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Top 6 Misconceptions of Barre Classes

  Feeling confused about BARRE classes?


Here's a list of our top 6 misconceptions of barre classes:

1.) I don’t have any dance experience, so it will be difficult to keep up in barre classes.

2.) Barre is basically ballet and is only for women.

3.) Barre doesn’t give you any type of cardio workout, so what’s the point? I can simply stretch at home!

4.) Barre classes are hard and you need to get in shape beforehand.

5.) I have to be super flexible to take a barre class.

6.) I will have to buy ballet shoes.



So, what is BARRE?

So, the good news is: you don't need ballet shoes, don't need to be super flexible and you really don't need any dance experience!

BarreConcept is a low impact, total body workout performed at a ballet barre that will appeal to everyone. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that improves cardiovascular fitness.

Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve, resulting in a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently.

At CAMYOGA our barre classes are suitable for everyone as various modifications are given to suit the abilities of all students, so just come along and give it a go!

Click here to book and see our barre class schedule to find out when it’s next on.


Free yoga & barre classes at Camyoga cambridge Open Day

Free Yoga & Barre at Our Next Open Day!



  • Find the yoga that best suits your needs
  • Ask any burning questions you might have about yoga or barre!
  • Limited spaces, click here to book online

Enjoy free taster classes in a huge range of yoga styles, plus barre, at our Shelford Open Day on Saturday 5 April. Our Open Days are a fantastic way to try something new, completely free of charge, and to introduce your friends and family to the joy of yoga! Never tried Flow before? Now is your chance! Wondering what Ashtanga is all about? Discover what you've been missing! Keen to try out Barre, the hottest workout in town? Give it a whirl, for free!

Our yoga experts will be on hand throughout the day to discuss your yoga needs. Perhaps you've been considering a membership? Our yoga advisor will be on hand to help you find the best payment plan to fit your needs.

All this, for FREE!

There will also be special offers on the day on memberships, workshops and beginners courses - the perfect time to commit to doing more yoga!

The more the merrier so be sure to bring along your friends and family, why not have lunch in our renowned superfood cafe? If you're one of our Camyoga Central members it's also a great chance to discover our Shelford studio, just a 10 minute train journey or 25 min cycle from Central Cambridge.

Advance booking recommended, click here.





The Barre Comes to Cambridge

The Barre Comes to Cambridge!


Barre is the latest class to hit dance, pilates and yoga studios across the world. And there’s a reason why it’s proving so very popular – this unique workout combines elements of Pilates, yoga, resistance training and ballet into a highly effective regime performed on the mat and at a ballet barre. The technique utilises the body’s own resistance in conjunction with weights, bands and small balls. This can prove a fantastic complement to a regular yoga practice and, says Camyoga founder Louise Palmer Masterton, "you'll discover muscles you never even knew you had!" The repetitive nature of the contractions provides a meditative quality to the practice too.

The low impact, total body workout increases strength, toning the thighs, abdominals and sculpting the arms, whilst protecting the joints. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve. The result is a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently, hence the strong appeal this class will have for both yoga and pilates practitioners alike.

Stretches are performed after each strength section of the class to ensure the muscles are re-lengthened to create a body that is strong without the added bulk of other regimes. This workout is suitable for everybody as various modifications are given throughout the class to suit the abilities of all students. A fantastic way to supplement your yoga practice, whilst developing the grace and flow of a dancer! It's even suitable for beginners.


Try The Barre with professional dancer and certified Barreconcept teacher Amy Holly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at Camyoga. Click here to book online or call us now on 01223 847930.