Ballet dancers must be flexible and strong so they can perform the final scene in "The Nutcracker," in which they open thousands of pistachios using only their feet. Get fit through dance with this Groupon.
- $40.99 for 10 Cardio Barre classes ($170 value)
- See the class schedule.
Cardio Barre Brentwood
Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre.
The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.
At Cardio Barre Brentwood, owner Lisa Doty's love affair with cardio barre first began with buying a Groupon. After learning about and practicing more cardio barre, she left the entertainment industry and launched Cardio Barre Brentwood and, second to her children, has said it's her proudest achievement.
137 S Barrington Pl.
Brentwood, CA 90049