Helping People Discover Their STRENGTH Since 2001
The Class DESIGN
Each barre workout with The Bar Method begins with a traditional warm-up to elevate your heart rate and is then followed by a series of upper-body exercises and push-ups. The second half of class will focus on your lower body with a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre. The class will wrap up with core exercises (we call it curl work!) on the floor. By segmenting each class to focus on specific muscle groups, our barre workout ensures that each area of your body receives the attention that it deserves. Our method predominantly uses your own body weight for resistance along with a few basic props (free weights, mats, a ball, and a strap). This is reminiscent of yoga, Pilates, and other strength training workouts that are designed to build muscle and improve posture. Students are challenged with variations of each exercise timed to the beat of the energizing music. While each class is unique, the method follows a consistent sequence to work the right muscles in the right order. The fast pace of the class spikes the heart rate at different intervals to burn calories not only in the studio but long after.
The Barre EXERCISES
The Bar Method’s full-body workout features barre exercises that are proven to quickly and efficiently reshape your entire body. Each movement will keep you “working in the muscle” employing a type of strength training called “isometric exercise.” Isometric exercises are static holds that don’t require a range of motion but will still challenge your muscles in a way that you may not be used to. Static holds are powerful for building muscle and endurance, but each class will also include small eccentric and concentric movements to lengthen and shorten the muscles, too. The minimal range of movement in barre exercises relies on control rather than momentum; because the movements are controlled and low impact, they are able to challenge your muscles while protecting your joints. You will likely feel an intense but satisfying burn while your muscles are worked to the point of fatigue, but relief will come from active and passive stretching that follows each exercise segment. Not only does this stretching segment feel good, but it also lengthens the muscles in each targeted area resulting in a leaner, dancer-like body.
The Bar Method RESULTS
The benefits of a barre workout are numerous, but the benefits of a Bar Method workout are second to none. In fact, it’s not uncommon for Bar Method students to see remarkable results within just a few weeks of taking consistent classes. Not only will you feel stronger and more mobile, but you will begin to notice muscle definition in your arms, abs, seat, and legs. Other important benefits include improved posture, flexibility, and overall body alignment. Our students leave feeling centered and in touch with their inner strength that they accomplished through one of our barre workout classes. While the instructors pride themselves on finding creative ways to get the very best from each individual, pushing past boundaries and replacing doubts with a newly found confidence. The undeniable physical changes that result from The Bar Method workout helps students to recognize the strength they have always held within themselves. This acknowledgment has the power to shift self-confidence in a profound way.
Discover a barre workout that suits you, your body, your time, and most importantly, one that will help you achieve your goal. If you have the time to take 60 minutes out of your day, our signature Bar Method class is a great choice for anyone looking for a fat-burning transformation. Perhaps you’re more experienced with barre and are looking for a more challenging ballet barre workout, our Bar Advanced workout will push even the most experienced barre enthusiast to the limits of their inner and outer strength with thorough thigh and seat work. Looking for more of a heart-pumping cardio workout? Give our Bar Move class a chance and see how using fast footwork can keep your heart rate elevated and your mind guessing. We also have abbreviated classes available for those who need to pack a full-body workout into a shorter class format. If that’s you, look for our 45-minute Bar Express class or 30-minute Bar Combo class on your studio’s schedule. Studios offer their own class menu, so make sure to check in with a studio near you for class times and prerequisites.
What Makes Us DIFFERENT
The Bar Method technique stands apart because it works! The Bar Method offers a personalized workout in an invigorating group fitness environment. Each movement has been created with YOUR body in mind thanks to a team of physical therapists who work to ensure our practice is safe and effective for students spanning a wide range of abilities including those with physical limitations and injuries. Unlike other barre workouts, our instructors undergo lengthy and rigorous barre training that includes lessons of anatomy and hands-on adjustments. Annual certification exams ensure the highest standards are upheld across the entire teaching community. Our students receive personalized adjustments, modifications, and encouragement to get the most out of every workout. It’s a workout that is safe and sustainable for life!