FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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At Barre Fitness, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer experiences for every client that walks through our doors. To ensure you get the most out of your Barre Fitness experience, please be aware of some important studio policies:
what do you do in a barre fitness class?
Every Barre Fitness class is fun and empowering class set to today’s hottest music. Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by a series of upper body exercises using light weights. The ballet barre is used to sculpt the lower body, abs and for flexibility training. Then it is down to the mat with a fitball for core work and a relaxing and invigorating final stretch.
what to wear?
Please wear comfortable, breathable workout wear. We suggest tight fitting clothing so that the instructor can easily see form and alignment. The workout is done in socks, please feel free to bring your own or purchase a pair in studio.
what to bring?
At Barre Fitness everything you need for a great workout is provided! From mats and equipment, to towel service at no extra charge. All that we ask is that you please bring your own re-fillable water bottle and take advantage of our water bottle filling station.
who can participate?
Barre Fitness has been designed for anyone ages 15+ and will benefit clients of every fitness level! The roots of the program were developed to rehabilitate the body. Many of the stretches and strengthening exercises have been suggested by sports medicine physicians and orthopedists.
First Time Clients: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class, to provide ample time to fill out a client waiver, take a tour and meet your instructor.
Injured Clients: It is recommended that clients with injuries consult with their doctors before beginning any new exercise method. Also, please speak with your Barre Fitness instructor about your injury before class begins.
Prenatal Clients: If you exercise regularly, have no serious medical problems and you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, it may be safe to exercise. ALL pregnant clients must have their physician complete a PARmed-X form to be presented to Barre Fitness before they may take class.
what to expect for your first class
Barre Classic or Barre Fitness are best suited for newcomers, especially those without prior barre-workout experience. For more details on our different class formats click here.
As classes fill quickly, reservations are highly recommended (select your home studio from the “Book A Class” button at the top of this screen).
Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class starts to fill out your client waiver and get a tour of the studio. Latecomers will not be permitted into class on their first day due to safety reasons.
Be sure that your body is prepared for your first workout, come hydrated and fueled by having a light snack before class to sustain energy for all of the push-ups, pliés, pulses and fun!
class reservation policies
Class reservations open 10 days prior and close 30 minutes before class starts. It is highly recommended to book ahead by using our online reservation system as we may not be able to reach your request via email or phone in time.
ALL Reservations will be held up to 5 minutes prior to the class start time. 5 minutes prior to the start of each class, all open spaces will be given to clients on the waitlist or on standby for that class.
If you are running late or are unable to attend class, please contact your studio to avoid unnecessary charges or losing your spot.
class cancellation policies
Given the intimate nature of our class sizes, we require a minimum 12 hours notice for the cancellation of a single class. Missed classes without the appropriate notice will be charged as if attended or subject to a No Show/Late Cancel fee for clients on unlimited memberships or packages.
1. Cancel 12 hours before your scheduled class: No fee
2. Cancel less than 12 before your scheduled class: $15 Late Cancel Fee
3. Don’t cancel and don’t show up: $20 No Show Fee
We understand that life happens! In the case of an emergency, please call the studio and we’ll happily remove you from the class list and will be grateful for your call.
If a desired class is full, we offer a waitlist option for up to 10 clients at a time. Clients who make it into the class from the waitlist will receive an automated email to notify them that they’ve made it into the class. This email will send up to 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please ensure that you’ve added our emails to your safe list to avoid notifications ending up in your spam folder.
Please note that if you are on the waitlist you are considered in the class and the Late Cancel policy and fees will apply. If you can no longer make the class, please remove yourself from the waitlist 12+ hours before the class start time.
The option to cancel your spot on the waitlist can be found in our Mindbody online reservation system via My Info >> My Schedule >> Waitlist
All payments must be received prior to the start of class and no refunds will be given for amounts paid for classes. Memberships and class packages are non-transferable.
terms and conditions
• 2 Week Unlimited New Client Special is valid for 14 days from the date of first use
• 10 Barre Class Cards are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase
• Barre BFF Memberships require 15 days written notices for cancellation
• Annual Memberships are valid for 365 days from the date of first use