What is BarreAmped?

BarreAmped is an intensive form-focused, body shaping experience designed to produce reliable results, with every client. The method is influenced by classical and modern dance (though it is not a dance class), and utilizes a ballet barre to achieve optimal positioning. Working in a neutral spine (no tucked pelvis), BarreAmped assures muscles and joints are kept as safe as possible (read more about what makes BarreAmped different than other barre methods here.)

Insights from Pilates, Yoga, and orthopedic stretching also balance the method’s unique approach. The precision-oriented technique focuses mainly on small, isolated movements within deeply held and challenging postures.

BarreAmped is proven to increase metabolism, burn fat, and lengthen tight muscles, increasing flexibility. With commitment to the technique, you can get recognizable results exactly where you want them. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, BarreAmped has yielded remarkable outcomes!

Every class targets each part of the body, including arms, thighs, seat, and core, to maximize effective results and to quickly challenge and exhaust each muscle group. The fast pace of the class and no rest time gives a great cardio workout as well!

Using mostly your own body weight (and a set of light hand weights for arms), you will tone and sculpt your body, gaining lean muscle mass. As an added bonus, you never have to worry about “bulking up” too much for your body type!

You don’t have to run bleachers or flip tires to get the body you have always wanted. Come see why this low-impact method is perfect for clients at any level of experience, any body shape, or any age!

What makes BarreAmped different from other barre methods?

The barre workout, created by Lotte Berk in the 1960’s, emphasized a strong pelvic tuck, achieved by squeezing the glutes and overflexing the lumbar spine. This was believed to help tone the glutes, engage the core, and even help with low back issues. But in the last 50+ years, science, physical therapist, and orthopedic doctors have proved this theory to be false. In fact, working in a “tuck” or posterior pelvic tilt has now been linked to a myriad of issues from low back pain to poor posture. A neutral spine, on the other hand, has been proven to be the most safe, stable, natural, and shock-absorbing position for the pelvis and lumbar spine.

BarreAmped has modernized the barre workout by teaching a neutral spine from warmup to cooldown, and working the glutes, core, and other major muscle groups all while maintaining the neutral spine.