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We offer a few different options of Barre Classes, so you can pick the class that fits your experience to help you reach your goals. Using both the ballet barre and Pilates mats, these classes will help build lean muscle with fluid and isometric movements. If you have more questions about this type of toning class, call or email the studio. 

Beginner Barre:

barre class for athletesGreat for students who want to get a sense of Barre and see if it’s right for them. This entry-level class has a slower pace with the same muscle-building burn that will keep you coming back for more. Check out our Events tab to look for upcoming Beginner Barre Workshops! We hold them once a month. But, please remember, you are welcome to jump into any regular Barre class even if it’s your first time. We teach to all levels, so the instructor will offer different ways for beginners to modify the class if they choose.

This class is offered monthly, at a variety of times. Please check out our events page or Facebook Event tab for the next upcoming class!

Barre:

Barre is a full-body workout that fuses elements of ballet, Pilates, strength training, and stretching. We use small, isometric repetitions that work your muscles to fatigue. The movements are low impact and will tone and sculpt your body by building lean muscle. We offer beginner classes for those of you just getting a feel for the practice.

Barre Express:

The same Barre you read about above, except it’s only 30 minutes! We promise a full-body workout in that time. You’ll hit every major muscle group, get your heart rate up, and have some fun, in this shorter Barre Class.

Cardio Barre:

The same Barre class you’ve grown to love turned up a notch. We’ll get your heart rate up by increasing the tempo and repetitions. Cardio Barre is a full-body workout that incorporates your own body weight and Pilates props.

I absolutely love Barre at H2L Studio because it’s a great way to add a total body workout to my busy weekly schedule. I really enjoy how simple the exercises are but by adding a few variations like raising your heels, you can feel the burn right away! So glad we have a studio like this in the Harrisburg area!

Ashley W.

Barre FAQ

barre classesDo I need ballet shoes?
No, you can wear socks or go barefoot. We do have studio socks for sale, that offer a little extra grip that are a good idea to purchase… but any socks will do!

I’ve never been to Barre, can I handle it?
Yes! We offer modifications as much as we can for beginners or advanced clients. Talk to your instructor before class to discuss any concerns. The beauty of barre is you can do as much as you can handle with the options offered along the way.

How much does it cost?
Barre falls under the Group Class Packages. This means your first class is free. After that, you can get a single class for $15, a 5-pack of classes for $60 and a 10-pack for $110. The more you buy, the lower the price. Monthly Unlimited Members can enjoy Barre Classes and any other Group Fitness Class for just $105 a month. Students you are invited to enjoy class for just $10 each time. The packages you buy are good for a year, so you can use them when it works for you. The Monthly Unlimited Rate is an auto-renewing monthly membership but you can cancel at any time by emailing us.

Why do my legs shake every class? Is that normal?
100%, yes. It would be weirder if your legs didn’t shake! We are working to fatigue the muscle… we want to work it to exhaustion with those small movements to help build long muscles.  That little quivering is normal and encouraged, remember to always take breaks when you have to and focus on your breathing to help you!

Can we have Private Events in the Barre room?
You got it! We love hosting parties at the barre! Everything from employee nights, girl’s nights out, church groups, bachelorette parties, and bridesmaids bonding time. Hanging at the Barre is the newest, coolest activity in the Harrisburg area.. we’re pretty sure :).

What do I need to bring to my class?
Wear something comfortable you can move in and bring a water bottle. We do have a water cooler in the studio if you forget and need a sip. We have mats, weights, bands and towels but you are welcome to bring your own. We use Pilates Mats for our Barre Classes, which are a little thicker than a yoga mat, you are welcome to ours or you may bring your own. Pilates or Yoga, whichever mat you have and want to use is fine by us. We do this in bare feet or with socks, no sneakers are required in this room.

Email info@h2lstudio.com to work out the details.

Still unsure? Check out some of our blogs posts about Barre Classes. 

 

H2L Barre Instructors

 

Meet Amy

barre classThe Facts: Amy teaches Barre and is certified through Barre Intensity.

Her History: Amy’s career, prior to becoming a stay at home mom to her twins, was in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. In her career, she enjoyed helping physicians to improve patient’s lives. Amy now brings that same passion to improving the health of others through exercise. Amy loves the impact that practicing Barre has on her life and wants to share it with others.

What to Expect: During Amy’s class the room will be filled with upbeat, fun music to keep you motivated. Amy will encourage you to invest in yourself and push your limits.

Favorite Quote: When women support each other, incredible things happen.

Guilty Pleasure: Dark chocolate

 

 

 


 

Meet Courtney

barre instructorsThe Facts: Courtney teaches Barre classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Ballet Barre Method, Inline Barre, Balanced Body Mat Pilates, and TRX. She is also a Barre Intensity Master Trainer. She often attends conferences and workshops to keep up with trends and expand her fitness knowledge. When she’s not in the Barre Room, you can find her next door teaching Cycling.. or her favorite, the Cycle + Core or Cycle + Sculpt classes. She lives in Mechanicsburg.

