Total Barre™

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Total Barre™

After rigorous and in-depth development, we’re excited to offer our Total Barre™ program! High-energy and dynamic, Total Barre integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training, and is fully expandable and adaptable to any client base. The possibilities are really endless!

From 25 years of developing safe and responsible exercise, the Merrithew Health & Fitness experts designed Total Barre to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. It is a program geared for everyone—no dance experience required! Your clients will be getting not only the safest and most impactful barre program available—they will have fun doing it!

Course/Workshop Descriptions

total-barre-endurance-2-150Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course


Expand your knowledge and creativity in this exciting workshop! You'll explore creative choreography of a well-balanced Barre workout while learning how to modify and choreograph future workouts with the Course Template. Applying the six Total Barre Foundational Principles, you will begin to understand how to break down various movements and explore the stabilization and mobilization required to achieve them and also learn how to cue, correct and modify effectively for all populations. Finally, you will learn how to utilize the suggested beats per minute for each segment of the workout with optional music playlist.


Total-Barre-Sculpt-150X150Total Barre™ Endurance 1


This high-energy four-hour workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, is a great opportunity for Instructors looking to bring music-inspired movement to their clients. Following the class template used in the Total Barre Foundation Course and with the same level of intensity, Instructors learn unique choreography to create a biomechanically well-balanced and fun Barre program. Incorporating light props such as the Flex-Band®, Mini Stability Ball™ and Toning Balls™ gives Instructors more flexibility for their clients in an hour-long, endurance-focused class. A recommended play list of music is provided, as well as suggested beats per minute for each segment, so you can build on this and select your own music to create theme-based classes (i.e. Disco, Acid Jazz, Reggae, and Salsa etc).


Express-Total-Barre-150X150Total Barre™ Endurance 2


We’re ‘raising the barre’ with this workshop. Endurance 2 adds even more neuromuscular challenge to coordination learned in Level 1. Following the class template from the Foundation Course, balance and strength exercises now use a number of props such as Handweights or Toning Balls™, Foam Rollers and Ankle Tubing to help challenge and bump up the strength and calorie burning results. Working in a continuous flow to keep the heart rate elevated, a recommended play list of music is provided, as well as suggested beats per minute for each segment.


total-barre-foundations-150Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations


Clients with limited mobility or restricted movement need not shy away from exercise. Research shows that all active adults can benefit from exercising with music as it helps improve learning and memory, builds self-esteem, reduces stress and increases social interaction. Following the Total Barre template, appropriate biomechanical principles are taught to help with cueing, motivating and modifying safely for less mobile, active adult clients. Leave with a client program that increases flexibility, balance and postural stability.



All of our course and workshop fees include the required Total Barre™ materials.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course (7 hours): $390.00
Total Barre™ Endurance 1 (4 hours): $250.00
Total Barre™ Endurance 2 (2 hours): $125.00
Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations (2 hours): $125.00


Current Specials

  • Early Course Registration Special
    Early Course Registration Special

    Sign up and pay in full for an Intensive STOTT PILATES course at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date and save $200.  If you sign up and pay in full at least 3 weeks prior to an Advanced STOTT PILATES course, save $50.

How do I enroll?

Fill out the on-line application form. Call the Instructor Trainer Hotline at (562) 512-6005 if you have questions. We’re happy to help.

Upcoming Programs

    Instructor Trainers

    Heather Lawson