Working out is No. 2 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind teaching dogs to swear. Be your own best friend with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for five Pure Barre fitness classes (a $95 value)
- $79 for one month of unlimited Pure Barre fitness classes (a $165 value)
Up to 18 students gather for a one-hour session of joint-friendly isometric movements set to up-tempo music. Workouts attack problem areas of the female physique such as the abs, hips, seat, and arms without incorporating jumping or bouncing motions. The ballet barre provides stability for strength and stretching sections that build lean muscle while prohibiting bulk.
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
3139 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103