Barre workout studio coming to 50th & France

A workout on the ballet bar is coming next spring to a second-floor studio at 3801 W. 50th St.

The Barre was founded 14 months ago by sisters-in-law Paula Warford and Rachel Warford Tessalone, who discovered the workout regime while living in New York.

Tessalone said the high-energy workouts combine strength training with pilates and yoga. They use the LotteBerk method, which was developed 50 years ago by a dancer who was injured in a car accident and designed the workout for own rehabilitation.

They decided to open the studio after Paula moved to Wayzata and discovered there weren’t any similar classes in the state. 

“It becomes irreplaceable,” said Tessalone. “It’s head-to-toe. It’s all you need to do.”