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Approved cec's: 1.2 ACE, 12.0 SCW *

Approved cec's: 1.2 SCW, 12.0 SCW *

The hottest and fastest growing barre certification program in the nation!

  • Awarded the Most Impactful Barre Program*
  • With our trusted programs, we've certified thousands of fitness professionals with trainings scheduled around the country every week.
  • Top facilities across the nation, including Golds Gym, YMCA's, Lifetime Fitness and many more, utilize our award winning Barre Above® certification program to design their packed barre classes.
  • Every Barre Above® certification class is taught by fully accredited fitness professionals who are leaders in the fitness industry.
  • New enhanced Barre Above® program now includes 12 CECs!

Barre Above ® Creators

Barre Above Creators
Barre Above Creators

Barre Above ® Creators

Leslee Bender

Leslee Bender has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has presented fitness education internationally in over 20 countries. She is the creator of the Bender Method of training, which received "Infomercial of the Year” in 2007 for short form, and more than 2,000,000 orders. Leslee has produced over 30 DVDs and has created one of the safest methods of core training, the Pilates Coach Method. Leslee is a graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science, and is now enrolled in the GIFT program there, believing that you can never stop learning the true functions of human movement. She was also a 2010 finalist for IDEA Instructor of the year. Presently, Leslee works in Orlando, FL as a functional training specialist with pro water skiers. She has a B.A., and fitness certifications from ACSM, NASM, AFAA, ACE.

Tricia Murphy-Madden

Elite fitness instructor and trainer, Tricia Murphy Madden, began teaching in 1991 and never looked back. She has taught dance and fitness workshops worldwide and is one of the industry’s top presenters. She is an American Council on Exercise faculty member and Fitness Director for four health clubs in Seattle, WA. She has developed many highly acclaimed programs, including: "Urban Striptease Aerobics", with over 1,750 instructors worldwide; and "My Best Friends Workout" a fitness program designed for pet owner to get in shape while walking their pet (sold in pet stores and online nationwide). Between the two programs, she has sold over 50,000 DVD’s since 2003.

Lauren George

Master of musicality, Lauren has helped to co-create the new enhanced Barre Above® program. Lauren has had a passion for movement and fitness since a young age. She began teaching group fitness classes in college where her first love was step aerobics. Since her beginning in step, she has pursued certifications through Power Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates (Reformer level 1-3, & Apparatus level 1-3), Schwinn, YogaFit, Kettlebell AMPD, QiDANCE, Balletone®, and TRX. After finishing her undergraduate work in Sports Management at Texas A&M University, Lauren completed a master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at The University of North Texas. During her 11 years in the fitness industry, she has had the pleasure of managing the group fitness programs at The Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center, Florida State University, and ToddPilates Fitness in Austin. In 2015, she combined her love of dance, Pilates, and group fitness to create PulsePointe barre, which has since become part of the Barre Above® program. Lauren George is the co-creator of the enhanced Barre Above® program, a Balletone® Master Trainer, serves as adjunct faculty for the Leisure Skills department at Clemson University, and is the owner of Clemson Fitness Company, in Clemson, SC.

Barre Above® Master Trainers

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About the Barre Above® Program:

Multiple Programs & Fusions to Choose From

Barre Above® offers classic barre choreography, plus options for Pilates, high-intensity & strength, ballet, trendy dance, and active-aging fusion classes.

Science Meets Classic Barre

Barre Above® blends the latest exercise science with the principles of the Lotte Burke method (the genesis of the Barre movement) delivering a fusion of ballet, pilates, yoga and strength training in each workout.

Barre for All Bodies

Designed for wide range of fitness levels, ages and bodies, complete with progressions so those new to fitness feel successful their first time and seasoned Barre enthusiasts will always feel challenged.

Custom & Pre-set Choreography

Class formats are completely customizable to match your clients' needs and your teaching style. You can either follow our set class choreography or design your own creative classes utilizing our Barre Above® online exercise library and example class templates.

NEW Musicality Method™

Now you can teach Barre to the beat with the all new Musicality Method™. In this training module, you will learn the easy step-by-step methods of how to choreograph your barre movements to the beat of music and the Art of Cueing. You'll also learn how to command the room when you are teaching a class and how to create a great flowing class along with your favorite hit songs from Spotify or iTunes, or with continuous BPM fitness music from great companies such as Muscle Mix, Dynamix or Yes Music.

With All Barre Above® Programs, You’ll Receive:
  • A complete turn key program to quickly start teaching your own Barre classes
  • Flexible class formats that can be taught with or without a bar
  • Custom, Pre-set and Fusion choreography for designing popular classes with your personality
  • Online Musicality Method™ training module.
  • No ongoing licensing fees
  • Approved for CEC's by ACE, AFAA, NASM, SCW and PMA
  • Simply attend a one day training session and start teaching the next day
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So Many Amazing Programs to Choose From

Barre Above®
Classic

8-Hour live In-Person Barre Certification plus you'll receive a bonus 3-Hour online training from the master of musicality, Lauren George. Barre Above® blends the latest exercise science with the principles of the Lotte Berk method, delivering a fusion of ballet, pilates, yoga and strength training to the workouts.

