What should I wear to class?
You should wear pants or leggings that you are comfortable in and a fitted top. You will see faster results in your flexibility this way. You’ll want to remove your shoes and put on your socks or have bare feet before you grab a space in the studio (you’ll be lying down on the timber floor during class, so this is just an effort to keep the floors as tidy as possible).
What should I bring?
We’ll have all the equipment you’ll need there at the studio, so just bring a bottle of water and a positive attitude! We do ask that you have your phone off or on silent and leave in your allocated basket/locker when attending a class, as this can be distracting to you and others. If you’re expecting an important call, simply let the teacher know in advance.
Should I arrive a little early before my first class?
We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes before class begins. Once you arrive, the teacher will show you where you can leave your belongings and help you get the equipment you’ll be using during the day’s class – typically a set of light weights, a mat and a ball. Once you’ve got everything you need, just find a spot in the studio where you feel comfortable, in front of the barre.
What can I expect during class?
For 60 minutes, your personal life will melt away as you plunge into this fun workout set to motivating music. Your teacher will set up the exercises and then circulate the room, correcting form to help you get the most out of your time.
Can men take class?
Yes, men are absolutely welcome to take a class at Barre Brisbane. Although you will usually find a majority of women in our classes, we have a lot of men who attend regular classes and see great results.
Soon we will be periodically hosting “Bring on the Men” classes where clients are encouraged to bring their special men (husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, friend, etc.) to class to find out what Barre Brisbane is all about.
What if I’m not a ballerina?
Neither are we! We strive to make our studios a place where everyone will feel comfortable. Barre Brisbane classes (not Barre Cardio) are low-impact workout and can be done by people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. As long as you can hold on to the ballet barre, you can do a workout! No dancing experience is required. While the Barre Brisbane technique is high intensity, it is very low impact, meaning you’ll get a great workout without putting excessive stress on your joints. If running or jumping has ever caused pain or stress to your joints, Barre may be just what you’re looking for. We focus on very tiny isometric movements, so size truly does not matter. Barre is one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the shape of your body. Clients typically see the best results when they take 3-4 classes per week.
Do you have shower and change room facilities?
Yes we have a shower and bathroom facilities available for you to use before, during or after class.
Is there parking or public transport nearby?
Yes, we offer parking available at the front of our studio as well as street parking. A BCC Bus stop is less then 20 metres from the studio too.