In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon: for $15, you get three classes at barre3 (a $30 value), with locations in Bellevue and Seattle. Featuring a blend of corporeal disciplines, one-hour barre3 classes innovate on the traditional ballet barre to tone bodies, improve balance, and instill calm. Experienced instructors guide pupils in lean muscle-making contortions that merge the graceful flows of yoga with the rigorous sequences of Pilates, leading to timely results and postural peace treaties with your spine. Both locations’ schedules accommodate any busy body-bender's daily itinerary, with childcare ($5 extra) available during some sessions.
Self magazine wrote about barre3 and owner Sadie Lincoln in its article about Madonna's new fitness regimen, and FitSugar reviewed barre3's classes. Yelpers give barre3 in Bellevue and Seattle an average of five stars.
- After the class, I felt limber and (it might have been my mind tricking me) taller too. Then came the morning. Today, I hurt in places I never thought possible — ever felt back-of-the-knee pain? Something must be working! – PopSugar, FitSugar
- I knew, that even through the current misery that I was experiencing, that this class would definitely deliver results. – Eloise M., Bellevue location, Yelp