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New barre studio in Dallas Design District may change your life

New barre studio in Dallas Design District may change your life

Barre Bee, chicago
Barre Bee Fit started in Chicago.  Photo by Joshua Schottenstein
Alicia Hutton
Alicia Hutton, owner of the Dallas studio, says that Barre Bee changed her life.  Photo courtesy of Barre Bee
Barre Bee, chicago
Alicia Hutton

At the rate fitness studios are opening in Dallas, we have no excuse to shirk our workouts. The latest addition is Barre Bee Fit, which opens August 5 in the former Fusion Fitness space at 1430 Dragon St., in the Dallas Design District.

Barre Bee’s philosophy is different from a traditional barre studio. Instructors don’t push you past your limit or shout your name. Instead, Barre Bee promotes a more spiritual approach.

Founders Ariana Chernin and Jillian Lorenz started Barre Bee Fit in Chicago, with the goal of providing a one-stop workout comprising cardiovascular training and body toning. Perhaps more important, their method is all about motivation and building confidence.

Each of the nine classes incorporates cardio conditioning and sculpting while using isometric movements. Clients are in and out of the studio in an hour, and even though this workout generally appeals to women, Dallas franchise owner Alicia Hutton says Barre Bee welcomes men.

Hutton also says living by the Barre Code means focusing on health, inner self and the body as a whole.

“Every time I went to Barre Bee, I felt like I was at home, getting a workout in a non-threatening environment,” says Hutton, who visited the studio when she was a nurse in Chicago. “It changed my life.”

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Stop by the opening party on August 2, 7:30-10:30 pm, or try out a class for free August 3, at 9:30 or 11:30 am. Regular studio hours — 6 am-9 pm daily — start August 5.