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  • New Year, New You! Pure Barre Burn ’15 12.31.14


    The New Year is about setting personal goals in life, career, relationships and of course health and wellness. Do your body a favor in 2015 and sign up for Pure Barre’s New Year Challenge to keep you on track with developing positive health and fitness habits in 2015. Pure Barre’s community of teachers will motivate and inspire you to reach your goals!

    Participate in Pure Barre’s “Pure Burn ’15” challenge and complete 50 classes in 60 days. Classes are suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pure Barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and weights into a high-energy, low-impact total body workout that targets hard-to-tone areas like thighs, abs, arms and seat.

    What’s the reward for completing the challenge? A stronger, fitter, more flexible you! As well as a Pure Barre 10 class punch card. If that’s not enough motivation, throughout the challenge you will have access to numerous in-studio health & wellness workshops and 15% off Jujubeet’s fresh pressed juices and salads.**

    Challengers must sign up by Tuesday, January 6 and the challenge begins January 10. Email seattle@purebarre.com to sign up. Challenge offered at Pure Barre Bellevue, Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Queen Anne, Redmond and University District.

    Challenge Events:
    Jan 11th: Holistic Goal Setting Workshop w/ Camille Paterson
    Jan 24th: 90 Min Total Body Burn Intensive w/ Sami
    Jan 25th: 90 Min Total Body Burn Intensive w/ Sami
    Feb 7th: Acupuncture w/ Ben
    Feb 13th: Bring on the Men
    Feb 14th: Love Your Body Event
    Feb 21st: Eating for Balanced Hormones w/ Wellbelly
    Feb 28th: Foam Rolling and Recovery w/ Trilogy Chiropractic
    March 7th: Lifted Seat Intensive w/ Sami
    March 7th: Clean Eating and Book Signing w/ Sarah Adler
    March 8th: Lifted Seat Intensive w/ Sami
    March 8th: Clean Eating & Book Signing w/ Sarah Adler

    **15% off 3 day cleanses, 15% off 5 punch card for juice+salad combo, 15% off 10 punch card for smoothies at Jujubeet.

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  • Vote for the Best Of Western Washington! 10.02.14

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    Ever find yourself at a loss when a guest comes to visit and you want to share the best your city has to offer, or you’re all dressed up on a Saturday night with no where to go that rivals how fabulous you feel? Look no further. Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington poll is now open, taking votes for the cream of the crop in our region from fitness to food. We are unleashing our top picks from best coffee shop to favorite gym. Help the rest of Western Washington get the inside scoop by voting for the following local businesses!

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    Fonté Café “Best Coffee Shop”
    Fonté has been roasting coffee for over 20 years in Georgetown and just this month it celebrated five years of its downtown Cafe. It’s the spot to grab a single origin coffee or award-winning blend alongside a breakfast, lunch or dinner made with ingredients from the Pike Place Market, just steps away. The micro roaster also supplies retailers, restaurants, luxury resorts and five-star properties world-wide. Vote here.

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    Shanik “Best Indian”
    Washington really lucked out when renowned Vancouver, BC restauranteurs Meeru Dhalwala and Oguz Istif decided to set up shop in Seattle’s South Lake Union. Meeru crafts Indian cuisine that breaks the mold by playing with spices and flavors in a modern approach. In just a year and a half, Shanik has accumulated awards for its food and caught site of national newspapers that rave about the experience. Vote here.

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    Golden Beetle “Best Mediterranean”
    Award-winning Chef Maria Hines performs alchemy taking street food from the Eastern Mediterranean and serving it up with local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Not an easy task, especially when you throw in the restaurants organic certification, but when it’s done as it is at the Golden Beetle you know there’s magic at play. Vote here.

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    Tilth “Best New American”
    Deemed one of New York Times’ Best New Restaurants in America and masterfully run by James Beard Chef Maria Hines, this one is likely to stay the best for years to come. Open eight years, you can expect to see the original favorite, duck burgers, combined with her monthly changing New American menu that features vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free a la carte and tasting menu options. Vote here.

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    Agrodolce “Best Italian”
    Serving up Southern Italian and Sicilian fare, Agrodolce is one of the few restaurants in the country to mill its own wheat in house for housemade pastas. With a creative spin and use of local, organic ingredients, Agrodolce takes that extra step to ensure a beautiful meal with care presented in every bite. Vote here.

