Locals can now try a workout that combines yoga, pilates and ballet barre before it officially comes to the 14th Street corridor.
The owner of a barre3 location under construction at 1832 14th St. NW is offering several free classes around the Borderstan coverage area before the studio is slated to open in January. Classes are an hour long and have strength training and low-impact cardio exercises.
The sessions include workouts at the Hamiltonian Gallery (1353 U St. NW) and Pacers Running (1821 14th St. NW) over the next several weeks.
“Teaching classes in these spaces has been a fun way to give people a taste of what barre3 14th Street will bring while highlighting neighborhood gems,” owner Alicia Sokol said in an email. “It’s especially fun when bringing people to spaces they have either not yet discovered or haven’t been to in a while.”
Founded seven years ago in Portland, Ore., barre3 has more than 75 locations across the country, including one studio in Georgetown.
Photo courtesy of Alicia Sokol