Barre. You've probably heard of it, but what exactly is it? Let's go over the basic elements of barre, how to get ready for your first class and what to expect once you arrive at the studio!

The Barre Body Studio method is a low-impact, high-energy fusion of yoga, Pilates, and dance. We focus on building long, lean muscles, tightening the tush and strengthening the core. Using mostly body weight, light free weights and resistance bands, you will endure high repetitions to 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 a highly motivating group environment, making it just as fun as it is effective.


Now that you have been introduced to barre, it's time to decide what class type is best for you. If you've checked out our schedule, you may have noticed a few different classes on our lineup! What's the difference between Barre Body Fit and Barre Body Blast? Find out and learn about all class types, here.


Once you have 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 don’t forget to book one week in advance!


Not sure if you want to try a class before committing to the Intro Month Offer? No problem! If it's love at first class, we'll deduct the price of your drop-in ($25 + GST) from our Intro Month Offer ($65 + GST). This is only available in-studio, on the day of your first drop-in class.


Now let’s chat about preparing for your first ever barre class! Don’t worry, we know what you’re thinking … what do I wear?! We answer that important question, plus other frequently asked questions, right here.


When you arrive at the studio for the first time, let the front desk staff that it's your first time and they will get you set-up and on your way to your first barre burn. They will lead you to our free, secure lockers. You are more than welcome to utilize these to store your personal items during class. For your first class, try to arrive 15 minutes early ... every class after that, 10 minutes should suffice! 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.


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 be picking it up in no time! 

You are now ready to take on your first barre class – be prepared to sweat, shake and have a ton of fun! Remember that you don’t need a dance, Pilates or yoga background to attend. Barre is absolutely suitable for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. We are proud to offer a welcoming, non-judgmental fitness environment, so participate within your own limits and always listen to your body.

See you at the barre.