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No matter where you are on your fitness journey, Neighborhood barre™ will meet you and take you to the next level. Our method is designed to truly cater to all fitness levels, offering optional full-range, full-body, and increased tempos. We are based off of the ‘Lotte Berk’ technique, so if you are here for isolations, we got you, need to amp it up, we’re here for it! The best part, our atmosphere is comfortable, inviting, and always encourages you to take the class at your own pace.

nb | online is an on demand service by founder, Katy Richardson. It is pre-recorded workouts with most ranging from 15-30 minutes. Most clients use nb | online as an add on to their other services!

nb | livestream is a service that streams live classes from over 10 nb locations around the country! This service offers up to 45 live classes per week from 6am to 7pm! It is the closest thing to being in-studio you can get without actually coming to the studio.

nb | studio is our regular studio classes! Get the full-experience of an unbeatable all-levels barre class with tons of variations, instructor corrections (optional), and so much more!

Expect to get a total body workout from your head all the way to your pointed toe. Although our program is designed to allow each person to work at his or her own level, you want to work your muscles to fatigue in every class. Expect your legs to shake and burn through each sprint and think about moving in the form of a contraction, rather than a big dip or swing. You should also not worry about feeling out of breath or as some put it… ‘out of shape’. We purposely add optional cardio elements to our classes to deliver a more well rounded and efficient workout. Remember, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you, and you will literally get stronger with every class!

We know it can be tough to understand what the instructor is asking you to do, so we have put together some of our most commonly used vocabulary words to help get you through your first couple of classes with less confusion!

Tuck: Cued to align your spine, the Nb ‘tuck’ is achieved by stretching your tailbone towards the floor and lifting your rib cage.

Pulse: An isometric movement that performed twice as fast as the tempo of the music.

Down or Lift Hold: Performing an isometric move where you hold the contraction for one beat of the music.

Kick: An isometric bend and stretch – bending the leg or arm one inch to release the muscle, then contracting the muscle to extend.

Our workout constantly changes. In fact, you may never do the exact same workout two times in a row. EVER! We incorporate a wide variety of quality exercises that will keep your muscles guessing in every class.

If you are injured, pregnant, or simply having a hard time with an exercise, please feel free to ask anyone on staff for a modification, or to simply review the pose with you before or after class. We are here to serve and to ensure that you get the most out of every move, so please let us know if there is anything that is difficult for your body, or simply doesn’t feel right.

Typical yoga or pilates style clothing. It’s recommended to wear a longer pant, versus a pant that comes above the knee, for more comfort and support. We are a barefoot studio, but feel free to wear a grippe sock if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Neighborhood barre™ provides all equipment needed during class. The only things you might want to have with you are a water bottle, and perhaps a small towel.

Due to the athletic nature of our classes, it is recommended to eat within 2 hours of coming to class to prevent low blood sugar.

As this is largely dependent on your size and weight, most burn between 400-700 calories per class. Remember that the more fatigued your muscles, the more calories you will continue to burn in the hour after class, so don’t shy away from the burn and shake.

Some clients will experience what we call ‘barre bulk’ – you can see the changes in your body, but your clothes feel tighter than they did before you started. This is completely normal, and we promise you are not getting bigger! It’s simply your muscles tightening faster than the fat is burning, which causes you to be more firm. Imagine squeezing a marshmallow into a pair of skinny jeans vs. an almond. Not everyone will experience this, but it is something you might notice during your first couple of months at Nb as you begin to firm throughout your arms, glutes, and thighs. Don’t worry! Your body will balance out quickly and you will be so pleased with what’s underneath!

YES! In fact, we’ve had great success stories with pre and postnatal training. Always remember to listen to your body and consult your physician before coming to class. See testimonials from a past pregnant guest.