Origin Barre Fitness
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Barre Fitness is one of the fastest growing and hottest trends in the fitness industry. Barre classes are choreographed to motivating music, and mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, to create a no-impact full body workout. The method was developed by Lotte Berk, a German ballerina living in London. After suffering a back injury, Berk combined her dance conditioning training with rehabilitative physical therapy and opened her first studio in London in 1959. Lydia Bach, an American student of Berk’s brought the workout to New York City in 1971.
New interpretations of the restorative and therapeutic original method are surfacing daily as studios and franchises are opening at alarming rates. The rapid growth of the trend has resulted in a lack of attention to the fundamentals of the method, and sustainable functional human movement. Unlike yoga, barre isn’t yet a regulated field; Origin hopes to change this, but in the meantime we can assure you that our instruction is raising the bar for the industry.
Barre Fitness Class Descriptions
Praise for Nicole's Barre Fitness Classes
"I LOVE Nicole's Barre classes. She is an excellent instructor in every way. She's always prepared for class with a thoughtful set of exercises that balance repetition with creativity, maintaining my interest and enthusiasm week after week. Her cues, rhythm and description of alignment and muscles that should or shouldn't be engaged is impeccable!"
"I love, love, love Nicole's barre classes, they are so well structured, and she offers something new every week! Her cueing is amazing and I am seeing results in my body and in life."
"Nicole teaches the best barre classes- all classes should be taught like hers. I have never experienced a class that is so fun, challenging and engaging. I usually get bored in classes, but she talks the whole class and I learn something each time."