Olde Towne Barre

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+ What will I need to wear and bring to class?

Long or cropped pants (no shorts) and socks are required. Your midriff should be covered. Optional items are water to stay hydrated and a small towel if you'd like. Leave your cell phone in your bag, since this is "you" time. We provide the mat, music, and the great workout.

+ Will my muscles bulk?

No, the barre exercise does not use traditional strength-work. Instead, we use our body's own resistance to sculpt, define and elongate our shape to create a dancer's type body.

+ How often should I go?

In our busy lives, there is barely enough time to get everything accomplished. Excuses get in the way and we put ourselves on the back burner. As you attend our barre workout, you will find yourself craving the positive energy for your mind and body. For good results, two to three times per week is best. Some folks come once a week, and others come every day.

+ Tell me about the instructors?

Our instructors have years of experience in dance and exercise. They undergo months of training. They have busy lives as well and are truly dedicated to being in shape, both physically and emotionally. They are dedicated to safe, proper body alignment and personal coaching to ensure your most impressive body-changing workout.

+What if I cannot do a pushup?

We give options for everyone with different body-types and conditions. We make adjustments for lower back issues and or shoulder sensitivities. Newcomers have options to take breaks and modify moves, and those coming longer have advanced options.

+ Do I need to be in shape before I come?

The opposite is true. Everyone starts somewhere, and barre is the perfect way to get started. Dive in and have confidence that your body will respond only after a few classes. You may chose to modify your movements for the first few classes, and then, all of a sudden, you will find yourself stronger, more confident in your ability, and delighted with the changes in your body. If a regular class seems intimidating at first, try a lite class. Of course, you should talk with your doctor before beginning any exercise program, especially if you have a heart, lung or kidney condition, suffer from high blood pressure, dizziness or a stroke. If you are over 40 pounds overweight, high intensity workouts should be done with caution and professional supervision.