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February 8, 2023

Mom Report: Barre3

The Fort Thomas Plaza is on its way to becoming a one stop shop for mind, body and soul! Barre3 is opening a new studio in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, this week! The plaza is also home to Fort Thomas Antique & Design, Highlander Coffee, and Highlander Bourbon and Wine Bar. The Fort Thomas Farmer’s Market will also be at the plaza on Fridays from 3 – 7 p.m. So stop by Barre3 for a good workout, get some java at Highlander, and then stock up on local, farm fresh produce all in one trip.

To celebrate Barre3’s grand opening on Monday, September 28, the Fort Thomas location will offer several opportunities to check out the facility and also try out a FREE class!

I recently attended a class, and now understand what all the hype is about! Barre3 combines techniques used in ballet, yoga and pilates. This combination of techniques and focused movement had my muscles absolutely (and visibly) SHAKING! I have not attended a fitness class since my first son was born four years ago, and my current workout routine consists of holding one of my kids and squatting to get a toy off the ground. It felt really good to feel my muscles being pushed, followed by a relaxing stretch break. It also felt really good to do something for ME and my physical health!


I left class feeling rejuvenated and proud that I stuck it out for the whole hour! I did not always do the advanced movements, but Kelley Groneck, owner and teacher of the class I attended, was truly warm and encouraging. She pushed participants to find their own personal barrier and push through it. I never felt like I overexerted myself, but I did feel like I pushed myself and got a great full body workout.

The children’s area at Barre3 is stocked with fun toys, games, a play kitchen, an adorable teepee, and a TV. The owner’s sweet daughters enjoyed the space while their momma taught the class. I could see Barre3 being a place where not only grownups can meet new people and socialize, but a great place for children to socialize and make new friends, too!

kids room

If you would like to check out the new Barre3 location, there are several opportunities to do so. Open houses are scheduled for:

Friday, September 25 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, September 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. ***Special event featuring Rodan & Fields (must RSVP)

In addition, ALL classes the first week Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 will be FREE!

Childcare will be FREE Mon – Sat during both the 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. classes.  

Barre3 is located at 90 Alexendria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

859-360-7420 or

Amanda Ciani is a Mom Reporter, sharing her experiences on what’s happening this summer!  Amanda lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their two terrific toddler sons.  She graduated from NKU with degrees in Sociology and Philosophy.  She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her blog ( and Twitter account (@haikuciani).  

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