Barrehouse Hosts Grand Opening Windsor’s first barre-based studio to offer programs for all ages and abilities

Windsorites have a new fitness option with the grand opening of Barrehouse, the city’s first barre-based studio that will offer barre, Pilates, and yoga programs for groups.

The studio, located at 864 Walker Road, officially opened its doors with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24, 2023. “Our space is the first of its kind in Windsor, and we look forward to welcoming people of all fitness levels and ages,” said Paulina Loiselle, Barrehouse co-owner. “It’s such a relief to finally open the space and we can’t wait to help people discover the benefits of barre. At the core of our business is the goal of providing a premium group fitness experience at rates that are affordable for our community.”

For Paulina, the studio is a labour of love that has been years in the making. Originally from Edmonton, she moved to Toronto in 2007 where she became an award-winning barre instructor. In 2009, she met Windsor-born Matt Loiselle. The pair then set their sights on opening a studio when they moved to Windsor in 2020.

“The road to our ribbon cutting has not been easy, but we are proud to be 100 percent locally-owned and will always look to support other local businesses,” said Matt, noting that the event featured refreshments from Chapter Two Brewing Company and Café Amor & Art, as well as apparel from Amherstburg’s Bubbles and Barbells.

The event also featured addresses from Windsor’s Ward 5 Councillor Ed Sleiman, and Ward 4 Councillor Mark McKenzie.

Sleiman noted that the studio’s location will serve as a connection between Walkerville and Ford City.
“Starting new ventures requires vision, passion, ideas, and hard work, all qualities that I am certain have allowed you to make your dream a reality,” Councillor Sleiman said.

He also brought greetings on behalf of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.

“Not only will your studio offer effective and low-impact workouts, but it will enhance the overall quality of life for those who take part in your classes,” Dilkens’ message read. “Small businesses and the entrepreneurs who dream up and invest in them are a cornerstone of strong communities.”

Barrehouse also offers a convenient and easy-to-use website and app to help clients register for classes.

To find and register for upcoming classes online, visit online or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.