Q: What is the Barre Centric technique?
A: All of our classes combine core conditioning, the Lotte Berk Method, yoga, Pilates and orthopedic stretching to achieve strength, flexibility and balance. The class is broken down into 4 sections– warmup, thighs, seat, and abdominals, using small isometric movements to fatigue the muscles and lengthening stretches to increase flexibility. The result is long, lean and toned muscles similar to that of a dancers body. The class fuses the results and attention of a personal trainer session with the dynamic energy of a group atmosphere.
Q: I’m new to barre, which class should i begin with?
We recommend starting with either the Barre Centric of Barre Xpress classes before trying our fusion classes- Bounce, Cardio, Resist. Once you get comfortable with the technique and form, we encourage you to add the fusion classes in to your weekly workout regimen.
Q: How many classes do you recommend taking in a week?
A: We suggest taking at least 3-4 classes per week to see results within your first 10 classes. However, Barre Centric is a safe workout and classes can be taken once daily. We suggest starting with 3-4 classes per week and adding as you feel comfortable.
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Please wear comfortable, breathable workout wear. We suggest capri or full length pants to keep your leg muscles warm. The workout is done in socks, please feel free to bring your own or purchase a pair of grippy socks at the studio.
Q: Is dance experience required to attend a Barre Centric class?
A: Absolutely not! Although the facility looks very similar to a dance studio, the classes offered are low impact and do not require any dance experience.
Q: Do class packages apply to both locations?
A: Yes, any class package or contract that you purchase gives you access to all the classes at both our locations.
Q: Who can participate in barre centric classes?
A: Barre Centric classes were designed for anyone ages 15-69 and will benefit clients of every fitness level! The roots of the program were developed to rehabilitate the body. Many of the stretches and strengthening exercises have been recommended by sports medicine physicians and orthopedists.
First Time Clients: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class, to provide ample time to fill out a client waiver, take a tour and meet your instructor.
Injured Clients: It is recommended that clients with injuries consult with their doctors before beginning any new exercise method. Also, please speak with your Barre Fitness instructor about your injury before class begins.
Pregnant Clients: If you exercise regularly, have no serious medical problems and you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, it may be safe to exercise. ALL pregnant clients must have physician approval to take barre centric classes.