Pure Barre, a boutique fitness studio with over 600 locations, might just be the workout you’ve been looking for. Orange County Pure Barre Owner Monica Grubin owns five studios in the area: Huntington Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, which has been Grubin’s original studio for 12 years. “Before Pure Barre, I worked in Orthopedic Surgery and was attending Physician Assistant School,” says Grubin, “but once I found the Pure Barre Technique, I realized this workout was what the fitness space was lacking and could solve orthopedic problems before they needed surgical intervention.” Pure Barre Orange County
The studios offer three different classes, not levels. “I think that is my favorite aspect of Pure Barre; it is literally for anyone,” explains Grubin. Members of all different experiences will be in one class together. “We don’t have levels, as you can really go at your own pace,” she explains. “If you need to take a break, take a break. You focus on your own body and movements.”
“I think that is my favorite aspect of Pure Barre; it is literally for anyone.”—Monica Grubin Pure Barre Orange County
The three classes offered are: Classic, a full body workout with a series of low-impact, high-intensity movements; Pure Empower, more cardio and interval training; and Pure Reform, resistance-based training, targeting major muscle groups. “I honestly don’t have a favorite class,” says Grubin. “It just depends on the day. Women tend to feel different every day according to our cycles. The three classes are a good mix of all workouts.”
As for this past year, it’s no secret that fitness centers have had to change how business is run. “We’ve gone virtual, with virtual class offerings. We have new regulations in place—as many fitness centers do—like temperature checks, distancing and sanitation procedures,” explains Grubin, ”but we also have a CASPR air filter, so all air being pumped into the studio has been purified.” The studios are also able to control their exposure, as locations are only about 1,000 square feet. Plus, class sizes are small and must be registered for, so the studio is able to know who attended which class. “We are able to keep it safe,” assures Grubin.
234 E 17th Street, Ste 116
Costa Mesa, CA 92627