METHOD & TECHNIQUE
A word about barre fitness.
Did you know that barre fitness has a deep history? This exercise was born in London in the 1950s to Lotte Berk, a former modern ballerina who created her technique after a back injury. Lydia Bach put her own spin on Lotte's technique and brought it to the US. Thanks to the hard work of Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp at Lotte Berk NYC, the Lotte Berk method inspired barre as we know it. The couple took their method to the next level with their program Core Fusion, later exhale spa, and as of this summer, Core Barre Fit. And, in a nutshell, that's how barre in the US came to be. There have been lots of spin-offs in the form of franchises and independent studios, and many barre workouts have completely reinvented what barre fitness means, leaving many people wondering what barre really is anyway! Luckily, Betsy, Brooke, and Sam are all trained and certified through Barre Guild Academy and strive to give you the most authentic barre experience at each and every Bayou Barre Method class.
Meanwhile, in England, Esther Fairfax continued teaching her mother Lotte Berk's technique. Alive and well at 86, she has trained a handful of people, including Andrea, as well as Kelly Wackerman and Pamela Kennedy of The London Method. Betsy will complete her training in The Original with Kelly and Pam this summer, debuting this widely unknown technique to you as
right here in Thibodaux.
Welcome to Bayou Barre. Real barre. Real results.
Owners Brooke Ellender & Betsy Royster