Barre (pronounced ‘bar’) was introduced on our island a few years ago and since then, it has been a fave of many, us included. Why? This workout routine combines dance, yoga postures, pilates moves, resistance training, and promises a lean and sculpted physique. Named after the rail that ballet dancers hold on to for stability during practice, barre boasts a dynamic, full-body workout that incorporates cardio and feel-good stretches that also helps to improve posture and is even suitable pre and postnatal. Here are our top picks of the best barre studios right here in Singapore.
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WeBarre’s unique workout brings together the best of ballet technique, yoga, pilates, and strength training in one dynamic 60-minute class. Build strength and sculpt your body through graceful but impactful movement, fuelled by uplifting music and in the company of like-minded barre enthusiasts. WeBarre doesn’t just aim to change bodies, they empower you to be stronger and more confident – even beyond their studio walls. WeBarre has also launched WeBarre On Demand, the perfect companion to your in-studio or virtual classes, for days you want to stay at home and workout at your convenience! Choose from Full Body Workouts, Targeted Areas, Stretch & Recovery, and even Pre and Post-Natal Classes!
WeBarre, Telok Ayer, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut, www.webarre.com
Barre Lab is where you fall in love with yourself again. Their method is the perfect combination of grace and grit, fun and precision. Classes feature the signature burn to sculpt and tone to achieve the results of a dancer's body. Choreographed with music and designed for a full body workout. Classes offered include Barre (Signature Class) which combines elements of yoga, dance, and pilates into an upbeat full-body workout. For all cardio and HIIT junkies, Barre Cardio is for you as it combines cardio, strength, and conditioning which focuses on building muscle endurance, total body toning, and sculpting. There's also the popular Barre Burn and Stretch class which starts off with a power class to get the barre burn and sweat going and finish off with a yummy stretch session to leave you feeling balanced.
Barre Lab, Dempsey & Duxton, www.labstudios.com/barrelab
Co-Founders of Barre 2 Barre, Mylène and Karen, met in Hong Kong as fellow Pilates teachers at a local studio. After realizing they shared a mutual vision for wellness and fitness, they opened Hong Kong’s first and original boutique barre studio, Barre 2 Barre. Thereafter, Jess goes from studio regular to Co-Founder and opened the Singapore studio in 2016. And the rest is history. Aside from their regular classes, they also conduct monthly challenges just to keep you on your toes. There are also periodic workshops for barre mamas and mamas-t0-be. Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Although Jal Yoga focuses on yoga, this studio also houses pilates and barre under one roof. By incorporating elements of Dance, Pilates, Yoga, and functional training, Jal Barre helps you sculpt a “ballerina body”. With committed, motivating instructors and held across five locations islandwide, you can easily book a slot to try out a session.
Jal Yoga, Alexandra, Katong, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, & Woodlands, www.jalyoga.com.sg/barre-classes
The Movement Studio offers Barre Power Burn sessions that draw elements from Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates into an intense full-body workout. Each class works to build core strength, flexibility, alignment, and muscular endurance. Barre Power Burn also aims to improve cardiovascular endurance and metabolism.
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