The Bar Method - NoHo


The Bar Method - NoHo

New York City, USA

The The Bar Method Story

The Bar Method was founded in 2001 by Burr Leonard. An avid lover of ballet and jazz classes, Burr took inspiration from the Lotte Berk Method to create her own unique approach that she found had great results in creating strong, lean, toned, and healthy bodies.

The very first flagship studio opened in San Francisco and was an instant hit, offering a place where people from different backgrounds - but with a connected mindset - could get stronger together. This powerful community soon ignited growth through a franchise model, with clients becoming hooked on the method before “graduating" to become an instructor or studio owner.

The Bar Method and community has now surpassed 100 locations across North America and is still growing, realizing Burr’s vision of helping “brave and brilliant” entrepreneurs pursue their passion and impact more people.

How Did The Bar Method Noho Score Overall?

The full client experience at The Bar Method, Noho was very good, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also excellent, winning our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The class experience as a whole was a stand-out highlight, guided by a quality and attentive instructor. We also enjoyed the design aesthetic of both the studio and the common areas.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The instructor was friendly and engaging and made an effort to connect with everyone in the class.”

“The class was challenging, yet enjoyable.”

“The studio was a nice space, with natural light coming in and enough room for everyone.”

What To Expect From A The Bar Method Session

The Bar Method offers 45 and 60-minute classes that infuse Pilates, yoga, and other strength training exercises into a ballet-inspired barre workout. They use an interval format that’s designed to not just work your muscles, but also give you a cardio workout. You can expect small, controlled movements that keep your muscle working through the full range of motion. This is challenging, but their instructors are trained to give you a “personal training” experience to help you hit the moves effectively.

Class types include Bar Method, their signature workout; Barre Advanced, for those that want to push their limits and Bar Move, for an aerobic, cardio challenge.

The Reception Service

We had a wonderful call with The Bar Method before our visit, which left us feeling excited to join a class. At the club, the service was more routine with the basics covered, but falling short of the delightful call.

The Class Experience

The Bar Method Noho received The Fit Guide 4-star Class Experience Award, making it one of New York’s stand-out offerings.

We were very impressed with our instructor on the day, who circulated the room observing participants from different angles. This helped her give individual and meaningful feedback, coaching cues, and encouragement.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio was roomy, tastefully decorated, and equipped with all the tools we needed for the session. However, the corners of the room got a little tight on space when performing some exercises.

The Facilities And Public Areas

We loved the overall design aesthetic, which had a sleek modern style with wood floors, industrial-style light fixtures, and a neutral color palette. There were cozy throws and pillows to add interest to the waiting area.

Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

Digital And Technology

The Bar Method has a strong social media presence and the website does a good job of communicating their values. We would like to have seen more information about the instructor team and, unfortunately, our enquiry to their Instagram account went unanswered.


The Bar Method offers an introductory offer of ‘30 days unlimited classes’ to new clients for $79.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $129 for four classes per month up to $350 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $38 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five pack for $179.

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