Looking for a new kind of exercise? Barre classes are taking the country by storm, teaching ballet-type moves to strengthen and tone your body using the ballet barre. Here are some of our favorite studios.
Seattle-Eastside Bar Method
124 Westlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Hailed in Details magazine, and a consistent winner with Seattle Magazine and 425, Seattle-Eastside Bar Method is a one-hour total body workout comprised of muscle strengthening and stretching techniques partially performed at the ballet bar, strategically choreographed and executed to music. The system is designed to create a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of ballet dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy, and the intense pace of interval training. Locations in Seattle and in Redmond Town Center.
1404 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Locally owned, Barre 3 will help you develop the length of a dancer and the strength of an athlete with their highly effective 60-minute workouts. Each class follows a thoughtful sequence for fast body shaping results and long term postural benefits. Locations also in Bellevue, Issaquah and Kirkland.
5001 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. Students see results in just 10 classes. Pure Barre Seattle is located in the Northcut Landing Building (across from U-Village).
606 Broadway East, Studio A
Seattle, WA 98102
An energetic, fun, high-energy, innovative and distinct approach to fitness and wellness that is exclusive to Capitol Hill, LAB5 offers a variety of Barre classes, including traditional Barre, Ballet Barre and TRX Barre. LAB5′s promise is that you will see your core strength increase, as well as your mobility, balance, and cardiovascular endurance. And you will feel and see the results.
The Pilates Body Movement Studio
6515 43rd Ave. Ct NW, Suite 202
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
The studio offers Booty Barre workouts. A fun, high-energy 55 minute group fitness experience, which fuses exercise techniques from the worlds of Pilates, Dance, Cardio-Sculpting Moves and Yoga. You’ll firm, tighten and tone your whole body without adding bulk, and you’ll burn mega-calories along the way. No dance experience required!