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Pure Barre provides a sculpting workout and sense of community

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With so many innovations in the fitness world, many are looking to find something beyond just a good workout – a community of support to help push them to their wellness goals.

Wilmington residents have discovered Pure Barre as the best of both worlds.

“Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise with more than 500 studios across North America and a dedicated following of 550,000-plus clients,” say KATE LIPPERT (left) and ALEX O’ROURKE, owners of Pure Barre Wilmington say in an email. “We opened our doors as the 100th location in October of 2012 and haven’t looked back!”

They both operate Pure Barre in Wilmington which has a schedule that offers three class structures to satisfy whole-body fitness needs.

“We offer three different class formats within the studio: classic, empower and reform,” they say. “All three are full-body and challenging in their own way.”

Those classes include:

Classic: During this 50-minute format, you’ll be guided through a series of low-impact, high-intensity movements that are designed to strengthen and tone your body in ways that no other technique can.

Empower: More cardio. More ways to crush your goals. Pure Empower is a fusion of barre and interval training designed to elevate your heart rate, build strength and rev up your metabolism. For 45 minutes, you’ll use multi-directional, dynamic movements with ankle weights and plyometric platform to target different muscle groups simultaneously – all at an invigorating pace.

Reform: Inspired by resistance training. Pure Reform is a total body workout that targets, shapes, and defines all major muscle groups through resistance‐based strength training. The 50‐minute class merges the elements you love from our classic technique with moves that challenge your strength, coordination, and balance by using resistance bands, sliders and the barre.

Pure Barre is for everyone, no matter where that person is fitness-wise.

“Pure Barre is geared towards anyone who wants to move, sweat, lengthen, tone, meet friends, feel strong, and/or feel a part of something,” they say.

The fitness studio’s members are of a wide variety of ages, fitness levels, backgrounds, and lifestyles, which is part of what makes the community and workout so special, they add.

“We are inspired daily to see clients of various fitness levels, ages, and stages of life come in and crush their workouts,” they say.

For those that would like to try out the workout, the first class is free.

Owners Lippert and O’Rourke grew up dancing competitively, so they wanted a workout they could do as adults to maintain their strong technique for dance as well as keep them healthy and fit overall.

While most clients do not have a dancing background, this history is what helps Lippert and O’Rourke carry out the classes at Pure Barre.

With the success, they have experienced at their 1123 Military Cutoff Road location, they are expanding and opening a second location in Wilmington at The Pointe at Barclay.

“Pure barre is an amazingly fun and effective workout and has a community like no other,” they say. “You can take our word for it, but we would like to invite you in to check out what we’re all about!

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