No, I’m not talking about another drinking establishment. The Barre Code is opening a studio in Dundee this December! There has been a lot of talk about barre studios over the past few years and we are finally getting one in midtown. There are several different bar classes, but the quick and dirty is that they use ballet inspired exercises to tone muscles, increase flexibility and improve core stabilization. Watch this video to find out more about The Barre Code.

As a physical therapist, there are several things that I like about bar classes. These classes help you build “functional strength.” Functional strength is building the muscles that we use everyday. Bar classes address the core muscles which are key players in the prevention and treatment of low back pain. The exercises can be modified to so that people of all fitness and skill levels can safely perform the exercises while still getting a good workout.

“The Barre Code is the most efficient AND results-driven women’s fitness program.  We are a “one-stop-shop” that offers a variety of classes that allow our clients to get cardiovascular conditioning, strengthening work, and restoration all in one place!  Our instructors undergo intensive training to learn The Barre Code program’s methodology and approach to motivation.  With ever-changing routines, new props, and customized playlists and lighting, The Barre Code classes are a full-on fitness experience!”

– Sara Kohll, Owner of the Barre Code in Dundee

This time of year is the perfect time to refocus and reform your current exercise program.  I get burnt out in the winter doing the same exercises over and over. I’m excited to try The Barre Code in December.