(Updated on 6/30/21 at 1:45 p.m.)
The future is uncertain for the boutique barre fitness studio LavaBarre in Rosslyn.
The gym at 1528 Clarendon Blvd announced on Instagram earlier this week that it would no longer be providing in-person classes at the studio. On Thursday, the studio’s storefront appeared closed and empty, with a lock on the door.
The founders of LavaBarre did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The fitness studio reopened at reduced capacity on June 26, after shutting down when the state went into lockdown in response to the pandemic.
“Unfortunately, we must again take a step back from in studio classes,” this week’s social media post said.
Although the brick-and-mortar location is empty, the post invited members to contact the gym about in-person indoor 0r outdoor classes, as well as Zoom classes, “during this closure.”
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We first shared our LavaCode with you on August 17th, 2012. We are sharing it with you again because over 8 years later, we hold each of these truths dear to our hearts. On March 17th 2020, we were forced to shut the doors to LavaBarre due to the pandemic and we reopened them to you with reduced capacity and increased precautions on Friday, June 26th. Unfortunately we must again take a step back from in studio classes. Please DM @laurenelizabethprice if you are interested in taking in person indoor or outdoor barre or zoom classes during this closure.
LavaBarre offers high-intensity workouts that blend ballet, interval training, cardio, pilates and the use of props.
The boutique gym opened in Clarendon in the summer of 2012. Two years later, it moved into its current location and was replaced by Barre Tech, which, according to Yelp, has closed.
In the last five years, gyms offering ballet-inspired barre classes have proliferated in Arlington. Among them are Xtend Barre, Neighborhood Barre, Pure Barre, and Barre3 in Clarendon, as well as a Pure Barre in Pentagon City.
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