Barre is definitely NOT the place where you meet friends for a cocktail. A barre class is the place where you go to get worked before you meet your friends for a cocktail. Welcome to one of the most challenging, rewarding and underrated full-body exercise methods on the planet. It will leave you long, lean and oh-so-ready for more.
Ohana Barre classes combine safe, functional, orthopedic exercises with pilates, yoga and strength training in order to build long, lean muscle mass is a truly intentional way. Modern exercise science is beginning to realize what we (Barre junkies) have known all along… train your body with eccentric contractions (muscles lengthening under tension – think of a slow lengthening of your arm after a bicep curl) in order to achieve real results. How? If you activate a muscle when it’s lengthened and work against resistance, you can increase your range of motion and build strength (lengthened muscles can handle 1.75 times more load/ weight than shortened muscles) at the same time. It’s like active stretching that torches calories, burns fat and boosts your metabolism (for up to 72 hours post-workout) simultaneously. And trust us, nothing about this feels like you’re stretching. Not only will Barre tone long, lean muscle mass, but it also provides joint safety and stability. That’s a huge win all the way around.
No need for tutus here (though you’re more than welcome to sport one!). Ohana Barre classes will give you a full-body burn that is safe and effective. Oh, and your CORE. No 1980’s sit-up will ever match what our Barre classes have in store for you. Come to actually experience your deepest abdominals… not those very pretty road bumps on the exterior of your front torso, but your real abdominals (transversus abdominis). We will work your core from the inside – out and you will never be the same.
Alignment. Focus. Dedication. Determination. Enjoy Ohana Barre classes that fuse smart alignment (neutral spine, neutral pelvis) with functional movement, pilates-focused core work, orthopedic exercises and yogic transitions. Perfect for individuals of any age (or rehabilitating post-injury, prenatal AND postnatal) looking to create long, lean muscles with an emphasis on strength, stability and suppleness.
Flexibility. Intensity. Interval. Training (FiiT). It’s time to take your FiiTness to the next level. This Barre class utilizes our smart alignment foundation and is designed to fatigue muscles through heart rate spikes (cardio, cardio, cardio) and active recoveries (slow and mindful) in order to maximize caloric burn, melt away fat and boost your metabolism. Come work your bod in ways you never thought were possible. Enjoy the incredible challenge in 50 short minutes.