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, and teacher training program is raising the bar for the industry!