Raise the "Barre" on Your Fitness Program 6

Local Fitness Experts Tell You How

Barre is rapidly becoming a favorite among fitness fanatics.

Though it’s been around for years, its popularity has grown significantly and its roots, ballet-based, focuses on low-impact, isometric movements to choreographed routines. Light weights, resistance bands and exercise balls may be used and classes usually work three specific targets: Thighs, seat and abs.

Studios are popping up nationwide and Mount Pleasant is no exception. We talked to the experts to get the lowdown on Barre and its benefits.

Barre Code

Barre Code is the newest studio in town. Find them on Facebook, barrecode.com or visit their studio on 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd or call 843.732-1805 for updates and info about on their grand opening party and other total body conditioning services they offer.

“Modifications are given in every class format, making classes achievable for all levels at all times,” owner Courtney Vorachek says.

Barre South

Barre South soon celebrates a one-year anniversary and offers yoga-barre classes as well. Regulars and new clients can expect special offers including Happy Hour Class Fridays at 5:30 PM. For more info visit barresouth.com, call 843.606.0462 or stop by their studio on 735 Coleman Blvd.

Owner Brett Dunevant recommends, “Begin with at least three times a week and you’ll start seeing results more quickly.”

Barre Evolution

Barre Evolution offers various types of barre-based classes at their two local studios including yoga-infused and pre/post-natal classes. Check out their Facebook page for info on workshops. Visit barreevolution.com or call 843.654.9045 for locations and info.

“Wear fitted athletic clothing–no shorts–and sticky socks to prevent slipping,” says owners Nancy Meyer and Nicole Wallen

Pure Barre

Pure Barre, with three local studios, offers classic barre classes and a cardio-focus class, Pure Barre Platform. The first week is free for new local clients. For locations and more info visit purebarre.com or call 843.606.0559.

Owner Jen Leitch recommends five to ten classes to get into the flow.  “The technique never plateaus and gets more addictive over time. Be patient with yourself and trust the journey!”