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2 new fitness studios drop mats in buzzy Fort Worth locations

2 new fitness studios drop mats in buzzy Fort Worth locations

The Bar Method Plano presents Night at the Bar
The Bar Method is new to The Shops at Clearfork. Photo courtesy of The Bar Method Plano
Indigo Yoga Academy, Fort Worth
Brooke Hamblet at Indigo Yoga's new academy. Photo courtesy of Indigo Yoga
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The Bar Method's signature technique uses small isometric exercises to give students long, lean muscles. Courtesy photo
Indigo Yoga Academy, Fort Worth
It's the third Fort Worth location for Brooke Hamblet's Indigo Yoga. Photo courtesy of Indigo Yoga
The Bar Method Plano presents Night at the Bar
Indigo Yoga Academy, Fort Worth
bar method
Indigo Yoga Academy, Fort Worth

Two fitness studios — a familiar name to local yoga enthusiasts and a new-to-Fort Worth barre spot — are opening their doors in time to help folks keep healthy New Year's resolutions. Indigo Yoga will launch a third location, called Indigo Academy, on West 7th Street, while The Bar Method takes up residence at The Shops at Clearfork.

Here's a closer look at both studios:

Indigo Academy
Located in Chicotsky’s Center at 3425 W. 7th St. in the former Soul Space Yoga Community studio, Indigo Academy will open January 19. In addition to daily classes and innovative programming, the studio will provide a home for Indigo’s Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training School. It will also offer special workshops and events, a full set of amenities for members, and staff offices.

“We are thrilled for this opportunity, because it allows us to have a dedicated space for our teacher training and special programs, along with even more classes for our members,” says Brooke Hamblet, founder and director of Indigo, in a release. “This studio is not only functional, but beautiful. It will give us the ability to offer more of what members want and need, from kids and youth classes, to continuing education electives, to mindfulness and nutrition courses. We can also focus our attention on special programs without disrupting the regular schedules at the Westside and Sundance Square locations.”

Hamblet opened Indigo 13 years ago with a small practice space located in a garage apartment. Since then, it has expanded to two thriving locations: Indigo Westside, 5111 Pershing Ave., and Indigo Sundance Square, 203 Commerce St.

Indigo Academy will launch with an open house from 8 am-2 pm on January 19-20.

The Bar Method
The Bar Method will celebrate the grand opening of its first Fort Worth studio, a 2,300-square-foot space at The Shops at Clearfork, on January 26 from 5-8 pm. 

The Bar Method's signature technique uses small isometric exercises to give students long, lean muscles and a feeling of personal strength, confidence, and poise, the company says. A familiar national name in barre-based fitness, The Bar Method exercise was developed with help from physical therapists to ensure safe and effective workouts. 

The workouts predominantly use your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few basic props — free weights, mats and a ball — the company explains.

"Students are continually challenged with endless variations of each exercise timed to the beat of the music," the website says.

Fort Worth barre fans are no strangers to the ballet-inspired workout, having packed the workout rooms at studios like Pure Barre and Smart Barre for years.

The Bar Method is new to Fort Worth, but not to the area. There are two Bar Method locations in Dallas, as well as Plano, Frisco, and Southlake. The new Clearfork studio offers several amenities, including in-studio childcare, locker space, retail merchandise, and a lounge area for clients to socialize.

It is located at 5229 Monahans Ave., between Tommy Bahama and The Boardroom Salon, in the luxury retail complex.

The grand opening event will feature tours of the studio, drinks, appetizers, and exclusive offers and discounts on retail, memberships and class passes.