SMART FAQ

Before you arrive

Sign up for classes nearest you by using our online scheduler, our app ‘Smart Barre’ which can be found in the app store, or by calling the studio. Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early. You will complete a simple form so that we may understand your body and lifestyle, then we will get started!

Clients have up to 60 minutes prior to their scheduled class to cancel online or by calling the studio. Canceling less than 60 minutes or not showing, late fees may apply. Please check with your studio for their cancellation policy.

When you arrive

Upon your arrival to a Smart Barre studio, you will check in at the front desk. Though we do welcome walk ins, online registration for classes is encouraged. To maximize your experience, we limit the class size, so please know that if you are a walk in, the class might already be full upon your arrival. Please refer to the FAQ below for more information and studio policies and waiting lists.

Lockers, towels, and a changing area are provided. Purses, cell phones, chewing gum, flavored sports drinks or food are not allowed in the studio. Bottled water is available for purchase at the front desk.

All equipment is provided. Ecowise mats (latex, PVC and chloride free) are cleaned after each use.

Attire

Socks are required in Smart Barre classes for sanitary reasons and to assist in the ease of some of our exercises. Non-slip exercise socks are recommended, but not required, and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Workout pants or capris, a tank top or t-shirt are recommended attire.

How do I get started?

Sign up for classes nearest you by using our online scheduler, our app ‘Smart Barre’ which can be found in the app store or by calling the studio. Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early. You will complete a simple form so that we may understand your body and lifestyle, then we will get started!

If I am a beginner or have not worked out in a long time, what class do I go to?

Since instructors provide modifications in all of our classes, find a class time that meets your scheduling needs. Make sure you speak to your instructor about any past injuries or concerns prior to class. Private lessons are also offered upon studio and instructor availability.

What do I wear and need to bring?

Long fitness pants or capris, a long, fitted top, (so we can see your beautiful posture!) and socks are preferred attire for classes. Please place all belongings into a provided locker. No purses, cell phones, or flavored drinks are allowed in the studio. You may bring your own bottled water or you may purchase it at the front desk. We provide all cushioned mats, weights, balls, and resistance bands. Please know that though our mats are latex free, balls and resistance bands are not.

Why do we need socks?

Socks are worn not only for sanitation purposes, but also for added grip and traction on the floor and mat. Non-slip socks are available for purchase or you may wear regular socks.

How often can I take classes?

As a sustainable approach to exercise, Smart Barre balances your body with strengthening and stretching so you can take as many classes per week as you see fit. A good goal is 3-5 times a week. Our ‘smart’ stretching not only increases flexibility, but minimizes soreness from muscle fatigue.

Do I still need to do cardio in addition to Smart Barre classes?

While Smart Barre classes are both strength and cardio based, you will not breathe with difficulty during class. A significant portion of the class focuses on legs and glutes, which are the biggest fat burners in your body, and you will quickly see and feel those inches dropping even without cardio. If you enjoy a good cardio workout, then you will notice how Smart Barre classes enhance your endurance.

Does this technique replace weight training?

Smart Barre incorporates strength and resistance training through the use of small hand weights in addition to your own body weight. During class, we strengthen virtually every part of the body, largely focusing on the upper body, legs, the gluteus muscles, your abdominals, and the entire core. Our primary focus is on proper form while fatiguing the muscle group being worked, followed by rejuvenating, ‘smart’ stretches that help tone and increase flexibility in the muscles.

What results can I expect to see and when?

Most clients see and feel results in as little as 10 classes. This will vary depending on how often you attend class and your lifestyle and nutrition. Our technique of concentrated muscle fatigue followed by focused stretching maximizes your efforts and helps the body’s system work together in a strong, powerful way. Our instructors are always happy to speak with you about your goals and help you to achieve them in a healthy, balanced manner.

Can I take Smart Barre classes if I am pregnant?

Yes! However, it is recommended that you begin classes early in your pregnancy and you consult with your doctor before you begin any exercise program. Also, please tell your instructor if you are pregnant, so modifications can be provided prior to class. As with all of our classes, we encourage each student to take it at their own pace, and ‘Know Your Body’. Check your studio for Smart Mom & Baby classes, designed especially for you!

What is your class cancellation policy?

Clients have up to 60 minutes prior to their scheduled class to cancel online or by calling the studio. Less than 60 minutes, you will be charged a $19 cancellation fee to your account.

What is the waiting list policy?

In the event that a class is full, our online scheduler will ask you if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. If you choose to be on the waiting list, you will be added to class when space becomes available up to 60 minutes prior to class. The waiting list will stop moving at this point, and you will need to call the studio to see if there are any late cancellations, or you may show up. If you show up, please know that there is chance you will not get to take class if it is full. When taking a waiting list spot, please know that the same cancellation policy applies after you are added. Therefore, when you are added and do not show up for class, the system will count your absence as a “no-show”, and you will be charged. Please check your email and text messages 60 minutes prior to class to see if you have been added to avoid being charged for the class.

Is there an age limit?

Though Smart Barre classes are designed for individuals of any age wanting to achieve strength and flexibility, we do not allow clients under the age of 16. If you are a minor, your parent or guardian must sign the waiver of consent on your behalf.