Why Balanced Barre?
In the fitness world, not all barre classes are created equal. Did you know that there is no regulation on barre, meaning, anyone can teach a barre class whether they are qualified to or not. So, how do you spot the real barre from the fake? Do your research! A studio should teach a reputable barre program. This will ensure that the studio itself has gone through a thorough training and that they also have a deep knowledge and understanding of what they are teaching you. They have been trained on cuing, form, alignment, & sequences...all to make sure you stay safe in class.
At Balanced Barre, form and alignment are key in all of our classes & our method. If you are not in proper form, you are not doing the exercise correctly, which makes it easy. So, when people say our classes are hard, they are correct! We make sure you are working the proper muscles in the correct way (form first) and we want to make sure you are getting the best workout possible. BarreAmped is for all levels and at Balanced Barre, we offer a wide range of classes for you to choose from. So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to Shake to Change with you!
All of our instructors are BarreAmped certified. They have gone through extensive training with Tina Dunlap, Master Trainer, for the BarreAmped Method and completed hours of practice teacing & co-teaching. What does that mean for you? Your classes will be safe, effective & you will see the results!
BarreAmped is an intensive body shaping experience designed to produce reliable results for everyone! The method is influenced by classical and modern dance (though it is not a dance class) and utilizes a ballet barre to achieve optimal positioning. Insights from Pilates, yoga, and orthopedic stretching also balance the method’s unique approach.
The precision-oriented technique focuses mainly on small, isolated movements within deeply held and challenging postures. BarreAmped is proven to increase metabolism, burn fat, and lengthen tight muscles. BarreAmped stresses the results of lean thighs, lifted seat, flat abs, and toned arms. With commitment to the technique, you get recognizable results exactly where you want them!
Precise form is essential to achieving optimal results in BarreAmped; thus, BarreAmped instructors are highly trained to correct and refine your positioning during each workout.
Created by international fitness celebrity and former Lotte Berk Method instructor Suzanne Bowen, BarreAmped is the result of more than 10 years of physiological study and client observations by one of America’s top fitness talents.
Most barre techniques in America have their roots in Lotte Berk Method, which was brought to America by Lydia Bach in 1970. Suzanne Bowen, creator of BarreAmped, logged thousands of hours working at Lotte Berk Method Studios in New York City under the direct tutelage of Bach and other master level instructors. Her understanding of and passion for Lotte Berk Method secured her role as star of Lotte Berk Method’s DVD series.
A second generation barre instructor, Bowen therefore created an undiluted form of barre work with a strong focus on form in order to get the true benefits of using classic barre techniques. BarreAmped is not taught with a strong pelvic tuck which is classic to other barre exercise methods. BarreAmped instead teaches the student to focus control on the “Core Base”, which is the pelvic floor muscles and lower abdominal wall in order to maintain torso control and a neutral spine. BarreAmped is a modern interpretation of a classic method, which shaped the NYC elite for years.
BarreAmped classes are filled with all types of people at different skill level. Come experience a BarreAmped class for yourself & see the difference!
This is an extreme fitness method founded on the technique of dance, the mind body aspect of yoga, and the precision and core integration of Pilates. BarreAmped produces lengthening and chiseling results fast using small isolated holds with tiny movements and tremendous mental connection. Expect an extreme challenge and prepare to leave feeling calmly energized with this hands on personal group training session. BarreAmped is a great class if you are a new to barre.
Follows the same format as our BarreAmped class, however BarreAmped Advanced will challenge you with longer holds, deeper positions, quicker transitions & advanced moves. BarreAmped Advanced is not suitable for beginners.
BarreAmped Fire is our toughest class. It relies heavily on the client's proven technique, flexibility & strength. Full range of motion moves, quick transitions, elements of cardio and advanced dynamic stretching. Prepare to Shake and Shake to Change! A minimum of at least 10 BarreAmped classes is recommended before entering this class.
BarreAmped Boot Camp uses the classic foundation of BarreAmped combined with cardio intervals. This program relies on high intensity interval training, which has been proven to burn fat faster than sustained endurance training, making it suitable for ALL fitness levels. BarreAmped Boot Camp will shake up your workout! This class is the most fun & effective way to burn fat, lose weight and change your body.
Rev up your metabolism, torch calories & burn serious fat with this Tabata style boot camp class which combines classic BarreAmped exercises with short bursts of cardio; 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 4 minutes. As we say in class, "You can do anything for 20 seconds!" This class works every muscle & you will leave feeling worked and refreshed. Please bring water & a towel...you will sweat!
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A total body workout that fuses rebounding, cardio, strength training, & pilates, followed by deep stretching. Spend class bouncing on a Jumpsport Fitness Trampoline for a high-cardio, low-impact total body, workout that protects your joints and increases lymphatic flow.