SOURCE: The Bar Method

The Bar Method

June 30, 2011 07:00 ET

Introducing The Bar Method DC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - The Bar Method™ headquarters announces the opening of The Bar Method DC. The Bar Method is a powerful exercise format merging the principles of interval training, isometrics, dance conditioning, and physical therapy creating a long, lean sculpted body, improved posture and strong core. The fitness sensation draws a celebrity clientele including Drew Barrymore, Ricki Lake, and Eva Amurri.

The Bar Method DC's 750 Ninth Street NW address is strategically located downtown in the revitalized arts and entertainment district of Gallery Place and is walking distance to cultural attractions, the convention center, and the Verizon Center, home to the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals. The location is between metro stops making it easily accessible to commuters.

Bar Method DC owner and teacher Kate Arnold, said, "When I learned I would be moving back to the DC area, I thought, 'I have to live next to a Bar Method studio. I can't move to a city without a Bar Method, so I will have to open one.'" The new space was designed with the brand's high standards highlighted with maple wood finishes and chic neutral color palette with Ripple Green accents. There are two exercise studios, a spa-like locker room and a retail area with brand merchandise. For information about class schedules and membership, please visit

Kate is a graduate of Duke Law School and earned her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Economics and Managerial and Organizational Behavior. Kate, a former runner and fitness enthusiast, discovered The Bar Method while living in Chicago and fell in love with it immediately. After graduating from business school, Kate returned to Washington, DC, where she had previously lived. She has also spent time teaching in the Miami and Dallas locations. Opening the DC location is a dream come true for Kate who is excited to teach and apply her legal and business background to this endeavor.

Burr Leonard, creator and founder of The Bar Method, trained Kate as a Bar Method instructor. "I feel lucky that the fitness technique that has enhanced my life is something we are making more and more available to people."

The Bar Method's director of marketing and communications, Dannah Lewis says, "We are thrilled to have The Bar Method DC open with Kate at the helm to bring The Bar Method to the DC community. On the heels of a hugely successful studio opening in Boston last week, we pause for a moment to celebrate Kate's new venture and then continue our forward stride with upcoming openings in Austin, Winter Park, Montclair, and Nashville."

For more information about The Bar Method, visit

DC Bar Method:
750 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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