What is the barre workout?
The barre workout is a unique total-body workout method set to motivating and upbeat music. Popular throughout the country, the barre workout has evolved over the years from the Lotte Berk Method and Callanetics. Barre Nor Cal features our signature barre class, the perfect blend of cardio, muscle building, core toning, and body slimming exercises, followed by orthopedic stretching. This unique total-body workout targets the arms, thighs, seat and core. Using fat-burning interval training principles, the results are a lean, flexible, healthy body.
Can anyone do the barre workout?
Yes! The barre workout is safe and effective. Dance experience, grace and flexibility are NOT necessary or required! The small class size provides a comfortable environment where students are encouraged to progress at their own pace and challenged to advance. Modifications to the workout are given as needed. Pregnant, post-natal or at risk clients must have written approval from their doctor prior to participating in class. We ask that pregnant women who have not taken a barre class before wait until after their birth to start the program. The barre workout is excellent for post-natal shaping up!
What do I need to wear to class?
Be sure to wear comfortable yet form-fitting workout clothes so you (and the instructors) can ensure that your posture, alignment and form are correct for optimal results. Long pants or pants that cover at least your thighs are suggested. In addition, socks are also suggested but not absolutely required. Yoga style socks with 'sticky' grips on the bottom are recommended, and are available in our studio for purchase.
How effective is it and how long does it take to see results?
This workout is extremely effective if done consistently. Most of our clients find that with regular commitment, their bodies change and reshape, resulting in many inches lost. Through building muscle and burning fat, clients see their muscles getting firmer, leaner and toned. To see noticeable changes in physique, we recommend that you take class at least 3 times per week. Many of our clients tell us they notice results after only 12 classes!!
The barre workout is a great compliment to many other fitness regimes, including yoga and cycling. At Barre Nor Cal, we work to meet all of your fitness needs with our various class formats.
Can you modify exercises for people with previous injuries?
Yes, and many chiropractors recommend the barre workout since it is not stressful on the joints and incorporates therapeutic stretching. Since the class is non-impact you won't find the typical elements of a jumping or bouncing cardio class, which often result in injuries.
Do I need to register for a class?
Walk-ins are always welcome if you want to live on the wild side and risk the class being full. We advise you make a reservation online to secure your spot in class. Class sizes are limited for your safety to ensure you are able to perform full range of motion with all your limbs.
If you are having trouble registering, please call us at 916-538-2733 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org