what is barre?
Barre is one of the most popular and fastest growing forms of exercise in the country. Barre is a full body workout with a focus on isolated, highly repetitive micro movements to target and work each muscle group to fatigue. This interval training format paired with intermittent stretching will produce long, defined and toned muscles.
Exercises utilize weights, bands and your own body weight as resistance. Barre is popular because it provides an intense workout while remaining low impact and easy on the joints.
Barre is accessible for all levels, ages and genders. The exercises are challenging yet variations can be incorporated if you are a beginner or may be recovering from an injury. It is the most highly effective workout for reshaping muscles - your body will transform!
what style of yoga do you teach?
We are a vinyasa flow studio with the majority of our classes held in a 96 degree room. Many of our classes are power flow; although we offer warm (approximate 80 degree) slow flow class twice a week; along with a yoga basics class ever Saturday at 10:45.
We are one of the only studios in the area utilizing infrared heat; which one of the most therapeutic styles of heat available. Our infrared panels heat objects not the air similar to the sun.
for barre do i need to have a ballet or dance background?
NO this is not a dance class. Think more muscle conditioning. You will not be doing any sort of dancing in this class!
i'm not flexible...
It doesn't matter. You do not have to be flexible. Our knowledgeable instructors are here to help you modify and adjust so that you can get the most out of your class regardless of your level of flexibility.
i haven't worked out in forever. i'm embarrassed!
We welcome you with open arms for barre and yoga! Barre is a perfect exercise because you can modify all of the exercises. For yoga we offer slow flow classes plus a basics introductory yoga on Saturday mornings. We strive to create a community and environment that is welcoming to all levels.
what do i wear?
Typically, leggings work best. For men, shorts with a tighter bike short underneath or longer running pants that are fitted at the bottom. Barre classes are either barefoot or with grippy socks; which we sell in the studio boutique.
do men do barre?
Yes! Real men do Barre... and ask any of our male students, Barre is hard!
what do i bring?
For Barre: Nothing, just yourself and a bottle of water. We have the floor mats and all accompanying items.
For yoga: Water, your yoga mat and a towel. We do offer mats to borrow if you are visiting. Hand towels are also available. Yoga mats, yogitoes and mat towels are available for sale in the boutique.
how big is the studio?
Barre: At capacity we can accommodate 28 students.
Yoga: At capacity 30 students.
how do you clean your mats?
We use EcoWise mats in Barre and Manduka mats in yoga. We clean them after every class with a mixture of water, vinegar and lavender tea tree oil.
do you have a changing room?
Yes, we have a changing area with cubbies and we also have three changing rooms in the retail area. The studios also have cubbies where you can store valuables.
do you have showers?
do you have parking?
Yes, there is plenty of parking in Merchants Square. Both in the front of our building as well as around back.
what do you carry in your boutique?
We carry a huge assortment of hard to find athletic apparel brands and everything you need to take you from studio to street. You can expect to find such items as leggings, capris, tanks, cami's, sports bras, sweatshirts, tee's, sweaters and wraps, Manduka yoga gear (mats, straps, bags), hats, grippy socks and headbands; as well as unique one-of-a-kind jewelry! If you need a gift you're sure to find something special... We'll even wrap it up for you!
do you sell food/water?
Yes, we sell water for $1.00. No food.
do you offer private classes?
Yes, we offer private one on one or group sessions for Barre and yoga. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
i'm a student/in military and am having trouble reserving a class online?
Student classes can be purchased at the studio (college students please have ID). Once in the system, you will be able to purchase a block of passes tied to your log-in and then reserve online
Please contact us! We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
hear from our students
We are thankful for our students and truly look forward to seeing each and every one of you in the studio.
"In two months I dropped a wedding dress size and three months a full pant size! The only thing I have done differently is added Barre 3X per week." - Kelly S.
"44 years old, two times a week and I'm getting the legs of my dreams!" - Pam T.
"I have lost 3 inches off my hips and 2 off of my belly! Thanks for opening your doors and helping me be healthy and strong!" - EileenB.
"Beautiful space! Great workout! And shopping too!" - Alice B.
"Last night was my first barre class ! Such a great workout! Today my body feels energetic and stretched. My fitness watch calculated over 500 calories burned in only 1 hour! I'd highly recommend barre coast to my friends family and patients !!!!" - Allison M.
"Obsessed!! BarreCoast is a game changer. I am a gym rat, and this workout is unlike any other. The boutique has lots of great "gym to going out" apparel as well. Work out and shop... does it get better?" - Kimberly P.
"Great workout Kristen.. Thank you! I am sore, have to go back for more!!" - Kimberly B.
"I tried the hybrid class this morning! Wow, it was awesome! Kristen, you are an amazing instructor. I will definitely be working Barre into my weekly schedule. Thanks for a wonderful start to my Sunday!" - Michele H.
"Great place and great workout!!!!" - Betsy G.
"BarreCoast Bliss....bum's hurtin, legs are tired, going back for more : ) thank you!" - Lynn D.
"Thanks for the great workout BarreCoast! Loved the music, look and feel of the studio and great instruction!" - Lauren Y.
"Long, lean and loving my peacock pants! from BarreCode Westerly xo" - Patricia C.
"I highly recommend trying BarreCoast. It has been the only exercise I have stuck with and actually enjoyed. I actually look forward to going during the week and I am seeing great results." - Heather W.
"Awesome full body workout. It gets to those difficult "problem areas" so many of us struggle with. I'm completely hooked!" - Kim L.