FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

New to barre? No worries! Don’t be intimidated; we promise we don’t bite. Here are a few of the questions we get asked on the regular. 
If you have any other questions, don’t be shy.

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What is barre?

Barre is a low-impact workout that incorporates elements of yoga, Pilates and dance. Check out our New to Barre page for all the details!

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing athletic wear (think yoga or dance wear) that you can get comfortable and move in.

We also require you to wear grip socks in the studio, to prevent injuries and help you get the most out of those precise, controlled movements. If you have your own, bring ‘em – otherwise, we sell them. And if it's your first class, don't worry, we have loaners for $1 with the proceeds going to a local charity!


Do I need to bring anything?

You’re gonna sweat, so bring water to stay hydrated. Come in your favourite workout gear and don't forget those grip socks! We provide everything else.

It's my first barre class. What should I expect?

Be prepared to feel the burn and have fun doing it. You don’t need a background in dance, Pilates, or yoga to attend and barre is suitable for everyone. We encourage all fitness levels to come and try it.

Each barre class incorporates elements of dance (mainly ballet), free weights and other resistance-based equipment and ends with a floor series of mat exercises. It’s harder than it looks but it’s low-impact and if you come regularly, it gets easier every time (psst...because you get stronger!).