Pure Barre opens this week at MarketStreet Lynnfield, bringing a unique approach to fitness that uses a ballet barre and other equipment to do a whole-body workout.
In a recent phone conversation with Lynnfield Patch, Leigh Bagarazzi, owner of the newly opened Pure Barre at MarketStreet Lynnfield, reported that the company was founded in 2001 in Michigan by a woman who taught students one at a time in her basement.
The Pure Barre method reportedly uses a mix of yoga, pilates, dance, and the previously mentioned ballet barre, as well as other items like weights, tubes and rubber balls during a 55-minute workout that focuses on the entire body. Bagarazzi said that the low-impact workout is also great as a complement to other types of workout programs.
Bagarazzi said that the workout at Pure Barre tends to
target body areas that women tend to focus on while working out – although she
also emphasized that men are welcome at the classes as well and are regular
participants. The classes are conducted with all of the skill levels together,
with movements that can be modified by the individual as they work out.
Bagarazzi also indicated that Pure Barre will hold a grand opening celebration this Thursday, January 30, while those on its mailing list will be invited to preview day events on the 29th and 28th.