A super intimate barre class with a focus on perfect ballerina poise.
At Xtend Barre, which has almost 300 locations around the world, you might just feel like you’re reliving your ballerina dreams at the barre (just in chic mesh-panel workout capris, instead of a tutu). There’s a focus on perfect posture, alignment, and exercises that include everything from plies and releves to port de bras. Harmony is the only place in Chicago to offer Xtend Barre, and studio holds just six people, so you’ll have to book early. But you’ll get plenty of attention from the top-notch instructors like owner Tara Gillespie, who’ll push you hard without being intimidating. The studio is decked out in mood-boosting vitamin-D lights, so you’ll be riding more than just your endorphin high.