I get asked on a daily basis when people find out that I teach Barre Classes what to expect when you take one. I think people get really intimidated about new kinds of workout classes. I know I do! So I wanted to give everyone some tips or answers to their questions about what do I wear to Pure Barre class or any barre class.
What Do I Wear to Pure Barre Class
The majority of studios have their schedules online. I would check the times or even stop by and grab a schedule. Then arrive at least 15 minutes before so you can fill out paperwork and get acquainted with the studio. You don’t want to feel rushed at your first class if you arrive a few minutes before class starts.
Take a Friend.
If you are nervous about going to class on your own convince one of your friends to come with you. Or what is the best recommendation, if you have a friend who already takes classes, have them bring you to your first class. They can walk you through the setups and help you feel more comfortable.
Let the Instructor Know About Any Limitations.
If you have any pain or previous injuries let the instructor know. That way we can keep an eye out to make sure you are staying in the form that is the safest for you. There are always modifications if you need them. Listen to your body if you need to come out of a position do it and then try to get back into it when you are ready.
You Don’t Have to be a Ballerina or Have Prior Dance Experience.
Listen to the Cues Throughout the Class.
Throughout class the instructor will set up every move and then listen for cues and additional feedback. Think about the muscle or area you are working and focus all your energy there. Think about very small movements and range of motion. Try not to swing or use momentum instead think about squeezing and pressing from that area. Focus on your form
Expect Your Legs to Shake.
You work your legs and seat muscles till they fatigue so they make shake and that is normal! Shaking muscles means you are changing muscles. After each area that is worked you will stretch it creating long lean muscles.
What to Wear.
What to wear to a pure barre class. Wear long pants or capris so you can keep your muscles warm. You don’t have to wear sticky socks but they do help you not slip during plank work. You can get them at the studio or online. Also most studios carry amazing retail that you can check out when you are there. Here are a few of my picks of what do I wear to pure barre class!