Online Barre Classes
Be Fit. Be Well. Be Barre.
MOVE Wellness Studios is excited to offer high-energy and dynamic online Barre classes which integrate elements of Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training. Our Barre classes emphasize the correct postural and alignment principles combined with music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. It is a program geared for everyone—no dance experience required! You will be getting not only the safest and most impactful barre program available—you will have fun doing it.
Our online Barre classes are part of our Ann Arbor studio’s livestream class membership. This gives you unlimited access to 45+ high-quality, interactive livestream classes you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Livestream classes offer new content each session with the energy of a live instructor to motivate and guide you in real time.
Barre training, that gets real results.
- Great for beginners and experienced practitioners alike
- Increase your strength, flexibility and stamina
- Experienced, certified instructors
Barre class Frequently Asked Questions
What do you need for an online Barre class?
You will more the likely use the following equipment during each class:
- A barre that is fixed to the wall or a chair or wall for balance
- A soft ball to squeeze between your inner thighs or elsewhere
- Hand weights. Arms are the only muscles groups that we’ll work out using hand weights instead of our body weight
- A mat for exercises done on the floor
It is best done barefoot since you need to feel your feet on the floor.
What can I use if I don’t have a barre?
If you don’t have a barre you can use the wall or a chair for balance. Find a full list of prop substitutions here.
How is the Barre class structured?
The Barre format has multiple segments. Trained instructors will introduce the format and technique with the goal of teaching the principles, the exercises, and build toward the total formats.
The 50-minute class starts with a standing warmup on the floor. Then we move to a leg warm up at the barre with a series of pliés and relevés. Next we will do an arm sequence with light weights. It’s here that we target the biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest and back. Then we move into a series of barre or floor exercises that focus on the thighs and seat! We transition to standing abs and/or move to the floor for a series of planks, hip lifts and ab work. Stretching and back extensions round out your total body workout.
Is Barre class hard?
Don’t be intimidated by the exercises or everything you may have heard about barre workouts. The choreography is very easy to learn, and in no time you will be a pro and feeling the burn. Read our top 3 reasons to take barre class, as well as what you can expect in a class.
What are the benefits of Barre?
For best results come 3 times a week. You will notice tighter abs, a toned bottom and sculpted thighs. Plus you will develop longer, leaner definition and better balance and flexibility.
The class starts with a standing warm up to get your heart pumping then gradually increases the intensity with a cardio peak. Then we safely take the heart rate back down and transition to floor exercises. You will sweat!
Is Barre or Pilates better?
Both Barre and Pilates are beneficial. Barre is a high-energy and dynamic practice that improves strength, flexibility and stamina. Pilates is a system that focuses on breathing well and engaging the core muscles to support balanced and efficient movement. Pilates increases strength, stability, and flexibility. You can try both Pilates and Barre classes with our livestream class membership.