Absolutely not! While our instructors are trained and experienced in dance, you do not need to be a dancer or have a dance background. In our Tone class, our skilled instructors will guide you through the ballet basics and barre work you need to know in fine detail, making corrections along the way until you are comfortable with the moves and technique. If you need additional instruction, just ask our team!
What makes us unique is that we put a larger emphasis on ballet-based moves and cardio than other barre studios. Our team is made up of instructors with a strong dance and ballet background and are skilled in proper alignment and form. With the addition of a strong cardio section, it allows our workouts to be a true total-body experience. When you leave a Barre Attitude class, you will sweat, you will have fun, you will exhaust your muscles and you will not feel like you need to go for a run, in order to balance out your fitness routine.
Whatever you are comfortable working out and sweating in! Most clients choose to wear yoga pants, but anything that allows you to move freely in are acceptable. Grip socks are required for sanitation purposes. You may bring your own or purchase them in the studio.
The only thing you are required to bring are socks and YOU! It is recommended that you bring water to stay hydrated. We have a filtered water dispenser for your convenience if you forget. You may also bring a towel if you like to use one on top of the mats that are provided.
We are located in the dynamic new development LBX! LBX is located on Carson and Lakewood Blvd, just down the street from the Long Beach airport. LBX is a large development and navigating it can be tricky at first. We are near the Hangar, located on ‘fitness row’ at the back side (West side) of the complex.
LBX is a busy, buzzing new development and with that comes crowded parking! Please, please, please arrive early to get your spot and get signed in to class on time. There is parking on the West side, off Worsham Ave right by the studio. If that is full, we recommend parking in the large parking lot where Nordstrom Rack is located. Finding parking is not a problem but planning in advance for that is key!
Absolutely no age is too old!! We welcome all ages and fitness levels. Health and wellness can become a priority at any stage of life and we encourage everyone to come try our methods to see if we are a good fit for you.
100% yes! We all have to start somewhere. Every class, exercise, and movement can be modified to make it work for your level. We recommend starting with our Tone class to get familiar with our movements, style and technique. You may stay in that class for as long as necessary to get comfortable before trying out another class.
Not only is the answer YES, we encourage men to take our classes! The barre clientele is heavily female, but men can benefit tremendously from barre. It can help men with balance, coordination, flexibility and core strength. Barre is a great addition to round out your current fitness routine or to add to a sports training regimen. We would love to see you at the barre!
Yes!! Please arrive early and talk to your instructor about your injury so they can offer you some modifications. Our instructors are here for YOU and take great concern in your health and safety. Barre can be restorative for many injuries because of the strengthening of the surrounding muscle groups. But please talk to a medical professional to make sure your exercising within safe boundaries for your specific injury. We are here to help you on your path to recovery!
Absolutely! But please consult your physician to make sure barre is a good option for you. Barre is a low-impact workout and can be modified throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Remaining active during your pregnancy can make all the difference in your post-pregnancy recovery. Make sure to inform your instructors that you are pregnant so modifications can be made. And congratulations!!