Barre Base fuses ballet barre (French for 'bar') conditioning exercises with elements of pilates, yoga, and functional, body-weight training. Although the classes are based in dance movement, dance experience isn't a necessity to take part in the classes at all! Each person can be challenged at his or her own level in class without affecting anyone else’s workout. The moves are low impact but include high-intensity intervals, bodyweight strength work, followed by effective stretching which functions as your recovery.
Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for anybody. There are plenty of levelled options for beginners, however plenty of opportunities to push yourself if you are ready.
Beginners Barre Class
For those who are looking for a slower paced class, but still want to feel the benefits of body-weight training at the barre, Beginners Barre is for you.
The class takes a slow and steady approach to our barre technique. Your body will still get a wonderful strength based workout and stretch, however, the movements will be slower and more easy to follow for those who are newer to the barre method, or prefer a slightly more relaxed approach to working out! The class is entirely static and low impact, yet that doesn't mean your body will not be challenged.
Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for those who are new to barre classes, or for those who prefer controlled and composed conditioning movements. This class is still challenging, however, it is easy to follow due to its slower pace.
Stretch and Lengthen with Anastasia
Stretch and Lengthen caters to athletes wanting to increase their mobility, but also to those who may lead a more sedentary lifestyle due to their jobs or certain circumstances! Many of our regulars, from all classes, have noticed improvements in their flexibility within weeks of coming to classes, which they have said has helped with many day to day activities around the house, and at the gym or in their running, and even simply, with their self-confidence!
Barre Sweat is a step up from our regular Barre Base class. It will be no more challenging strength-wise but will further test cardio endurance. This is a great way to apply the technique you've been working hard on in your regular classes, to higher-intensity movements. The class will still be low-impact but will get the heart racing. (Intermediate-Advanced).
This class combines barre moves for your upper body, thighs and glutes with athletic, vinyasa-style yoga for flexibility, balance and energy. With a combined focus on mindfulness and strength, we work on toning your deep core while keeping your mind focused and relaxed.