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Collegiate Level Barre Certification Program

Collegiate Level Barre Certification Program

Barre fitness classes have become a staple on many collegiate campus recreation schedules across the country. Since instructor turnover is inevitable with graduation of student instructors, it's important to have a barre certification program that is reliable and effective. Who better to explain the benefits of the Barre Intensity barre certification program than one of our most valued partners at the University of Nebraska. Hear from Sarah Lewis, Group Fitness Coordinator, on why she recommends Barre Intensity. 

Barre Studio Spotlight: CORE Studio

Barre Studio Spotlight: CORE Studio

Last month we had the pleasure of conducting our barre instructor training & certification at CORE Studio in Daphne, Alabama.  We were graciously welcomed and hosted by Lindsay Rainey, Founder of CORE Studio, and are beyond proud to have the Barre Intensity technique taught on CORE's class schedule. See what lead Lindsay down the path of becoming a fitness studio owner, why she chose the Barre Intensity technique and what she looks for when hiring fitness instructors. 

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Elyssa Sardy

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Elyssa Sardy

The role of "barre instructor" is just one of the many titles Elyssa Sardy carries. To us at Barre Intensity, we have the pleasure of including the word "Master" to her name. If you've attended a Barre Intensity Barre Certification and had the pleasure of working with Elyssa, you know her passion and excitement for all things barre and fitness shines through. Spend some time getting to know Elyssa as she answers a few of our fitness questions, then join her for an upcoming barre instructor training. 

5 Reasons to Get Your Online Barre Certification

5 Reasons to Get Your Online Barre Certification

Online education is a thing of the present, not the future, and it doesn't have to be inferior to an "in classroom" experience. If you can earn your bachelor's degree online, we're confident in your ability to receive your barre certification online.  Here are 5 reasons to get your online barre certification. 

Barre Training Guideline: 5 Tips for Effective Cuing

Barre Training Guideline: 5 Tips for Effective Cuing

As a barre instructor, there are many factors that can make or break your barre class, but at the top of the list are the words you say to keep your class flowing, educational, impactful and fun. We're sharing with you a bit of what we teach during our barre certification program, shhhhh don't tell, as we review our 5 step verbal cuing guide. Start applying these tips NOW to take your barre classes up a notch. 

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

"Bridge" is a common position of the body executed in a barre fitness class to work the glute and hamstring muscles. Throughout our instructor training weekends we've received a handful of questions from trainees regarding optimal body alignment. We dug a bit deeper in to the top three questions and share our thoughts with you here. 

We're Not the Best

We're Not the Best

Our method aims to sculpt the body as a whole and burn a few calories while doing so,  we teach with alignment in mind, and our instructors strive to create an energetic environment that keeps our participants motivated to push harder. We are proud to share the Barre Intensity method because we know it works. But we’re not the best fitness program out there, and here’s why. 

What Makes Barre Intensity So Intense?

What Makes Barre Intensity So Intense?

The word is in our name and our tagline “Barre Intensity. Intense Shape. Intense You.” But come on, how do you make a low impact barre class so intense? We’re happy to share with you our secrets.

 

Become a Barre Instructor: 10 signs you have what it takes.

Become a Barre Instructor: 10 signs you have what it takes.

If you're a group fitness instructor, dancer or barre enthusiast, you might have thought a time or two “I wonder if I can become a barre instructor”? If the thought has crossed your mind more than once, the answer is probably yes, you can do it. If you're looking for a bit more assurance than just taking our word for it, read our 10 signs you have what it takes. 

Themed Classes

Themed Classes

80's, 90's, Boy Bands, Pop Divas, Holidays. Themed classes provide us instructors an opportunity to teach the same class in a fresh way. But when we want to take our variety to more than just our dress code, playlist and choreography, where do we turn? 

Kickin' It

Kickin' It

We love to kick. So much so that we’ve coined it the “Barre Intensity kick”. It’s one of the most effective low impact movements to elevate the heart rate. But do you know all of the benefits to kickin' it up a notch?

 

Mirroring With Mirrors

Mirroring With Mirrors

“How can it be that I have been teaching group fitness for 8 years and have never mastered the technique of mirroring?” This is what I say to myself as I am about to take the stage at a conference, in a mirror-less ballroom, and teach a Barre Intensity class.