What should I wear?
Your clothing should include long pants, leggings, or capri pants with a tank top or t-shirt. Please avoid short shorts and sports bras that expose the upper legs and midriff. It is important that you keep your body covered and warm to maintain a safe and clean workout environment—and also to promote flexibility. On your feet, we require that you wear socks. Grip socks are recommended, but not necessary. We always have socks that you can borrow in case you forget yours at home. If you are taking Cardio Dance, you can wear sneakers for more support if you wish. We provide sneaker covers to keep our floors clean and to help you from tweaking your knees in moves like pivots and turns. We want you to be comfortable!
Do I need dance experience?
Not at all. The Ballet Physique is a group fitness class, not a dance class. We incorporate ballet postures, vocabulary, and variations into the workout, but they are taught at a level that non-dancers can understand. You will learn to work out “with the mind of a dancer.” And soon, you’ll have the body of one, too!
Do you offer a beginner class?
We do not offer a beginner class. Most of our workouts are considered to be “open level” and include modifications for newcomers or those with injuries. In any given class, you will discover people of all ages and abilities. (However, if given the choice, we recommend that new clients try out the Ballet Physique, Mat Physique, or Physique 40/20 formats before moving on to anything that includes cardio).
How many classes per week are recommended?
We suggest taking an average of 4 classes per week, but that number depends greatly on your activity level outside the studio.
- Will I lose weight on The Ballet Physique program?
Yes, you will likely lose weight if you attend class regularly and follow a healthy, clean diet. But try not to focus too much on the scale. You’ll discover a host of other amazing benefits that include: increased lean muscle, beautiful posture, and better fitting clothes.
- Do I need additional cardio to supplement my workout?
Yes, and you can get it here at BP. We believe that cardiovascular activity is necessary to a balanced fitness regimen, which is why we offer "Cardio Dance." This class features three 10 minute sequences of continuous dance cardio designed to elevate your heart rate and challenge your endurance. This fun format alternates with shorter intervals of seat, thigh, and ab work, so you'll be able experience similar benefits as interval training. Keep in mind that our Ballet Physique, Mat Physique, and Physique 40/20 formats offer lower-to-moderate cardiovascular benefits. Therefore, many clients prefer to supplement these classes with additional cardio like running or cycling. If you're not sure what is best for your body, come talk to us!
- How do you compare to other barre programs?
The Ballet Physique is rooted in the same Lotte Berk Method technique as many other barre workouts. The difference lies in the fact that we are locally-owned and are not a franchise, which means that we can adapt quickly to the needs of our clients and consistently provide outstanding service. It also allows our instructors the flexibility to vary their exercises, choreography and music so that no two classes are exactly alike.
- How large are your classes?
Each class is limited to 19 students.
- I have an injury. Is barre right for me?
It’s probably a good choice. We advise you to consult with your doctor before taking any fitness class when recovering from an injury. However, The Ballet Physique can be made safe for injured students with specific modifications. In fact, it has even been endorsed by physical therapists because of our focus on correctness, which has been proven to help speed the rehabilitation process. Upon your first class, please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss your injury with a BP instructor.
- I am pregnant. Should I have any concerns?
Good news! Barre can be an effective and safe exercise method for pregnant women. But everyone’s body is different, so we ask that you provide a doctor’s note before taking class. We also suggest that you arrive 10 minutes early to discuss your pregnancy with a BP instructor. He or she will be instrumental in designing appropriate, comfortable modifications.
- Do I need to reserve my place at the barre?
Reservations are highly recommended because we have limited class sizes. Drop-ins are welcome to take class ONLY if it is not already full. To make a reservation, visit our online class schedule or call one of our studios.
- Can a reserved class be canceled?
Yes, you may cancel a class online or via phone. Our cancellation policy is as follows:
- For all morning classes (6:00am through 10:45am): Reservations must be canceled 12 hours prior to the start of class.
- For all afternoon and evening classes (12:00pm through 6:45pm): Reservations must be canceled 6 hours prior to the start of class.
- If your late cancellation is for a class that is full and/or waitlisted—meaning, we could not fill your space—it will result in that class being deducted from your existing package. Clients with monthly unlimited memberships will be charged a fee of $10.00.
- Do you offer private lessons?
We do. Our standard private lesson rate is $75.00, but we can provide a discounted rate with a package of sessions. If you are interested in scheduling a private before diving into our group classes, just email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
- Can I try a class for free?
While we do not offer a free introductory class, our new client trial allows you to take unlimited classes in a 10-day period. Beyond being a great deal (at only $20), it’s a great way to try our various class formats and meet our terrific instructors.
- Do men take your classes?
Absolutely! In fact, one of our male clients saw such rapid results in his first year as a Ballet Physique student that he stopped visiting his chiropractor. He lost 30 pounds (including 6 inches around his waist) and noticed vast improvements in his posture, balance, and core strength. Also, we have a male instructor, Ryan Rose.
- Do you have any other locations?
We have two locations. Our original studio is in Downtown Littleton, while our newer location is in Lone Tree near the Park Meadows Mall.
- Do you have student rates?
Yes, we offer a 10% student discount on all regular priced packages (excluding our 10-day trial) and a 10% discount on all unlimited memberships.
- Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, we can provide a discount of 10-15% depending on the organization and the type of option purchased. Please inquire at the front desk if your group is interested. At least five members of your organization must sign-up in order to receive the discount.