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15 pounds. "I'm a convert and an addict," she laughs. "I have never been all about exercise. But I really can't get enough of it! I'm not wasting time waiting for equipment at the gym, and I actually get frustrated when I can't get to Flywheel. That's a first for me." Intimate Setting For Tiffany Rice, boutique fitness offers her the intimate atmosphere she needs. "Going to a crowded exercise class just has never been my thing," says Rice. After avoiding exercise for years, she now attends sessions at Pure Barre in Ballantyne more than three times a week. "The instructors are very hands-on. They work with each person to make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. You definitely get that one-on-one attention, and I continue to see results even after a year." Casie Scott, partner of the Ballantyne and Charlotte locations, explains that Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat in record time. "Utilizing the ballet bar, our workouts are all about performing small, isometric movements set to fantastic music," Scott says. "Many people see results after just 10 classes." Pure Barre is the brainchild of dancer, choreographer and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr. She opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, Mich. in 2001. With no initial clients, staff, signage or even a bathroom, Pure Barre now has studios in more than 20 states. The 55-minute workout focuses on creating long, lean muscles. "We are not trying to bulk women up. It is a full body workout and we focus a lot on WINTER 2012-2013 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 69

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