Pure Barre Opening in Wayne

A new studio will open in the Eagle Village Shops later this month

The workout utilizes the ballet barre to stretch and tighten muscles. Photo from purebarre.com

Pure Barre began in the basement of a Michigan office building in 2001. Ten years later, its popularity has earned it franchises in 22 states, and it continues to expand. Later this month, Noelle Zane, owner of Philly’s Center City outpost, will open a second location in the Eagle Village Shops in Wayne.

The Pure Barre technique promises to “lift your seat, tone your thighs and burn fat in record-breaking time” using small, isometric movements that target a specific muscle group while increasing heart rate. A typical 55-minute workout combines ballet exercises, Pilates and weights.

“We really work each muscle group to fatigue and then stretch it out to create long lean muscle, like a dancer,” says Zane, who studied dance throughout her college career. “We work on your entire body. The results speak for themselves. Women say they their bodies have changed shape after only three weeks.”

Zane decided to expand partly due to suggestions from her patrons from the Main Line seeking a more convenient location than the 17th & Walnut studio. The new studio will be slightly smaller—there’s no locker room.

“We’ll have fewer people hopping over for class during their lunch break here, so there’s less need for a space for people to shower and change,” says Zane.

Though the schedule hasn’t been set yet, Zane plans to offer thirty classes a week. Every new signee will also be eligible for the “new client special”: $100 for a month of unlimited classes (one month normally costs $225).

The studio’s grand opening date is still TBD, so keep an eye on the Pure Barre site for updates.