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Published Wednesday Jul 17, 2019 by Studio Barre

Studio Barre Owners Bust These 4 Barre Myths

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Is this a workout, or ballet? Am I in good enough shape to take a class? What the heck is “tucking”? 

These are all questions that have raced through your mind when scrolling past a barre class in your area. Some of these unanswered questions may even stop you from booking, or trying a new workout. Let’s change that. 

With help from the coolest women owners of all four Studio Barre locations, here’s a breakdown of some of the most common myths and misconceptions, and what really goes on during a barre class. 
 

You have to be coordinated and flexible.
Carmel Valley | Melissa Chang

“The movements are small and our workouts are musically based and fun! Barre uses small, isometrical movements that fatigue and elongate the muscle through stretching. There are no big dance moves or a need to be flexible. There are plenty of modifications to fit everyone’s needs, from beginner to advanced. Have an injury? Just had a baby? Pregnant? We can help you get the most out of your workout while keeping you safe and making you strong!”
 

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You have to be coordinated and flexible.
Carmel Valley | Melissa Chang

“The movements are small and our workouts are musically based and fun! Barre uses small, isometrical movements that fatigue and elongate the muscle through stretching. There are no big dance moves or a need to be flexible. There are plenty of modifications to fit everyone’s needs, from beginner to advanced. Have an injury? Just had a baby? Pregnant? We can help you get the most out of your workout while keeping you safe and making you strong!”
 

People hear the word barre and instantly think one of two things: drinks or dance.
Encinitas | Kimberly Gillis 

“While we love a good cocktail, at Studio Barre we are all about strength. Our motto is Strength Defined. You won’t find us leaping across the room. Instead, you will find our clients with weights in hands, pushing the limits on low impact, muscle-toning moves. We love the small movements; think, moving in inches with a continuous squeeze. In our classes, tools of the trade include weights, balls, bands, and coasters. We deliver the ultimate burn with a foray of positions and moves to slenderize every body into a dancers body with long, lean, defined muscles. And, our classes are for everyone–no dance background needed!”
 

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People hear the word barre and instantly think one of two things: drinks or dance.
Encinitas | Kimberly Gillis 

“While we love a good cocktail, at Studio Barre we are all about strength. Our motto is Strength Defined. You won’t find us leaping across the room. Instead, you will find our clients with weights in hands, pushing the limits on low impact, muscle-toning moves. We love the small movements; think, moving in inches with a continuous squeeze. In our classes, tools of the trade include weights, balls, bands, and coasters. We deliver the ultimate burn with a foray of positions and moves to slenderize every body into a dancers body with long, lean, defined muscles. And, our classes are for everyone–no dance background needed!”
 

Barre…so it’s ballet, right?
Bird Rock | Meghann Boyd 

“Wrong! While the foundation of a barre class is based in ballet culture–for example, there is a barre in the room, your feet may come to a first position, and a plie is thrown in every now and then–the majority of class has nothing to do with ballet. Studio Barre is a specialized workout that focuses on building core strength, improving posture, and developing long and lean muscles - like those of a dancer, but zero dance experience is necessary.  We use small isolated movements while incorporating cardio and stretching to lift and tone your entire body. So come tuck with us, and leave that tutu at the door.”
 

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Barre…so it’s ballet, right?
Bird Rock | Meghann Boyd 

“Wrong! While the foundation of a barre class is based in ballet culture–for example, there is a barre in the room, your feet may come to a first position, and a plie is thrown in every now and then–the majority of class has nothing to do with ballet. Studio Barre is a specialized workout that focuses on building core strength, improving posture, and developing long and lean muscles - like those of a dancer, but zero dance experience is necessary.  We use small isolated movements while incorporating cardio and stretching to lift and tone your entire body. So come tuck with us, and leave that tutu at the door.”
 

Barre for bros, is slowly but surely becoming a thing.
Mission Hills | Alyssa Meeks 

“We’re happy to say this one is true! Barre is commonly misperceived as a dance-like workout that requires the client to be bendy, trim, and a woman. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What makes barre classes different is that there isn’t one “type” of client this workout prefers. Rather, barre exercises can be enjoyed and effective for every type. Barre is a workout targeting hidden muscle groups that are many times forgotten in more traditional forms of working out. We encourage every barre bro to come out and try a class! We know they’ll be shocked at the results, and what a few months of careful attention to details does!”
 

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Barre for bros, is slowly but surely becoming a thing.
Mission Hills | Alyssa Meeks 

“We’re happy to say this one is true! Barre is commonly misperceived as a dance-like workout that requires the client to be bendy, trim, and a woman. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What makes barre classes different is that there isn’t one “type” of client this workout prefers. Rather, barre exercises can be enjoyed and effective for every type. Barre is a workout targeting hidden muscle groups that are many times forgotten in more traditional forms of working out. We encourage every barre bro to come out and try a class! We know they’ll be shocked at the results, and what a few months of careful attention to details does!”
 

