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Barre fitness studio to open in T3

Updated: July 5, 2016 - 3:54 pm

The Bar Method, a company of barre fitness studios nationwide, is opening a studio in a new office building in the North Loop.

The fitness studio, the San Francisco-based company’s first in Minnesota, is being planned for Hines’ seven-story T3 project, a mass timber office building currently in construction off Washington Avenue. The Bar Method is one of the country’s leading practitioners of barre, which combines dance conditioning and isometric training, according to a new release.

a8041f85-2c69-4ce3-937c-a5f59a22ef81The Bar Method is expected to open this October at 323 Washington Ave. N. It’s slated to be the company’s 97th studio.

“The Twin Cities have been so welcoming, and it is amazing to see such excitement for The Bar Method before we even open our doors. I am grateful to have the opportunity to do something I love and share it with the others as well,” said Kayla O’Rourke, owner of the Minneapolis studio, in a statement.

T3, designed to be the country’s first modern tall wood building, is slated to open this fall.