Barre3 is a full-body workout designed with our signature approach of sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.
The Basics of barre3
Why barre3 Works
Barre3 delivers a full body workout using only low-impact movements. With our team of experts—doctors, physical therapists, and anatomy specialists—we developed our signature 3-step sequence to produce a strong and balanced body.
Step 1 | Hold Align the body, build mind-body connection, and engage your muscles.
Step 2 | Move Small Work deep in the muscle without compromising your form to push through plateaus, and build strength.
Step 3 | Move Big Build functional strength for everyday activities, tone your muscles, and energize your entire body.
Want to learn more? Read on!
Isometric HoldStep 1 | Hold
We begin each posture with a hold to ensure alignment is correct and muscles are firing before we move. Holding strengthens muscles continuously – an efficient way to change the body.
Holding works muscles to the point of fatigue more quickly than running or other high-impact activities with less impact on the joints. Holding tones both large and small stabilizer muscles, and increases strength and endurance.
During a hold you connect with your breath, allowing you to move mindfully, work deeper, and challenge yourself.
Small Range MovementsStep 2 | Move Small
Now that we have your muscles’ attention, we layer on small one-inch movements to transform the body one inch at a time. Small movements allow you to stay in the posture longer, working your muscles to the point of fatigue and recruiting your core muscles to stabilize the body. You may even experience barre3 “shakes and quakes,” a sign that muscles are becoming stronger.
Moving small targets focus areas, heats the body, and builds overall strength.
Large Dynamic MovementsStep 3 | Move Big
Now we transition into large-range movements to flush out the body and elevate your heart rate. Moving big brings fresh oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, allowing you to work longer and burn more calories.
Dynamic movements mimic how we move in our daily lives, creating “functional strength.” By working the whole length of the muscle, you create a limber physique.
Moving big gets the heart rate up, builds body balance, feels great, and leaves you with more energy for the other 23 hours of your day.
barre3 benefits both mind and body.
Life takes us out of balance. Sitting, driving, spending hours typing on a keyboard—all of this creates an imbalance in the body, giving us slumped shoulders, a rounded spine, and a lopsided stance. When our body is shaped this way it can’t function properly, and everything we do—including exercise—exacerbates the problem.
That’s why finding balance is at the core of everything we do at barre3. It starts with our workouts: Every barre3 class works strategically to build strength and flexibility for optimal body balance and improved posture. Your barre3 practice will give you proportion in the body that is shapely and attractive.*But body balance is more than losing weight and building muscle tone. When we stand tall with ease, a positive chain of benefits happens beyond what we see in the mirror. With body balance comes improved digestion, increased energy, minimized risk of injury, a clear mind, and a healthier and happier way of life.
*Results may vary
Our transformative workouts build toned muscles, increase your metabolism, and help you lose weight. You’ll find balance in your body, which will lead to better posture, healthier digestion, and a physique that serves you rather than holds you back. You’ll be stronger, stand taller, and feel better all day long.
Whatever you like to do—biking, yoga, hiking, running—barre3 will help you do it better.
Feeling better in your body means more than a smaller waist or stronger arms. Barre3 energizes you and leaves you feeling confident and less stressed. Our workouts create a halo effect; you’ll leave class empowered to make healthier choices throughout the day.
Physical benefits reap emotional and mental rewards. Put simply: you’ll feel good.
What to Expect
StudioWhat to Wear
Yogalike attire (ie: leggings or long shorts, comfortable top). Make sure you’ll be comfortable in a variety of postures. Our classes are performed barefoot, but grip socks are optional. Props and small towels will be provided at the studio. Bring a water bottle.When to Arrive
Arrive 10 minutes before class starts so we can get you set up. Many of our studios offer childcare and parking-check the studio index for details on both.What to Expect
When you arrive you’ll get a tour of the studio, be able to store your belongings in our secure cubbies, and be introduced to your instructor.Setting Up
Your instructor will get you the right props and get your space set-up for class. If you any have injuries or limitations, please let them know. All our instructors offer modifications so you can work deep without discomfort.
OnlineWhat You Need
A subscription to barre3 Online and a streaming device (ie: smartphone, computer, or tablet). Other than that you decide a workout length, location, props, and attire. Start a Free TrialWhat to Expect
Barre3 Online workouts have been modified to work for your home, office, hotel room–anywhere you want! Our instructors lead you in challenging workouts according to how much time and space you have available. Every workout includes modified postures so that you can work deep without discomfort. Preview WorkoutsGet Props
Many workouts don’t require props at all, but for the ones that do we recommend the barre3 Core Ball, light hand weights, a waist high sturdy surface (like a chair or a kitchen counter), a yoga mat, and a barre3 Resistance band. Get PropsCustomize Your Workout
Once you’re logged in, use filters to find the workout that’s right for you, choose your music options, and get started. You can also save your favorite workouts for easy access. Log In
StudioPlease Note we use MINDBODY software to schedule our classes, so you’ll need to create a MINDBODY account to book a barre3 studio class. Find a studio and reserve your spot through their site.
First, find the studio nearest you. Then click the schedule, and pick your class. You’ll use your MINDBODY account to choose the package that’s right for you and complete sign-up. After that you can schedule in the future through barre3.com or the MINDBODY app and website. Find Your Studio
Start by choosing the subscription option that works best for you. When you subscribe you’ll also create a barre3 Online account (this is a separate login from the studio class reservation software, MINDBODY).
With your barre3 Online account you can log in from any page on barre3.com to view all our streaming workouts and pick the one that works with your schedule. Start a Free Trial