Are you so burned out from running on a treadmill, listening to the once invigorating, now boring downloaded playlist? Can you sleepwalk your jogging path (and p.s. you actually hate outdoor exercise in the winter)? Are just over the gym and its chatty rats? Or are your in-house cumbersome exercise machines just in the way -(oh wait, they have been used to hang clothes on for the past 6 months)? Well, join the club. You are not alone, which is why the craze of the ballet barre workout has been moving across the country faster than you can spell Pilates. Not that we have anything against Pilates or the Reformer of course.
Want to get in on the action which is melting off fat, toning, tightening, and changing the body shapes of so many? I sure as hell do because one of my best friends, Marybeth Coleman, who is one of the owners of Pure Barre, has the BEST damn BODY. Listen up:
Pure Barre, the fastest, most effective way for people to change the shape of their bodies, announced the launch of its newest location in Bethesda. The new franchise studio, located at 4930 Hampden Lane in the Shoppes of Bethesda Shopping Center, is owned by Katie Shearin and Marybeth Coleman and is expected to open on January 20, 2014.
The ballet barre workout has exploded in popularity since its inception in 2001. Focusing on the areas of the body women struggle with the most, Pure Barre lifts the seat, tones the thighs and upper body, and creates the long and lean muscles of a dancer through small isometric movements centered around a ballet barre. Since it began franchising in 2009, more than 160 Pure Barre studios have opened in 36 states.
They are currently offering a pre-opening special for 5 weeks of unlimited classes for $99. This is available for a limited time only and can be purchased on the website at: purebarre.com/MD-bethesda
Classes are already forming at the new Pure Barre studio, which will operate Monday – Friday from 6am – 8pm, Saturday 8:30am-12pm, and Sunday 9am-5pm. Registering for a class is simple, and can be done in person, over the phone or by logging on to purebarre.com/MD-bethesda
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.