What is Barre?

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By Fred DeVito Core Fusion co-founder and ultimate barre aficionado, Fred DeVito, breaks down the history of barre, how it works to change your body, and what to look for in a high-quality barre class. First things first: what is a barre? The Barre, a word taken from the world of ballet, is a fixed … Read More

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What’s your workout mentality?

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By: Fred DeVito, exhale co-founder and the ultimate fitness aficionado As a young barre teacher, back in the 80’s and 90’s, most students came to my class 4-5 times a week like clockwork. They loved the technique — because it challenged them constantly and it gave them fast and noticeable results. Back then, it was … Read More

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KATIE’S EXHALE TRANSFORMATION STORY

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When Katie first came to exhale with a 30-day unlimited class package, she was recovering from a life-altering car accident and brain surgery. Here’s her incredible story of building strength and mindfulness at exhale – one class at a time. First, please indulge me in some brief (kind of) background info. I was hit by … Read More

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The Curl: Mothership of Every Core Fusion Barre Class

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In exhale Barre classes, our Core Conditioning Series follows a pattern: Flat Back, Round Back, and finally the Curl – which introduces a progressive challenge of increased spinal flexibility with each position. All three exercises address two fundamental needs: strengthening the core while building flexibility in the back. Joseph Pilates always preached that the “supple … Read More

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ROUND BACK: FLAT BACK’S BEST FRIEND (AND WHY IT’S YOURS TOO)

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Round Back is a classic barre exercise: it has roots with Lotte Berk, the founder of the barre technique back in the 1960’s. It’s also a functional exercise position for gymnastic and springboard diver athletes. A staple in core conditioning exercises in every barre class, Round Back is the second exercise position in your core … Read More

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FLAT BACK: THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD BARRE EXERCISE AND WHY IT’S YOUR CORE’S BEST FRIEND

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Flat Back is an old-school exercise: it has roots with Lotte Berk, the founder of the Barre technique back in the ‘60’s. It has been a staple in core conditioning exercises for barre classes ever since. There are so many benefits of mastering the Flat Back position. It’s a results-oriented, efficient exercise with real results … Read More

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Escape to Exhale: Our Destination Locations

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We’re coming with you on your next vacay! Here’s the definitive guide to all our warmer-weather destination locations, plus exclusive offers and packages just for you. EXHALE AT THE GANSEVOORT TURKS & CAICOS The word “vacation” is often associated with images of tours, dining, and physical activity but there is a definite trend moving towards … Read More

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