New business: New workout studio raises the barre
by Mariko Lamb
Aug 08, 2012 | 10626 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cardio Barre’s unique program combines resistance exercises and fat-burning motions in a no-impact, ballet-inspired workout. Courtesy photo
Cardio Barre’s unique program combines resistance exercises and fat-burning motions in a no-impact, ballet-inspired workout. Courtesy photo
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Cardio Barre’s unique program combines resistance exercises and fat-burning motions in a no-impact, ballet-inspired workout. Courtesy photos
Cardio Barre’s unique program combines resistance exercises and fat-burning motions in a no-impact, ballet-inspired workout. Courtesy photos
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Cardio Barre is shaping up to be a popular new studio for La Jollans to get a high-energy, fat-burning workout without the strain of high impact to muscles and joints. The innovative workout focuses on sculpting long, lean muscles by embracing toning and resistance exercises and continual fat-burning motions in no-impact, ballet-inspired workouts.

“Cardio Barre combines weight training, flexibility and cardio moves in a no-impact, one-hour session,” said owner Christiana Jebran. “Using the ballet barre helps isolate muscle groups, which becomes very effective in body sculpting. It gives you the core strength to lift your own body weight. At Cardio Barre, the exercises lengthen and strengthen muscles while burning fat.”

The revolutionary new exercise class was created in Los Angeles by dancer-choreographer Richard Giorla, who channeled more than 25 years of classical dance training and fitness to bring together the best of both worlds in an ideal, no-impact cardio workout. The classes quickly became popular among celebrities, with the likes of Dakota Fanning, Jenna Elfman, Amanda Bynes and Roslyn Sanchez attending classes in Hollywood on a regular basis.

La Jolla Cardio Barre owner Jebran launched the studio on Fay Avenue on July 23, marking the first of Cardio Barre’s 11 studios to open in San Diego County. After attending the exercise classes four times a week, Jebran, herself a Cardio Barre success story, lost six dress sizes in just five months.

Now, she wants to spread the benefit to others in the community at her very own Village-based studio.

“We thought Cardio Barre is a great fit for an active community like La Jolla. It is a high-energy, fast-paced exercise class done at a ballet barre. Richard Giorla’s philosophy of elongation of muscles combined with fat-burning movements that are no-impact is completely new,” she said. “When you walk in to a Cardio Barre studio you see welcoming front desk staff, well trained, motivating and friendly instructors, a clean studio, altogether a five star service.”

Although classes are only allowed for those 14 years and older, the class can be modified to cater to any individual’s level of intensity to ensure everyone gets a challenging, beneficial workout.

For more information or to sign up for classes, visit www.cardiobarre.com, email lajolla@cardiobarre.com or call (858) 454-1954. Cardio Barre is located at 7580 Fay Ave., Ste. 107. Classes are Mondays through Saturdays at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Mondays through Fridays at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
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