August 11 2010, 11:09 AM
5280 associate editor Julie Dugdale scoped out the scene at the Pure Barre studio in Cherry Creek recently while researching innovative Mile High workouts. She found the combination of Pilates and ballet---which incorporates a studio bar, rubber ball, resistance band, and weights---to be both entertaining and effective, with upbeat music and gravity-defying moves. Her favorite thing about the studio? It gives you what instructors call a "Pure Barre ledge:" a lifted and toned derriere. A single group class at Pure Barre would normally run you $23, but here’s your chance to try a class for half that price: Pure Barre, along with dozens of other Denver wellness studios, day spas, and destination spas, is offering heavily discounted services the week of September 20 to 26. During SpaFinder Deal Days, you can book spa treatments, massages, and yoga classes for either 50 percent off or $50. The complete list of participating spas won’t be made public until August 20, but The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Zuri Salon & Spa, and Jon‘Ric Denver Day Spa & Salon are among those already confirmed. Reservations will likely fill fast, but if you sign up before August 15, you’ll get a sneak peek at the full list and an exclusive early opportunity to schedule services. The link above will guide you.