What is barre54?
A unique exercise class that is designed to work every muscle in your body in under an hour. Using isometric exercises combined with a ballet barre, we are able to exhaust the muscle in a unique way.
How is barre54 unique?
Using the ballet barre for thigh, seat, and abdominal muscles, puts a different twist on using your own body weight for resistance. From pulling off the barre to utilizing it for balance, we are able to focus in on the muscles that we want to tone. After a core warm up, we use small weights to target bicep, tricep, shoulder, chest and back muscles. The focus then changes to thighs, abs and seat. Each area has a few exercises that target that specific area. After each one, we will stop and stretch to ensure that the muscle is lengthened. The conclusion of the class is 3 minutes of "back dancing" and then a cool down. barre54 classes will also raise the tempo of traditional barre workouts through high energy music to safely increase cardiovascular training.
How do I book a class?
Go to barre54.com and click "Register for Classes". Select the location, day, and time you would like to attend a class and click "Sign Up Now". Follow the prompts to create a username and password in our scheduling system. Purchase your desired class package and your reservation is complete! You will receive an email confirmation with your username and password and can log back in to make any changes. We also have a barre54 iPhone app that can be downloaded from the App store that can be used to make and cancel class reservations!
We are an internet-driven business, so please use our online system to make reservations whenever possible. Our phone line will only be answered when classes are in session and functions largely as a voicemail service.
If you purchase a Groupon or LivingSocial deal, you will need to call the studio to sign up for your first class. The remainder of your classes can be scheduled, changed, & cancelled using our online system.
Each class has a limited number of spots available, so please ensure that you sign up prior to arrival to ensure there is enough space for you.
What happens if I can't make it to a class I signed up for?
We have a 90-minute cancellation policy. You can cancel a class online up to 90-minutes prior to scheduled class time. If you cancel within 90-minutes of class start or do not show up for class, your account will be charged $5.
Please use our online system to modify and cancel reservations. Our phone line will only be answered when classes are in session and functions largely as a voicemail service. Cancellations received via phone or voicemail will NOT be accepted.
I noticed you have classes scheduled at 6am. Do I need to sign up by a certain time to take this class?
Yes. Anyone wishing to attend a class scheduled for 6am must sign up by 9pm on the night BEFORE the scheduled class. If no one has signed up before 9pm, the class will be cancelled. Subsequently, cancellations for the 6am class must be received prior to 9pm the night BEFORE the scheduled class to avoid the $5 cancellation fee.
What does it mean if I am put on the wait list?
If a class is full and you try to register online, your name will automatically be added to the wait list. If a space becomes available, you will automatically be notified and added to the class roster. If you are unable to make the class for which you are wait listed, you will not be penalized.
What do I wear to class?
Yoga pants that come to the knee or longer and socks. We sell barre54 socks, but any yoga socks with treads will be fine.
How often should I attend a barre class?
We recommend taking a class 3 times per week. Students experiencing soreness are encouraged to attend class often, even on consecutive days.
How long will it take for my body to change?
If you are eating healthy and attending class 3 to 4 times per week, in 6 weeks time, you will notice your muscles change.
Why don't you have a beginner class?
Our instructors are trained with different levels in mind. They will offer suggestions for the beginner as well as the experienced barre student.
Why is it important for me to be there at the beginning of class? And what happens if I'm late to class?
Clients are permitted into class while during the warm up only, however, you will be required to perform 30 knee lifts upon entrance. Once the class has moved to the barre, no one else will be admitted. This is strictly as a safety precaution.
Do you offer child care?
Yes, we offer child care called "barre babies" at our Dr. Phillips studio for $5/child/class. barre babies is offered on Monday and Friday during the 9:35am class. You must register your child for barre babies online prior to 9pm the night BEFORE the scheduled class. Subsequently, cancellations for barre babies must be received prior to 9pm the night BEFORE the scheduled class to avoid the $5 cancellation fee.
I'm pregnant. Can I still attend class?
With your doctor’s permission, yes! Each class can be modified to meet the demands of your changing body during each trimester. Be sure to let our front desk staff and your instructor know that you’re pregnant and how far along you are. You will also need a note from your physician stating that you have been cleared to exercise.
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