You'll Discover
  • Which exercises to teach in neutral spine and when not to use pelvic tuck exercises.
  • The techniques teachers of excellence use to help first-timers feel successful, while challenging seasoned participants in the same class.
  • The power of Convergent Strength Training, a unique methodology that maximizes muscle fatigue.
  • The 2 Must-know techniques for creating effective progressions and regressions for any barre exercise.
You Learn How To
  • Create and teach classic barre classes and fusion classes for all types of fitness levels.
  • Structure an effective 30, 45, 55, or 60 min. classes.
  • Pattern exercise sequences that create strength gains, plus improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, endurance, and posture.
  • Teach a cohesive class for any type of room set up
  • Cue for every type of learner
  • Structure a warm-up that elevates core body temperature to optimum training conditions
  • Blend fusion choreography to give personality to your class
  • Teach in the optimum sequencing for a barre workout
  • Musicality Method™: Lauren George teaches you the step-by-step method of choreographing any Group X class to your favorite music
    • The Art of Cueing
    • How to command the room
    • Take your teaching to the next level!
  • Print & Electronic Instructor Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Instructor Web Account with initial workout choreography & educational videos
  • Online access to the New Musicality Method™ module that add 3 CECs to your training
  • 2 DVDs, along digital versions
  • Opportunity for ongoing education
  • Discounts on equipment and apparel

Barre Above®
with Pilates Focus

8-Hour live In-Person Barre specialty Certification for professionals that blends barre and Pilates training principles. Barre Above® with Pilates Focus concentrates on a functional approach to vertical Pilates& Barre training that simulates Pilates Apparatus.

You'll Discover
  • The magic behind why Barre and Pilates disciplines are such a perfect combination, and how they share similar concepts and principles.
  • The innovation of using Barre and Pilates equipment together to create a totally dynamic and effective functional class.
  • The techniques teachers of excellence use to help first-timers feel successful, while challenging seasoned participants in the same class.
  • The power of Convergent Strength Training, a unique methodology used in Barre Above® that maximizes muscle fatigue, and how to apply it in a vertical format for a Pilates audience.
  • The importance of vertical alignment, core stability, and Pilates principles as they relate to teaching a Barre and Pilates focused class.
  • The application of Planes of Motion as they relate to exercise selection and functional kinesiology.
  • The application of Physiology as it relates to breath and movement.
You Learn How To
  • Create and teach Barre classes for a Pilates audience and for all types of fitness levels.
  • Easily exchange a Barre exercise for a similar Pilates equipment exercise and how to modify both.
  • Structure an effective 30, 45, 55, or 60 min. classes.
  • Choose the perfect exercise selection based on your audience, whether at the Barre, on the mat, or on a reformer.
  • Pattern exercise sequences that create strength gains, plus improve functionality, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, endurance, and posture.
  • Teach a cohesive class for any type of room set up – whether in a small studio packed with Pilates equipment or without it.
  • Cue for every type of learner
  • Teach in the optimum sequencing for a Barre and Pilates fusion workout
  • 8.0 PMA
  • 8.0 AFAA
  • 0.8 ACE
  • 0.8 NASM
  • 8.0 SCW
  • Print & Electronic Instructor Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Instructor Web Account with initial workout choreography & educational videos
  • 2 DVDs, along digital versions
  • Opportunity for ongoing education
  • Discounts on equipment and apparel

Balletone® by
Barre Above®

8-Hour live In-Person Barre specialty Certification for professionals that blends barre and ballet. Balletone™ offers professionals the ability to teach a class that allows every participant and everyBODY to feel graceful, elegant, and strong.

You'll Know
  • A working knowledge of how Balletone® concepts relate bio teaching movement in a Balletone® class and beyond.
  • Proper Balletone® form and posture for a specific series of movements, exercise, and patterns to fully command the Balletone® technique.
  • How to effectively communicate and deliver the unique Balletone® choreography in a user-friendly way to a wide variety or participants.
  • A process for the creating fun, ballet based conditioning workouts for fitness enthusiasts of all levels.
You'll Learn How To:
  • Create full 60-min Balletone® workouts that allow new Balletone® participants to feel successful while still challenging seasoned enthusiasts.
  • Teach an effective ballet-based fitness workout to the "non-dancer" so that all participants feel successful, elegant, and strong.
  • Cue to every type of learner.
  • Use the concepts learned in the Balletone® certification to augment the content in your other fitness classes.
  • Fuse elements of Ballet, Strength Training, Cardiovascular Endurance, and Pilates into one non-stop full body workout.
  • 8.0 AFAA
  • 0.8 ACE
  • 0.8 NASM
  • 8.0 SCW
  • Print & Electronic Instructor Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Instructor Web Account
  • Balletone: A Dancer's Workout DVD (hard DVD and digital version)
  • Opportunity for full education library
  • Discounts on equipment and apparel
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Barre Above® FAQs

Barre Above® FAQs

What is “barre”?
While many interpret barre workouts differently, most barre workouts are a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Barre classes incorporate specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture.

Why is Barre so popular?
Barre is hot right now! Barre classes are low-impact and are conducive to all fitness levels. They are also particularly enjoyed by women since they incorporate graceful movements and elements of ballet, allowing participants to experience a dance "element" in the workouts and achieve a dancer’s body.

What are the health and fitness benefits of barre workouts?
Barre workouts are perfect for all fitness levels. You’ll see improvement in your posture, balance, strength, and flexibility.

How many times a week do I need to do barre in order to see actual results, while considering safety?
While it is most important to listen to your body and give your muscles enough rest, typically 3 times a week will generate the most fitness results. You should always consult your physician to determine what is a "safe" amount of exercise.

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While many interpret barre workouts differently, most barre workouts are a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Barre classes incorporate specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture.

Barre is hot right now! Barre classes are low-impact and are conducive to all fitness levels. They are also particularly enjoyed by women since they incorporate graceful movements and elements of ballet, allowing participants to experience a dance "element" in the workouts and achieve a dancer’s body.

Barre workouts are perfect for all fitness levels. You’ll see improvement in your posture, balance, strength, and flexibility.

While it is most important to listen to your body and give your muscles enough rest, typically 3 times a week will generate the most fitness results. You should always consult your physician to determine what is a "safe" amount of exercise.

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