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 6 best barre classes in Maine!
At Metta Community Yoga, 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.