The Seattle Times

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Belly up to the barre and be fightin' fit

Women stretching at a ballet barre are reflected in the mirror at The Bar Method studio on Seattle's Westlake Avenue. Barre classes are among the latest fitness crazes, integrating interval training with small, muscle-shaping isometric movements as well as dance conditioning.