- What should I wear?
Your clothing should be comfortable and similar to what you would wear in a Pilates class. This includes long pants, leggings, or capri pants with a tank top or t-shirt. Please avoid short shorts and sports bras by themselves. It is important that you keep your body covered and warm to maintain a safe workout and promote flexibility. This also helps keep our carpet impeccably clean. On your feet, we require that you wear socks. Grip socks are recommended, but not necessary. We also have socks that you can borrow in case you forget yours at home.
- 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. Almost all of our workouts are “open level” and thereby 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 else).
- How many classes per week are recommended?
We suggest taking an average of 3-5 classes per week, but that number depends greatly on your activity level outside the studio.
- Will I lose weight on The Ballet Physique® program?
There is a strong chance that you will lose weight if you attend class regularly and follow a healthy diet. More amazing benefits include: increased lean muscle mass, beautiful posture, higher energy, and better fitting clothes.
- Do I need additional cardio to supplement my workout?
Yes, and you can probably get it here. We believe that cardiovascular activity is necessary to a balanced fitness regimen, which is why we offer several formats that will raise your heart rate: Skinny Jeans, Cardio Core, and Physique Rev. By placing bursts of cardio between sets of barre-based strength exercise, these classes are styled more like interval training. Keep in mind that our Ballet Physique, Mat Physique, and Physique 40/20 formats are also known to provide moderate cardiovascular benefits, however, some clients prefer to supplement with additional cardio like running or cycling. If you're not sure what works best for your body, email or talk to us!
- How do you compare to other barre programs?
The difference lies in the fact that we are locally-owned and not a franchised studio, 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. This being said, The Ballet Physique is rooted in the same Lotte Berk Method technique as many other barre workouts.
- How large are your classes?
Each class is limited to 19-20 students.
- I have an injury. Should I have any concerns?
Sure. 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. It has even been endorsed by physical therapists because of the fact that our focus on correctness has been proven to help speed the rehabilitation process. Upon your first class, please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss your injury with the class instructor.
- I am pregnant. Should I have any concerns?
The Ballet Physique® can be an effective and gentle method of exercise for pregnant women. Because everyone is different, 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 the instructor, who will help design appropriate modifications.
- Do I need to make reservations?
Reservations are highly recommended due to limited class sizes (we max out at 19 participants). Drop-ins are welcome but will only be allowed to take class if it is not already full. To make a reservation, visit our online class schedule or call one of our studios. Littleton can be reached at 303-955-1698, and Lone Tree can be reached at 303-955-7165.
- Can a reserved class be canceled?
Yes, you may cancel a class online or via phone. Our cancellation policy is:
For all a.m. classes (6:00am, 7:05am, 8:15am, 8:25am, 9:30am, and 10:45am):
Reservations must be canceled 12 hours prior to the start of class.
For all p.m classes (12:00pm, 4:25pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, and 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, it will result in that class being deducted from your existing package or series. 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 the group class experience, just email email@example.com for availability.
- Can I try a class for free?
While we do not offer a free introductory class, our “10-days for $20.00” new client trial allows you to take unlimited classes in a 10-day period. We think it's a pretty good deal!
- 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 the heart of 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 work with you and 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.
- Are you currently franchising?
We are not a franchise and do not have plans to franchise in the near future. Being a small company allows us to connect with our clients and keep the barre set high, pun intended.