SOURCE: The Bar Method

The Bar Method

September 06, 2011 08:00 ET

Introducing The Bar Method Nashville

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - The Bar Method™ headquarters announces the opening of the first Tennessee Bar Method in Nashville. 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 a strong core. The fitness sensation draws a celebrity clientele including Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ricki Lake, and Eva Amurri.

The Bar Method Nashville is located at 4301 Harding Road in the Belle Meade neighborhood south of downtown. Belle Meade is known for Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, the historic Belle Meade plantation, 2684-acre Warner Parks, and boutiques just minutes from Vanderbilt and Green Hills.

The Bar Method Nashville more than meets the brand's urban chic interior design standards seen in locations across the country. Rich neutrals are accented with a striking turquoise, dark wood and slate, and modern glass light fixtures. The new location will have one exercise studio, a spa-like locker room, be open six days a week, and have a retail area with branded merchandise and bottled water. For information about class schedules and membership, please visit

Carrie Smith, Bar Method Nashville owner and teacher, says, "I took my first Bar Method class in the West Los Angeles studio four years ago and was instantly hooked." Carrie trained in San Francisco, became a certified instructor last year, and taught at the San Francisco Downtown location for over a year before becoming a franchisee. Prior to The Bar Method, Carrie worked in fundraising for eight years for UCLA Athletics, UCSF School of Medicine, and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Carrie says, "The relationship building skills I developed as a fundraiser will greatly help me connect with my clients, create a Bar Method community in Nashville, and work collaboratively with other like-minded organizations. Having been an instructor at The Bar Method San Francisco [Downtown] location and having trained at the flagship San Francisco [Marina] studio has given me an incredible passion for teaching the method in its truest form, and for helping clients change their bodies and their lives. I am so excited to bring this passion to Nashville, and can't wait to open my doors in September."

For more information about The Bar Method, visit

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