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Barre Forte In The News

Steamboat Pilot – December 13, 2021

Steamboat Springs fitness scene changes as new owner steps in at Steamboat Pilates & Fitness, and announces the addition of Barre Forte classes.

Colorado fitness studio working through COVID-19 challenges (VIDEO)

9News – November 16, 2020

Business Brief host Ryan Frazier talks with Nadia Walker, co-owner of Barre Forte, about the fitness studio business, and how they’re working through the pandemic.

Meet Molly Kainuma and Laura Morrell of Barre Forte NoCo in Loveland

Voyager Denver – October 6, 2020

An interview with Barre Forte NoCo owners, Molly and Laura.

Barre Forte fitness studio to open Saturday at Centerra

Greeley Tribune – June 23, 2020

Barre Forte — a fitness studio founded in 2012 — will open its eighth Colorado location this Saturday in Centerra, in a 1,001-square-foot space at 1569 Fall River Drive, Suite 145, in Loveland.

Shaped By COVID-19: Barre Forte’s All-Body, Quivery Muscle–Making At-Home Workout

5280 Magazine – June 16, 2020

This 60-minute workout will literally leave you shaking in your grippy socks.

12 Local Online Workouts to Keep You Fit While You Practice Social Distancing

303 Magazine – April 7, 2020

Barre Forte combines standard barre workouts with dance-inspired fitness to create a total body workout. Studios are currently offering live stream and restream classes Monday through Sunday.

Living Local Fox21 News – April 6, 2020

Live Stream classes with Barre Forte to stay healthy and sane at home.

Living Local Fox21 News – March 31, 2020

Stay active with Barre Forte through the stay-at-home order.

Living Local Fox21 News – October 17, 2019

Barre Forte in downtown Colorado Springs wants to support those who have struggled with breast cancer, or been impacted by it, by donating a portion of their Thursday proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Barre Forte uses events to build community in Edwards

Vail Daily – October 14, 2019

Barre Forte Vail Valley hopes to bring women – and men – together over exercise and events in the local community.

Fox 31 Denver – August 29, 2019

Bounce off For Mental Health event on September 22 from 9am to noon at Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch.

Life and Work with Amy O’Connell and Sarah Brittenham

Voyage Denver – August 19, 2019

Our Journey with Barre Forte LoHi and Barre Forte Wash Park.

Urban Life Wash Park – July 12, 2019

Amy O’Connell and Sarah Brittenham have found a second home in Barre Forte and we can now all benefit from their new location in Wash Park. Together they have created a welcoming space with imaginative, kick-ass barre and dance inspired fitness classes.

Summit Daily – May 21, 2019

Thinking Summit County’s high-impact activities could use a low-impact workout as a complement, Katelyn Huston is about to open Barre Forte Summit County in downtown Frisco, Colorado.


Living Local Fox21 News – March 29, 2019

Boutique fitness classes are the hottest new trend when it comes to working out, and as FOX21’s Lauren McDonald learned Friday morning, it’s never too early to hit the barre.


Vail Daily – January 13, 2019

Adding a barre class is a great way to get a low-impact workout with big results.


Living Local Fox21 News – October 15, 2018

There is a new barre and pilates studio coming to downtown called Barre Forte! If you are looking for a fun way to get in shape, now is the time to take your workout to the barre.


Jump Sport – September 10, 2018

Barre Forte shows how they’ve adapted their barre workout classes to include cardio trampoline bouncing, strength intervals, balance, wrist weights, and an upright trampoline.

BusinessDen – August 23, 2018

Amy O’Connell, Nadia Walker and Sarah Brittenham are out to prove that fitness classes incorporating a ballet bar are not going away.

Vail Daily – August 2, 2018

“Beth and I are just two local girls,” Denton said. “We’re passionate about feeling strong, healthy and confident. Now, we want to pay it forward and create a community to come along with us.”

Fitlo Denver – January 30, 2018

What’s it like at Barre Forte? If the hard workouts and killer playlists don’t keep you coming back for more, the sense of belonging you’ll feel with a community of empowered women will.


For Immediate Release – January 09, 2018

Barre Forte founder/owner, Nadia Walker is bringing on two new partners effective immediately.

Bringing in the Fun and Jams to Barre Forte

Sticky Be Socks – September 21, 2017

Interview with Co-Founder/Partner from the company behind the grippy socks we all love.


