Class + Studio: BarreShape @ BarreShape
Location: Paris (3 locations)
Other Cities: Nope!
Length: 55 mins.
Description: BarreShape’s signature class, which is a classic ballet-inspired barre workout. You’ll work on arms, abs, thighs and glutes using a band, mat, ball and ballet barre. No weights for the arms, just a resistance band. Class ends with a long, deep stretch.
Sweat Level: 6/10 – Depends on location – the Opera loc does not have AC and really heats up (8/10), other locations are more like a 4/10.
Tone Level: 7.5/10 – You’ll absolutely feel your muscles burn in this one. You can amp up the toning with higher resistance bands, too!
Cult Level: 5/10 – Didn’t feel too culty here, there were quite a few international people / Americans, so you won’t feel out of place even if you’re just visiting.
Sneakers/Props: Grip socks aren’t necessary, but recommended.
Shower/Locker Situation: All locations have showers, mats and lockers.
Vibe: Very calm, collected and to the point. Everyone is very soft spoken and respectful. Pretty reserved crowd.
Similar to: ‘Exhale Barre; at Exhale, ‘Barre’ at Fithouse, ‘Signature’ at Physique 57, The Bar Method, Pure Barre, Barre Belle + Pop Physique
Extras: On ClassPass! Their Opera location is an open dance studio, within a bigger building (no street front access). The Beauborg location is the best in terms of overall aesthetic and amenities. Class will be in French, but it’s easy to visually follow along since the instructor does all the moves along with you.
Go Back? When we’re in Paris next, we’ll definitely go back – but to the Beauborg loc.