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The Barre Code Brings Toning and Cardio to Edgewater

Next week, the Racked Fit Club takes a serious burn at the barre.

The Barre Code

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The first thing you'll notice when you walk into The Barre Code is a glam station with three modern vanities, each containing essential beautification tools. Forgot a hair tie? There are plenty up for grabs. Need to iron out a sweaty curl? There's a hair straightener and powerful hairdryer ready for the taking.

But that's not why you're here. No, you've come to The Barre Code because you're looking to pulse that ass into shape, mini kettlebell swing those flabby arms into muscular ones, to grand plié those inner thighs into motion. You, friend, have been looking for the most comprehensive barre studio in the metro Miami-dade area, and we think we may have found it for you.

The Barre Code comes to us from Chicago where it was founded by Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin. Today, it has locations throughout 11 different states andlives by a specific mantra: dig deep, accept yourself, discover what you're capable of, strive to be better. That's the gist of it anyways. It's something you'll refer back to as your trainer tells you to hold on to the barre, drop a little lower, and keep pulsing. You'll debate whether or not to finish that set of ten or cut it off at eight. And then you'll do the impossible: you'll finish the full set without stopping.

At least I did when I tried out the signature Barre Code class. There was a short warmup and then we were off to core work on the floor, arm work with small weights, thigh work with a balance disk, and butt work at the barre. It's the kind of exercise you underestimate with the first motion, and quickly reconsider as your muscles begin to seethe with tiny pulses here and long holds there.

That same burning theory holds true at The Barre Code's TBC class, which stands for Total Body Conditioning. It's the studio's cardio supplement. The class is divided into seven sections: cardio, tone, tone, cardio, tone, tone, cardio. Like Barre Code, you'll underestimate this one at first as you shuffle across the room and bounce into lunges, quickly retracting your oh-this-is-easy mentality when you get into the tiny kettlebell arm raises, deep pushups, pelvic raises with mini pulses and long holds, and leg lift lunges while simultaneously balancing on a mid-sized balance disk. It burns in a very controlled way, one you'll notice best as your legs wobble out the door. It's the most basic form of twerking– the natural one.

The Barre Code offers eight different classes that focus on cardio, toning, restoration, or a combination of the three. Right now its Miami studio boasts the two aforementioned, however within the next few months they'll be introducing more, like Brawl (cardio kick-boxing), Barre-dio (choreographed dance-inspired cardio moves), and HIIT (high intensity interval training).

Try It Out For Free With Us!

Interested and fully recovered from last week's epic ride at SoulCycle? We're hosting our next Racked Fit Club at The Barre Code on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 5:30pm. We'll be testing out the studio's signature Barre Code class, so make sure you have grippy barre socks. Otherwise, you can purchase them right from the studio.

Jucy Lu, that super adorable juice shop inside Wynwood Block, has signed on to bring us after-workout treats (yay for that!) and Peony, a local activewear line we're loving right now, is hosting a pop-up shop for us so we can stock up on cute leggings, tanks, sports bras, and more. Jo Murdock, The Barre Code Miami's master trainer (and an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and SUNY Purchase grad) will be leading the workout, so prepare to sweat it OUT.

As always, the event is free and open to you, your friends, and anyone who wants to come work out with us. Just make sure to RSVP to biscaynecorridor@thebarrecode. See ya there!