Why do I have to keep my legs covered (even on warmer days)?
Keeping your legs covered means keeping your muscles warm. Warm muscles are more flexible, and less prone to injury.
Why do I have to wear socks?
Traction! We need your focus on the muscle group we’re tormenting, not on trying not to slip. That’s where the socks come in. Don't worry! We sell our TRŪ sticky stocks at the studio for $12.
Can I take class if I am pregnant or recently had a baby?
YES! Barre during pregnancy not only helps keep muscles toned and healthy, but helps with delivery and bouncing back afterward! Always consult your doctor. Moderate exercise during and post pregnancy always help women feel healthy and fit.
How often should I attend TRŪBarre classes?
Our method is designed so you can do it every day. And we have many clients that do! As with most healthy exercise, the more you do it, the better the result. We recommend at least 3-4 times a week to see a TRŪ transformation.
Will I bulk up if I do TRŪBarre?
No!! Just the opposite.. TRŪBarre uses exercise that focus on muscle engagement, proper alignment and positioning so that you use your own body weight and muscles to TRIM | TONE | TRANSFORM the way your body looks and feels, creating long lean, sculpted muscles.
Is TRŪBarre cardiovascular?
ABSOLUTELY! It is also interval training... Over the course of a class, your heart rate will go up and down. And up, and down.
Does TRŪBarre help to tone the body?
TRŪBArre helps to target and engage your muscles to their fullest potential followed by specific stretches to elongate those same muscles. Our students see the effects of the method in as little as a week! Smaller waistlines, thinner thighs, lifted, stronger seats, flatter abs. Yep, barre TRIMS | TONES | TRANSFORMS! Meet us at the barre and come see for yourself!
Will TRŪBarre help me to lose weight?
If you attend barre 3-4 times a week and maintain a healthy diet, your body will respond accordingly. We focus on strengthening and lengthening the muscles, which burn calories more efficiently than fat. Increased muscle will ultimately lead to weight loss and increase your resting metabolic rate!
Is dance experience required?
No dance experience required. All types of people take our classes. We offer many modifications and our instructors will make sure you are in the correct position in class. We’re very hands-on and our main priority is your safety. We do offer private sessions, if you feel the need to get a better understanding of the positions.
What’s a TRŪBarre class like?
Every class is a different!! Depending on the teacher and style... but all classes are set to upbeat music (to keep you motivated), our 60-minute class starts with a warm up and sequence of upper-body exercises using light free weights, push-ups and plank. It’s here that we target the bicep, tricep, shoulder, chest and back muscles. Then we move into a series of ballet barre or floor exercises that focus on the thighs –which we then stretch. Our seat series follows, using the ballet barre or floor. We finish off the seat with more stretching. It’s onto abs after that, followed by more stretching (picking up on the theme?) and some back extensions. We wrap up the class with our fun “back dancing”and our final stretch.