Welcome to 2015, the year the term barre class replaces the word CrossFit at your dinner table. Seriously, this ballet-inspired cardio and sculpting workout is gaining traction--fast.
Close to a hundred new studios are set to open in 2015. Here are three of our favorites:
Pure Barre This 55-minute workout is by far the most well known (we told you about it back in 2011). It’s also the easiest barre class for beginners. Founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr is a big fan of props, so be prepared to use your yoga mat in unconventional ways. (100+ locations)
The Dailey Method We’ve told you about this one before too. Remember Jill Dailey? Well, 40 studios later and she’s still a stickler for form. The premise of the workout is small moves, big results, so you can expect lots of arm- and core-strengthening moves, like lifting two-pound weights “up an inch, down an inch.” (54 locations)
Physique 57 In the fitness world, Physique 57 is the place to be (and be seen). But since there are only five locations, the classes can be tough to attend. Luckily, the cult-favorite method is available online, with new classes like Physique 360 (a full-body workout) and Beginner Barre coming early this month. (7 locations)