Barre3 Bend Finds a Home in the Historic Mill A Building
For nearly a decade, Alisha Wiater has been an advocate for barre group fitness classes. She signed up for her first Barre3 class in 2013, instantly fell in love, and took over the Barre3 Bend studio when the previous owner sold it in 2017.
From the beginning, Wiater enjoyed how each class focused on strength conditioning, mindfulness, and cardio—and how those lessons could be applied to exercises away from the studio, such as hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
“The great thing about Barre3 is that it really supports anything else you’re doing,” Wiater says. “It can be that standalone thing that gives you everything you need, or it can be a great supplement to your other activities.”
Earlier this spring Wiater and Barre3 Bend became the newest fitness studio in the Old Mill District area, joining Orangetheory Fitness, Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, and CycleBar. Barre3 Bend is now located at in the historic Mill A building along the Deschutes River, next to Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
Wiater’s classes have been growing at a steady clip in recent years, and she said that Barre3 simply outgrew its former space. So in scouting a new location, she found a lot to love about the new, more central outpost in the Old Mill District area.
“I really see our clients being able to work in a class and then go shopping, walk along the river, and grab a coffee or something to eat,” she says. “It adds that piece of community, and I feel like we’ll be able to build on that so much more here.”