Burn. Balance. Breathe.
This is not your mother's ballet class. This is barre fitness.
Roc the Barre is a unique method! Roc the Barre uses movements large enough for you to have fun with while feeling like you're actually getting work done, as well as isometric contractions. Roc the Barre doesn't use big, jarring movements so you won't hurt yourself. We find a happy, fun, and safe medium between the two typical barre extremes (too little movement vs. too much movement) giving you the best barre workout possible.
Since Roc the Barre utilizes certifications in various barre methods, we are able to offer modifications for each move we do, as well as give you options to 'raise the barre' and challenge yourself more by taking the moves to the next level (2, or 3) in barre class.
Roc the Barre is constantly improving! Variety is the spice of life and very important to barre classes. The creator of Roc the Barre is constantly recertifying in new methods and levels of barre and bringing the best parts of each barre method to Roc the Barre so you get the best and most effective workout possible! There are high standards in this process and there are certain methods Roc the Barre will not utilize for various reasons including safety, fun and effectiveness.
What is barre?
Barre is a fat burning, muscle toning workout that integrates the use of the ballet barre, light weights, various props, yoga, and pilates.
Barre targets those difficult to tone areas and is one of the fastest and safest ways to see results.
Roc the Barre is known to lift your seat, tone your arms, whittle your middle, and lengthen your thighs.
Barre is designed to effectively strengthen, tone and balance the entire body.
There is no dancing involved, and you don't need to have ever taken any ballet to be able to do these moves correctly.
Regular exercise clothes are worn in class as well as socks. Socks are mandatory in class.
Barre students will focus on form and precision while performing small isometric movements as the instructor emphasizes basic alignment, foundation, and specific muscle actions.
Each 60 minute class includes several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises for the arms, thighs, glutes, and core.
Each strength section of this workout is followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscle.
These are challenging, no impact classes that require focus and precision for maximum results, thus forcing you to clear your mind and relax.
There are so many modifications of the moves that anyone at any age can participate. (injuries, pre and post natal, etc)
Maximum results are achieved by attending at least 3 classes per week.
As some exercise practitioners may tire or plateau with traditional yoga and Pilates classes, they often seek a new challenge and Barre classes can provide the challenge they need.
I'll see you at the barre!
Q- Do I need to sign up for class online first?
A- Yes. Each class has a maximum amount of people per class. Simply fill out the online registration form ( http://rocthebarrerochester.com/Roc_the_barre_registration.php ). The earlier you do this the better your chances of reserving your spot in class as it is on a first come first serve basis.
Q- When should I arrive at class?
A- 10-15 minutes before the start of class. Your first class you will need to sign a waiver. Each class after that you may need to pay before class and you will need to check in for class. Arriving early also allows you to do some light stretching before class, and ask the experienced instructor any questions.
Q-How do I sign up for private and semi-private sessions?
A- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 585-851-1807 with the day and time you would like. The studio can also be reserved for private group classes!
Q- What should I wear?
A-Socks are mandatory in class. No shoes are allowed in the studio. They may be left in the cubby with the rest of your things. Comfortable exercise clothes you can move and stretch in. Pants should be just below knee length or longer as you will be on your knees for some moves. Skirts and shorts (while cute) are not recommended. Barre socks (with grips on the bottom) are highly recommended. You will understand the desire for grippy socks after taking one class. Special barre socks are available for purchase for $10.
Q- What should I bring to group classes?
A- If you have a yoga mat, water, and hand weights please bring them. Everything will be available for your use at the studio if you forget yours. Water and socks are available for purchase.
Q- What if I don't have a background in dance?
A- That's perfectly okay. Most barre students are not dancers. The basic ballet exercises done in class are simple enough for anyone to do correctly.
Q- Are drinks allowed in the studio?
A- Water only. Cold water is available in the studio.
Q- What should I be thinking about?
A- What the instructor is telling you. Your form. Proper form is essential in this class to maximize results and stay injury free. Plus, since you'll be so busy concentrating on your form you won't be able to think about all the things you need to do or worry about. Barre is really YOU time.
Q- What should I NOT be thinking?
A- I'm not a dancer. I'm not coordinated. Everyone's looking at me. I'm not in shape enough for this class. The truth is, everyone is so focused on what they're doing that no one is watching anyone other than the instructor.
Q- What will I be doing in class?
A- Each class starts with a warm up in the center of the room, followed by arm strengthening, thigh toning, seat lifting, and then core work. Each strength section is followed by stretching to give you long, lean muscles. No bulk here!
Q- Do I still need to do cardio?
A- It depends on what your fitness goals are. If you are actively trying to lose fat weight then cardio in addition to barre would certainly speed up the process.
Q- Should I do Roc the Barre while pregnant?
A- If you were doing barre regularly before getting pregnant then it's generally ok to continue. ALWAYS let the instructor know that you are pregnant and how many weeks. Always get your doctor's approval first.
If you have not regularly taken barre classes before getting pregnant then it is recommended that you wait until after the baby is born to start barre. Barre is a great way to bounce back after baby!
-You should attend barre classes at least 3 times per week to see the rapid results Roc the Barre is known for. 2 times a week is for maintenance.
-Don't workout on an empty stomach, but don't come full either. A light snack is ideal an hour before class as well as after class. Lara bars and water are available for purchase at the studio.
-Arrive 15 minutes early or stay a little late to ask the instructor any questions.
-If you've never taken a Roc the Barre class before, try a private session first.
-No matter what, have fun with it! Roc the Barre is an intense workout, but it is also a very fun one.
Roc the Barre Policies
-No cell phones in studio
-No drinks or food in studio...water only
-Socks are required, no shoes in studio
-2 hour cancellation required for all classes
-Roc the Barre is not responsible for lost or stolen items
-Must be 16 years of age to attend class
-Payment is due prior to the start of class
-Sales are non transferrable and non refundable
-Failure to cancel prior to class may result in loss of that class from your package
-Apparel is final sale