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Pure Barre Reno: Bringing a Big City Workout to the Biggest Little City

Participants at the Pure Barre workout at lululemon athletica prior to the studio’s opening day.

I used to have this co-worker in London who raved about her Barre workouts, and I had no idea what she was talking about. Was it ballet?

Then, one day on a business trip in Seattle, I walked by a Barre studio and stopped to see what a Barre workout really is…  Small, controlled and repetitive movements, sometimes with very light weights.

I was assured by my friend in London that after 100 reps, those 2-pound weights would feel like 50 pounds. In fact, she said she had taken her boyfriend to class once, and he could barely handle it.

The entrance to Pure Barre Reno
The entrance to Pure Barre Reno

When I heard that Pure Barre was opening in South Reno, I was excited to see what I thought as a big city workout fad coming to our town. I eagerly signed up for the free trial class they held at lululemon athletica to see what all the buzz was about.

I was running a few minutes late, and walked into a completely packed store, with women sitting on yoga mats on every square foot of the floor. I took my spot just as the class began.

For such small movements, it was amazing how fast my muscles started to burn, and shake. The class moved quickly from one movement to another without much stopping, which made for an engaging and extremely challenging workout.

Pure Barre gives the everyday woman the opportunity to use ballet-inspired moves to tone and sculpt their bodies. After the class, I chatted with the owner of Pure Barre Reno, Micah Kraemer. Micah told me that she had discovered Pure Barre while traveling to other cities, and credits Barre workouts for getting back into shape – and in the best shape of her life – after having a baby. She wanted to share this great workout with the Reno community. Be sure to watch the video interview with Micah and her team below!

A class at Pure Barre Reno
A class at Pure Barre Reno

Pure Barre recently opened in South Reno at 748 S. Meadows Parkway in the Smith’s shopping center. Want to try it for yourself? Mention Reno Moms Blog when you sign up for a $10 drop-in class (regular price is $23 for a drop-in). They’re also running a New Client Special, where you can get unlimited classes for one month for just $99 (For new clients only. One-time offer.)

This post was sponsored by Pure Barre Reno


About Lynnette Bellin

Lynnette Bellin
Lynnette Bellin is the owner and site manager of the Reno Moms Blog. She is a married mother of a tween girl and a rambunctious little boy. Lynnette moved to Reno in 2001 after choosing to live in a place that she loved for its natural beauty. Lynnette has written four children's books, including The Kindness Ninja and a series of three books called Adeline’s Magical Moments Collection. She has been obsessed with blogging since 2002. She is also on the board of Think Kindness, a local non-profit that inspires measurable acts of kindness. Lynnette loves to experience the outdoor adventures in our area, including skiing, hiking, camping, and open water swimming. She is especially thrilled to have her kids starting to love the same hobbies, and spends a lot of time shuttling them to the pool, Lake Tahoe or the ski area depending on the season. Lynnette’s life is a blur of kid activities, mediating sibling arguments, making homemade meals, and hugs and kisses, mixed with days of working in content marketing.

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