Fitness studio barre3 coming to former Edmonds Hardware and Paint space in Old Milltown

Gina Drake

For anyone wondering what is going into the former Edmonds Hardware and Paint space on the upper level of Old Milltown, it soon will be home to barre3, a boutique fitness studio.

Owner Gina Drake said the studio is committed to redefining the relationship people have with health and fitness. The studio website describes the workout as “functional training with a twist. Rooted in three fitness disciplines—ballet barre, pilates and yoga—barre3 workouts will have you feeling strong and balanced inside and out. We’re known for building lean muscles, a strong core, and long-term postural benefits.”

Drake, a Richmond Beach resident, said she first discovered barre3 after leaving a successful marketing career and becoming a new mother. “There was a lot of change and uncertainty in my life at that time,” she said. “I had been an athlete most of my life but wanted to find a more healthy and realistic approach to fitness that would challenge me in new ways while also supporting me as a new mom. What I found was not only a challenging workout, but a community.”

Drake became an instructor, with a dream of eventually bringing barre3 to Edmonds. Since finalizing the Old Millown location last summer, she has taught more than 50 free classes throughout the community, including special pop-up events at 190 Sunset, Brigid’s Bottleshop, HunniCo, Scratch Distillery and Gravity Bar.

Gina Drake inside the former Edmonds Hardware and Paint space, which will become barre3.

Edmonds-based Wilcox Construction is building out the former Edmonds Hardware and Paint location to become a nearly 2,500-square-foot fitness studio, which will include child care, retail, changing rooms, lockers, showers and a community lounge space.

The studio is planning to open in early 2020. Meanwhile, Drake will continue to offer free classes each week. Learn more and sign up on the website. You can also find barre3 Edmonds on Facebook and Instagram.

    1. Hi Justin. We will be offering some great promos and membership deals at opening so make sure to check those out. We will also provide discounted rates on memberships for educators and students as well as class package deals several times per year. While our studio is being built out, we are also offering free classes every week to give people an opportunity to try the class before we open. You can find the free class schedule at Hope to see you at class soon!

  1. Space looks amazing, love the open beams! Congrats to Drake Family great addition to Edmonds downtown future offerings.

    1. Hi Pamela! Can’t wait to meet you. While the studio is being built out we are offering free classes around the Edmonds community. Please visit to find our studio page and link to our free classes. Or, you can follow us at barre3Edmonds on facebook and instagram to stay updated. We will offer special class and membership promos closer to our opening date so be on the lookout for those as well.

  2. I would like to buy my daughter-in-law a Christmas gift of a series of classes. Do you have gift certificates available and if so, how would I purchase this?

  3. Gina –

    Congratulations and welcome to Old Mill Town!. We look forward to having you as neighbor! I wish your business vibrant success as you launch in 2020!

    Kevin Smith,
    Traner Smith, CPAs

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