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Balanced Body Barre® FAQs

Q: Why should I add Balanced Body Barre to my studio/facility?
The Balanced Body Barre program is a fun and energetic workout. You will be adding a dynamic class that incorporates standing, cardio and total body exercises. Not only does it provide an opportunity for additional revenue, it provides clients with diversity of programming, a rhythmic, musical movement experience and an opportunity to create community.

Q: How do I integrate Balanced Body Barre into my studio/facility?
Balanced Body Barre is super easy to add to virtually every studio space. Our lightweight, portable Barres make it easy to transform any multi-use studio space.

Q: Do I have to use music? Where do I get my music?
Music is not required, although it adds a light and fun quality to the workout. If you want to use music, we can suggest appropriate music choices.

Q: Do I have to have a Barre?
It is highly recommended to have a Barre. After all, it is called a Barre program! However, you can use chairs or choose exercises that do not require the Barre, and still create a dynamic and exciting program for your clients.

Q: When can I start teaching?
You can begin implementing and teaching your program once you have successfully completed your Barre training workshop. To become a fully-qualified Balanced Body Barre Instructor you need to complete 20 personal sessions and teach 20 sessions and take a final practical test-out.

Q: When am I considered a Balanced Body Barre fully-qualified instructor? Is there a test out?
Once you have successfully completed your Barre workshop you can say that you are trained by Balanced Body. To become a fully-qualified Balanced Body Barre instructor you must complete 20 personal sessions, student-teach 20 classes and successfully complete a practical test-out. Test-outs can be done through Authorized Training Centers and are regularly scheduled on our Education Finder.

Q: What is the benefit to becoming a fully qualified Balanced Body Barre Instructor
While you can teach after successful completion of your initial workshop, becoming a fully-qualified Balanced Body Barre Instructor has its perks. As a Barre Instructor you will have access to Balanced Body resources such as marketing materials, specialized teaching based podcasts, access to the Balanced Body teaching community and equipment discounts.

Q: Where do I get marketing materials?
Once you have completed your test out, marketing materials will be made available to you online. You may also consult with our marketing department at any time.

Q: Where can I take the Balanced Body Barre course?
Balanced Body Barre Authorized Training Centers are located across the U.S. and around the world. Check our Education Finder for courses near you. Balanced Body Barre is often offered as a pre-conference session at our Pilates On Tour conferences.

Q: Can I get Balanced Body to offer this class at my studio?
Balanced Body can bring education into your facility, and that includes the Balanced Body Barre program. Follow the simple guidelines to set up your course.

Q: Can I get equipment/education package discounts?
Yes, contact us for more information.

Q: Where are courses offered?
We currently have Balanced Body Barre master instructors across the country. In addition, many master instructors will travel to on-site locations so that we can bring this program to your facility. Find master instructors and courses in your area.

Q: How do I become a Balanced Body Barre master instructor?
Balanced Body is always seeking to add progressive, creative and dynamic teachers to its impressive list of master instructors. You will need to meet high standards, and a need must exist for a master instructor in your area. If you are interested in becoming a master instructor, learn more about how to apply.

Q: What do I wear to class? What footwear is required?
Be prepared to move and to have fun. Since there is a significant amount of time spent standing, often on hardwood floors, we leave the footwear to your discretion. Barre can be done barefoot, with toe socks, in shoes with minimal support, or in cross trainers.

Q: What is the ‘materials fee’?
A materials fee is an Instructor Training Manual (ITM) and an Instructor Training Video (ITV) which consists of a DVD and web access to the DVD content via streaming video. Most courses require an ITM and in some locations and ITV. Many manuals are available in multiple languages but ITV’s are currently only available in English.