Group doing a barre class

YMCA Barre Class

What is Barre?

YMCA Barre is a dynamic, energizing class that integrates the ballet barre, weighted balls, resistance bands and other equipment to provide a full body stretch and strength workout. This fitness class takes a dance-like approach, focusing on form and precision while performing isometric movements and emphasizing basic alignment, foundation, specific muscles actions and deep stretching.  No dance background is required!

Why Barre?

  • Instructors can provide guidance in body alignment and posture
  • Barre is a more dynamic workout than a typical Pilates class
  • It focuses on flexibility, but through movement rather than static stretching
  • It allows you to experience a dancer’s warm-up and prepare the body to move with agility and grace
  • Barre builds muscular endurance, enhances dynamic flexibility and improves body alignment

Find a class near you! Barre is available at each of the following locations: