Amy Mewborn brings you a proprietary online program that you can complete at your own pace for a fraction of the price of most barre certifications. Amy created this curriculum after years in the industry watching numerous fitness enthusiasts attend live certification trainings, with many leaving frustrated after the first day. Learn at your own pace - go as quickly or as slowly as you want, in the comfort of your own home.
This online barre certification comes to you through Amy's Fit in 60™ programs. The Online Barre Certification blends ballet, dance, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle resistance, alternating between isometric movements and cardio dance intervals, designed to burn 500-700 calories per class, while sculpting the body at the same time!
Module 1: Principles of ballet and pilates and how they relate to class.
Module 2: Ballet and pilates terminology.
Module 3: Anatomy and physiology – Common injuries and how to make modifications and what to look for in class related to injuries and safety.
Module 4: Modifications and special populations – After learning the basics about common injuries, learn specific modifications and how to deal with clients of all ages and fitness levels.
Module 5: Progressions and amplifications – As clients get stronger, continue to challenge them to work to their full potential.
Module 6: Pre and post natal – the major items to focus on (and avoid) when working with pre and post natal clients.
Module 7: Class programming – How to program a 60 minute class to work the entire body, as well as how to make every class different. Learn two to four different options for class formats to ensure that your clients are always getting a fabulous and unique workout.
Module 8: Cuing and musicality – Learn how to provide cues and speak to music. Use the pace of your music to set the level of cardio, the intensity of the muscle work. Learn HOW to use music that best represents what you want to accomplish in class and where to get the best music for a barre class. Certification includes five full playlists to practice with and teach your first classes ($100 Value)
Modules 9-14: Warm up, cardio integrations, upper body, lower body, core floor/cool down, stretches. Receive individual exercise videos, as well as a PDF manual to help you learn each exercise, its modifications, its amplifications, and how it can be used in a class.
Module 15: If you have ever dreamed of opening your own studio, this is your chance to learn more about what it takes to open your own studio and how you can get the help you may need in opening your own successful studio – without the fees and rules of a franchise.
NOOOOOO!! What makes us different is that we will teach you a series of exercises and how to put them together and you can design the class that best suits you and your clients. Every class can be different. You will NOT be teaching the same barre class for three months.
YES!! You can teach ANYWHERE! Your gym, a country club, a yoga studio - any where you want! Your certification is yours and follows you to any studio/gym/country you wish to teach in.
YES! Safety is so important. Your manual, as well as your Anatomy and Kinesiology module will teach you about common injuries, and how to work with them in classes.
One of the things that makes us different than many barre brands is that you will learn a series of exercises that can be incorporated into a class to provide cardio. We believe that with a 60 minute class, it is more fun, challenging, and transformational to combine cardio intervals with blocks of resistance. This will keep your class and body changing!!!
We make it as simple as possible. We want to know that you have the skills and training to teach your first class, and we want to give you the feedback that will make you a better instructor! You will have a short written exam that deals with modifications and how to modify in case of injuries. You will also submit a 60 minute class video that you will upload to a private youtube channel that shows you teaching 3 or more of your friends. This is your opportunity to get individual feedback and help with your certification process!!
That's ok! We have an entire section on musicality, how to design a class with the music, how to use the music to count repetitions, how to use music to motivate and encourage the class, and where to get the music that you will use for your classes. Our Platinum Certification even includes FIVE full playlists - OVER $100 Value!!!
Our program was submitted to the American Council on Exercise. They have reviewed the course material and our master instructors and given us the approval to be an approved program and continuing education provider with the American Council on Exercise.
The thing that makes us most different from other types of barre is that we incorporate cardio ballet/dance elements in our classes, combined with the small, isometric, sculpting movements of traditional barre. You will learn multiple formats so you get to CHOOSE the type of class you wish to teach. So, if you want to teach an 8:20am Iso-Barre class - with only small isometrics, you can. If you want to teach a 9:30 Cardio Ballet class with lots of cardio, you can. If you want to teach it as a combination class, for maximum efficiency you can. This certification gives you the tools and the FREEDOM to teach any type of barre class you desire!
“At first, I was nervous to try barre but the friendly, knowledgeable instructors made me feel right at home & after a couple weeks I started to feel stronger & more at home at the barre. It didn’t take long for me to become completely addicted!! It’s been about two years since I first started & I love it more than ever. I’ve seen drastic changes in my body over the past couple years & I continue to see major improvements in my strength, muscle tone & endurance. I never thought I would enjoy working out as much as I do now!!”
I have experienced amazing changes to my body! Not only do I feel beautiful and graceful, but also I love my physique! In one hour I get an incredible workout that benefit my entire body and I have a flat stomach, toned arms and legs. Plus my body feels amazing! After many years of exercising at gyms, lifting weights, kickboxing, running, and playing soccer my body hit a plateau of change. My aches and pains had developed into sciatica, plantar fascia with a long term tear in my knee. My body was getting bigger due to the style of group exercises and weights that I was doing to compensate for my injuries. Fit in 60 Barre changed my attitude, expectations and most of all my sciatica and plantar fascia disappeared. I could never touch my toes before or even lift my legs up to a ballet bar. Now I twist, balance, stretch and perform every exercise as I smile at myself in the mirror! - Trish