new students welcome
Every person you’ll meet at The Bar Method remembers their first class. We all started out as newcomers, so we understand it’s nerve-racking to try something new for the first time. When you take your first class with us, not only will you discover the magic of our method, but you’ll find yourself among a group of passionate people who will welcome you and come alongside you as you tap into a whole new level of strength.FIND YOUR BARRE STUDIO
How to Prepare for Your First BARRE CLASS
Each studio is adhering to state guidelines; as restrictions change, reach out to the studio you plan to attend if you are unsure of the most recent policies.
We suggest leggings or yoga pants, a breathable top that cover your midriff, and socks that cover your whole foot (grip socks are best!). Shop our online store to find the latest fashions!
Arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled class time and head to the front desk. From there, our staff will check you in, answer any questions you may have, and introduce you to your instructor.
You’ll meet your Bar Method instructor who will help you get set up for class. Share with them a brief overview of physical history including injuries, pregnancy, or areas of concern.
No Experience REQUIRED
We welcome students of any experience level. Everyone and every body type is welcome — women, men, all ages, expecting mothers, physical therapy patients — our members come from all walks of life and have various abilities, goals, and histories with exercise. The majority of our students did not have a dance or prior barre experience when they walked through our doors for the first time. Starting with your first class, each class thereafter will be customized with modifications and challenge options. You’ll learn barre exercises and techniques and be inspired to power through challenging moments.
The Class DESIGN
Every Bar Method class starts with a warm-up that includes leg lifts, a series of upper-body exercises and push-ups in the middle of the room. The lower body challenge takes place at the barre with sequences of thigh and seat work. Core exercises on the floor round out class followed by a final stretch. Our method predominantly uses your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few simple props: free weights, floor mats and a ball. Students are continually challenged with endless variations of each exercise timed to the beat of the music. You will be able to work within your individual limits while also receiving encouragement to challenge yourself!
What Sets Us APART
The Bar Method is known for its precise technique, brilliant choreography, and instructor expertise. It was created under the guidance of physical therapists to ensure each exercise is powerful and effective, yet safe and sustainable for all students. The Bar Method instructors are known and loved for their charisma, their attentive observation, and mastery of anatomy, technique, and form. Instructors undergo lengthy, rigorous training before earning their certification and continue their education through courses and annual certification exams.
From our method to our members, you will find that The Bar Method experience is unlike any other in the fitness industry.
TestimonialsSee What Our Members Are Saying
I’m amazed how quickly my body has already become more toned and flexible; I feel so healthy.
- Beth, Carmel Mountain
I love that instructors take the time to get to know you by name and go out of their way to give you corrections so you can get the most out of every exercise. I always feel like they are cheering me on to push past my own personal limits.
- Kelly, Chicago Loop
When I am in class it is ‘me time’ and I am focused on strength, flexibility, form, and hone in my inner competitiveness. I push myself and when I see and feel results I feel fantastic, accomplished and strong.
- Kiera, Ridgewood
I trust Bar to keep me fit and looking sexy so that no matter what activity I am doing, I am up for it! I can hop on a bike, climb rocks, surf the ocean because I am Bar fit!
- Pauline, Newport Beach
I love that after over a year, and more than 100 classes, I still feel challenged and learn something new every class!
- Emily, St. Augustine
The camaraderie with women from all levels is very encouraging and keeps me coming back!
- Regina, Salt Lake City
As a physical therapist, I am pleased about how the Bar Method instructors pay such close attention to the body mechanics used in class and how educated they are about the musculature used for each exercise.
- Tracy, Highland Park
From the first day I walked in all the staff members were extremely friendly and welcoming. They even learned my name right away. I like that the teachers challenge me and correct me on my form so that I am doing it correctly and not hurting myself.
- Crystal, Tampa
I have become the best possible version of myself because of this workout! #Toned #Elongated #Energized #Positive #Strong #Flexible #Powerful #Happy
- Emily, Brooklyn