LES MILLS BARRE™ is a modern version of classic balletic training; a 30-minute workout designed to shape and tone postural muscles, build core strength, and allow you to escape the everyday. Incorporating classic ballet positions, with modern music, LES MILLS BARRE is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights.
If you're seeking a different style of training or a new kind of self-expression, you will love LES MILLS BARRE. Without the traditional barre to support you, the muscles supporting your body’s stability and strength becomes the focus. It may look beautiful, but don’t underestimate the burn.
LES MILLS BARRE is available in some clubs as a virtual workout.
LES MILLS BARRE™ is a 30-minute ballet inspired style of training that works to shape and tone your whole body. We begin with a warm-up followed by a sequence of cardio-esque training, building to a cardio peak. We then move into ballet strength, using light weights, and finish with targeted balletic conditioning to complete your full body training.
Comfortable clothing that you can move in – tights or capris allow easy range of movement. You will also need socks as you will be removing your shoes.
All the equipment necessary (small free weights) will be provided but it’s a good idea to bring socks, water bottle, small sweat towel and it's okay to wear ballet shoes.
Not at all. Simply follow your instructor as they will show you all of the appropriate options. It pays to commit to three or four classes from the start to feel comfortable with all the moves.
While you’ll feel real benefits from coming to class just once a week, attending three classes a week will really help you improve.
This type of training can help maintain core control and muscle balance for those who are pregnant. Safety is our number one priority, so we recommend talking with your doctor or midwife who will advise you appropriately as they have the best knowledge of your medical history. Also, chat to your class instructor beforehand to let them know you’re pregnant. They’ll suggest some modifications for you throughout the class.