1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At BARRE.[D] Studio
2. Meet The Owner and Founder, Hanna Dobbels
Hanna Dobbels first learned about barre after an injury prevented her from practicing more strenuous workouts. When she moved to Charlottesville, after managing a studio in Washington, DC, Hanna started barre.[d] studio to provide an alternative to high-priced exclusive boutique fitness studios. She instead chose to focus on providing a variety of classes to suit a variety of fitness needs.
3. The Inspiration Behind barre.[d] studio
After taking barre classes in Washington, DC and New York, Hanna Dobbels was tired of finding fitness studios that were unwelcoming, where people took themselves too seriously and where it felt cookie cutter. After teaching barre, Hanna decided to open her own studio where she could cultivate a supportive environment that is open to all ages and body types.
4. The Inspiration Behind The barre.[d] Method?
Hanna Dobbels spent a few years developing and copyrighting the barre.[d] method, a form of barre fitness that combines strength, balance, a healthy mindset, focus and stretching. The barre.[d] method is beneficial for any body type and the workouts are both engaging and challenging.
5. Classic barre.[d] Classes
barre.[d] studio’s two classic classes, SCULPT & TONE, focus on isometric movements that help you get toned, strengthen your core and challenge your entire body. The classes focus more on poise, grace and strength and leave you invigorated!
6. Cardio barre.[d] Classes
barre.[d] studio’s two cardio classes, SWEAT & SPORT, are more intensive and integrate ballet cardio, tabata and kickboxing to turn up the heat. If you are looking to get fit and increase your caloric burn, these classes are for you.
7. What Sets barre.[d] Apart From Competitors?
One of the first things you will notice at barre.[d] studio is that classes max out at 12 students. This enables the instructors to give one-on-one attention and better adjust each class to students’ levels of experience and provide modifications where needed. On that note, barre.[d] studio has the finest instructors in town. They plan their own classes weekly, creating sets to the beat and tone of music that work the whole body.
8. Child Care Options Available
There are several child care options available for classes at barre.[d] studio, making it very convenient for parents who need a workout while watching the kids.
9. Lunchtime Classes
Each day barre.[d] offers convenient 45-minute express classes over your lunch hour! You can stop in for a quick workout and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day!
10. Conveniently Located On Water Street Near The Downtown Mall
Whether you work downtown and do classes at lunch or drive to barre.[d] studio before or after work, the location is easy to get to, central to Charlottesville with plenty of nearby parking! barre.[d] studio is more than happy to validate parking from the Water Street Garage, just a short walk away.
11. barre.[d] Is For All Fitness Levels!
barre.[d] studio provides challenging workouts that are still accessible for all body types and fitness levels. The instructors are welcoming and encouraging and the small class size allows you to work at your fitness level with instructors who can give you the personal attention that you need to optimize your workout.
12. Signing Up Is Easy!
With a great selection of membership options available and easy online signup, you are just a few clicks away from a happier, healthier you! Members can go online and sign up for a spot in whatever class they choose!
13. Its More Than A Workout, It’s A Community
The small size and intimate nature of the classes allows you to better get to know the other members of the barre.[d] community. With a friendly and inviting environment, whether you are new to Charlottesville and looking for a friend or a mother looking to get in a workout, barre.[d] studio has you covered!
The mission at barre.[d] studio is to include everybody, to create fresh new dynamic classes that enter on technique, posture and alignment. barre.[d] studio is here to challenge and engage each student in movement and is dedicated to creating a community of barre-enthusiasts, athletes and kickass instructors who are passionate, compassionate instructors for themselves, fitness and one another.
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