Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barre?

Barre is a beautiful combination of yoga, pilates, ballet, and functional training moves during a 60 minute total body workout. You will use ballet barres and light equipment such as pilates balls and hand weights to sculpt, strengthen, and stretch each targeted part of your body. Small isometric movements ensure that barre is low impact and safe and effective for all fitness levels. As you become more comfortable in barre, moves are easily modifiable with added weights and extra balance.

What Should I Wear?

Yoga pants or leggings that are comfortable and flexible. We recommend no shorts (you’ll thank me later) and a fitted top to better adjust your posture and position. You will also want to wear sticky socks which provide much needed grip to keep from sliding. Shoes will be removed before walking through the studio as you will be lying on the floor and we want to keep it as tidy as possible.

What Should I Bring?

We provide all equipment needed so just bring water and a positive attitude! We ask that cell phones not be brought into the studio to help all Barre Babes stay focused.

Should I Come Early?

If this is your first class, we recommend coming 10-15 minutes early to fill out new member forms. Our Barre-tenders will show you where to set your belongings and what equipment to grab. Once you have everything you need, find a spot in front of the mirrors where you feel comfortable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure!

I’m Pregnant. Can I Take Barre?

Barre can absolutely be a safe and effective workout through your pregnancy. Of course, every woman is different, so it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to ensure that they are comfortable with you taking classes. Be sure to let your Barre-tender know you are pregnant so some moves can be modified. If at any point you feel dizzy, nauseous, or have physical discomfort, immediately stop your workout and meet with your doctor.

Can Men Take Barre?

Absolutely! Although the majority of Barre Babes are women, many men have found barre to be an effective and integral part of their workout routine. We love our Barre Bros!

What Lingo Will I Be Hearing?

Tuck- contract your abs, rotate your hips forward, and elongate your spine.

Hold- a movement held in its tightest, deepest, lowest position to achieve isometric contraction and a shake!

Shake- you will start to shake when your muscles have reached exhaustion. This is a good thing! Embrace the shake.

First position- a standing position at the barre. Heels together, toes apart.

Pulse- a small downward movement from the lowest point, often to the beat of the music.

Down-An-Inch-Up-An-Inch- a slightly bigger movement than a pulse, a once inch range of motion in a slow and controlled movement.

Barre Babe- you!

Barretender- your instructor.



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