no ballet experience required!

Get ready to experience a ground-breaking barre fitness program in Northern Virginia program that combines the best of ballet barre, yoga and pilates into a dynamic workout of isometric exercises and stretches specifically designed to lengthen and sculpt your muscles to create a beautiful, lean body.


OUR UNIQUE PROGRAM
-combines isometric strengthening exercises with small, isolated motion to train the muscles until failure.

-incorporates stretching for recovery

-integrates the power of relaxation at the end of each class to promote the mind body connection


BENEFITS

-A sculpted physique
-Stronger core strength
-Cardiovascular health
-Increased flexibility, strength and endurance
-Increased mental acuity


MORE FAQ’S ABOUT MetroBarre

What is MetroBarre Fitness?

Metro-Barre is a one hour full body workout that fuses the elements of Ballet and Pilates inspired movement, Sports Conditioning exercises and Yoga for a truly unique and fun fitness experience.  The exercises are low impact in nature but high intensity intervals of strength training followed by deep recovery stretching.  Metro-Barre will evenly sculpt and transform the entire body, resulting in a beautifully toned body.  The best part?  No dance, Pilates or yoga experience required!!

What do you do in a MetroBarre class?

Every Metro-Barre class begins a warm-up, followed by series of upper body exercises using light hand-held weights.  The ballet barre is used to sculpt the lower body, strengthen core muscles and for flexibility training.  Then it is down to the yoga mat utilizing a fitball for more core work and then finally some yoga inspired stretches ending with a final relaxation.

What do you wear in a MetroBarre class?

Please wear comfortable workout wear.  We suggest tight fitting “yoga type” clothing so that the instructor can easily see form and alignment.  The workout is done barefooted but can also be done in ballet or jazz shoes.

What do I bring to a MetroBarre class?

We have everything you will need for your MetroBarre class including yoga mats, hand held weights, fitballs, yoga blocks and blankets.  You are always welcome to use our yoga mats but suggest bringing your own if you have one simply for hygiene reasons.  Please bring your own water bottle and remember to stay hydrated throughout the class!

Who can participate in a MetroBarre class?

MetroBarre Fitness has been designed for ages 16 and up and will benefit people of every fitness level.  If you have any injuries, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.  Also, be sure to let your MetroBarre Instructor know about your injuries before class begins so modifications can be offered.  If you are pregnant and have been exercising regularly and have no serious medical problems with an uncomplicated pregnancy, it may be safe to participate in a Metro-Barre class; however, ALL pregnant clients must provide a written consent from their physician.

MetroBarre Etiquette

We appreciate your help in making the MetroBarre Fitness experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone so please make a note of the following studio policies.

  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class and check in with the front desk.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume or heavily scented body lotions to respect those with allergies. Such allergies can cause nausea and migraines
  • Cell phones must be turned off or on silent during class.  If you need to take a call, please be sure to leave the studio to do so to avoid disrupting the class.