Avant-Barre Converts Sporteluxe Editor

Says Sporteluxe editor Jasmine Garnsworthy, "What I quickly learned — as in, within five minutes, is that even though the movements are tiny (small tucks, lifts, and squeezes), they’re powerful, and damn painful. Apparently ballerinas are super hardcore guys, so don’t be fooled; this workout is tough."

Read the rest of her review of the Avant-Barre Signature class here


PHOTO: Quoc Ngo.

PHOTO: Quoc Ngo.

Barre classes have become routine for supermodels like Gigi Hadid and the fashion elite who crave "the sylphlike physique and defined musculature of a dancer without the rigorous training prescribed by classical ballet."

Every city has a stand out studio, and Avant-Barre is the go-to San Francisco class in's recent round-up of ballet-inspired workouts.

Is Nini Racked's Hottest Trainer?

PHOTO:  Mark Kuroda .

PHOTO: Mark Kuroda.

Racked SF named Avant-Barre founder Nini Gueco one of 16 finalists for their annual Hottest Trainer competition. Set your calendar for August 21st to vote and make her THE hottest trainer in the Bay Area!

What does she have to say about creating San Francisco's best barre class? "When I used to dance, I never thought about how moving to the music could actually be really intense exercise. For me, it was just really fun to get lost in the song and feel the music take over my body. I wanted to create a class that gave people from all backgrounds that same experience, but without the actual requirement of having taken a dance class."

Click here to read the full profile. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out how to vote.

Haven't taken a class with Nini? Book one now!

Best of San Francisco


Have you heard? San Francisco Magazine voted us Best Barre in San Francisco. 

If you're already a badass ballerina, you know Avant-Barre is more than just a workout or barre class. It's a movement. It's community. It's a state of mind, to always be better than the person you were yesterday. This is how we began. This is how we'll continue to grow. This is only the beginning!

Pick up this month's issue of San Francisco Magazine to discover the best of the rest of San Francisco, then schedule your next class at the Best Barre in the city.