10 Best Barre Classes in Maine

Barre classes combine the calming power of yoga with the stretching principles of Pilates in an exercise format that’s low impact and provides incredible results. Whether aiming to feel more energy or work an athlete’s body, barre will nudge those dreams toward reality. Basic ballet moves at a barre, combined with yoga poses and more are perfect for all levels. Sign up at one of the 10 best barre classes in Maine! 

Tula, South Portland, ME

Barre classes at Tula are taught by experienced coaches and designed for all levels. A New Year’s special includes two weeks of unlimited classes for just $30. Contact the studio for more information, and to make this year’s health and fitness resolutions a reality.

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The Balanced Body Studio, Camden, ME

Available for private sessions and group lessons, the Balanced Body Studio welcomes both new and experienced health enthusiasts to their barre classes. The owner has 20+ years of fitness training and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with her clients. Her coaches are skilled in their areas of expertise and serve to urge clients toward their optimal health goals.

Metta Studios, Biddeford, ME

At Metta Studios, the belief that physical alignment of the body leads to spiritual alignment is prevalent in all their classes. Dedicated to functional fitness through barre classes, they aim to provide a safe space for everyone to improve their health. Whether you’re a beginner or have been practicing barre for a while, you’ll fit right in at Metta.

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Bangor Pilates, Bangor, ME

Held at the community YMCA building, Bangor Pilates teaches barre classes for those seeking a lithe, lean and ultimately healthier body. Watch newfound muscle tone as it leads to the burning of calories—all without any high impact exercise. Your buttocks, abs, arms and thighs will look and feel the burn, but will become the fruits of your labor with these barre classes.

BarSculpt, Portland, ME

BarSculpt wants to help you create a balanced body and mind. It does so via the experienced trainers who work with you on movement, coordination and flexibility. Strict followers of the Lotte Berk Method—the foundation of all barre classes—they rely on these principles to target all problem areas.

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The Dance Annex Studio, Kittery, ME

At the Dance Annex Studio in Kittery, barre classes begin with free weights and then move to the barre to work the legs through ballet stretches. The classes end following mat exercises, during which participants work their core muscles. Gentle stretches ensure no one leaves in distress. The musical accompaniment provided is essential to both the body and mind.

Forever Fit, Biddeford, ME

At Forever Fit, barre classes utilize the BeyondBarre program, which kicks up a typical barre class with some cardio moves. Don’t worry, however, if you fear this isn’t for you. All exercises may be done at the barre for both stability and flexibility. When or if you choose to leave the barre, the exercises feature weights, balls, resistance bands and a BeyondBarre Glide Board that’s akin to ice skating.

The Bar Method, Portland, ME

The Bar Method is a boutique studio offering classes for all level of barre enthusiasts. They pride themselves on modifying workouts for pregnant women or those who have sustained injuries. Their coaches work hard to ensure that students leave each class feeling stronger in both body and mind—as well as excited about returning for another barre class.

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Fountain of You Fitness, Naples, ME

You’ll feel energized by the PulsePoint Barre classes at Fountain of You Fitness. Enjoy sculpting choreography and balance it with mild cardio moves in order to stay energized. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate, and moves will be modified depending on your experience, level of fitness and more. You’ll love the music and will especially love how you feel stronger after each class.

Destination Health MDI, Bar Harbor, ME

BarreFit is the method of choice for barre coaches at Destination Health MDI. The low impact workout will serve both body and mind. Pilates, interval training and Yoga are combined to target specific areas. Your abs, glutes, arms and thighs might burn a bit following each class, but will reward you with a lithe, strong body.

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