Time to Raise the ‘Barre3’

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Barre3 is functional training with a twist, according to their website, rooted in three disciplines, ballet barre, Pilates and yoga. (Image via Barre3)

A Portland, Oregon based boutique fitness studio plans on raising the fitness ‘barre’ in Blue Bell.

Barre3 opened its sixth Philadelphia area location last week in Whitpain Township. Setting up residence in the newest hotspot in town, the intersection of DeKalb and Skippack Pike, now known as Center Square Commons, Barre3 offers ballet, Pilates, yoga and more. They also offer hour-long classes, and for a nominal fee you can even bring the kids along.


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For the uninitiated, barre is a stationary handrail that provides support for people during various types of exercises. Barres are used extensively in ballet training and warm-up exercises, where such exercises are commonly referred to as barre work. In a ballet class, barre may also refer to the part of the class that involves barre work, Barres are also used for warm-up exercises in other types of dance, as well as in general fitness programs, according to wikipedia. 

Barre3 Blue Bell has a changing room, and mats and towels for your workout. They also offer beginner classes and provide nearly all you’ll need for a great workout, just bring your water bottle along! The new space was set to open Sept. 28 at 970 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

For more information check out the complete story here at philly.com.

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