Description: Working mostly in full ranges of motion, our Signature class appeals to those who practice various exercise disciplines including Pilates, yoga, and even classical ballet. Set to carefully curated music, we choreograph each of our Signature classes to include everything you love about barre, eliminate everything you don't, then add dance conditioning, strength training, balance work, and cardio. The Signature Class is open to all levels.
What to Expect: The Avant-Barre Signature Class puts a functional spin on barre technique. Class begins with a vigorous full body warm-up then moves on to exercises that target the glutes and quads. After barre work, the class moves to center work for additional strength training to test and challenge balance, stamina, and muscle control. The class ends with floor work to re-target the core, arms, glutes, and quads before cooling down with dynamic stretches. Modifications are given throughout class for those with any physical limitations.
Description: Sculpt focuses on slow, impactful, deliberate movement designed to build strength and tone using only your body weight for resistance. The combinations, structure, and pace challenge you to go deeper into each exercise like never before -- all in only 45 minutes!
What to Expect: Experienced clients will recognize most of the choreographic elements of the class, but the test of strength comes with slow control of those same movements. Class begins with warm-up of the entire body, then moves to glutes and quads at the barre. The center work incorporates a hybrid of adagio and cardio choreography, then finishes with floor work that re-targets the glutes and core. This class will help you discover a new type of soreness that will make you feel SOLID.
Description: Mat is a 45-minute class using exercises and principles from classical Pilates to stretch, strengthen, lengthen, and balance the body. The class focuses on principles of centering (core), concentration, control, precision, flow, and breath. A regular practice results in increased/improved: circulation, flexibility, coordination, posture, balance, and joint health.
What to Expect: The class is performed completely off the barre and begins with a floor warm-up to create some space (and length!) in the spine and engage the core. Each class aims aim to move across all planes of the body throughout the sequence of exercises that tone muscles from the shoulders to abs to seat, all the way to the legs and feet. Our signature Adagio set is added to test balance and control and to stretch the body.
Avant-Barre VINYASA FLOW
Description: Vinyasa Flow is a 60-minute full body yoga workout that will help tone muscles while increasing mobility and balance. Vinyasa means “to place with intention,” and we will flow through a series of challenging postures and utilize breath work to strengthen the body and focus the mind. This class will cultivate muscular-skeletal awareness and integrate yoga philosophy to increase both physical and mental fitness.
What to Expect: This class is completely off the barre and rooted in the vinyasa flow style. We will set an intention, then move through dynamic ‘asana’ sequences to build heat in the body, and incorporate hip, hamstring, and heart openers in every class. It ends with a few minutes of ‘savasana’ to promote meditation and create space for the benefits to take root before you move into the rest of your day.
Avant-Barre POWER FLOW
Description: Power Flow is a 45-minute quick-moving yoga flow class designed to increase flexibility, balance, and overall strength. Experience meditation through yoga sequences as you work your arms, abs, and legs to dynamic playlists. AB Power Flow requires deep focus as you work to improve your power and athleticism all while breaking a sweat on the mat.
What to Expect: This is an all-levels class performed completely off the barre. Modifications are offered for novice and advanced students alike. The instructor links breath to movement while bringing consciousness to the transitions. Set to music that'll make you want to move, class builds in tempo before winding down to savasana – a chance to soak in the efforts of all your hard work.
Avant-Barre COMMUNITY Class
Community Classes are structured exactly like their regularly scheduled counterparts but led by Instructor Trainees who are practicing their teaching skills OR Experienced Instructors who are fine-tuning a new class style. All existing Avant-Barre clients are welcome to attend Community Classes at a discounted rate. NO NEW CLIENTS.