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New aerobics class sweeping nation

A new aerobics class is sweeping the nation, one that works without the knee lifts and punching bags.

A combination of ballet, pilates and weight training, pure barre is creating quite a buzz in the workout world.

During the 55 minute class participants may look like they're not doing much, but that's the point.

Pure barre tones muscles without high-impact movements.  Rather the focus is on small, succinct exercises.

"We work the muscle till it's very hot and malleable and then we go into a series of stretches so when the muscle is that warm it can change shape." Bratschi Johnson, owner of a Pure Barre said.

The ballet barre helps participants use their own body weight to create resistance, and works the muscles to the point of exhaustion.

Every gym we called in the Cedar Valley is not offering anything like it.

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