At Breaking Barre, we offer a variety of classes that can effectively serve as your entire fitness program, incorporating strength, cardio and restoration. Find a workout that works for you!
Our most popular class fuses functional movement with low weight/high rep strength training, low-impact cardio and stretching using a neutral spine for maximum safety. You'll use your body weight, hand weights, light props and the barre to target muscles in your arms, legs, seat, abs, chest and back. We encourage each individual to modify postures, as needed, while developing a mind-body connection. Our method burns fat, builds lean muscle, strengthens joints and improves flexibility and balance. (Sticky socks are recommended.)
Think Classic Barre, but shorter and slightly faster paced. You’ll perform many of the same strength-building exercises and stretches to achieve a complete full-body workout in just 40 minutes. (Sticky socks are recommended.)
Love Classic Barre, but want a little extra cardio set to continuous music? Barre Extend fuses Pilates, ballet and yoga postures with continual fat-burning motion. The consistent flow of class and extended cardio series keeps the heart pumping. (Sticky socks are recommended.)
Unleash your inner beast with this new fusion spin on cardio kickboxing! This 60-minute, high-intensity interval training workout combines the best of barre and cardio kickboxing to improve your coordination, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Punching and kicking combinations are performed to the beat of the music, and coupled with barre exercises for maximum results. There's no physical contact (no punching bag), which protects your joints and prevents injury. You'll leave class sweaty and empowered to take on any challenge! (Sticky socks or bare feet are recommended.)
Get ready for a high intensity, low impact barre and rebounder (mini trampoline) fusion workout that will torch calories and leave you feeling energized! This hybrid class alternates between resistance-focused barre exercises and cardio bounce sequences. Rebounding benefits include weight loss; boosted immune system; increased lymphatic flow; strengthened pelvic floor muscles; reduced back pain, depression, anxiety, and stress levels; and improved blood sugar levels, bone density, core strength, cardiovascular endurance, and balance! Barre Bounce is designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and experience. Bare feet or sticky socks are recommended for this class.
Barre Asana fuses elements of barre, yoga, and low-impact cardio set to fun music for a comprehensive fitness experience. You'll challenge your balance and strength with barre and yoga-focused postures involving small range-of-motion pulsing and isometric holds. Large range-of-motion, fluid cardio movements are incorporated to drive up the heart-rate and burn calories. (Sticky socks are recommended.)
Similar to Classic Barre, but with an emphasis on continual fat burning motion. You'll still get fantastic toning benefits, targeting muscles in your arms, legs, seat, abs, chest and back, but you can expect fewer pulses and more large range of motion movement to get the heart pumping and improve cardiovascular health.
BARRE STRENGTH & SCULPT
This strength-focused barre class will feature some of our heavier weights! We will bring in many aspects of traditional strength-training, using heavier weights combined with traditional barre props to keep the movement functional and focused, targeting one muscle group at a time. This class will still feature the combination work of barre, giving a cardio push for the heart rate as well! (Sticky socks are recommended).
Similar to Classic Barre, with the primary focus on strengthening core muscles, including the abdominals/obliques, glutes and back. Strong, stable core muscles help effectively coordinate movement to our arms, legs and spine. This reduces our chance of being injured and improves balance, posture, coordination, and performance in sports. (Sticky socks are recommended.)
This class incorporates an emphasis on ballet postures and graceful movements designed to tone long, lean muscle. You don't need to be a ballerina to participate, but you'll feel like one afterward! (Ballet shoes, ballet socks or sticky socks are recommended.)
Balletone is non-stop cardio that blends techniques drawn from ballet, Pilates, and fitness. As a low impact class, this workout is designed for all fitness levels and develops musical endurance, balance, full-body strength (with an emphasis on core strength), and agility! Filled with flowing and dynamic sequences that are performed center-floor, this class will leave you feeling strong, graceful, and elegant. No dance experience necessary! (Sticky socks, bare feet or Bellarina Toe Sox are recommended.)
Mat Pilates fusion
Strengthen your body and engage your "powerhouse" with this invigorating strength class rooted in the fundamentals of Pilates and strength training. Mat Pilates Fusion incorporates both mat work and vertical Pilates exercises with props to replicate the reformer, while challenging balance and stabilizer muscles better than a reformer machine would. (Bare feet or sticky socks are recommended.)
Burn fat while you jam out to your favorite music in this high-energy cardio blast class. Cardio Dance blends easy-to-follow dance moves with plyometrics for maximum effectiveness. No dance experience necessary! You’ll have so much fun, it won’t even feel like a workout. Bring your friends to make it a real dance party! (Tennis shoes are recommended.)
empower cardio yoga
Empower Cardio Yoga is an athletic style of yoga, involving a flowing sequence of dynamic yoga asanas (yoga postures set to dynamic, continuous movement). The class experience is an emotional voyage, guiding students to break through negativity and obstacles while reaching for their highest potential. This sweat drenched journey uses movement patterns that are specifically designed not only to give you a great workout, but to evoke an emotional journey as well, creating uplifting feelings of joy and confidence. (Bare feet are recommended.)
back and hips yoga
This gentle class offers safe and effective postures and stretches to address lumbar pain/strain, sciatica, the SI joint, and other common back ailments. Gentle poses are incorporated to help alleviate tension as well as chronic cervical pain. The therapeutic approach of this class aims to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation and improve function and range of motion through the spine and hips. (Bare feet or sticky socks are recommended.)
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga
Flow yoga at the barre
This mixed-level workout is a true yoga class that incorporates the mounted barre for assistance with balance, asanas (postures), and stretching. The class involves a series of asanas, pranayama (breathing), meditation, and strength-building with grace in mind and body. Incorporation of the mounted barre fosters more diversity in postures and movement than you would experience in a typical yoga class.
Find your inner peace through exploring this ancient practice, learning a variety of classic and unique asanas, as well as practical ways to promote mindfulness in your life. (Bare feet or sticky socks are recommended.)