Carrie Rengers

Second Barre Forte Wichita to open next month

The second Barre Forte Wichita is going to open above Optimal Performance near Central and Greenwich next month.
The second Barre Forte Wichita is going to open above Optimal Performance near Central and Greenwich next month. Courtesy photo

Not quite seven months after opening her first Barre Forte Wichita, Wichita attorney Jordan Kieffer is opening a second.

“There’s been an interest,” Kieffer says.

That coupled with the right opportunity near Central and Greenwich helped her make the decision.

Kieffer is taking space above Optimal Performance at 11444 E. Central.

Barre Forte is a Denver-based business that Kieffer has licensed for here.

Her first Barre Forte is in NewMarket North. Kieffer says she chose the west side first because there was already a competing barre site on the east side but nothing on out west.

“There was a demand and not anyone filling that demand.”

Kieffer says a lot of people began asking for one on the east side, too.

“When this opportunity arose, it just felt like the right thing to do.”

Barre workouts are a combination of yoga, pilates and dance. Kieffer says the workouts are safe group fitness for all ages and levels.

“Any fitness or athletic level can jump right in.”

Kieffer says she’ll have some preview classes late this month and then will open to the public in December.

She says the new studio will be known as Barre Forte Wichita East.

“We’re very excited to bring our flavor of barre to the east side.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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