Her History: She graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Her love of health and fitness began with running, picking up Pilates, Yoga, and Barre on her cross-training days. She fell in love with the methods and started practicing daily. Now, she enjoys sharing that passion with others. When she isn’t working in marketing or teaching here, she’s spending time with family and friends.

What to Expect:
During Courtney’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of pop music while pushing yourself to plie a little lower, crunch a little higher, and hold a plank for a little longer.

Words to Live by: You can do anything for a set amount of time.

Guilty Pleasure: Sweets, for sure. 

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Meet Heather

The Facts: Heather teaches Barre and Cycle classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Barre Above Method, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers), and SCW Sports Nutrition.

Her History: Heather has played sports her entire life and after playing basketball in College at West Chester she needed to do something to stay active. Heather had avidly practiced yoga since she was a Junior in High School and she fell in love with weight training during college. In 2012 she became a personal trainer while living in DC and always preached to her clients and herself that you have to switch it up! She encouraged them to try different classes, and different types of cardio and not just stick with the same methods of exercise over and over again. Heather came to H2L when it first opened took a Barre class with Courtney and fell in love. About two years later she decided to get certified and wanted to be part of the studio she fell in love with. As part of “switching it up” about a year after getting certified in Barre she got certified in Cycling. She is also one of our TRX-certified trainers. When Heather isn’t working in Sales or teaching here, she is spending time with family and friends, hiking, going to concerts, always trying new food, and traveling whenever she can!

What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of music from classic rock to rap music while incorporating more yoga and weight training.

Words to Live by: Own who you are.

Guilty Pleasure: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, and Red wine.

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Meet Lindsey

studio instructorThe Facts: Lindsey teaches Barre, Cycling, and TRX and is certified through Barre Intensity, TRX, and Schwinn Cycling.

Her History: Lindsey graduated from Messiah College in December 2017 with a degree in Music and Worship and a minor in Human Development and Family Science. Her love for fitness began in her junior year of high school where she developed a love for running and yoga. Although her days of running became less frequent as she experienced knee problems, she began attending H2L shortly after the studio opened and quickly fell in love with Barre, Barefoot, Cycling, and Pilates. While she never thought she would become a fitness instructor, she is excited to share her passion for exercise and wellness with others. She is also passionate about empowering others to feel confident and strong in the skin they are in. When she is not teaching at H2L, she loves spending time with her husband and son, friends, and family, and spending time outside.

 

What to Expect: During Lindsey’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of pop music (familiar or unfamiliar … she’s always on the lookout for new, fun music:), while pulsing and holding positions. She hopes to motivate you to push yourself, but more importantly to encourage and support you in your Barre/fitness practices.

Words to Live by: Take time to do what fills your soul with joy.

Guilty Pleasure: Chick-Fil-A milkshakes and binging a good show on Netflix 

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Meet Sarah


The Facts:
Sarah teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.

Her History: Sarah has been passionate about running for most of her life. Track&Field, Cross Country, 5Ks, half marathon training, you name it – she’s done it, or at least tried it. After experiencing her first couple of cycle classes a new passion was formed, and the links between cycling and running inspired her to become a certified instructor. Outside of teaching cycling classes, Sarah loves to do DIY projects, and outdoor activities, and is a stay-at-home mother of her two children – Owen and Thea.

What to Expect: During Sarah’s classes, you can look forward to jamming out to the latest hits, yesterday’s classics, and remixes in between. Expect a relaxed yet challenging atmosphere, as she encourages you to dig deep and rise to your next level of fitness!

Favorite Quote: “Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

Guilty Pleasure: Brownies-no doubt

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Meet Stephanie

The Facts: Steph is a Pilates personal trainer with years of experience. She teaches private pilates training sessions,  mat pilates, yoga and barre at H2L Studio.  Steph is also a childbirth educator who works to educate women on all their available options to create a positive birth memory as they start their family.

Her History: York College – BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, 2009 Lamaze certified childbirth educator, 2010 certified in LesMills BodyFlow, 2011 AFFA practical pilates and practical yoga certificates, 2012 DONA certified birth doula, 2013 Breastfeeding Essentials 20 hour training, 2014 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: mat pilates and reformer certificates, 2016 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: wunda/combo chair certificate, 2019 Core Connector’s Academy: Diastasis Recti Resolution through Pilates and Everyday Movement Training, 2021 ICEA – Pelvic Girdle Pain training

What to Expect: Steph focuses on proper alignment and detailed instruction in every area of her teaching.  She has a positive disposition, loves to encourage people and empower them with tools to be a good advocate for their own health and well-being.

Favorite Quote: Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed. 

 

 

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