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Studio Barre San Diego
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Published Wednesday Jul 17, 2019 by Studio Barre

Studio Barre Owners Bust These 4 Barre Myths

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Is this a workout, or ballet? Am I in good enough shape to take a class? What the heck is “tucking”? 

These are all questions that have raced through your mind when scrolling past a barre class in your area. Some of these unanswered questions may even stop you from booking, or trying a new workout. Let’s change that. 

With help from the coolest women owners of all four Studio Barre locations, here’s a breakdown of some of the most common myths and misconceptions, and what really goes on during a barre class. 
 

You have to be coordinated and flexible.
Carmel Valley | Melissa Chang

“The movements are small and our workouts are musically based and fun! Barre uses small, isometrical movements that fatigue and elongate the muscle through stretching. There are no big dance moves or a need to be flexible. There are plenty of modifications to fit everyone’s needs, from beginner to advanced. Have an injury? Just had a baby? Pregnant? We can help you get the most out of your workout while keeping you safe and making you strong!”
 

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You have to be coordinated and flexible.
Carmel Valley | Melissa Chang

“The movements are small and our workouts are musically based and fun! Barre uses small, isometrical movements that fatigue and elongate the muscle through stretching. There are no big dance moves or a need to be flexible. There are plenty of modifications to fit everyone’s needs, from beginner to advanced. Have an injury? Just had a baby? Pregnant? We can help you get the most out of your workout while keeping you safe and making you strong!”
 

People hear the word barre and instantly think one of two things: drinks or dance.
Encinitas | Kimberly Gillis 

“While we love a good cocktail, at Studio Barre we are all about strength. Our motto is Strength Defined. You won’t find us leaping across the room. Instead, you will find our clients with weights in hands, pushing the limits on low impact, muscle-toning moves. We love the small movements; think, moving in inches with a continuous squeeze. In our classes, tools of the trade include weights, balls, bands, and coasters. We deliver the ultimate burn with a foray of positions and moves to slenderize every body into a dancers body with long, lean, defined muscles. And, our classes are for everyone–no dance background needed!”
 

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People hear the word barre and instantly think one of two things: drinks or dance.
Encinitas | Kimberly Gillis 

“While we love a good cocktail, at Studio Barre we are all about strength. Our motto is Strength Defined. You won’t find us leaping across the room. Instead, you will find our clients with weights in hands, pushing the limits on low impact, muscle-toning moves. We love the small movements; think, moving in inches with a continuous squeeze. In our classes, tools of the trade include weights, balls, bands, and coasters. We deliver the ultimate burn with a foray of positions and moves to slenderize every body into a dancers body with long, lean, defined muscles. And, our classes are for everyone–no dance background needed!”
 

Barre…so it’s ballet, right?
Bird Rock | Meghann Boyd 

“Wrong! While the foundation of a barre class is based in ballet culture–for example, there is a barre in the room, your feet may come to a first position, and a plie is thrown in every now and then–the majority of class has nothing to do with ballet. Studio Barre is a specialized workout that focuses on building core strength, improving posture, and developing long and lean muscles - like those of a dancer, but zero dance experience is necessary.  We use small isolated movements while incorporating cardio and stretching to lift and tone your entire body. So come tuck with us, and leave that tutu at the door.”
 

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Barre…so it’s ballet, right?
Bird Rock | Meghann Boyd 

“Wrong! While the foundation of a barre class is based in ballet culture–for example, there is a barre in the room, your feet may come to a first position, and a plie is thrown in every now and then–the majority of class has nothing to do with ballet. Studio Barre is a specialized workout that focuses on building core strength, improving posture, and developing long and lean muscles - like those of a dancer, but zero dance experience is necessary.  We use small isolated movements while incorporating cardio and stretching to lift and tone your entire body. So come tuck with us, and leave that tutu at the door.”
 

Barre for bros, is slowly but surely becoming a thing.
Mission Hills | Alyssa Meeks 

“We’re happy to say this one is true! Barre is commonly misperceived as a dance-like workout that requires the client to be bendy, trim, and a woman. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What makes barre classes different is that there isn’t one “type” of client this workout prefers. Rather, barre exercises can be enjoyed and effective for every type. Barre is a workout targeting hidden muscle groups that are many times forgotten in more traditional forms of working out. We encourage every barre bro to come out and try a class! We know they’ll be shocked at the results, and what a few months of careful attention to details does!”
 

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Barre for bros, is slowly but surely becoming a thing.
Mission Hills | Alyssa Meeks 

“We’re happy to say this one is true! Barre is commonly misperceived as a dance-like workout that requires the client to be bendy, trim, and a woman. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What makes barre classes different is that there isn’t one “type” of client this workout prefers. Rather, barre exercises can be enjoyed and effective for every type. Barre is a workout targeting hidden muscle groups that are many times forgotten in more traditional forms of working out. We encourage every barre bro to come out and try a class! We know they’ll be shocked at the results, and what a few months of careful attention to details does!”
 

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Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

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Denise Prichard
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Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.