Archive for March, 2009

Crave Crush Interviews Portland’s barre3

March 25, 2009

barre3 is an exercise studio blending the grace of ballet barre work with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. barre3 classes improve posture and core strength while lengthening and lifting the whole body. The barre3 flagship studio is located in Portland’s Pearl District, and the studio offers classes seven days per week, plus and childcare. barre3 will be licensed in 2009 with plans to open more locations. We asked proprietress Sadie Lincoln to answer some business and personal questions for our upcoming book, CRAVE Portland: The Urban Girl’s Manifesto.


barre3 featured at SHOP Symposium/09

March 25, 2009

Sadie Lincoln, founder of barre3, will be a guest panelist at the upcoming SHOP Symposium on Monday April 6th, at the Portland Performing Arts Center.  Her session is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs thrive in these tough economic times. 

About SHOP Symposium:

Even though Portland is ahead of the curve when it comes to entrepreneurial gusto and small business success, there’s no hiding it—these are tough times on the small biz front. If you are a small business owner, retailer or service business, you have felt the effects of the hard-hit economy. Don’t lose hope! Now is the time to beef up your vocabulary, your expertise, and your know-how. Now is the time to learn new strategies from experts who have been in your shoes.

Please join us on Monday, April 6th, for SHOP Symposium/09, featuring 35 of Portland’s finest success stories who will band together to share expertise, educate and inspire. Learn from local business leaders who are surging past the economic slump in spades. Participating in high energy panel sessions, our featured speakers will give you the floor to ask the questions most important to you. During lunch by Art Bar, four lucky audience members will receive 15-minute business strategy makeovers LIVE on stage with Lisa Johnson, Creator of the Free Agent Formula.

Mention in Portland Picks

March 3, 2009

Bar None

Come the end of the week and we’re usually looking back and wondering where the time went. Between work, our social life, our BF, and finding a little bit of “me” time, we can barely utter the word “exercise,” let alone find the time to actually “do” exercise.

Well, we may have just found the answer to our exercise dilemma. Barre3, which just opened in the Pearl, offers a fun 60-minute workout that incorporates ballet barre work, yoga, and Pilates all in one (core-work to the max!). Plus clients receive personal instruction in each group class, so it’s like having your own personal trainer without the hefty price tag. With classes offered seven days a week and childcare options, there’s really no excuse for us not to get our butts in gear for fall.

No experience necessary—just grab your yoga clothes that are still unopened from last year’s “I will work out” phase and get your booty over to Barre3. We’ll see you there! (We so look forward to bringing back the tummy-hugging cotton dresses!)