What should I wear to class?
You should wear pants, leggings or capris that you are comfortable in, and a top that covers your midriff. You will also want to wear sticky socks to retain your body’s heat as well as prevent your feet from sliding. You’ll want to remove your shoes and put on your socks before you walk through the studio, this is just an effort to keep the floors as tidy as possible.
What should I bring?
We’ll have all the equipment you’ll need there at the studio, so just bring a bottle of water and come ready to work. We do ask that you not bring your cell phones into class with you, as this can be distracting to the teacher and your classmates. If you’re expecting an important call, you’re welcome to leave your cell phone at the front desk and we’ll come snag you if you’re needed.
Should I arrive a little early to my first class?
We recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins. Once you fill out a short waiver, the teacher will show you where you can leave your belongings and help you find a place at the barre.
What should I expect during class?
For 50 minutes, you’ll plunge into a fun, total body workout set to motivating music. Your teacher will set up the exercises and then circulate the room, correcting form to help you get the most out of your time.
Can men take class?
Yes, men are absolutely welcome to take a class at The Barre Studio. Although you will usually find a majority of women in our classes, we have a lot of men who attend regular classes and see great results.
What if I'm not a ballerina?
We strive to make our studios a place where everyone will feel comfortable, dance background or not. Barre is a low-impact workout and can be done by women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. No dancing experience is required. While the technique is high in intensity, it is very low impact, meaning you’ll get a great workout without putting excessive stress on your joints. We focus on very tiny isometric movements, and our method is one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the shape of your body. Clients typically see the best results when they take at least three classes per week.