Getting started is always the hardest part. But our barre classes—and the diverse group of students who take them—are not nearly as intimidating as you might think. Not only will we make you feel like a prima ballerina upon your first visit, we’ve prepared some additional tips to help you get the most out of the experience.

  • Dress comfortably in any brand and style of workout apparel. Because yoga pants are in fashion until the end of time, this part is pretty easy. Just avoid skimpy clothing and anything that’s not PG-rated.
  • Eat a light snack in the two hours before class to keep your body fueled. Bring along a water bottle so you can stay hydrated throughout the class. If you forget, we have a canteen of citrus water and nutrition bars to grab at your convenience.
  • Plan to wear grip socks (socks with sticky dots or patterns on the bottom). The grips are known to provide better traction on the studio’s carpet while performing planks, squats, and lunges. Lucky for you, you’ll receive a complimentary pair of Ballet Physique grip socks upon signing up for a new client trial offer.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early. You don’t have to do this all the time, but make your best effort on the first round. Unless you sign-up online and register your profile, you’ll need to fill out a page of basic paperwork. Then, you’ll get a brief tour of the studio, meet your class instructor, pick out equipment, and snag a spot at the barre.
  • Don’t expect to do everything perfectly the first time! Barre technique is so specific. It will take a few more classes for your muscles to adapt to the precise movement, unique range of motion, and balletic posture. But alas, what doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you.
"Ballet Physique is a phenomenal studio with the best instructors I've ever met. They are all incredibly encouraging, supportive, and make it a point to get to know your name. "
"The barre workouts here are life changing! If you want to keep your back aligned without going to the chiropractor every week, keep your muscles strong and free up some time on your calendar from physical therapy appointments, feel great and enjoy the process, then this studio is for you. I've been attending for a year now and the physiological benefits have not disappointed. "
"No judgement! I was on dance team in high school (of course ballet is the root of all dance!), and these classes force me to focus on my body and isolate different parts of my body. It reminds me of those days. I went 3 days last week and can see a difference in my posture and hip pain already. I've been somewhat "anti-gym" for a while, but I've never been so excited to work out in my life!"
"The facility is incredibly clean, merchandise is fantastic, and staff cannot be beat. The front desk ladies are always on top of their game, friendly, and knowledgeable."
"I get a truly vigorous workout after each class. The music is always different and motivating. The instructors all have their individual style, which keeps me coming back. Their pricing is competitive. An easy to use online system to signup for classes is very convenient. And, not to mention their taste in workout apparel and accessories is hard to pass up! Give The Ballet Physique a try and I guarantee you will keep coming back for more after you see and feel the reward when you put on those jeans you want to look hot in. "
"Ballet Physique was the best thing that ever happened to me. Transforms your body helps your mind. Amazing teachers and healthy women surrounding you. I drink my coffee, put my hair up in a bun and tell myself I can do this! And so can you!!! "
"I was training for the Leadville 100 MTB race this summer and was having back pain. I knew I needed core work, and since Ballet Physique was the best I'd seen, I committed to attending two days a week. It did the trick, and I was able to finish under my goal time. Thank you Ballet Physique!"
"Great workout, great people! All the instructors are awesome and no one judges you, no matter what."
"Such an awesome workout! I was skeptical of barre classes having had no prior dance experience. The instructors are wonderful and really make it a point to know your name. The music is great too and helps the time to fly by! I’ve tried a few other barre studios and this by far is my favorite!"
"Bravo to Ballet Physique, although I wish you had locations in New York City. I loved it so much I bought a tank from the store!"
"I recently tried a bunch of barre studios on ClassPass and have to say Ballet Physique is by far my favorite."
"Admittedly, I was a little intimidated... I really had nothing to worry about, though! Everyone—both teachers and other clients—have been nothing but super sweet and welcoming."