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FAQ

WHAT IS BARRE?

Barre is a fun, challenging but all-levels workout inspired by Ballet movements, Pilates, Yoga, cardio, and strength training. Each Barre class starts in the center of the room with a core-focused warm up that includes a plank series. We then move to upper body with light weights, followed by leg and glute work either at the barre or on the mat. We finish with a main core series and a juicy stretch with the lights down. A very short stretch also follows each muscle group section. We use a variety of small props - balls, resistance loops and bands, weights, yoga blocks, etc. - plus bodyweight exercises and isometric movements designed to exhaust your muscles to the point of fatigue. Your muscles may shake like jell-o but don't worry, it's normal!

 

We do all of this to the beat of the music - which is not only a ton of fun, but enhances your mind-body connection!

 
 
DO I NEED TO HAVE DANCE EXPERIENCE TO TAKE BARRE?

NO! Some things in Barre are inspired by dance/ballet moves, but it is NOT a dance class and you need zero coordination (although regular practice will definitely improve coordination!) 

Our Dance Cardio class is more of a dance-class vibe, however, it is still a fitness class, not a dance class.

WHAT OTHER CLASSES ARE THERE?

We also offer a Barre/Pilates fusion class, Yoga Slow Flow, Dance Cardio, and Pilates Suspension Method classes. New class formats may be added!

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

67555 East Palm Canyon Drive, Suite F111 in Cathedral City, across from the Target and Trader Joe's. We are located right beside Diamond Cuts. Ample parking is available in the parking lot.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

If it's your first class, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver form and so your instructor can get you set up and prepared! Otherwise, please arrive at least 5 minutes early so class can start promptly.

WHAT IF I AM LATE?

We do not have a receptionist, so the studio door is locked while class is in session. We will not accept late arrivals 5 minutes past the class start time.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Whatever activewear you are comfortable working out and sweating in. We recommend leggings and a fitted top. For Barre and Pilates classes, grip socks are required. For Yoga classes, grip socks or bare feet may be worn. For Dance Cardio classes, CLEAN indoor shoes are required.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Water, an optional towel, and grip socks for Barre/Pilates. We sell grip socks at the studio, and water if you forgot yours! We supply all equipment and props, but you can bring your own Yoga mat if you like.

I’M PREGNANT. CAN I STILL TAKE CLASS?

Yes, with clearance from your doctor. Barre is an excellent low impact pre (and post!) natal workout. Please send us a note or let your instructor know ahead of time so that we can give you modifications.

CAN I TAKE CLASS IF I HAVE INJURIES?

Maybe. Barre was originally designed by a ballet dancer to help her recover from an injury, and it can be very effective in doing so. However, we are not doctors and all bodies are different. We can give general recommendations but will not diagnose or give injury-specific advice. Please speak with your doctor/physical therapist for the specific recommendations or modifications you require, and then speak with us ahead of time.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE CLASS AT SŌL BARRE?
 

We recommend taking class 3-5 times per week for the ultimate mind-body-SOL benefits!

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