While barre has origins in dance, the rhythmically challenged shouldn’t worry: No tap shoes, leotards, or any fancy footwork are required. “You don’t need any dance experience—you’re not going
to be doing any leaps or pirouettes.”
So, grab your friends and come try out our new Ballet Sculpt Class! This barre-based class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Also, don't be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.
What to wear: Comfortable workout clothes and non-skid socks
Average calories burned per class: 300-400 for an hour-long class.