The Goodhart Group was recently invited to preview Old Town’s newest fitness studio, Barre3, for a private class. An Oregon based franche, Barre3’s Old Town studio is a bright, sunny spot with a beautiful garden view located at 715 Duke Street (the corner of Duke and S. Washington). In advance of its opening this coming Monday, October 10th, we took a sneak peak! Here’s the skinny…
We were fortunate to have Meredith Kaufman, the studio owner, and Amy McNamara, a co-founder of the studio, lead our class. Barre3 delivers a full body workout using only low-impact movements drawing from ballet, yoga, and Pilates. The Barre3 signature 3-step sequence (holds, big and small movements) was designed by experts to produce a strong, lean, and balanced body. We did an extensive warm up and cool down to bookend the “tough stuff.”
Boy, did we feel the effects from all the squats, lunges and kicks! Our legs were quaking and our hearts were certainly pumping. But Meredith’s energy was contagious and she had us smiling throughout the class. The music was very upbeat and matched perfectly to our movements.
After class, clients can mingle in a small seating area in the lobby. Healthful snacks and drinks are available to students.
Barre3 is all about community – they really want their clients to stay and socialize after class!
They plan to offer a small retail area as well.
All Barre3 classes are 60 minutes and mixed level. You can modify up or down, depending on your energy level, injuries etc. A wide range of class times are offered to suit any schedule. Barre3 offers a variety of membership options, ranging from a single class drop in to a Founding Membership, with unlimited classes.
Best of all?
Barre3 makes it very easy for you to attend class.
Showers, towels and toiletries are provided so you can take a class on your way into work. Or bring the kids!! Onsite childcare is offered for a reasonable $5 per visit.
Barre3 is offering FREE classes all of week (October 10- 16) in celebration of its’ Grand Opening. Signup online here — these free classes are filling so do it soon!
We had a great morning at Barre3 and will certainly be back. We are thrilled that Old Town has yet another fabulous option for staying fit!