get me out of the gym so I thought I would give it a try.
For those of you who don’t know what the Lotte Berk Method is, it is an exercise method that originated in London almost 50 years ago by a famous German dancer. It got its start as an exercise for women to strengthen their spines and core. But, people noticed how beautiful their bodies were becoming and it soon grew in popularity with the movie stars and stage people like dancers. Lydia Bach brought it to the U.S. and further refined the method to make it a single, all encompassing exercise for women that basically does it all: strength, endurance, cardio, body sculpting, weight loss, and flexibility. The end goal is to develop a dancer’s body. Please go to http://www.lotteberkmethod.net/ to find out more information. After decades of success Lydia Bach closed down her studios but licensed her method to some of her instructors hence the birth of Pure Barre.
Attending my first class at Pure Barre I had no idea what to expect. But one hour later and a rude awakening to how out of shape I actually was I was hooked. I immediately bought an unlimited month pass and attended class 5 to 6 days a week. After a couple of weeks I noticed changes in my body. This was the first time I actually saw a change in my body, my arms and thighs were getting more toned. After all those boring nights on the treadmill and seeing no results I finally found something that I could see a change in. The only sad part was I had just found Pure Barre in January and I was graduating from the University in Michigan in April and I would be leaving Ann Arbor to move to New York City. I was so sad, so I asked my instructors how I would be able to take class in New York and they laughed and said they have some of the best studios there. They mentioned two Physique 57 and Exhale Spa which had Core Fusion.
I was so excited so during one of my trips out to New York I tried both studios.