"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $45, you get five Formé fitness classes at Core et' Barre (a $100 value) in Newport Beach.
Core et' Barre pioneered the Formé technique, a combination of yoga, ballet, Pilates, barre, and core work aimed at bettering bodies. The workout draws from each of these disciplines over the course of 60 minutes, with practitioners gradually moving from broad flexibility exercises to specific motions focused on thighs, abs, and pantseat-filling posteriors. Follow the lead of Core et' Barre's instructors as you monitor the flow of your breathing and bring stability to your core during the Pilates-influenced elements, or unleash the black swan within during the ballet-inspired portions of Formé. Core et' Barre funnels the Formé formula through several different class types, including a calorie-burning cardio version. Check the schedule for options.
Core et' Barre ups the ante on fitness facilities with its Paris-inspired décor and its alluring amenities, such as espresso, iced water tastefully tinged with fresh fruit, and towels fluent in both French and English perspiration. Parts of the studio overlook the Pacific Ocean, allowing students to taunt passing tides with their own fluid motions.
Six Yelpers give Core Et' Barre an average of 4.5 stars:
- Every little detail to decor is perfect and thoughtful, comes together beautifully. Very inspiring. – Audra R., Yelp, 10/27/10
- The instructors are very nice and they take the time to come and adjust you if you're not doing something right. And they change the exercises so you're not always doing the same thing every time. – Sharon C., Yelp, 10/13/10
200 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, California 92660Get Directions