Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a dancer to take classes at Barre Attitude?
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!
How is Barre Attitude different than other barre workouts?
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. The addition of a strong cardio section allows our workouts to be a true “total-body experience.” In a Barre Attitude class, you will sweat, you will have fun, you will exhaust your muscles, and you won’t feel like you need to go for a run, just to balance out your fitness routine.
What should I wear?
Whatever you are comfortable working out and sweating in! Most clients choose to wear yoga pants, but anything that allows you to move freely is acceptable. Grip socks are required for sanitation purposes. You may bring your own or purchase them in the studio.
What do I need to bring to class?
The only things you are required to bring are socks and YOURSELF! It is recommended that you bring water to stay hydrated. We have a filtered water dispenser for your convenience. You may also bring a towel if you like to use one on top of the mats that are provided.
Where are you located?
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 backside (Westside) of the complex.
Where should I park?
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 Westside, 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!
What age is too old to participate in a Barre Attitude class?
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 and try our methods to see if we are a good fit for you.
I am out of shape and not at my ideal weight, can I still do barre?
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.
I’m a guy! Can I take barre classes?
Not only is the answer, “YES!” but 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!
I have injuries, can I still take classes?
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 for 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 you’re exercising within safe boundaries for your specific injury. We are here to help you on your path to recovery!
I am pregnant, should I be taking barre classes?
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!!
What is your cancellation policy?
You must cancel your class at least 1 hour prior to the start of class. A late cancel will result in a $10 charge to your account. A no-show to class will also result in a $10 charge to your account.
What do I need to know about Bounce classes?
Bounce classes are 60 minutes of high-intensity, cardio-centric classes performed on personal trampolines. The signature bounce class alternates between a few songs on the trampoline and a few songs off for sculpting, sometimes with the use of equipment. This pattern repeats throughout the duration of the class, leaving time at the end for stretching.
Is Bounce hard on your joints?
No. Bounce classes are low impact and the trampoline absorbs the impact on your knees. Each trampoline is a little different in tightness so you have the choice of a looser trampoline or a tighter trampoline. This not only adjusts the impact, it also effects the difficulty of the class.