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    Cafe Flora “Best vegetarian”
    In a sea of restaurants now offering local, organic flare Cafe Flora stands out as a pioneer in Western Washington. Having built community and deep roots with local Washington farmers over the last 23 years you are guaranteed to find the most fresh, delicious and seasonal ingredients in their imaginative vegetarian dishes. They also offer gluten free, soy free and vegan options, pleasing palates all over the region. What more could you ask for? Vote here.

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    Pure Barre “Best Gym”
    As the first barre company to open in Seattle, Pure Barre leads the pack when it comes to offering the best barre workout for your money. Pure Barre infuses Pilates, ballet, and weights into a positive, dynamic environment with inviting instructors and upbeat music. Locals love Pure Barre’s sure-fire recipe for burning calories, toning muscle and losing inches. Spare a short hour and get the most effective full body work out you’ve ever had! Vote here.

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    Sami Sweeney “Best Fitness Instructor”
    Speaking of the amazing instructors of Pure Barre, if we had to choose the best in area, Sami takes the cake. Sami has endless energy and enthusiasm for her clients and staff. She makes sure each client is working to his or her full potential and her classes are always packed! She’s got that je ne sais quoi that makes her a natural born trainer and motivator! Vote here.

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  • Pure Barre Gives Back to Local Non-Profits! 09.04.14



    Pure Barre is hosting its first Pure Give Challenge! Now through September 22, Pure Barre locations across the nation are competing to raise the most funds for their chosen local charities. Help Pure Barre give back to the community and experience a beloved local workout by attending one of the Pure Give events!

    Throughout the month of the September, Seattle and Bellevue Pure Barre locations will host Pure Give Challenge events including happy hours at Manhattan and NY Pizza, themed donation classes, and more!

    Enjoy every last moment the Seattle summer sun has to offer and attend Pure Barre in the Park Sunday, September 14 at 1 p.m., to experience a full-body toning workout outdoors! Join Pure Barre owner and legendary instructor Sami Sweeney for a special workout outside at beautiful Green Lake Park.

    Do you love a good theme party? Pull out your favorite 90’s gear and attend Pure Barre’s 90’s themed class on Friday, September 19 at any of their five area Pure Barre locations. Class starts at 5:30 p.m.

    Donation classes are a minimum $10 donation with every dollar going directly to the charity of each studio’s choice. Pure Barre Seattle locations, including Capitol Hill, Green Lake, and University, are raising funds for Lifelong Aids Alliance of Seattle, while Pure Barre Bellevue is donating funds to Circle of Hope Guild. The best part? Pure Barre corporate will match the donations of the top three fundraising studios!

    Participate in the Pure Give challenge and not only will you experience an amazing workout, but more importantly you’ll give back to your community. Click here for more information about the Pure Give Challenge and check out the calendar below for local Pure Give events this September!

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  • Pure Barre Offers Pre-Natal Class Sunday, Aug. 10 08.07.14


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    Join Pure Barre Queen Anne this Sunday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. for a full-body, pre-natal workout, perfectly designed for all you soon-to-be mothers! The 75-minute specialty class is designed for pregnant women of all levels, including those trying to get pregnant. Guests will also enjoy special deals on prenatal massages from pregnancy support specialist and masseuse, Ishelle Neville.

    Francis, a Pure Barre instructor since 2009, has extensive training working with pre-natal women, and has brilliantly designed a class with pregnancy modifications to help keep your core and back strong throughout pregnancy and delivery. Pure Barre’s small isometric movements strengthen those hard-to-tone muscles without putting excessive stress on your pre-natal figure. The low impact workouts are especially beneficial for pregnancy and recovery due to no jerky movements or bouncing.

    Call Pure Barre Queen Anne at 206-535-8910 to sign up; class is $20 per person.

    Follow Pure Barre Queen Anne on Facebook for the latest updates on events, studio news, and exclusive offers!

    Class: Sunday, August 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Price: $20 per person
    Location: Pure Barre Queen Anne, 500 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Block Party at the Barre Sat. Jul. 19! 07.16.14



    Did someone say FREE barre classes? That’s right! Pure Barre Capitol Hill is offering three free classes this Saturday, July 19, at their Block Party at the Barre event, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get to know your neighbors, visit local businesses, AND work on your summer swimsuit bod!

    Free classes are offered at 10:50 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sign up today to reserve a spot. Limited space available! Attendees will enjoy treats, specials, and swag bags with vouchers from local Capitol Hill businesses such as Skillet Diner, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, Evolution Fresh, and Cupcake Royal!

    Pure Barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and weights into an exhilarating, high-energy, total body workout. Classes are suited for people of all ages and fitness levels.

