Who We Are and What We Stand For
Opening it's doors in 2012, Raising the Barre combines the best of Pilates, resistance training, and ballet to strengthen and tone your body. Using isometric movements, light weights, and your own body weight, you will shape and strengthen each area of your body and notice a tangible difference in the way you look and feel in less than two months.
Nicole Pridgen, owner of Raising the Barre, was professionally trained in New York under the Lotte Berk Method where she fell in love with the techniques of barre. Seeing a need to make barre accessibly and affordable to all inspired her to open Raising the Barre, which partners with local recreation facilities to offer a low cost while still maintaining the integrity of a high quality barre workout. The result? A safe, effective, and affordable barre workout! Raising the Barre is designed to increase flexibility and produce long lean muscles. A tighter seat, flatter abs, toned thighs, sculpted arms, and a strong core...This is Raising the Barre!
"You cannot beat the price, convenience or quality of the workout! Nicole and Jessica are amazing instructors and I find myself genuinely excited to attend their classes"
"This is an excellent Barre class, and you cannot beat the price! The instructors are superb, and the workouts have unique elements each time. I thoroughly enjoy the workouts, even though they are challenging!"
"Raising the barre is the BEST barre class I’ve ever been to! I started going 2 years ago, and was about 20 pounds heavier than I am now. I’ve struggled finding my perfect consistent exercise since I left college years ago. Finding raising the barre has changed my life! I go 2 or 3 times a week, and couldn’t be happier! Finally I’ve found exercise that kicks my butt without hurting my joints. Just go! You’ll be hooked!"
"Great workout and I love the Hazel Parker location. You can park at the Battery for free and have a nice walk/jog there for a warmup. The workout was challenging but exciting and the instructor was motivating. I also really like their idea of using Hazel Parker which allows them to offer lower prices. If you’re looking for a more laid back and cheaper alternative to a Barre studio this is your best bet. They also offer classes outdoors in beautiful and unique areas like Colonial Lake or the some of the local piers."
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