Comprehensive Training


This program is for all levels: currently certified instructors to those just starting their fitness teaching career. In this 10-hour online course we review 45 basic barre class exercises with variations, modifications and specific cueing. You’ll also be introduced to the Barre Intensity brand and other important elements of teaching such as alignment and musicality.

Approved for 12 AFAA CEU's, 1.4 ACE CEC's and 14 ACSM CEC's

Essentials Training


This program is designed for currently trained barre instructors, or experienced group fitness instructors familiar with barre, who want to learn the ins and outs of the Barre Intensity technique, without re-learning the basic barre exercises. In this 8.5 hour online course we review in depth the strategy behind teaching a barre class to create a better barre instructor.

Approved for 8 AFAA CEU's, .7 ACE CEC's and 7 ACSM CEC's

What’s even better? All Barre Intensity trainees receive our online barre anatomy workshop for free!

Throughout this 10 hour online anatomy workshop you’ll learn:
  • Basic Language of Anatomy
  • Introduction to the Connective Tissue System
  • Basic Body Mechanics and Muscle Function
  • Critical Musculoskeletal Structures
  • Our anatomy workshop offers 1 ACE CECs, 10 AFAA CEUs and 10 ACSM CECs

We've trained thousands across the world in our Barre Intensity instructor method. Based on our trainee feedback and comparison of other programs in market, we're confident in the quality of our online training program. So confident in fact that if you're not satisfied you've learned the information necessary to become a successful barre instructor, we'll give you your money back* within 30 days of the online course purchase date.

*Refund includes the purchase price less $30 USD for those inside of the US. International purchase return price will vary based on the manual shipping costs.

Online Barre Training FAQs

Costs + prerequisites

  • Are there any prerequisites prior to participating?

    • Anyone can participate in our Comprehensive training regardless of their background. Those participating in our Essentials training will need prior barre training experience or extensive group fitness experience coupled with being a barre class student. Set up and execution of the basic barre exercise repertoire are not covered in an Essentials training.

  • How much does the online barre training cost?

    • Our online Comprehensive course is $395 USD and the online Essentials course is $199 USD. This includes manual printing and shipping costs.

  • Are there any hidden fees outside of the barre training cost such as a licensing fee?

    • No licensing fees, no required monthly fees, no re-certification fees. The fee you pay at the time of registration covers your training and instructor manual. If you chose to submit your test out video there is a $25 - $45 processing fee depending on the test out option you qualify for. Our continued support site, Barre Now, is a subscription based site with varying price options. Barre Now is an optional tool located at

After My Training

  • What are the recommended practice hours post training?

    • Following completion of the online barre training & certification an average of 30 practice hours are recommended. This number is just an average and while some require less hours (especially those participating in Essentials), some require more. It is suggested the 30 hours be broken down in to 10 hours of participation (taking Barre Intensity or similar style classes), 10 hours of observation (watching a class in action and actively taking notes) and 10 hours or practice teaching.

  • I don’t have Barre Intensity classes offered in my area. How do I complete my practice hour requirements?

    • We encourage you to utilize our online video support tool, Barre Now, to fulfill your practice needs. Barre Now is home to full 55 minute Barre Intensity classes taught by certified instructors. Each class is accompanied with written choreography and link to the playlist on Spotify. Take advantage of our 7 day free trial, individual video rental, or monthly subscription options.

  • How long will it take me to become a barre instructor?

    • This depends on your prior fitness/dance experience and time available to practice. On average we suggest giving yourself 2 months from the instructor training date to when you plan on teaching or auditioning. Some trainees need only a couple weeks while others require 3-6 months.

  • Where can I teach the Barre Intensity technique?

    • Anywhere! Ideally the facility has access to a ballet barre but we do not place restrictions on where or what you teach.

Ongoing support

  • Is there free ongoing barre certification support and education provided after the training?

    • We will support you throughout your training and forever after. All trainees will gain access to our Trainee Facebook group which is a fantastic place to receive support not just from Barre Intensity Master Trainers, but past trainees as well. You’re also welcome to email us anytime. In addition, trainees receive FREE access to educational clips on the Barre Now by Barre Intensity platform. Educational barre training clips cover anatomy, alignment principles, transitions & flow, class clips broken down by each section of the Barre Intensity class and full 55 minute Barre Intensity classes. Check out our blog to read about all you receive for free.

  • I’m concerned I won’t be able to come up with class choreography, do you help with that?

    • We do! Barre Intensity instructors have the opportunity to choreograph their own classes or use what is available on Barre Now. As a member, you’ll receive access to over 80 55-minute classes complete with 20-minute choreography previews, downloadable PDFs and playlists to go with each class. New classes are loaded every three weeks! Watch the choreography, study the choreography and teach the choreography. Memberships range from $9.99/month or $89.99 for the year. First seven days are free and you can cancel at anytime.

  • Do you provide any other continuing education?

    • Yes! Also available on Barre Now are workshops. These workshops include Barre Anatomy, Loop & Long Band Choreography, Ball Choreography and Core Connections. Prices vary and are separate from the monthly Barre Now membership pricing.

Certification & CECs

  • What continuing education credits do I receive?

    • Once you have successfully completed the Barre Intensity Online Instructor training you will receive a certificate which provides you with:

      Comprehensive course: 12 AFAA CEU's, 1.4 ACE CEC's and 14 ACSM CEC's

      Essentials course: 8 AFAA CEU's, .7 ACE CEC's and 7 ACSM CEC's

    • Once you have successfully completed the online Barre Anatomy Workshop (included in your purchase but optional to complete) you will receive a certificate which provides you with: 10 AFAA CEU's, 1.0 ACE CEC's and 10 ACSM CEC's.

  • How long do I have access to the Comprehensive/Essentials course material and all other free trainee material?

    • For life! Access to your trainee content will never expire even after course completion.

  • What is the difference between Barre Intensity trained vs Barre Intensity certified?

    • All those that complete the Comprehensive or Essentials Barre Intensity Online Instructor Training & Certification will receive a Certificate of Completion via email and be recognized as being Barre Intensity trained. Once the Certificate of Completion is received the trainee is able to begin teaching the Barre Intensity technique using the Barre Intensity name assuming proper practice hours have been conducted. Those that submit a video test out and receive a passing score will then be Barre Intensity certified receiving a second certificate and being listed on our website as a certified instructor.

  • How do I become certified by Barre Intensity?

    • Barre Intensity certified status is provided to those who have completed the Comprehensive or Essentials online instructor training course AND received a passing score on their video test out. We provide two different video test out options based on your prior barre training experience ranging from $25 - $90. You can read all about your test out options and requirements at

  • Are there requirements to maintain my barre trained or certified status?

    • No. We trust that as fitness professionals you are either part of another organization that has continuing education requirements, that you personally believe in the importance of continuing education enough to participate in opportunities, or that you work for a facility that has their own continuing education requirements. Because of this, Barre Intensity does not have our own set of requirements or fees for maintaining your certified status.