PAI Yoga and Fitness is the premier Barre studio in Columbus, offering Barre 45, Barre 60, and Barre 101 at each of PAI’s conveniently-located fitness studios in Dublin and Gahanna. Choose the barre class that suits your fitness level or your mood! Learn the basics in a PAI Barre 101 workshop, strengthen and lengthen your muscles in a PAI Barre 60 class, or enjoy a faster-paced sculpting class with PAI Barre 45. PAI’s certified Barre OM™ instructors bring a wealth of experience to their practice, teaching the finest barre classes in Columbus. Sign up for a barre class in Dublin or Gahanna and experience the PAI difference!
This sixty-minute class is a low-impact high-intensity class that includes a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga. These classes are designed to target different muscle groups including arms, thighs, seat, and abdominals through small, controlled, isometric movements. Clients will work their muscles until fatigue and then stretch and lengthen the muscles. Classes will incorporate strengthening and lengthening exercises and will incorporate breathing techniques in an effort to improve core strength and endurance.
Upcoming PAI Barre 60 Classes
This forty-five minute class high-energy fast-paced class is a shortened version of Barre 60. This class will include less stretching, but will still sculpt and target all of the major muscle groups including arms, thighs, seat and abdominals.
Upcoming PAI Barre 45 Classes
This seventy-five minute workshop is designed to introduce clients to barre classes so that they can understand the positions, pace, and movements. Both beginners and veterans can benefit by taking Barre 101, as it will include more explanations, hands-on correction, and more individual attention. No prior experience is required.
Barre is a form of exercise that originated with German Dancer Lotte Berk in the 1950s. She developed these exercises in an effort to help rehabilitate her back. Since then, in recent years barre classes have swept the nation and we are happy to offer them at PAI!
Through the use of interval training, barre classes target specific areas including arms, abs, seat, and thighs through tiny isometric movements. Barre classes often incorporate pilates, ballet, and yoga. The over-arching premise is that clients work a particular muscle until fatigue, and then stretch and lengthen the muscle. Classes are usually an hour-long and incorporate light weights, straps, tubing, balls, mats, and of course the ballet barre. Breathing techniques are incorporated in class in an effort to strengthen the core, increase endurance.
At PAI, we really strive to provide one-on-one correction to each and every client during class. We also make a concerted effort to explain what muscles clients are working and why so that clients understand the reason behind the movements. Also, our classes are always evolving in an effort to keep things dynamic, interesting, and challenging for our clients.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing. It is preferable to wear pants below the knee as opposed to shorts. We also require grippy socks to be worn in class. Bring a bottle of water with you and if you tend to sweat, bring a small towel.
You will expect to feel muscles that you did not know you had! Your muscles will burn and shake, but never fear, because we offer modifications for everyone. You can also expect fun high-energy music and a positive, supportive, challenging, and exciting environment.
Keep an open mind. Listen closely to the cues the instructor gives to you and to other during class. It is better to listen to the instructor than to try to look around to see what other clients are doing. Try not to get discouraged. When done properly, barre classes are always a humbling experience. Most importantly, have fun!
Prior dance experience is not a requirement. We use the ballet barre for support and we do incorporate various ballet positions/lingo but this is not a dance class. Come one come all!
Yes you absolutely can come to class. However, you must bring a note from your doctor clearing you for exercise. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to discuss necessary modifications with the instructor before class. Please inform your instructor if you are pregnant before class.
If you are out of shape you can definitely still come to class. We will help you get back in shape! If you are injured, we recommend that you consult your doctor before coming to class. If you ultimately decide to come to class, make sure you let your instructor know if you have any injuries so that proper modifications can be made.
We recommend that clients take class at least 3 days a week in order to see maximum results. It is also important to note that maintaining a healthy and balanced diet will affect your progress. Everyone has different fitness goals. Some come to barre 1-2x a week to supplement their marathon or triathlon training while others find that barre is a nice complement to their yoga classes. Still others come to class 5-7x a week. You have to do what is best for your body, fitness needs/goals etc.