PilatesBarre in the Burbs

PilatesBarre stretches from Dallas to suburbs with inventive machine

PilatesBarre stretches from Dallas to suburbs with inventive machine

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PilatesBarre opens its first suburban locale in Flower Mound in January. Photo courtesy of Pilates Barre
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Studios contain a mix of spring boards and BarreFormers. Photo courtesy of Pilates Barre
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The new Barreformer allows for an optimal PilatesBarre workout in 50 minutes. Photo courtesy of Pilates Barre
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Co-founder Lauren Sharng. Photo courtesy of Pilates Barre
Meghann, Pilates Barre
Co-founder Meghann O'Leary. Photo courtesy of Pilates Barre
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The ladies behind PilatesBarre must have had “major expansion” on their to-do list this year. In addition to opening multiple studios around Dallas — including a second University Park location coming this month — they are now expanding their body-sculpting workout to the suburbs.

PilatesBarre’s first suburban locale will open in Flower Mound in January, offering 40 classes per week and amenities such as showers and locker rooms. Also coming in 2015 are studios in Highland Village and Southlake, which they say makes the brand the largest locally owned Pilates-based boutique fitness studio in the Dallas area.

PilatesBarre provides customers with the holistic principles of Pilates, combined with resistance training and cardio elements, for a unique exercise regimen that promises maximum results. But when you ask founders Lauren Sharng and Meghann O’Leary what sets PilatesBarre apart from its competitors, the ladies have one word for you: Barreformer.

Designed by the duo, the equipment takes workouts to the next level with its jumpboard and split carriage option, which means a more efficient and effective workout.

“We can incorporate more exercises into each class, because our Barreformer is designed specifically for groups to allow the clients to adjust their own equipment with ease between exercises [for] a more effective 50-minute class,” Sharng says.

PilatesBarre offers four class options — PilatesBody, Bootcamp Barre, PilatesBarre and SpringBarre — which can be purchased in groups of one, 10, 20 or 30. Three-, six- and 12-month unlimited memberships are also available, as are private sessions. Special rates are available for first-timers and SMU students.

Prices range from $15-$485; currently there is a limited-time $169 first-month unlimited rate promotion.

“We are very excited about our expansion — not only in regards to our new locations, but also with this equipment,” O’Leary says. “It really is groundbreaking for the fitness world.”