Barre

Let's pulse & find your groove - together! 

Stand tall and proud with your shoulders back after dedicating time to improve your posture and alignment in this fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga. Meet us at the barre!



Location(s)

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place, Toronto) - Fitness Studio

Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St., Toronto) - Dance Studio


Eligibility:

Students: U of T students paying incidental fees for the current term can access this program at no additional cost. 

Members: Anyone who has a current Sport & Rec membership can access this programming at no additional cost.


Current Programs Offered:

class sign-up no longer required

Come and join us during scheduled program hours below. There will be program staff on site monitoring and managing capacity as needed. 

  • 6 sessions available a week at the GC Fitness Studio 
  • 2 sessions available a week at the AC Dance Studio 

Schedule & Important Information:

WINTER 2024 - STARTING JANUARY 8 TO APRIL 28, 2024

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Ela D.

7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Ela D.

7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Courtney H.

 

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Rachel G.

     

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Ela D.

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Rachel T.

   

 

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Rachel G.

     

3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

(AC Dance Studio)

Instructor: Rachel G.

 
   

6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

(GC Fitness Studio)

Instructor: Courtney H.

   

UPCOMING SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS:

Upcoming adjustments to this group fitness schedule will be listed below:

  • Thurs. Jan. 18: Barre at 3:00 p.m. at AC Dance Studio CHANGED to Cardio Dance Party
  • Wed. Jan. 24: CLASS CHANGE from Barre to Yoga at 6:00 p.m. at GC Fitness Studio 
  • Fri. Jan. 26: CLASS CHANGE from Barre to Yoga at 12:00 p.m. at GC Fitness Studio 
  • Mon. Feb. 19 - Barre at 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. is cancelled due to Family Day Holiday 
  • Fri. Feb. 23: CLASS CHANGE from Barre to Yoga at 8:30 a.m. at GC Fitness Studio 
  • Fri. Feb. 23: CLASS CHANGE from Barre to Yoga at 12:00 p.m. at GC Fitness Studio 
  • Fri. Mar. 29 - Barre at 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. is cancelled due to Good Friday Holiday 

Rachel G: Rachel has been teaching barre for over 5 years and is thrilled to be on the U of T Fitness & Performance Team! Having danced competitively from childhood until her early twenties, Rachel found herself disillusioned with exercise never able to find a type of movement that fed her urge to move and sweat, while also remaining challenging. She found barre several years ago and has been hooked ever since. And she hopes that you too will fall in love with the elegance and deceptive challenge barre is. As an instructor, her goal is to empower you to feel strong and in your own body, while also listening to some great tunes. Catch Rachel three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays! 

Rachel T: Rachel is one of our newest instructors holding down the Monday lunch time spot! Rachel is an avid gym goer over the last 2 years and enjoys playing sports, including horseback riding, badminton, volleyball and more! They are a 3rd year undergraduate student at U of T, studying psychology with a minor in education. It is their first year teaching and they are loving it! Catch Rachel on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. at GC Fitness Studio! 

Courtney H: Courtney is a Masters of Physical Therapy student who is passionate about moving through life. She grew up as a competitive dancer but after high school quickly became fascinated in how she can use her strength training to support her dancing career and body/movement longevity. Courtney fosters a positive and uplifting environment in each of her workout classes dedicated to reaching your movement potential while improving your technique and execution of movement. She hopes through her classes you are able to see long-term improvements in your physical and mental fitness journey. Catch Courtney twice a week on Wednesday evening and Thursday early morning! 

Ela D: This is Ela's first year instructing Barre but she is no stranger to the studio. Ela was previously a professional dancer and gymnastics coach, which is why she fell in love with Barre. In Ela's classes, she hopes to get everyone out of their heads and back in the present moment. You'll find Ela three times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

A full-body, muscle endurance workout inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates. 

45-minute class.

Each class will start with a friendly intro from the instructor, leading into a dynamic warmup. 

Class will move through a series of exercises targeting major muscle groups - glutes, legs, back, core, arms. 

Every class will finish with deep stretching and closing greeting. 

All members - U of T students paying incidental fees for the current term; Active Sport & Rec members. 

Can be adapted to be beginner friendly or more advanced. 

Instructors are able to provide modifications for varying abilities. 

All equipment will be provided, including mats, light weights, Pilates balls, sliders, bands, equalizer bars, and more! 

No special clothing is required. Wear something you can move comfortably in. Barre is usually practiced in socks or barefoot. 

Indoor activity. 

Max. 35 participants (GC Fitness Studio & AC Dance Studio) 

Ratio: 1 to 25-35 

 


Winter 2024 Group Fitness Schedule:

Winter group fitness schedule

 

Questions?

Email us at fitness.performance@utoronto.ca for additional information.