There’s a new barre on Franklin Street – and no, that isn’t a typo.
Located across the street from Target, barre.[d] is a studio that offers a variety of exercise classes with a focus on barre. Sarah Wyland, the studio’s owner, said that barre is a blend of several different types of workouts with a foundation in ballet.
“It’s a low-impact strength training workout at its core,” she said. “It’s a combination of ballet, pilates, yoga and in our case — which kind of sets us apart — physical therapy. So it brings all of that together to create a low-impact workout that truly anyone can do.”
Wyland also said the ballet part of the studio’s approach helped to inspire its unique name.
“We always get questions about that,” Wyland said. “This is something that people kind of miss a little bit, if you look at the brackets around the ‘d,’ they’re actually ballet bars, which is what we use in the studio.”
In addition to its usual instruction, the studio also has options for pregnant women, new mothers and clients with physical disabilities.