about oranj fitness barre in kensington
At oranj we provide a wide mixture of yoga, group fitness and cycle classes. We take our time at the barre with pride. Working to strengthen, elongate and tone muscles throughout the body to help condition your body for every day life. Barre is amazing for your stabilizing muscles which are a huge help for all your cross-training. This class will have you craving the burn in a low-impact way that is great for all levels.
Some of the classes we offer are Barre, Barre fusion classes, Barre Express, and Cardio Barre. Some of these classes are offered at room temperature, in a warm or hot room. We provide complimentary equipment, sweat towels, filtered water and full amenity showers. Each class will have you challenging new limits with our world-class instructors who are there to ensure you have a great time.
Our barre classes range from 45 minutes – 60 minutes in length. We ask that you come a minimum of 15 minutes early for class so you can be ready to start on time. If you have children booked in childcare, they can be dropped off 10 minutes before class starts. We also have a vegan superfood smoothie bar that you can pre order before class.
Below is a description of some of our more popular barre classes. This does not include all the classes we offer at oranj. For the most up to date schedule of fitness, cycle and yoga classes go to our schedule page.
Oranj Barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training into one upbeat full body workout. The moves are choreographed to motivating music and all students do the exercises as one large group. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll perform movements on the barre to slim and tone, or you’ll use exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt your muscles on your exercise mats. This is a low intensity class and great for all levels.
Get a full body barre workout in a 45 minute express class! Barre is a low-impact, energizing, and effective workout for just about anyone! Barre is derived from the ballet/barre exercises that ballerinas practice to lengthen and strengthen their muscles to create long, lean limbs. Barre is a fun way to design a tighter tush through high repetition, isolated movements all the while improving posture, grace and flexibility. Come and meet us at the barre!
Barre is typically low-impact, however in this class you will be given different cardio options. Barre is derived from the ballet barre exercises that ballerinas practice to lengthen and strengthen their muscles to create long, lean limbs. Barre is a fun way to design a tighter tush through high repetition and isolated movements while improving posture, grace, and flexibility. Meet us at the barre!
HOT Yoga Barre
This is a merge of dance, Pilates, ballet, fitness and yoga together. It is a difficulty of 7-8 out of 10. It is broken into three sections. 1. Warm up and Flow Yoga. 2. Barre Exercises. 3. Cool down and Savasana. After we have a yoga warm up, we flow through Sun Salutations A and B to warm the body up and get ready for the barre portion of class. The barre portion consists of approx. 30 minutes of exercises that are all taught to the beat of the music and all exercises are performed on your yoga mats. One muscle group will be worked per song to the tempo of the beat. Lastly, we end class with a few finishing yoga postures and a relaxing and much deserved savasana!
Cycle and Barre
Come ready to spin those buns off for 30 minutes of high energy cycling, followed by a 30 minute total body barre inspired class. This class increases metabolism with cardio burst on the bikes, then works the entire body on the barre using isometric, concentrated movements. Be prepared to sweat and have your muscles shaking!
Try HIIT barre, which combines the toning benefits of barre workouts with the cardio benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for one explosive workout. This quick routine will strengthen your entire body while getting your heart rate up!
Yoga Barre is the ultimate combo to help you tighten, tone and lengthen your muscles like never before! This is a fused yoga & Barre class in Ryan Gosling. It’s great for both males and females, so bring your friends! Come ready to warm up and get your sweat on with exercises both on and off your mat. Your core will be on fire by the time we switch it up for Barre where we’ll tone your muscles to complete exhaustion… buns, legs, upper body… and yes more core! Ending with a good stretch, you’ll love your cool lemongrass towel after this class!
WARM Express Barre
WARM Express Barre is a wicked awesome 45 minute class that will tone that body like no other!!!! Here we will integrate the fat burning format of interval training with the muscle shaping technique of isometrics. Come ready to use the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and couple it with the core training of pilates and yoga to create a new workout that quickly and safely reshapes your entire body.When you leave this class you will be shaking a glorious shake! This class takes place in a heated room – 28 – 34 degrees! Barre socks are mandatory.
Barre + Bike
What Barre + Bike? Yes please!!! This great combo class has it all start it out on the bike get that heart rate up then work on lengthening and strengthening those muscles with ballet inspired movements.
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Kensington Road, Kensington Crescent and surrounding streets have plenty of parking spaces available. There is a ParkLink lot offering flat rates right behind our studio on Kensington Crescent. Calgary Transit buses stop directly in front of our studio also! Most streets have 2 hour paid parking, but some street parking is free before 9am and after 6pm.
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FREE CURBSIDE PARKING
There is some free time-limited parking available on Bowness Rd, 12 St and 13 St around the St John Fine Arts Elementary School (15 12th St NW). Be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations.
METERED CURBSIDE PARKING
With exception to permit parking in residential zones surrounding the Kensington area, there is metered parking on nearly every street in the Kensington area. Once again, be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations, especially on 10 St during rush-hour time periods as some time restrictions do apply.
Often overlooked, Kensington Gate offers numerous stalls above ground as well as about 100 stalls underground, all available for public parking. There is almost always parking available here, even during busy times.
CALGARY PARKING AUTHORITY (CPA)
CPA LOT 23 at 1101 Memorial Dr NW
Located beside the old Firehall. Access is from eastbound Memorial Drive only.
CPA LOT 37 at 1056 Memorial Dr NW
Located on the north side of Memorial Dr, access is from westbound Memorial Dr only.
CPA LOT 57 at 1210 Kensington Rd NW
Located on the north side of the road, this lot is a great one for those of you who are coming in from Crowchild Trail via Kensington Rd.
For more information on Calgary Parking Authority parking lots, hours and rates, go to the CPA Home Page <http://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/parkinglots/lotlocations>.
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