We were engaged as architect for a new Pure Barre exercise studio in downtown Charleston. It will occupy one of the spaces in the building at the confluence of Market, St. Philip, and Beaufain Streets that also contains Leaf Cafe and Bar, designed by our good friend Robbie Marty-Patterson of Neil Stevenson Architects.
Pure Barre’s technique utilizes ballet “barres”, which are arranged around all sides of the studio space. “Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat in record-breaking time,” reads the website. Whoa! And really, who among us couldn’t use a bit of lift to our seat?
The new Pure Barre Downtown studio is being opened by partners Jen Leitch and Jenn Vannatta, who have also successfully owned and operated the Mt. Pleasant studio for a couple of years. They are excited about engaging this new market and seem ready to do what it takes to be successful. The whole Pure Barre Charleston team has been great to work with.
A sizable reception lobby will occupy the front of the space, containing a retail component focusing on apparel and skin care. The lion’s share of the 16′ high space is given oven to the studio itself. All of the finishes will be clean and spare, enhancing the sense of a balanced environment. We’re excited to see this minimalist space come together.