    Block Party at the Barre provides you the perfect opportunity to try a killer workout for free, and the opportunity to celebrate your Capitol Hill community!

    RSVP for Block Party at the Barre online: purebarre.com/wa-capitolhill
    Have any questions? Call 206-403-1820 or email Mary.purebarre@gmail.com

    Like Pure Barre on Facebook for more Capitol Hill news and events!

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  • Pure Barre Opens in Green Lake! July 12 07.08.14



    Seattle’s favorite barre studio is opening a new location in Green Lake! Owners Sami and Brandon Sweeney are thrilled to open their fifth Pure Barre Studio, Saturday, July 12, and share this proven workout regime with a new neighborhood of Seattleites. Conveniently located in the new Green Lake Village, Pure Barre is right at home in this highly active, fitness-minded community.

    Pure Barre Green Lake is offering a special pre-sale offer for new clients! If you have never taken a Pure Barre class before, consider purchasing the new client special from now until doors open, Saturday, July 12. For only $99 you receive 5 weeks of unlimited Pure Barre Green Lake classes. Purchase online today before it’s gone!

    Summer’s here and the sun is out so there’s no better time to kick start a new fitness routine than now! All new students can experience their first 55-minute Pure Barre session FREE starting on opening day, Saturday, July 12. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, new mom, student, nursing an injury, or simply looking to get toned, Pure Barre is the perfect workout because of its safe, low-impact, yet highly effective technique. Classes are suited for all ages and fitness levels.



    Each Pure Barre class incorporates elements of ballet, Pilates, and weights, and is designed to target those hard-to-tone areas: seat, thighs, abs, and arms. Classes are set to upbeat music to keep the energy high. Stop by the new Pure Barre Green Lake studio for a highly effective workout and expect to see results after just 10 classes. Not near Green Lake? Check out Pure Barre’s other locations in: Bellevue, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and University District.

    What you need to know about Pure Barre Green Lake:
    – First class free for new students starting opening day, Saturday, July 12
    – Purchase new clients pre-sale offer before doors open: $99 for 5 weeks of unlimited Pure Barre Green Lake classes
    – Location: 406 NE 71st Street, Seattle, WA 98115
    – Classes: Pure Barre Green Lake will hold their 55-minute classes seven days a week, morning, noon, evening, to fit all schedules
    – Parking: Available in the Green Lake Village garage

    Learn more about Pure Barre Green Lake and register for classes online. Like Pure Barre Green Lake’s Facebook page to stay up-to-date on class announcements, success stories, studio news, & more!

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  • Burn Your Way to the Big Day with Pure Barre 04.22.14

     

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    Calling all Seattle and Eastside brides, bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride! Pure Barre is kicking off its 90-day Bridal Challenge to trim your waistline, tone your arms and lift your seat, ensuring a flawless look as you walk down the aisle! Pure Barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates and weights into an energizing and heart pumping full body workout, great for all body types.

    Sign up for the challenge by April 25th to complete 70 Pure Barre classes by July 14 and kick your body into gear for your big day. It’s a steal at $375 for 90 days of unlimited class.

     

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    Everyone who signs up for this challenge is automatically entered to win a “Bridal Party at the Barre”, a private class for 25 taught by Pure Barre owner Sami Sweeney. On top of that, all who complete the challenge can enter to win a bridal beauty package valued at over $500 from Julep Nail Parlor, The Wax Bar, Zovo Lingerie, Seattle Sun Tan, Skoah, and a boudoir photo shoot!

    Grab your bridesmaids and sign up at any of Pure Barre’s four area locations including: Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, University District and Bellevue.

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  • Pure Barre Capitol Hill Opens Jan. 4! 12.20.13



    Just in time for the New Year, Pure Barre is opening their fourth Seattle-area location on Capitol Hill, January 4! Owners Sami and Brandon Sweeney are excited to bring their beloved workout to another neighborhood of Seattleites. Capitol Hill joins Pure Barre University, Queen Anne and Bellevue.

    Classes begin Saturday, January 4 at 8:30 a.m. and Pure Barre will donate a portion of all January merchandise sales to Life Long Aids Alliance to support their vital programs.

    To kick off the New Year right, Pure Barre is holding their 60-Day New Year’s Challenge where students work to complete 50 classes in 60 days starting January 10. All students who complete the challenge will receive a gift bag and a 10-class card to Pure Barre.

