Develop long, lean muscles, enhance flexibility and improve balance.  Many say that after only five classes you will start seeing changes in your body in strength gained and more toned in those hard-to-target muscles. Best part: Anyone—no matter their age or fitness level—can hit the barre and get results. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles), combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Type of activity: low impact, focus is on sculpting long lean muscles, flexibility, improving posture, core toning focus.

Fitness Level:  ALL

Know before you go:  This is a popular class, so if you want a good spot at the barre arrive 5-10 minutes early.  Bring a maximum of 3 lb weights, yoga mat, and a flex band.   Normally done in bare feet or with grippy socks (optional) unless you have foot /ankle issues and need shoe support. Grippy socks and flex bands sold at the studio.

What to expect:  A leg burn, sore abs the next day, and a guaranteed booty lift IF you attend weekly   We use props like mini stability balls and flex bands to keep the intensity up. About 30 minutes is barre work, 10 minutes with weights for upper body, and we finish with 15-20 minutes of floor work for core.