DROP IN CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Below are the current drop in class offerings. These classes are open to all guests and scheduled regularly on a weekly basis. You can pop in to any at anytime! All classes are all levels and no previous knowledge of other classes or specific experience is required. Our class styles are ever changing and we constantly update and adjust our schedule based on fitness innovations, your feedback and popular classes. All classes are fitness focused and strive to provide balanced, whole body workouts, while having a sweet time with new or old friends!
Barre classes are inspired by ballet dancers who use a wall mounted bar to strengthen, condition and stretch. Barre classes are an energetic mix of Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Dance. Set to high energy music you will move, pulse, lengthen and strengthen your entire body. What keeps you coming back to this class is it's signature burn that leaves you feeling buzzed from a killer workout but also taller and more confident from the deep stretches interspersed throughout. Barre is the grace and ease of a dancer with the grit and sweat of a gym workout.
You DO NOT require any dance experience whatsoever!
Benefits of Barre
No impact on your joints
Core conditioning, flexibility, balance and functional training
Excellent cross-training with a focus on glutes, quads, hamstrings and hip mobility and strength
An incredible pelvic floor and deep core workout
Great for those with joint concerns that are better suited to an upright workout
A great sustainable option for pre and post pregnancy
What to Wear for Barre
No shoes or socks required, ballet slippers or socks are highly encouraged (not mandatory). Barre socks are available at the studio to purchase
Leggings and/or snug fitting attire is great as legs go up and down and all around and you don't want any surprises
Current Barre Class Options
Our schedules rotate each season! Find the latest and greatest Barre offerings and the inside scoop on what you can expect.
This is a great mix-up of a variety of Barre styles. It's a sweet weekly change-up of movements and music to keep you excited and on your toes! It's Instructors choice as to the specifics but requests are always welcomed! This ever changing class is accessible to all levels and barre experiences. This rotating themed class is excellent for trying new Barre modalities, ultimate cross-training and keeping the body guessing and adapting to new styles of movement.
Soulful music challenges your body in a different way as we make expressive shapes and complete graceful combos with sweepy lines throughout this Barre class. By slowing movements down, integrating stretches and holds and enjoying this almost lyrical dance feel, you'll feel insanely conditioned in a fun, and easeful way. Expect to feel taller, invigorated, elegant, and inspired.
Enjoy an elegantly athletic, musically driven, Barre inspired workout! By
taking ballet barre conditioning movements and doing them off the barre you can expect a bold, steady push to slay a well rounded workout! Enjoy sweeping lines, deep core integration and lots of movement repetition to really sweat, burn and isolate small functional muscles. This sneakily soft practice shocks with incredible toning, expression and insanely functional development for core.
Our signature and devotedly popular Barre Flex is a dancer inspired, conditioning class with a muscle sizzle twist. Designed for dancers and non dancers alike this class is great for sculpting, conditioning and upbeat for a cardio kick! We incorporate small hand weights and often a pilates ball for a total body blast. This is an all levels class, no dance or ballet experience is required. Expect a very fitness forward, sweaty and functional burn in this peppy class.
Enjoy this multi-faceted Barre class where you get to experience multiple kinds of Barre modalities and Barre influenced movements in every class! Props and class inspiration are always changing, from on the barre to floor barre, mat-work, Yoga, Pilates & Conditioning integration, these constant change-ups keep your mind engaged and your body evolving!
Precision Barre Sculpt
The definition of Barre burn, specifically designed to strengthen & lengthen. Simple movements done in high repetition will give you amazing tone and sculpting. Mindful, gruelling, and extraordinarily functional, this is a slow burning strength challenge and the cheapest butt-lift in town!
Our signature and devoted fan club class, Barre Fitness, is a high caliber, dancer inspired, conditioning workout. This class is designed for 'regular non-dancer folk', who crave that Dancer experience and toned training effect under fitness parameters. Expect to sizzle, lengthen and strengthen through small, functional movements done in high repetition. You will leave class feeling taller, confident and deeply strong.
