Barre is very much an up-and-coming fitness class. More and more Barre studios are starting to open up and more and more gyms are starting to implement it as a regular class.
This is great news for Barre students, but not necessarily good news for Barre Instructors and Studio Owners. More competition means more chance of losing members to other Barre studios.
In order to avoid this, you need to keep your Barre class competitive so you can maximise member retention and stay in business! Here are some of Fitness Audio’s top tips for levelling-up your Barre class.
Learn to Count Music
Barre is a form of choreography. This means it is all about the music. In order to instruct an effective Barre class, it is therefore important that you learn how to count music. To do this, you need to be able to listen to the beat of the music, match the tempo of your class to the beat, and talk in time to the beat of the music.
This can be tricky at first, but remember that practice makes perfect!
Curate Your Playlist
When it comes to putting together your Barre class playlist, you’ll need to think about whether you want to mix up your tempo or keep it consistent throughout your class. This is entirely up to you and the type of class you want to deliver. Keeping BPM consistent may be a good idea for beginners, but mixing it up can add more variation to your class.
Like most group fitness classes, well-known, popular songs are most effective at boosting motivation in Barre classes.
Get the Most Out of Your Sound
When it comes to group exercise classes, your music is nothing if you don’t have a solid sound system. In order to pump clear, loud, and quality-sounding music in your studio, you need quality speakers spread out throughout your room.
You’ll also want to ensure you can deliver crystal-clear instructions to your class without being overpowered by your music. In order to achieve this, it is beyond worthwhile investing in a fitness microphone and an audio mixer.
Sound equipment can be complicated, especially if your specialty is fitness, not audio. If you need any help with your sound system and microphones, we recommend you give Fitness Audio a call. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on what audio products you do and do not need.