Be a Beginner at the Barre

Group fitness classes can be scary at first. When did fitness become more about fitting in than feeling better? But things are different here. 

You don’t need to know what you're doing to start. You don't have to do what the person next to you is doing. And we seriously don't care what you wear (whatever makes you feel comfortable!). 

We're here to make each exercise  work for your body, because actually any body  truly can work out here. This class is for you, it’s your time to do your personal best. Ready to start?   Try 3 Classes For $30.
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So What's a NB Class Like?
Our classes are about discovering and using muscles that aren't typically worked during exercise (think hips, hamstrings, inner thighs, outer seat) with a constant focus on core. Although truly anyone can take this class (yes YOU), don't expect to breeze through it. Most movements are small, but intense. Be patient with yourself, and commit to one month of taking class at least 3 x's weekly, to see quick, sustainable results.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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    What makes Neighborhood Barre different from other barre studios?
    We're you local neighborhood studio hangout. We're not a big box operation, we're a tight-knit community that knows your name, and your children's names. Our classes are tough, but modifiable. We hold you accountable, ensure safety while pushing you to your limits, and celebrate your successes along the way. Welcome to your new fit fam!
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    What should I expect from my first Neighborhood barre class?
    It's important you arrive 20 minutes early. Your instructor will have paperwork for you, and also cover a 5 - 10 minute orientation about what to expect so you feel comfortable and prepared for class. Prepare to be a beginner regardless of your fitness routine. Expect your muscles to get hot and shaky (yes it's normal we promise!). Expect to discover muscles you didn't even know you have. Expect to be sore! Expect to take at least 5 classes before you learn the lingo and start to master the moves in class.
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    What is my instructor saying? Tuck where? Squeeze what?
    We use a different vocabulary here, and you're going to train your body to move like you never have during exercise. We like to spend a few minutes setting you up for success beginning with your FIRST class, by you arriving early. Class will be much more enjoyable, and effective!! Check out our specials page for our monthly Barre BASICS classes to improve your performance and results.
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    Will I do the same workout every day?
    Our exercises change each day to keep your body constantly challenged. In fact, you may never do the exact same workout two times in a row. EVER! We also offer 3 class varieties, based on strength, cardio, and stretch, to continually provide a challenging, dynamic, and complete exercise program for our clients, all under one roof.
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    What if I can't do one of the exercises?
    We provide modifications for everything we do in class. But as a general measure, first start by losing any equipment. Second, listen to the instructor in class for ways that you can customize the exercise to work for you. If you are dealing with an injury, sensitivity, or pregnancy, it is important you show up early to every class to discuss that day's exercises with your instructor so we can make sure you feel comfortable and prepared prior to class starting.
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    What do I wear?
    Typical yoga or pilates style clothing, but ultimately whatever makes you comfortable. No dress codes or barrebies here! We are a barefoot studio, so not shoes or socks, but feel free to wear barre grippy socks if you like. Tennis shoes are encouraged for our Barre HIIT class due to the option for higher-impact moves to increase the cardio effect.
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    How much is child care?
    Child care is complimentary and included with any Neighborhood Barre Class Package! We also have $5 drop-in child care if you are visiting our studio under Class Pass.
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    How do I reserve child care?
    Please make a reservation for your child using your name under the "child care" tab for the same class time you are attending. If you are bringing more than one child, you can only make multiple reservations on the website. Unfortunately the Mindbody app does not allow multiple, or duplicate reservations. Or give the studio a call and we'll reserve for you! Please make sure to reserve a spot for each individual child, as space is limited!
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    Do I need to bring anything?
    Just bring a positive attitude, a pep in your step, and maybe a friend if you like :) Neighborhood barre provides all equipment needed during class. The only thing you might want to have with you are a water bottle (we have water fountains + hand towels in the restrooms).
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    How often should I attend class?
    Dependent on what other exercise you may be doing outside of the studio, we think three classes weekly is a great place to start. With our traditional Barre All Levels class, you can take class consecutive days, as typically low-impact and body-weight bearing exercises like barre help to alleviate muscle soreness (especially our Barre STRETCH class!) Once you're comfortable, try adding in one of our intensive classes to fire up larger muscle groups and complement your isometric barre work, like Barre FLOW or Barre BLAST HIIT Cardio.
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    How many calories will I burn during class?
    As this is largely dependent on your size and weight, most burn between 300-600 calories per class. Remember that the more fatigued your muscles, the more calories you will continue to burn in the hours after class. And remember to mix it up by incorporating at least on cardio HIIT class weekly, if weight loss one of your fitness goals.
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    Can my class package be used at both studios?
    YES! Your class package may be used at both Neighborhood Barre Brentwood and Neighborhood Barre Nashville, in Green Hills.
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    What's your class cancellation policy?
    Things happen that are out of your control, and that's why all clients are allowed two complimentary late cancels. However, to avoid being charged going forward please respect our cancellation policy. If you cancel within 2 hours of class start time, a $5 late fee will be charged. All no shows will be charged one class credit or a $10 no-show fee for unlimited members. Thanks for making space for your neighbor at the barre!
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    What's your return policy?
    All class package (individual or unlimited) purchases and any workshops are all final sale. There are no returns or refunds on any services purchased, so use it or lose it friends! For apparel purchases, exchanges are available for 14 days from the date of purchase. All merchandise purchased on sale are considered final sale.
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