Nicknamed 'BootyCamp,' expect to build strength, improve cardio and enjoy a musically driven, Barre inspired workout! By taking ballet barre conditioning movements and doing them off the barre you can expect a bold, steady push to slay a well rounded workout! We enjoy sweeping lines, deep core integration and lots of movement repetition to really sweat, burn and isolate small functional muscles. This sneakily soft practice shocks with incredible toning, expression and insanely functional development for core.
The Barre Parties
You'll see a themed class every so often on our schedule! Classes like Beyonce Barre, tribute nights, Christmas Rock, Alivelandia or Beibonce frequently rock the house. These classes are absolutely a hoot! The music and moves will take you to an era or a destination and you'll have so much fun moving & mingling.
*Barre Parties are also available for personalized group bookings; email to request!
Aaahhh Yoga the class that everyone knows yet nobody really knows what to expect. Our Yoga classes are accessible and movement focused. We integrate breathing, mindfulness and focus throughout class to keep the energy lifted and the body moving for the majority of the time. Postures are playfully linked and creative formats and structures are our forte. We always make time for deep stretches, body awareness and mindfulness in our Yoga classes
Benefits of Yoga
A grounding and peaceful afterglow
A wicked combination of flexibility and strength
Stamina, endurance and increased energy
An excellent counter activity to the strains and stresses of everyday physical and emotional life
Targets those typically tight places; shoulders, hips and back
A positive outlook
What to Wear for Yoga
Come dressed in comfy and very stretchy clothes
A sweater or warmer layer for the meditation
Anything that makes your practice better or more special including but not limited to meditation beads, eye pillows or your favourite socks
Current Yoga Class Options
Our schedules rotate each season! Find the latest and greatest Yoga offerings and the inside scoop on what you can expect.
Yin Yoga is characterized by long holds and deep releases in muscles and connective tissue. Our spin on a flow version will subtly layer in options and introduce you to mini-flows of the deep stretch poses you love! This means you'll be able to tailor your experience just for you, learn some new stretch techniques and hacks to make those long darn Yin poses feel so much more personalized, sensational and gradual.
Yoga Flow to Restore
This class will take you on a complete Yoga journey. Creative sequencing, heat building movements and bold combinations provide fire and passion. This followed by slowing down, deeper stretches and devotion, providing release for the body and mind. Physically engaging and beautifully meditative, this class is an indulgence you deserve.
Yoga Super Stretch
Deep stretches and mobility focus make this class the star of functionality. You'll flow through sublime, therapeutic and sometimes intense Yoga stretches. Creative, stretchy takes on old favs, longer held postures, and deeper zenful depths will leave you feeling luscious and limber. You don't need to be a pretzel or a Yoga pro to enjoy this sustainable, accessible, all levels class. You'll learn tricks for longevity and letting your mind relax while lingering in the pose becomes your favourite thing!
This Yoga flow fusion class specializes in shaping and balancing your core muscles. You'll enjoy a combination of Yoga, Fitness, Pilates and Core training. The key to great movement, performance and pain free bodies is your core -an intricate network of trunk muscles, fascia and soft tissues -that when firing and strong can turn you into a superhero. Expect mighty combinations and creative Yoga sequences in this spicy Yoga class! Feel the burn and build heat, interspersed with blissful Yoga holds and stretches.
Yoga Release Focus
This is a themed class that rotates focuses every month. The goal is to deeply stretch, release and build mobility in a certain area of your body for four weeks. Expect some gentle mini flows for warming these areas, extra special coaching and options and long Yin style holds specific to the monthly focus to really increase flexibility and fascia release. This is an incredibly relaxing and therapeutic class, do expect to stretch hard and slow down! You'll enjoy themes such as; Hip Openers, Shoulders, Back, Hamstrings and more! Check the online schedule for this month's focus!
Fusion at it's finest as weight lifting and Yoga come together! Enjoy the length, strength and mindfulness of Yoga complimented with the extra toning, strength and conditioning of adding weights. It's fun & playful, it's sweaty and it's total bliss by the end.
This is our 'sweatiest' Yoga class we offer. Best in stretchy clothes and bare feet. Grab a hand towel or yoga mat towel & your water bottle for this class.
