The Mint Town Center building boasts a new fitness option for men and women. The building’s first tenant, Pure Barre, offers a total body workout focused on lifting, toning and strengthening.
Pure Barre’s co-owners, Lacey Spruce and Gail Nofsinger, met several years ago at another Pure Barre location. Nofsinger, an avid hiker, says she hated exercising in a gym environment. “When I found Pure Barre, I fell in love with the program. Not only was it something I could easily do, I saw results very quickly.” With a high-stress job in oil and gas lending, Nofsinger says Pure Barre classes became the place where she could completely de-stress and focus on her own health and wellness. “It’s a welcoming place and definitely not intimidating,” she says.
Spruce is a Pure Barre teacher and loves that classes are fun and efficient. “Our classes are for people of all ages and fitness levels,” she explains. “The program is one that anyone can successfully do and achieve results.”
Spruce says one of the misconceptions about Pure Barre is that a dance background is essential. An athletic take on dance, the moves are easy for anyone to learn and the low impact emphasis is gentle to joints. Pure Barre also offers a cardio-centric Pure Empower class, a mix of cardio and strength intervals that get the heart rate up and burn additional calories. “Empower is a nice complement to the barre class,” Spruce notes. “Both are low impact and strengthen the tiny muscles that may be missed with other workouts.”
The community focus at Pure Barre is intended to mirror the spirit of the broader community. Spruce says fostering a sense of community in the studio helps people share their goals and make new friends. Pure Barre has offered free community pop-up classes at Founder’s Green and, most recently, at the Hangar at the Stanley Marketplace. “We love the chance to meet our neighbors and we have found this is a great way to do it,” Spruce says.
Limiting class sizes to no more than 20 students gives teachers the chance to provide individualized attention and motivation. Students can download the Pure Barre app to check the schedule and sign-up in advance for classes. While advance class registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.
The studio is located at 7695 E. 29th Place and offers classes seven days a week. Open full days Monday–Friday and weekend mornings, Pure Barre also has a retail shop carrying “athleisure” clothing, gym necessities, and gift items including candles and diffusers. The shop is open to the public during studio hours.
For more information about Pure Barre, visit purebarre.com/co-stapleton.