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JUL 14, 2020



Wondering what the barre craze is all about? Take a break from the heavy lifting and intense cardio for this trendy exercise that’s influenced by ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Think small isometric movements that strength-train specific sets of muscle groups. That means a typical class of high reps and small ranges of motion will effectively create Jell-O legs and an unbelievable burn by the end of class.

You in? Hold on tight — we’re about to hit all the best barre spots in Nashville.

Studio51st's BarreAmped class is an intensive body shaping experience, taught with a focus on form and alignment with a neutral spine. They promise that you’ll leave class feeling strong, sculpted, and rejuvenated. But more than just a workout for your body, Studio 51st hopes that it will transform your mindset as well. Check out this boutique fitness studio in West Nashville or Music Row to get a 5-pack of classes for just $35 a month.

Pure Barre prides itself on being fast, effective, and safe. Each barre class tones the entire body, while focusing mostly on the areas women need help with the most — hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. This low-impact class protects your joints and incorporates stretching too. Before or after class, browse the expansive selection of boutique yoga pants, tops, and accessories. You can find Pure Barre in the Gulch, Green Hills, and Belle Meade.

Ready to hit up the Neighborhood Barre? (No, not that kind!) This studio is conveniently located in Green Hills and incorporates dance moves, Pilates, and isometric weight training to sculpt the arms, legs, seat, and abs (so, basically everything important). Plus, their boutique carries brands like Beyond Yoga, Alo, and Splits59, so you can wear the latest trends in yoga apparel while you sculpt and tone.

barre3 made their home in the heart of the Gulch in a warm and inviting brick room. This barre studio welcomes people of all levels, and even invites kids to hang out in the play lounge so their moms can tone and flow. And barre3’s ‘3’ carries across everything they do — from their three-step approach for barre to their three pillars (exercise, nourish, connect). You’ve got three times the reason to give it a try!

The Bar Method in Belle Meade offers A LOT of extras — childcare, a beauty bar, and a boutique with grip socks of all colors and patterns. But that doesn’t mean The Bar Method is extra. They know it isn’t all just about satisfying your needs for stylish barre accessories and beauty products — their barre classes are no joke, featuring upper-body exercises, push-ups, leg and seat work, and core exercises. Their goal? To give you long, lean muscles, the feeling of personal strength, and confidence.

At this East Nashville studio, you’ll find your strength through a combination of yoga, barre, and breath. If you’re just beginning, BarreBasics will teach you the fundamentals. After you learn your way around the barre, BarreAmped will give you a low-impact, full-body workout with elements of dance, Pilates and orthopedic stretching. And if you’re really looking to get that heart pumpin’, try BarreAmped Cardio for challenging bursts of cardio intervals.

At this Woodland-in-Waverly studio, you’ll find a community who is committed to helping you through your practice and providing a nurturing space to grow. In addition to offering sculpt, power, circuit training, flow, and restorative classes, you’ll find its signature barre class that’s focused on a mix of strength-based yoga, functional training, and alignment-based barre work. The big difference: this class incorporates NuBells (a unique circular hand weight), resistance bands, miniballs, and body weight for a smart and effective workout.


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