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Strengthen your Mind and Body

Build endurance, get stronger, and surprise yourself with Pure Barre.

Article by Caitlin Agnew

Photography by Pao Sanchez

Originally published in Bellevue Lifestyle

Katie Wallis is the proud owner of four Pure Barre locations including Bellevue, Kirkland, and most recently Mill Creek and Lynwood.  Previously a fitness competitor and dancer, Katie discovered Pure Barre in 2010 and was instantly hooked.  “The workout was everything I loved wrapped up into one place. It's musically driven, high intensity, and FUN! The workout plus the incredible community made it something that quickly became a nonnegotiable in my life,” says Katie.  If you’re new to Pure Barre or long time member, Katie encourages you to "come as you are, on your best days or worst days, and leave class feeling better than when you walked in the door!".  Pure Barre offers four effective full-body workouts: Empower, Align, Define, and Classic.

Pure Barre Empower: Cardio + Barre + Intervals

Pure Barre Empower™ is a fusion workout of Classic Pure Barre and high-intensity interval training designed to elevate your heart rate, build strength, and increase your metabolism. For 45 minutes, you’ll use dynamic movements with ankle weights and a plyometric platform to target different muscle groups simultaneously.

Pure Barre Align: Balance + Flexibility

Pure Barre AlignTM combines classic strength-building barre technique with a unique emphasis on flexibility and balance training to deliver a restorative full body workout. In 50 minutes, you will focus on various flows of stretching to increase your joint mobility, while building muscular strength and stability.

Pure Barre Define: Strength + Power

Pure Barre Define™ fuses concepts from classic barre technique with weight-based strength training to develop muscular strength and power. In 50 minutes, you will experience the best of our Pure Barre technique fundamentals combined with additional dumbbell training in functional movements to enhance muscular definition and build confidence in your form.

Pure Barre Classic: Strength + Definition

Pure Barre Classic™ is the original barre class. The proprietary technique is the fastest, most effective low-impact, full-body barre workout using a ball, light hand weights and a resistance double tube. For 50 minutes, you will be guided through a series of low-impact, high-intensity isometric movements designed to improve your flexibility while strengthening and toning your body.

  • Pure Barre Owner, Katie Wallis