Barre Definitions
  • image1 "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness"--Joseph Pilates
  • image2 "The body is a sacred garment." --Martha Graham
  • image3 "Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live."--Jim Rohn
  • image4 "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."--John F. Kennedy
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Barre Definitions Classes:

Set to fun and energetic music, each class incorporates an upper body workout with weights and a combination of high-intensity sequences of thigh, seat and core exercises at the barre. We always include a releasing stretch after we work a muscle group, which results in stronger and more elongated muscles while gaining flexibility. Each class is designed for you to feel invigorated, challenged, and inspired. Our knowledgeable and attentive instructors will guide you through the class to encourage and motivate you in a safe and supportive environment.

Open level: Our signature barre class open to all levels. However, if you are new to the method, for your safety and for the consideration of other experienced clients, we strongly advise that you take a basic barre class before you sign up for an open level class.

Basic Barre: Our introduction to barre class. We highly recommend new students to take this class before going to the open level class so that you become familiar with the method, the terminology, and the positioning. A better understanding of this method provides a more effective workout while preventing injuries. This is also a great class to take for our experienced clients who want to brush up on their form or those who seek a slower paced class.

Mat Barre: This is our unique barre class that is based on the principles of mat Pilates. The class combines all the benefits of barre and Pilates, providing an invigorating total body workout while focusing and strengthening the core muscles. This is an open level class.

Power Barre: Barre Definition’s version of boot camp. This class offers high intensity body sculpting exercises with more weights and resistance bands for the ultimate muscle challenge. Be prepared to feel the burn in every part of your body! Due to the pace and intensity of this class, it is not suitable for our pregnant clients.

Cardio & Barre: All the benefits of a barre workout with intense cardio bursts! For those who want the benefits or cardio, this class will get your heartrate up, while intensifying fat burn and building lean muscle mass. Due to the pace and intensity of this class, it is not recommended for our pregnant clients.

Ballet Balance: Created by Angela Vennes, Ballet Balance is a fusion of traditional ballet movements and targeted muscle toning progressions. Using resistance bands, you challenge your body with controlled movements, while the ballet exercises create the long, lean muscles dancers are well-known for. It will help you develop muscle awareness and improve your posture. This is not a traditional ballet class so all levels are welcome and you do not need any dance experience to enjoy the benefits of ballet!

Stretch & Release: This class offers our clients an opportunity to increase flexibility, as well as releasing tight, overworked muscles. In addition to using the barre and the stretch band to stretch and increase your range of motion, we use foam rollers to release muscles and break down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight, the foam roller provides a self-massage, breaks up trigger points, and soothes tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Stretch and Release will highly benefit those of you who suffer from tight IT bands or piriformis muscles. It's a great addition to your barre workout.

TRX®101: TRX 101 is your initial step into the wonderful world of TRX training. Through functional movements you will train your entire body in a series of exercises targeting muscles you didn't know existed! This 55 minute class is sure to get you the results you've been waiting for!

TRX®301: TRX 301 is the next phase of TRX training and a new level of circuit training all together. This advanced TRX Training will challenge all who accept it! Through a combination of TRX and high intensity movements, TRX 301 will accelerate results and get you in the best shape of your life! Please have prior TRX training before signing up.

Barre Definitons Pilates Program:

Pilates Reformer: A group class that utilizes the classic Pilates Reformer to challenge your core with movement coordination. The Reformer utilizes both the upper and lower body to condition and strengthen your muscles. All clients must take an Intro to Reformer class or a private session prior to this class. Open to all levels.

Cardio Reformer: Our Pilates reformer class with the benefits of cardio. Using a jumpboard that is attached at the foot-end of the reformer, we add cardio exercises to increase your heart rate and burn fat. Clients must have taken 5 Reformer classes before signing up for this class.

Intro to Reformer: An introduction to the Pilates reformer. All clients are required to take this class if they are new to this equipment. This class takes you through the flow of a regular Reformer class while showing you how the apparatus works and what terminology you need to be familiar with. 

*We have 6 Pilates Reformers available for our group class. We utilize Balanced Body™ Allegro® 14” Reformers. Our Pilates Chairs are Balanced Body™ EXO® Split Pedal Chairs, which are only offered for semi-private and private sessions. We also offer the Pilates Cadillac to complete your Pilates private workout session.

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