The classes are intense, but easily modified to fit whatever level of fitness you're at (even if you just had a baby!). I started taking classes last fall and am in better shape than I was before I was pregnant. My posture has also immensely improved and, thanks to a stronger core, some lower back pain issues I had previously have almost diminished. I have never been one to participate in a lot of group workout classes or to stick to a regular workout routine, but this place has me coming back multiple times a week and I couldn't be happier with the impact it has had on my body.
- Mairin B
I love OpenBarre. I've been going for about a year and it keeps getting better. Every class is different so you never get sick of it. It's always challenging in the best way. Lauren and all of the instructors are awesome. You can't go wrong with any of the classes. The classes are affordable and that's a great perk.
- Nora M
I had taken barre classes for a couple of years before moving to College Park and was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful studio in town! It has an extremely welcoming, comfortable environment and the instructors are all incredibly personable and knowledgeable. The owner, Lauren, is so sweet and she is great at mixing things up and keeping classes fun, yet challenging! I would recommend this studio to anyone at any level of Barre experience, including newcomers!
- Shannon D
I love everything about OpenBarre. I had no experience when I (hesitantly) started seven months ago, and now I make it a point to go as many times a week as I can - and get so disappointed if I have to miss a day! As someone with a lot of body issues, barre has helped me feel more connected to my body and be more kind and friendly to myself. I’ve been so proud of my body and myself!
- Dana C
I've never been crazy about group workout classes but wanted to give barre a shot. It's a great workout that focuses on parts of my body I forget when I workout alone. Best of all, the atmosphere of the classes is more relaxed, less of the cheesy stuff that often comes with group experiences. Love the instructors and highly recommend this place.
- Caitlin H
After every class you feel good and worked those muscles that running or cardio can't. No prior "barre" experience needed to attend a class. The staff is SUPER friendly and the classes are a mix of EVERY age. I have never been to a class where I didn't feel comfortable. You also have a wide variety of times to choice from. Morning, Lunch, Evenings, weekends! They always have a few deals to get you started with the classes!
- Laura H
OpenBarre is the only thing that I've found that makes working out fun. The instructors are knowledgeable and kind, the studio is beautiful, and the workouts are HARD but effective. As someone who's very clumsy I never feel embarrassed here. The workouts are diverse so you never do the same thing twice or get bored. I highly recommend this studio to anyone, regardless of athleticism or familiarity with barre!
- Nicole F
I have never been to an exercise studio that is so warm, welcoming, and genuinely caring about its customers. The owner, Lauren, has gone out of her way to ensure I have a smooth transition back to barre class after being out for over 2 months recovering from a concussion and whiplash. I love that anyone at any level is made to feel welcome and strong. The instructors are great at offering modifications so that the workout is always hard for you, no matter your level. I could go on for a while, but suffice it to say, I love this place
- Allison N
I have never been more dedicated to a workout studio - or even a workout type for that matter - as I am to OpenBarre. This is definitely because on day 1 the owner, Lauren, and my instructor, Annie, were so welcoming. I felt like a regular without actually being a regular at that point. All the instructors are kind and patient and succeed in creating a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Every class I've attended has clients of all ages and fitness levels struggling through that "shake" together. I have never felt stronger! Highly recommend this studio!
- Katie M