    Pure Barre was the first barre class in Seattle and offers students a full body workout in 55-minutes through small isometric movements that tighten and tone abs, seat, thighs and arms. The technique combines elements of Pilates, yoga and weights, set to upbeat music to keep energy high. Muscles are worked to fatigue and then stretched to achieve lean limbs. Its low impact approach is perfect for all body types and offers a complete workout in just an hour that gets your heart rate up and works all areas of the body to slim and tone.

    Pure Barre Capitol Hill
    – First class free for new students
    – Location: 1222 East Pine Street, Suite B, Seattle 98122
    – Classes: Pure Barre Capitol Hill will hold their 55-minute classes seven days a week, morning, noon and evening, to fit all schedules.
    – Parking: Complimentary parking in the building’s underground garage.

    Sign up for classes online or follow along on Facebook for updates. We’ll see you at the barre in 2014!

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  • Gift Giving Ideas 12.10.13

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    Thoughtful gift giving is sometimes a challenge, but in a city like Seattle, you always have a ton of options for the culinary lover on your list. This year, we have two special ones for you! A beautiful gift set from Shanik restaurant that includes a signed cookbook from Meeru Dhalwala and a Masala Dhaba spice set to tackle any Indian cooking in the kitchen. The second is a very special offering from Maria Hines Restaurants – a progressive dinner at all three of her restaurants with transportation provided! If you’re looking for a gift for the fitness buff on your list, then Pure Barre has the answer – and the multiple locations to make redeeming the gift easy!

    As if these gifts couldn’t get any better, they also make great gifts to give to the most deserving, hardest working person you know – YOU! Spoil yourself for a long, hard worked year and indulge in gift giving for all!

     

    Shanik’s Indian Gift Set

    This holiday season give the home cook on your list something they can really use! As recommended in Seattle magazine and The Seattle Times, chef-owner Meeru Dhalwala of Shanik (and Vij’s and Rangoli in Vancouver, B.C.) is packaging two useful kitchen tools in one easy to give gift. The two-in-one gift profiles delicious home-cooked Indian cuisine in the form of Meeru’s award-winning cookbook and a Masala Dhaba spice set. “Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey: The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking” has received several accolades including the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award., Featuring vegetarian, seafood, poultry and meat dishes, “Vij’s at Home” provides stunning photographs and clear instructions for creating flavorful meals in less than 45 minutes.

    The Masala Dhaba spice set is a perfect partner to the “Vij’s at Home” cookbook. A staple in every Indian kitchen, the traditional spice set includes spices that are hand-sifted, roasted and ground in-house at Shanik restaurant. It includes spices used in the “Vij’s at Home” cookbook: Garam Masala, ground red cayenne pepper, roasted cumin seed, roasted ground cumin seed, dried fenugreek leaves and ground coriander.

    The cookbook and Masala Dhaba are packaged together for the holiday season for $85, also sold separately. It is available at Shanik’s Market, just next door from the restaurant (online soon at ShanikRestaurant.com). Shanik is located at 500 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109.

     
    Progressive Dinner Gift from Chef Maria Hines

    James Beard Award-winner Maria Hines is sharing the gift of culinary indulgence with a Progressive Dinner at all three of her restaurants: Tilth, Agrodolce and Golden Beetle. Enjoy a unique and relaxing three-course journey starting at Golden Beetle with craft cocktails and Eastern Mediterranean appetizers of your choice. From there, embark to Maria’s first restaurant for New American cuisine at Tilth, and enjoy 2 glasses of wine and 4 small plates. Finish the memorable night Italian-style at Agrodolce with desserts, a cheese plate and digestifs. The Progressive Dinner can be booked for self-indulgence or as a gift. Transportation is provided between restaurants. The Progressive Dinner is priced at $300 and includes tax, gratuity and transportation; expires Dec. 30, 2015.

    Progressive Dinner gift certificates can be purchased by emailing laguiar@tilthrestaurant.com or calling Tilth at 206.633.0801. Visit MariaHinesRestaurants.com.

    Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early at Pure Barre

    Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by taking advantage of Pure Barre’s special December offer, perfect for those wanting to start barre classes or who can’t get enough! From Dec.10-31, Pure Barre is offering 10 classes for $150, a 25 percent discount off their regular package price. This holiday offer can be used at all locations including Bellevue, Queen Anne, University District and soon-to-open Capitol Hill. To purchase, stop by any Pure Barre location. Limit four offers per person and can be used by the purchaser.

