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Workout Franchise Pure Barre Comes to Lawrence

Pure Barre, a barre style workout franchise, has opened a new location in Lawrence.

Owners Kim Ashley and Carrie Barton-Skinner felt that there was an opportunity to open a location in the city.

“Lawrence really spoke to us with the University, all the college students, the community — it’s a larger city but with a smaller feeling, so we really liked that community,” Barton-Skinner said.

Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small movements that burn fat and sculpt muscles.

Barton-Skinner says that while there are physical and mental benefits, there is a more important aspect to Pure Barre.

“Pure Barre is about transforming women — all the way around — not just physically,” she said.

The studio is located at 6th and Wakarusa. For more information and to sign up for classes, visit or call (785)330-5760.