Eager to gain some pain, women belly up to the barre

Posted: April 29, 2013 at 2:40 a.m.

Instructor Alex Jenner (far right) has her BarreAmped students do seemingly endless sets of pulsing leg lifts at ZenSpin studio in LIttle Rock.

In a different world, ZenSpin’s workout room could have been a salon. Heck, this is a strip center in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, so that’s an entirely plausible thought.

BarreAmped students don’t merely stand at the ballet barre and hold on to it for balance, they also press against it from below, as in this lower body...

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