Founded by fitness guru, dancer, and choreographer Carrie Rezabek Dorr in 2001, Pure Barre now stands as the United States’ biggest and most recognized barre franchise. Currently, it has more than 325 studios in the different states in the country, with more studios opening every month. As a total body workout, Pure Barre utilizes ballet barre to create little, isometric movements. This technique burns fats, create lean physiques, and sculpt muscles.
When Pure Barre started, the studio didn’t have the amenities you can find in their current studios. However, its clientele still grew because of the results they gained from the workout techniques. It started franchising in 2009, and since then, its popularity exploded. People were amazed not only with the results of the exercises, but also with the high-energy atmosphere, friendly members, and the fun music that plays during the classes. Please read below for the Pure Barre reviews.
NUMBER OF LOCATIONS
Rating: 7 / 10
As the largest barre franchise in the country, you may want to give Pure Barre a perfect 10 in this category. Add to the fact that more business owners are trying to get into Pure Barre franchising, it will not be surprising to find one of their studios not just in major cities, but in smaller locations as well. Currently however, Pure Barre franchises are located mostly in the east coast, and there are still many business opportunities to be had in the mid and western US.
Rating: 8 /10
Pure barre membership fees look a little expensive. However, if you compare it to other big gyms or studios that offer total body workouts and have expert, professional trainers, you’ll see that their prices are reasonable. You can get into your first class for only $10. When you go to other health clubs, a day’s fee can cost you about $20. They also have some no-contract classes, which you can try if you’re not sure you want to commit yourself long term.
Rating: 9 / 10
Although you can say that cleanliness varies per location, you can be rest assured that each studio is taken care of by their staff. Their crew members clean the studio before and after each class.
WORKOUT MACHINE MAINTENANCE
Barre exercises mainly rely upon a person’s bodyweight for trainings in resistance, balance, and core stability. This being said, a barre studio looks like a ballet studio, and you will not see any workout machines in it.
Rating: 10 / 10
Unlike in gyms or health clubs you will not find Pure Barre studios to be crowded. There may be other students waiting in the reception area, but during training, each class will have a limit on the number of students joining. A wide enough area is necessary to effectively perform each exercise, and it can only handle a certain number of students per class.
Rating: 8 / 10
Pure Barre facilities are not very big. They are often called cute, if not sparse. The studios are clean, from the reception area to the changing rooms. However, if you’re looking for a sauna, for example, you won’t find it here.
LOCKER ROOM AND SHOWER
Rating: 7 / 10
You should be able to find changing rooms, toilets, and showers in Pure Barre studios. Unfortunately, some studios have no shower rooms, so members have to plan wisely if they need to go somewhere else after working out. And since the studios are small, you can expect some changing rooms to be cramped, or people waiting in line to shower, especially since there are mostly only one or two showers per studio. There were also very few instances when client items were stolen.
Rating: 8 / 10
Providing excellent customer service is important to Pure Barre management and franchise owners. They ensure that they hire friendly and helpful staff who can assist with any customer concerns. When it comes to instructors however, the feedback of the customers depends per location. There are studios where they adore their instructors. On the other hand, there are studios whose clients think that their instructors don’t push them enough, taught them limited techniques, or were not great in demonstrating moves.
Rating: 8 / 10
Clients report positive feedback about their Pure Barre experiences. The demand for franchising wouldn’t be this high if not for the clamor from customers to open more locations. They saw the benefits of the Pure Barre techniques and they were determined to continue their workouts. They want to be able to lose weight and develop a toned body, and at the same time enjoy working out with other people, while moving to upbeat music.
It couldn’t be helped however that some people in other Pure Barre reviews online expect more, such as better instructors, bigger changing rooms, more toilets, and more shower rooms, as well as more locations in cities outside the east coast.
|Number of Locations:||(7 / 10)|
|Membership Fee:||(8 / 10)|
|Cleanliness:||(9 / 10)|
|Workout Machine Maintenance:||(0 / 10)|
|Too Busy:||(10 / 10)|
|Amenities:||(8 / 10)|
|Customer Service:||(8 / 10)|
|Locker Room and Shower:||(7 / 10)|
|Overall Experience:||(8 / 10)|