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Published Friday Aug 07, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Top 7 Cities for Virtual Yoga (and How to Book Classes)

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It’s safe to say, the way we conquer our daily routines has changed drastically over the last few months. The way we perform our jobs, how we socialize—even the way we workout—have flipped from in-person, group settings to virtual platforms to keep us safe and healthy. There's no denying that navigating this new normal has certainly come with its ups and downs, to say the least. In fact, a recent survey revealed one-third of Americans said this pandemic has caused more stress and anxiety in their lives, which isn’t surprising given the circumstances.  

With anxiety levels at a high, people need relaxation, self-care, and movement more than ever. Enter yoga. 

Yoga has long been touted for its amazing ability to calm the mind and help folks stay in-tune with their body—which is probably why more and more people are embracing an at-home practice.  

Whether you’re looking for a powerful Vinyasa class to help kickstart your morning or yearning for a gentle, evening flow to wind down after a busy workday, taking a yoga class is now more accessible than ever. With 91% of group fitness studios offering or planning to offer live stream and/or on-demand classes, those who are ready to get their asana on have plenty of yoga classes to try all over the country. 

While there’s no place like om, most of us could go for a little virtual vacation right now. I know I could! Ready to get a taste of what yoga classes are like all over the country? Here are the U.S. cities with the most virtual yoga classes available.  
 

1.    Chicago 


It seems poetic that Chicago hits our number one spot on this list because it was the first city in America that was introduced to yoga back in 1893. Swami Vivekananda presented yoga at the World Parliament of Religions and made a speech on the concept of body, spirit, and mind. It seems the presentation made a lasting impression on the city. 
Try getting your Zen on with one of these studios: 
    •    The Lab Yoga 

    •    Bottom Line Yoga 

    •    Bare Feet Power Yoga 


Book a virtual yoga class in Chicago 
 
 


2.    Washington, D.C. 


Everyone knows that Washington DC is where you can visit some of the world’s most famous monuments, memorials, and museums. But you may be surprised to learn that it also offers one of the most robust libraries of virtual classes to help yogis sample some classes at the nation’s capital.  

Stop, drop, and yoga with one of these studios: 
    •    Yoga District 

    •    Yoga Heights 

    •    The Yoga Shala 



Book a virtual yoga class in Washington, D.C.   

 


3.    Houston 


Houston is one of the most culturally diverse cities in America—in fact, you can folks speaking 145 different languages and thousands of restaurants serving up food from more than 70 countries. If those facts have you working up quite an appetite, feel free to indulge. They also have plenty of virtual yoga classes available to help you torch some calories.  

Work up a sweat with one of these studios:  
    •    Shaka Power Yoga 

    •    Yoga Athletex 

    •    The Atrium 



Book a virtual yoga class in Houston  
 
 


4.    Philadelphia 


Did you know one of the first businesses to open in the City of Brotherly Love was a brewery in 1683? If you’re familiar with the ever-evolving trends of yoga, then you have most likely heard of or participated in beer yoga sesh. Get ready to try yoga the Philly way by cracking a cold one and doing some downward dogs in the comfort of your own home at the end of the day.  

Get ready for the beer and yoga to flow with these studios:  
    •    Three Queens Yoga 

    •    Tuck Barre and Yoga 

    •    Good Karma Yoga and Barre 
 



Book a virtual yoga class in Philadelphia 
 
 


5.    New York City 


New York City is home to 8.4 million people, making it the most densely populated city in the entire nation. With that many people, you know there must be a ton of yogis looking to relax from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Start spreading the news and flowing with some of the most dedicated yogis in the U.S.—there are a ton of virtual yoga classes to choose from in the Big Apple.  

Get in shape in a New York minute with these studios: 
    •    The Shala Yoga House 

    •    bode nyc 

    •    Sacred Brooklyn 
 



Book a virtual yoga class in New York City 
 
 


6.    Columbus 


Get ready to make some virtual yoga neighbors. Did you know that Columbus, Ohio is considered the heart of the country? The reason for that is because nearly half of the America’s residents live within a 600-mile radius of the city. Ready to put your heart and soul into your at-home yoga practice? Then check out what this city has to offer virtually.  

Strike a pose with one of these studios: 
    •    Bexley Yoga 

    •    Yoga on High
    •    GoYoga 



Book a virtual yoga class in Columbus
 
 


7.    San Diego 


San Diego is known as one of the happiest cities in America—mainly because of the beautiful weather, picturesque beaches, and the abundance of yoga classes available. While a vacation to this area may not be in the books for this year, you can certainly flow with the best of them by booking a virtual class at a San Diego studio. 

Stay classy and sweaty with these studios:  
    •    Honey Yoga 

    •    b3yond yoga 

    •    Union Yoga 



Book a virtual class in San Diego 
 
 


This list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the yoga studios offering virtual classes to help you stay fit, healthy, and calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these offerings inspire you to either start a new at-home practice or are helping you seasoned yogis continue your path to wellness. Interested in seeing what other cities are hosting a bevy of online yoga classes? The options on Mindbody are endless—literally!   
 

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Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.