I’m seeing Barre (pronounced “bar”) classes getting more popular – and they appear to be a relatively inexpensive option for adding additional fitness formats to your class schedule. Traditionally used in Ballet training, Barre classes are an interesting combination of; Ballet, Yoga and Pilates – there’s even Barre Boot Camps!
The Life Time Fitness where I teach recently install ballet barres around the perimeter of the room. One of the Instructors told me Barre classes appeal to a completely new niche of participants, who wouldn’t be interested in conventional Group Fitness classes.
There are three Zenspin Studios located in Jonesboro and Little Rock, AR that offer indoor cycling along with Barre, Yoga, Pilates & interval training classes. From the sounds of this case study about how MINDBODY is helping them manage their customer wait-lists – they’re really doing well.