You can expect a 45 to 60-minute workout that focuses on total body conditioning. As with all classes, try to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can stretch and ask any questions you have, especially if it’s your first time to a studio. At the start of class, most barre teachers will ask if there are any first-timers, in which case, raise your hand. If they don’t ask, make it a point to seek the teacher out beforehand and let them know you’ve never done this type of workout before.
Since the movements are small and precise, the instructor will be able to focus extra attention on you and make sure you’re doing all the moves correctly. Generally, you’ll know instantly if you’ve got it right since you’ll feel the burn.