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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 exactly is barre?

The Barre Body Studio method is a low-impact, high-energy workout focused on building long, lean muscles, tightening the tush and strengthening the core. Using mostly body weight, light free weights and resistance bands, repetitions exert muscles to the point of fatigue, making this a highly effective type of fitness. Every class is choreographed to upbeat music and takes place in an uplifting group environment, making it just as fun as it is effective.

What class should I take?

If you’ve checked out our schedule, you may have noticed a few different class styles available. What's the difference between Barre Body Fit and Barre Body Blast? Find out and learn about all class types, here.

Once you’ve decided which class is right for you, sign up online or download the Barre Body Studio app to book classes on the go! Classes can fill up fast, so it’s best to book well in advance.

What do I wear?

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

Grip socks are required in the studio to prevent injuries and help you get the most out of all the 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 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.

What if I don’t like it?

You won’t know until you try...everyone has a first class - even our instructors! If you to try a class before you to commit to Your First Month (intro offer, no problem! Try a one-time drop-in to test the waters and if it's love at first class, *we’ll deduct the price of your drop-in ($25 + GST) from Your First Month ($65 + GST). *Available in-studio only, on the day of your first drop-in class.

How fit do I have to be?

You will be sore after first trying a class, that’s how you know it’s working - but we don’t promote injury, or pushing beyond your fitness levels so much so that you go once and never return.

As with anything in life, steady progress builds momentum and strength over time - through experience, not overexertion.

We’re proud to offer a welcoming, non-judgmental fitness environment, to participate within your own expanding limits and most importantly - always listen to your body.

Our knowledgeable barre tenders are here to help you - not hurt you. There are many modifications for each movement because everyone has to start somewhere. And wherever you’re at, is exactly where you’re supposed to be.

Nobody walks into the studio a pro, part of the fulfilment is in tracking your progress and witnessing real change over time.

It's my first class - what should I expect?

For your first class, try to arrive 15 minutes early, every class after that 10 minutes is enough time to get ready. When you arrive at the studio, let the front desk staff know that it's your first time so they can get you set-up. They’ll guide you to our free, secure lockers where you’re welcome to safely store your personal items during class.

To set up, grab a set of light weights (we usually recommend 2lb or 3lb weights for your first few classes) and any other equipment that is specified by your instructor. Take these with you and find your spot at the barre. Don’t worry about the mats quite yet, your instructor will ask you to grab one later on in the class.

Plié, pelvic tuck, 4th position, twizzler bands – what does it all mean? Don’t stress over the terminology, everything will be well explained and demonstrated by your barre tender during the class. We promise you'll pick it up in no time!

Be sure to inform your instructor of any injuries or ailments before class begins. We encourage you to ask questions and receive modifications from our very knowledgeable barre tenders.

You’re now ready to take on your first barre class – be prepared to sweat, surprise yourself and have a ton of fun! Remember, you don’t need a strong dance or athletic background to attend. Barre is absolutely suitable for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.