When Mary Logan and her husband, Jesse, decided to move from Midland, Texas, back home to Bismarck, North Dakota, Mary joked that she would only move if a Pure Barre studio was available.

“It’s a low impact workout that I describe as using the muscles from the inside out. It’s a mix of ballet, Pilates, and yoga where you work the body to fatigue and then stretch the muscles,” Mary explains. “I fell in love with it in 2012 when was living in Bozeman, Montana. I was going regularly for six to eight months, and it literally changed the way I thought about fitness; how it should be and could be.”

It also changed how Jesse convinced Mary to move back home to North Dakota.

“When I told him there isn’t a Pure Barre studio in Bismarck, he said, ‘Let’s open one!’”

Mary opened her studio in north Bismarck November 12, 2018.

“The workouts are hard, but if you can hold onto a ballet bar, you can absolutely do it. And you see results in a short time. It’s a great culture, too — welcoming, inviting, and lots of encouragement. You will feel elated about what you accomplished after your workout,” Mary says.

Classes can be scheduled online at PureBarre.com/ND-Bismarck, or call 701-751-0528. You can also follow the studio on Facebook; search Pure Barre Bismarck.