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The Bar Method’s Sweet 16: A Look Back

It’s our 16th birthday today and to celebrate we are taking a look at our past, present and future. We credit our origins to Lotte Berk, our innovation to Burr Leonard, our foundation to physical therapy and our success to YOU; our community of students, teachers and studio owners. We are proud to be a […]

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10 Ways to Venture Out of Your Comfort Zone in Barre Class

We all have a comfort zone, and while it can look different for each person, it typically implies familiarity, safety, and security. Without our comfort zones, we wouldn’t be able to recognize our challenges or how to step out of that safe haven to change, grow, and transform. Barre classes teach you how to take […]

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Monthly Music Playlist: International Inspiration

Whether you’re returning from your last adventure of summer or just getting ready to embark on a new trip before the season winds down…this month’s music playlist will transport you around the globe with it’s international flair! We’ve collected hits from around the world to spark the adventure and excitement of travel within you. Download […]

Taste of Summer: Our Three Favorite Fresh & Easy Salads

Ahhh the sweet taste of summer is in full effect. It’s our favorite season to eat clean. The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables this season makes it easy to eat your way to better health. Not only does filling your plate with more produce help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it energizes […]

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The 4 Best Barre Exercises to Sculpt a Bikini Body

One of the most attractive things for a woman to wear is confidence. There’s nothing more confident than a strong, graceful woman rocking a great suit on the beach or at the pool. Barre class is one of the best workouts to sculpt a bikini body and these 4 Bar Method exercises are the best […]

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Monthly Music Playlist: Let Freedom Ring

It’s America’s birthday month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate then to turn up the volume on some great American classics! This month’s playlist salutes the great red, white and blue, as we celebrate summer the old fashioned way. We’ve included everything from John Mellencamp “Small Town” to DJ Jazzy Jeff […]

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Bar Method Book Club: Top 5 Summer Reads

Summer is upon us, which means we might finally have some time to ourselves to indulge in a good book by the pool, beach, or in the backyard. We have handpicked this special reading list just for you, all written by authors within our Bar Method community. That’s right, every book on our list was […]

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Is Barre for Men?

Let’s face it, men and women are not built the same. They have varying strengths and weaknesses and generally choose to workout in very different ways. When asked what their go-to workout of choice is, most men don’t typically mention barre class. In fact, most men have an aversion to such a workout because of […]

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Community Over Competition in Kansas City

Boutique fitness is booming right now. New studios are popping up around town every other week! How are you supposed to decide where to go and what to try? It’s overwhelming and confusing. No doubt that there are some incredible new workouts out making great claims about being “The best workout in the world” and […]

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Monthly Music Playlist: Soundtrack For Summer

June is upon us, which means summer is coming! There are so many great things to love about summertime…spending long days with the family at the beach or the lake, catching up with your friends at the neighborhood BBQ, or checking out for 2 weeks to take your long awaited and much needed vacation, far […]