    The Pure Barre technique employs elements of ballet, Pilates and weights for a full body workout. After just a few classes, you’ll experience increased muscle tone, flexibility and weight loss. Classes are held every day, from morning to evening. Visit purebarre.com for class schedules and locations.

    Enjoy gift giving this holiday season and remember to take time out for yourself, too!

     

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  • Treat Mom to Brunch + Pampering! 05.02.13


    May is here, the weather couldn’t be more promising, and spring is in full bloom! To top it off, we have plenty of ideas to treat mom to the perfect Mother’s Day. From three-course brunches to spa pampering and a little fitness to keep her young at heart, check out our Mother’s Day offerings and start booking today!

    Cafe Flora
    Visit Cafe Flora for their annual Mother’s Day brunch and find out why Seattle Magazine just named them one of Seattle’s “Best Brunch Spots” in their May issue! They are offering a delicious three-course seasonal vegetarian and vegan menu for $30 per person, and a kids menu for $15 per child, with gluten, nut and soy free options available. Grab your reservation now as they are almost sold out! View full menus here.

    1st Course
    Citrus Napoleon
    coconut whip, mint and blood orange coulis and pastry basket

    2nd Course
    Duck Egg & Root Vegetable Latke Benedict
    grilled portabella, stiebrs farm poached duck egg, hollandaise. shaved asparagus, fire roasted pepper, snow pea, tarragon, preserved lemon (gluten free)

    Strawberry Lavender Baked French Toast
    st. germaine macerated strawberries, coconut lavender cream, whipped honey chevre (available vegan)

    Wild Mushroom Spring Sopes
    masa cakes, chanterelles, sherry caramelized onions, cilantro lime cashew cheese, ranchero sauce

    3rd Course
    Theo Trio
    bittersweet chocolate semifreddo, milk chocolate glaze, nibby anglaise (gluten free, nut free)

    Wonderwoman Trifle
    ginger rhubarb, wonderwoman tea infused pastry cream, russian tea cake, sweet strawberry wine reduction (vegan, gluten free, available nut free)

    Mango Sorbet (vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free)

    Reservations are required for parties of all sizes at 206.325.9100. Brunch runs 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.

    Tilth
    Kids can impress mom with a delicious brunch at award-winning Tilth restaurant this Mother’s Day. Featuring clean, bright flavors from certified organic ingredients, the beautifully prepared prix-fixe menu offers three courses for just $25. Give the best for mom this Mother’s Day!

    1st Course
    Asparagus Salad
    edible flowers, soft cooked egg, truffle

    Apricot Scone
    honey, almond, maple sugar

    Yogurt
    mint, brandied cherry, lemon

    2nd Course
    Quiche Lorraine
    arugula, sweet onion, jalapeño

    Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy
    washington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon

    Soft Scrambled Eggs
    english pea, wild mushroom, cauliflower

    3rd course
    French Toast
    rhubarb, lovage, walnut

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake
    chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, sea salt

    House Made Sourdough Waffle
    espresso, candied meyer lemon, hazelnut

    Prix Fixe Menu $25; Cava or Mimosa with Coffee $10.

    You can also view the full menu here. Reservations are recommended by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at www.Tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St., Seattle.

    Yuan Spa
    Indulge mom with a variety of relaxing and healing spa services and treat yourself while you’re at it! All Mother’s Day packages include access to Yuan Spa’s hydrotherapy pools for a pre-service soak to soften and hydrate skin and increase circulation.

    Mommy Dearest
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 min. Yuan Signature Massage or Facial
    60 min. Yuan Signature Manicure
    60 min. Deluxe Revitalizing Pedicure
    $199 – 4 hours ($38 savings)

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    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    50 min. Chinese Body Scrub
    60 min. Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
    30 min. Classic Manicure
    $209 – 3 hours 20 min ($38 savings)

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    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 min. Couples Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
    60 min. Couples Signature Facial
    $389 – 3 hours ($67 savings)

    Appointments and gift certificates available at 425.449.8788 or online. Complimentary parking is available in the underground garage. Yuan Spa is located at 1032 106th Ave NE, Suite 125, Bellevue.

    Pure Barre
    Treat mom to her favorite workout or introduce her to barre classes with Pure Barre gift cards! Perfect for new moms working to get their body back in shape. Grab a pair of their “grippe” socks and she’ll be set to lift, tuck and burn her way to a long and lean physique. And her first class is free!

    Purchase gift cards online or at their Queen Anne, University District and Bellevue locations. Classes are offered daily from 6 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Check schedules for times, as they vary by location.

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