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7 Women Share the ONE Thing That Finally Helped Them Lose Weight

Women's Health Logo By Brittany Anas of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 7: <p><strong>Katie</strong><br><strong>Age:</strong> 29<br><strong>Weight Lost:</strong> 43 pounds</p><p>When Katie became disenchanted with big, chain gyms, a friend suggested that she give <a href="http://www.pulsebarre.com/">Pulse Barre</a> a try. The boutique studio in Mechanicsville, Virginia teaches low-impact, <a href="http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/high-intensity-interval-training">high-intensity workouts</a>, blending movements borrowed from ballet, Pilates, and yoga. "From the second I walked in, I felt welcomed," she says. "I never felt judged. Everyone was just there working on their own goals and supporting one another." Today, Katie is five months into her weight-loss journey, with a goal of losing 80 to 100 more pounds. She shows up to the one-hour barre classes four days a week, and sticks around for a one-hour yoga class one night per week. Moves like "seated chair," which works her core and thighs, are making her feel stronger than ever. </p>RELATED: <a href="http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/small-changes-for-major-weight-loss">8 Little Changes That Lead To Major Weight Loss</a>

"I Started a Barre Program"

Katie
Age: 29
Weight Lost: 43 pounds

When Katie became disenchanted with big, chain gyms, a friend suggested that she give Pulse Barre a try. The boutique studio in Mechanicsville, Virginia teaches low-impact, high-intensity workouts, blending movements borrowed from ballet, Pilates, and yoga. "From the second I walked in, I felt welcomed," she says. "I never felt judged. Everyone was just there working on their own goals and supporting one another." Today, Katie is five months into her weight-loss journey, with a goal of losing 80 to 100 more pounds. She shows up to the one-hour barre classes four days a week, and sticks around for a one-hour yoga class one night per week. Moves like "seated chair," which works her core and thighs, are making her feel stronger than ever. 

© Photograph by Katherine Champagne

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