By Dawn Klavon
Sponsored by Pure Barre Woodbridge
Do you love a challenge? Pure Barre in Woodbridge has just the deal for you! Starting in January 2022, the Woodbridge-based fitness center will hold their second annual Platinum Barre Challenge, daring members to attend at least 15 classes in-studio, and/or through their virtual studio for 12 months straight.
“That’s the challenge for everyone to do this coming year,” said studio owner Chelsea Shea. Pure Barre Studio Woodbridge opened in July 2020 and features four 50-minute group class formats that deliver an effective total-body workout focused on low impact, high- intensity movements to lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility and flexibility for all. Classes are carefully designed to fit a broad range of participants, with the overall goal to strengthen, lengthen and tone muscles for a stronger, leaner physique.
“Doing the challenge was a great way to hold myself accountable,” said Marlo Mahterian, who completed last year’s Platinum Barre Challenge. “For anyone who struggles with consistency, going for a challenge like this might help you stay focused and on track to reach any active goals you might have.”
2022 will be the second year for the Platinum Barre Challenge. Shea said that in 2021, four members completed this while the fitness studio was starting promotion of their new studio, growing their member base and only having classes at satellite pop-up locations and virtually.
“Four finished, having taken 15 classes monthly, whether virtually or in-person with our studio since January 2020,” Shea said. “During January of 2022, we will be celebrating them in a beautiful way.”
Last year, the Platinum Barre Challenge was the catalyst some members needed for continuity.
“I loved participating in the Platinum Barre Challenge – it kept me accountable to staying fit and going to class,” said Rachel Villarroel. “I never would have thought I would stay with it or be able to do 15 classes month after month, especially when life would get in the way. Thank you Pure Barre Woodbridge for helping me push to new limits!”
The four members who achieved the Platinum Barre Challenge will help kick off the 2022 version of the event. Shea hopes the event drives engagement, builds momentum from the studio’s Fall Fitness Challenge, and fosters community.
Platinum Fitness Challenge finisher Erica Argueta summed up the rewards of her effort: “The Pure Barre platinum challenge was more than just a challenge to me,” she said. “It taught me commitment and dedication.”
For more information about Pure Barre Woodbridge and how to become a member, contact the studio at (703) 904-6322.
Dawn Klavon is a contributing writer for Prince William Living.