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BALLANTYNE | feature "GOING TO A CROWDED EXERCISE CLASS JUST HAS NEVER BEEN MY THING." — Pure Barre customer Tiffany Rice Left: Strengthening her core is important to Tiffany Rice (striped top). Below: Workouts at Pure Barre are low impact and emphasize creating long, lean muscles. Bottom: Exercising while balancing at a bar speaks to Pure Barre's founding by a dancer. the core," says Scott. "Because it's low-impact we also see a lot of pregnant women, and we even have physical therapists sending their clients here, too." The workout launches a full-blown attack on areas of the body many women struggle with: abs, hips, glutes and arms. In addition to losing inches and pounds, Rice says she has more energy and patience and less stress. "You are constantly challenged and the results I see keep me coming back for more." Life-Changing Results For others, boutique fitness can be a path to physical transformation. Weighing more than 240 pounds at the beginning of 2012, Vicki Steele credits her workouts at 9Round Ballantyne with helping her lose nearly 100 pounds. "At 9Round, I was able to really tone my entire body," says Steele. "Within about a month I lost significant inches and one full pant size." 9Round owner Suzy Balk explains the program is developed around a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter. Because it is a circuit, you can walk in and begin your workout anytime during the day that fits your schedule. There are no set class times. "There is a 9Round trainer with you every step of the way," Balk explains, adding that the company mantra is personal attention without the high price. Clients get a full body workout with routines that include boxing bags, core exercises, jump rope, medicine balls, free weights and more. "Whether 70 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2012-2013

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