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What is barre?

In its most basic sense, barre exercise is a low-impact, total body workout that combines elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates with the intention to tone and create lean muscle mass. At Local Barre we broke the mold on barre and truly barre to our own beat. Targeting muscle group by muscle group, song by song, we tone and sculpt the whole body through large and small movements. We build intensity through high repition of low impact exercises and use low weights and resistance bands to build long lean muscles. The music gets you lost in the beat, tricking your mind to push the body further.  

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing athletic/yoga wear that allow you to barre to that beat. Grip socks are mandatory and available for purchase or rent at the studio..

When should I arrive?

If it’s your first class, please arrive15 minutes early. Otherwise, please aim to arrive about  5-10 minutes before class. Please note, for safety purposes late entries are not permitted.

Do I need to bring anything?

Just your beautiful self, a water bottle, and grip socks. 

Is there a space where I can lock up my stuff?

Absolutely! We have secure lockers big enough to fit your bag, coat, and any other belongings you wish to keep safe.

I'm heading straight to work after class. Do you have showers?

You bet. 

But I’ve never been to a ballet, yoga, or Pilates class before. Is this okay?

Feel like you have two left feet? It’s all good! Absolutely no experience in ballet, yoga, or Pilates is necessary. Barre is a low-impact workout and accessible to those with various skill levels.

I’m preggers. Can I still come?

You bet! Just be sure to let your Leader know before class so that he or she can make any necessary modifications. Make sure your doctor has cleared you prior to registration.