Breath merges with movements in this all levels flow. Connectedness and a dynamic sense of fluidity are the goal. This moving meditation emphasizes expressive patterns and sequences that feel like there is no stop nor start to your postures. Our Yoga forte here is creative sequencing, interesting pose combinations, smart preparatory actions and prioritizing the movements that feel incredible in 'regular people' bodies. We layer in breath and meditative coaching for a seamless mindbody evolution.
Deep stretches and mobility focus, make this class the epitome of functionality. You'll flow through gentle Yoga sequences and hold postures longer, for deeper more therapeutic results. There is an athletic stretch and release for the body and a soothing, slow down for the mind. You don't need to be a pretzel or a Yoga pro to enjoy this all levels, accessible, slow flowing class. Beautiful meditative coaching and breathing practices really help define this indulgent Yoga experience.
Pilates is famous for creating lean, long and strong bodies. With a focus on core based movements and deep abdominal breathing you will experience better posture and a tight, sculpted body. At Alive, we offer mat pilates which is done without equipment so we can focus on precision and functionality of the movements. If your goal is to chisel and sculpt then you better start doing Pilates. Long levers, pulsing actions and fiery breathing ensure you feel ignited after any style of class. Pilates is notorious for giving people six packs!
Benefits of Pilates
Increase in energy through deep, powerful breathing
Fantastic compliment to any sport or leisure activity
Alleviate back pain through strengthening and mobility
What to Wear for Pilates
Bare Feet & Water Bottle
Clothing free from zippers and bulky details is advised as we spend lots of time on hands, hips, knees and backs
Current Pilates Class Options
Our schedules rotate each season! Find the latest and greatest Pilates offerings and the inside scoop on what you can expect.
We've put our Mat Pilates class upright at the Barre! By integrating both Mat and Barre Pilates movements, you can experience more variety and more focus on the lower body than traditional Pilates offers. Now the pulsing is done up, down and all around for a few more sweat drops! Expect the integration of various props as you complete both upright and mat exercises in calculated precision. Lots of options and layers will be coached through in every class so you can tailor the class to suit your needs. All levels are welcome!
Part of class is spent at the barre with small and precise barre movements, the other part of class is spent on the mat for core conditioning
This is a high energy and dynamic Total Body Pilates class that integrates Yoga and Fitness principles for an extremely well rounded workout. We sweat to music and sizzle to pulsing, sweeping, crunching movements that give a deep burn. You'll get stronger, longer and more mobile with a focus on BOTH the 'lookin buff muscles' as well as the functional muscles.
Lots of options are provided for all levels and all abilities, no Pilates experience is necessary. In true Alive style this class will give you a great fitness fusion workout with peppy tunes and exceptional coaching and demonstrating along the way.
Conditioning classes are gritty and sweaty mixed with functional, barefoot long line type movements. We like to call these classes elegantly athletic for their vigorous, high energy nature mixed perfectly with refined movements done in high rep, small weight or body weight fashion. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most functional and posture building movements in the industry. Our Conditioning classes are extraordinarily effective for long, strong, toned bodies- we are the lean n mean machine makers.
Benefits of Conditioning
Well rounded total body strengthening
Functional movements for everyday sport and life crossover
High calorie burning
Increase stamina and mobility
Heart healthy cardio
What to Wear for Conditioning
Bare Feet & Water Bottle
You may like a sweat towel
Clothing free from zippers and bulky details is advised as we spend lots of time on hands, hips, knees and backs
Clothing you can sweat in
Current Conditioning Class Options
Our schedules rotate each season! Find the latest and greatest Conditioning offerings and the inside scoop on what you can expect.
Welcome to your complete workout! Every muscle, including your core, will
be targeted in this fun, efficient, total body class. Enjoy using some props, including a short barre segment, experience tried and tested sculpting exercises and then deep stretch & release it all out at the end. You will leave feeling toned, strengthened and glowing.
This class is functional training and sculpting through an accessible, musical and elevated offering. You'll chisel your entire body with functional body weight movements mixed with light hand weight-high repetition work and exercise band movements that leave you spent and satisfied. This workout comes at you in an extremely efficient package, built from foundational weightlifting knowledge while interspersing flow and function from Pilates and balance and control from Yoga. You'll see & feel extremely quick results with this class!