Pure Barre is a new fitness phenomenon. Founded by Carrie Rezabek Dorr, it’s a total body workout using the ballet barre as part of the fitness routine.
The Pure Barre logo includes the words lift, tone, and burn. During a one-hour workout, it was obvious those descriptors are accurate. This low-impact routine safely tones and strengthens your thighs, seat, abs, hips and arms.
There are two Pure Barre locations in the Dayton area: Mason and the newest location in Centerville. Co-owners Janna Williams and Joni Green opened their second fitness facility on December 5.
“I took a class and became addicted. Participated in classes for 2 to 3 years, and decided I wanted to do more with it. So I looked into franchising opportunities in Ohio where I’m from,” said Williams, a former competitive dancer and soccer player who lives in Springboro.
Pure Barre merges Pilates, yoga and ballet movements to upbeat, contemporary music. It’s a quick way to burn fat and sculpt a woman’s body.
“I took classes the second day it was open, and ‘drank the Koolaid’ so to speak. Then I became an instructor, and still wanted more, so Janna and I decided to partner,” said Green, a Mason resident and former Big 10 tennis collegiate. “It’s a lifestyle change. In Mason, people who didn’t know each other are now best friends and having coffee together afterwards.”
Client perspective: “I’ve been coming off and on for the past year. I like how it’s increasing my strength and flexibility,” said Nikki Beattie of Monroe. “It’s perfect for what I wanted. It’s challenging, and you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the hour.”
Pricing: Besides a free, one-class tryout, the New Client Specials include: $50/6 classes preview package; $99/one month unlimited; $140 second month unlimited.
Location: 62 W. Franklin Street, Centerville.
Contact information: (937) 535-BURN (2876), www.purebarre.com, or find “Pure Barre Dayton” on Facebook.