10 best barre classes in Singapore for both beginners and advanced learners to get you fit and toned

Celebrities swear by barre – and we’re talking about Madonna, the Victoria Secret Angels and even Ryan Gosling.

Barre is a relatively new fitness routine that is gaining popularity in Singapore. A hybrid workout class that combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training, Barre brings you a combination of benefits of those activities.

The real difference between barre and other workouts are the isometric movements you’ll perform – holding your body still while you contract specific muscles, until you shake and truly feel the burn.

Barre delivers a full body workout, and it’s particularly great for strengthening your core and toning your glutes and legs. Because ballet barre is low impact, it’s also suitable if you’re recovering from an injury and they can even be modified to be a safe workout option for pre or post-natal clients.

All you need to do is to select the right class for your fitness level and this is where AVENUE ONE‘s list of 11 best barre classes comes in handy!

Note: Some of these barre studios may be affected by government regulations as part of pandemic management. Contact the studios directly to find out whether they’re still operating physically, suspending, or conducting virtual classes.

This article was first published in 2019 and updated in 2021.

1. Upside Motion

At this hybrid boutique fitness studio, you’ll be trained by instructors who are fully qualified with comprehensive Pilates certifications. Their Barre programmes range from Aerial introduction classes suitable for beginners, Aerial Power Stretch for that much-needed stretch, to Aerial Recharge for a rejuvenating slow-paced class to release tension.

Offering silk hammocks that help with stretching, strengthening and toning your body, you’ll find that your spine and joints feel relieved, making it a great workout to do after a long day of work.

Price: Introductory offer for 5-classes at S$149. Includes Barre, Aerial, Yoga, Pilates Mat & Pilates Reformer classes. See price list here.
Location: 36 Armenian Street, #02-03, Singapore 179934
More details here.

2. Barre Lab by Lab Studios

The Barre Lab was created to have the perfect harmony of yoga, dance and pilates so you can find yourself connected to the method no matter what fitness background you come from. Their beautiful pastel-themed studio is sure to leave you feeling welcome as you experiment with various barre fitnesses.

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The four classes offered here range from beginner to advanced, but consider their Barre Stretch class, open to both beginners and advanced members. This full-body, 55-minute class teaches you how to stretch past your own limitations and improves blood circulation throughout the body at a slow pace to achieve proper technique.

Price: S$30 for 1 class and S$199 for 10 classes. See price list here.
Location: Four outlets
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3. Webarre

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A one-stop shop, Webarre brings together ballet technique, yoga, pilates and strength training in an invigorating workout to transform your entire body. Workouts here make use of the barre for balance focusing on isometric holds, and then combine it with dynamic exercises and movements.

Across the seven different types of barre classes, you’ll find High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), private barre classes and even barre classes for mummies and babies!

Price: S$35 for a seven-day trial. See price list here.
Location: Four outlets islandwide
More details here.

4. Wings to Wings [Permanently closed]

It’s more than just barre classes here at Wings to Wings. Although they’re primarily a dance-and-body-training studio offering exciting dance classes, their full-body barre classes combine the body-sculpting benefits of dance with the core-training properties of pilates. There are also classes tailored for kids, so no more bored children waiting while you finish your barre class!

Target those pesky love handles with low impact, strength-based exercises that also work out the whole body including the legs, arms, torso and buttocks. Bonus points for the 45-minute version of this class available –  no more excuses to not have enough time to work out!

Price: Varies – Call 6532 0406 for details
Location: 6 Shenton Way, #03-06/07 OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068809
More details here.

5. Barre 2 Barre

Asia’s only certified Barre Amped studio, Barre 2 Barre uses the BarreAmped method which is rooted in the origins of barre and focuses on form and spine alignment. They also offer barre teacher mentoring and anatomy training under the Barre 2 Barre Academy.

Choose from their whopping 13 barre classes for an experience like nowhere else. If you’re ready for a fun, yet challenging session, try their BarreAmped Bounce with routines done on a JumpSport Fitness Trampoline.

Price: S$42 for one class. See price list here.
Location: Three outlets islandwide.
More details here.

6. Virgin Active

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You might be spoilt for choices at Virgin Active with over 100 classes offered, but try one of their three barre classes for major full-body toning. Work on the barre with choreographed moves and music in dynamic classes designed for all fitness levels.

You might even discover your inner ballerina as you improve your posture, lengthen limbs, and firm your glutes while you pirouette your problems away!

Price: Varies
Location: Six outlets islandwide
More details here.

7. Options Pilates [No longer offering barre]

This Pilates studio offers core barre workouts on top of their wide selection of pilates classes. Their contemporary approach to barre and pilates include a small class size for personal attention from instructors so you can be guided well.

With classes here designed to bring awareness and strength to the core, you’ll be well on your way to those washboard abs in no time at all!

Price: Each session ranges in price from S$30 to S$180. Call 6333 3137 for details
Location: Four outlets available
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8. Jal Yoga

The widely popular barre classes here focus on small movements and work towards helping you sculpt a “ballerina body”. Look no further for a stress-free barre session taking a fresh and fun approach to well-being and health. Classes here are taught with great care and consideration, including their two barre classes. Develop lean muscles and make gains in strength, posture, and flexibility, along with weight loss and reduced stress.

Try their belly dance barre session for grace coupled with the exotic and mystic moves of Arabic dance!

Price: Contact directly for details
Location: Three outlets islandwide
More details here.

9. Lifesparks Studio

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Take Piloxing to the Barre at Lifesparks Studio in their game-changing Piloxing Barre classes. Employing fundamental disciplines such as Pilates and Boxing, their 45-minute program allows you to lengthen, strengthen and box your heart out using the ballet barre for stability and resistance.

Still not challenging enough for you? Try this barre class with their weighted gloves of 250 grams for a real intensive session. Who said barre was an easy exercise?

Price: S$30 for one class
Location: Three outlets islandwide
More details here.

10. COMO Shambhala [no longer offering barre]

Como Shambhala is one of Singapore’s most exclusive 360 degree wellness centres that offers an array of programmes including Core Barre. Tapping on elements of Pilates, ballet and athletic conditioning, barre classes here consist of high energy, low impact and effective exercise variations that focus on precision and technique.

The routines are easy to follow, with an element of challenge to help improve your core strength, flexibility, metabolism, and posture – perfect for students of varying fitness levels.

Price: Varies
Location: 402 Orchard Road, #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876
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