What is your Class Arrival Policy?
First time guests are requested to arrive ten minutes before class so the Barretender can introduce themselves, welcome you to Local Barre®, and address any injuries, limitations, and questions. For safety reasons, beginners are strongly discouraged from joining a class once the Barretender has begun. For the safety and satisfaction of all Local Barre guests, late entry will not be permitted to anyone beyond the initial five minutes of any class.
What is your Class Cancellation Policy?
All cancellations must be made at least 12 hours prior to the class start time. An "early cancel" (outside of the 12-hour cancellation window) will not affect your account. If the cancellation is made within the 12-hour period before the class start time, it is considered a "late cancel", and the class will be removed from your account. Unlimited Month members and clients will be charged a $15 late cancel fee. We do offer a three-times a year forgiveness policy.
What is the age requirement for Local Barre®?
All of our classes are safe for ages 16 and up! Clients under the age of 18 must have a parent sign the Local Barre® Minor Liability waiver.
Can I visit Local Barre® on backtoback days?
Yes, we encourage you to attend class on consecutive days. Regular attendance will help to build muscle memory and efficiency and alleviate muscle soreness. Because of the diversity of strength building exercises at Local Barre®, guests should expect to feel some tenderness after every class, particularly in the beginning or after a break. You might consider varying the type of class you take on consecutive days by supplementing the Open Barre℠ with other specialty classes.
How soon will I see results?
You will learn to engage your core with every exercise to feel a change after the first week, see a change after the first month, and achieve a noticeable Local Barre® body before next season. We encourage you to embrace the powerful relationship between your mind and body, and energy. Focus your energy on a fulfilling and meaningful life and good health and beauty will come to you.
Will I lose weight?
Local Barre® exercises target your largest muscle groups (i.e. legs and buttocks) – the larger the muscle, the more calories burned. You will build lean muscle mass which burns the most calories even while your body is at rest. As you see results, you will be motivated to make better decisions about your nutrition. If you participate in Local Barre® classes regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle outside the Barre, then you will become slimmer. We challenge you to let go of the fixation with the scale and redirect your energy on total fitness, being strong inside and out. Perhaps more extraordinary than shedding pounds, you will love your body.
Will Barre classes make me bulky?
No! Local Barre® routines will trim your body. The series of exercises strengthen and stretch every major muscle group in the body, targeting hard to reach muscles to burn maximum calories and attain a more sculpted shape. You will notice a redistribution of your body weight as sagging muscles become firmer and more lifted. In the beginning, this might give you the false impression of fuller muscles. As you stick with it, your muscles will become more compact and you will shed the fatty tissue between the muscles to achieve a slimmer physique.
Can I still benefit from Local Barre® if I’m not flexible?
Yes! At Local Barre®, you will become more flexible. The Local Barre® method alternates strength and stretching to exhaust your muscles before they are stretched to lend themselves more easily to stretching. Concentration and breathing techniques allow muscles to relax. Flexibility and range of motion are important in preventing injury and keeping your body youthful.
What if I don’t have dance experience?
No problem! Our clients range from never having heard of pointe shoes to dancing their entire lives. For our beginners, you will notice some dance terms. We recommend watching your fellow Barregoers and of course, asking our talented Barretenders℠ as many questions as you need!
Will I need more cardio than Local Barre®?
It depends on your body and why cardio is important to you. Local Barre® classes are aerobic, fast paced, moving from strengthening to stretching exercises nonstop like interval training. Besides the obvious heart benefits, it is important to train our lungs. Controlled breathing strengthens the core and improves endurance which means the ability to exercise longer with less effort. We encourage guests to compliment their Open Barre℠ workouts with our HIIT the Barre class for additional cardio and to practice deeper breathing techniques.
What should I wear?
To ensure proper alignment, it is suggested that guests wear formfitting clothing for Open Barre℠ classes. For Open Barre℠ classes, grippy socks or in-studio shoes are required and may be purchased in the retail boutique. For HIIT the Barre classes, sneakers are required.
Is Local Barre® for women only?
Of course not! We welcome Dames and Daddy O’s alike.
Is Local Barre® safe during pregnancy?
Yes! Local Barre® is an effective work out that is safe to continue throughout your pregnancy. At the beginning of each class please let the instructor know that you are expecting so they can show you any modifications that may be necessary. For more information regarding fitness and your pregnancy please contact us.
Do you have child care?
Yes! Our child care program is called Mini Barre℠. Please visit our Childcare page for more info.
Can I come to BYOBaby if I do not have a child?
Yes! All are welcome to our Open Barre BYOBaby class (including the little ones.)