Ballet barre classes have made their way to Detroit with the opening of Detroit Barre on the Motor City’s East Riverfront neighborhood.
The 1-month-old fitness studio opened in a refurbished carriage house at 2217 Franklin St. near Chene Park, Atwater Brewery, and the Dequindre Cut. The space is 1,500 square feet, half of which is a dedicated workout area. Three instructors teach barre fitness, which is designed to work out the muscles of a dancer with low impact, isometric exercises that combine ideas from ballet, pilates, and yoga.
"It's accessible to people of all ages and ability levels," says Laura Davis, a teacher at Detroit Barre
. "It provides a space where people of all walks of life can come together and improve their fitness level."
Detroit Barre currently welcomes a couple dozen regulars to its class. Davis and her partners would like to grow that clientele over the next year as they establish the business.
"We'd like to have a regular 50 students come in on a weekly basis," Davis says.
Source: Laura Davis, teacher at Detroit Barre
Writer: Jon Zemke
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