TotalBarre® Foundation Course
About Total Barre®
High-energy and dynamic, Total Barre® integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training to create programming that is fully expandable and adaptable to any client base. Based on Merrithew’s three decades of developing safe and responsible exercise, Total Barre is designed to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. Total Barre is the safest and most impactful barre program available — and no dance experience required!
The 7 hour, one-day Total Barre® Foundation Course provides the groundwork for
Instructors to produce safe, effective and varied barre programs that address the
needs and goals of every client. Participants are introduced to the Total Barre
Principles – six movement awareness fundamentals that provide the structure and
biomechanical basis for each exercise. During the course, participants have the
opportunity to experience the movements before examining the application of the
principles, and learn the essence of each exercise along with the theories of dynamic
stability, optimal mobility and movement efficiency.
What you will learn:
How to use of the Total Barre® template
Choreography to teach exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement
How to use and choose appropriate music for the template
The most efficient way to cue and correct when teaching to music
Suggestions of modifications or props are made throughout the workout to aid and progress clients and add variety
This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement who hold a related certification and/or degree, however, all those interested in this material are encouraged to participate.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
- Total Barre: The Foundation Manual (700 HKD)
Those courses are intended for those who are already working in the fields of fitness or movement (personal training and/or strength conditioning experience) or someone with an interest in developing these skills. There are no prerequisites.