The Barre Blog – September 8, 2017

An in-depth interview with Nadia Walker Arnold, Co-Founder/Partner of Barre Forte.

Rock Your Workout With Barre Forte At The Denver Zoo

KDVR Fox 31 Denver – August 25, 2017

Barre Forte’s pop up class at the Denver Zoo featured on Fox 31 Denver’s Fitness Friday.

Small Businesses That Are Changing Denver For The Better

PaleOMG – July 26, 2017

An intimate look into the studio and owners of Barre Forte LoHi.

New barre workout studio to open at NewMarket North

The Wichita Eagle – February 20, 2017

Another new workout option is opening this spring at Slawson Cos. NewMarket North development. Wichita attorney Jordan Kieffer is opening Barre Forte Wichita.

Mom-Approved Workouts That’ll Make You Sweat

Colorado Parent – August 22, 2016

Now that the kids are settled back in school, you may find that you have a bit of time to dedicate to yourself. Why not take that time and commit to a new fitness routine? Group fitness classes provide a motivating setting and make it easy for busy moms to get in a quick, effective workout. Here are three mom-approved workouts that are guaranteed to make you sweat.

Barre Forte Popup Workout in Highlands Ranch, CO

CW2 – August 12, 2016

Barre Forte along with Lucy Athletic Wear is hosting two pop up barre classes this weekend at The Promenade at Park Meadows. The first is Saturday at 10am and the second class is Sunday at 4pm. Bring your yoga mat, a water bottle, barre socks and sunscreen since it will be outside.

Behind the Seams: Colorado River

Lululemon – July 26, 2016

Lululemon ambassador and Barre Forte’s very own, Laura Nigro joined a recent expedition and photoshoot with 21 other Lululemon ambassadors as they explored the canyons of the Colorado River.


Just A Colorado Gal – July 14, 2016

Here’s the thing: Im active, but it largely falls into the running/CrossFitting/backpacking category. I tell myself Im going to practice yoga more but I continue to fail, and I shudder to think what it would look like should I attempt to recreate my more graceful years as a ballerina.

Ultrarunners Raise the Barre With New Studio on Platte Street

Westword – July 6, 2016

Colorado ultrarunners Amy O’Connell and Sarah Brittenham opened the doors of Denver’s second licensed Barre Forte studio on June 25.

Weekly Workouts

paleOMG – June 27, 2016

Juli tries out Barre Forte LoHi.

Barre Forte to open in Central Platte Valley

Confluence Denver – May 27, 2016

Barre Forte is bringing its dance-inspired workout to Denver’s Central Platte Valley this summer.

Barre Forte: A Passion to Unite Dance and Fitness

Fit Lo – April 25, 2016

Within the past four years Barre Forte has grown to three locations in the metro Denver area: Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Westminster, along with a location in Gainesville, Florida. There is even a fourth Colorado location coming soon to The Highlands, Denver. There’s a Barre Forte around town for everyone!

Business Q&A: Barre Forte, Westminster

The Denver Post – April 21, 2016

Interview with Barre Forte Westminster owner, Jen Rehm.


Class Pass After Class

Owning a studio is not without its challenges, however, which is why many new business owners consider a franchise or license agreement when starting their own business. Both models, each with their unique strengths, offer the support of an organization behind you.

New Barre Forte studio coming to Platte Street

BusinessDen – March 17, 2016

Two first-time fitness studio owners are trying to set the bar for working out along Platte Street.

Colorado Based Fitness Studio to Open In Orchard Park

The Westminster Window – March 7, 2016

Barre Forte will celebrate the grand opening of its third Colorado studio in Westminster on April 2.

Business Beat: Meet Your Best at Barre Forte

Cherry Hills Village Living (page 34) – February 2016

When two strangers met on the track at a local gym, little did they know where their budding friendship would soon lead them.

Our Top Charitable Picks for December 21-27

5280 – December 21, 2015

The studio’s weekly donation-based signature barre class helps empower women in the community by benefiting SafeHouse Denver, an organization that provides shelter, counseling, and education for victims of domestic violence.

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What’s Up Buttercup Lifestyle Blog – November 29, 2015

Stefanie Kathleen writes about her experience at Barre Forte.




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