About Our Studio.
Welcome to The Bar Method Winter Park! Our studio is located in the Winter Park Village (across from the movie theater) off of North Orlando Avenue. Barre classes are offered 7 days a week at various times throughout the day. If you are new to our studio and/or the barre workout, it is recommended that you arrive 10-15 minutes early for an informal introduction.
It is our mission at The Bar Method Winter Park to create a positive, energetic and welcoming atmosphere from the minute our clients walk in the door. We treat our clients like family, which is reflected in the excellent customer service provided by our instructors and studio assistants. The Bar Method Winter Park resembles an urban chic spa with dark wood floors, white lacquer lockers and cabinets, modern chrome fixtures, and a fun and inviting banquette in the lobby where there is Bar Method merchandise and other barre accessories available for purchase.
The barre workouts at The Bar Method are uniquely designed to create a lean, toned and strong physique by targeting specific muscle groups. During each class, safety is of the utmost importance, and our instructors provide verbal and hands-on direction to ensure proper form throughout each exercise. The workouts are created with the unique individual in mind and can help our clients reach their health and fitness goals despite age, body type, or prior fitness experience. With regular attendance, many of our clients see a total body transformation in the areas of: muscle toning and strengthening, weight loss, improved posture and flexibility, and increased confidence.
The instructors at Bar Method Winter Park undergo over 150 hours of training before certification. This rigorous training involves a weeklong initial training by a national trainer, followed by a 4 to 6-month post training process. During this time, trainees co-teach classes, complete an anatomy exam, as well as a manual exam before becoming nationally certified as a Bar Method instructor. Post-certification, instructors are continually evaluated and participate in education opportunities to ensure they uphold the top standards of teaching set by The Bar Method.
What does this mean for you? Each instructor at the Bar Method Winter Park designs their own classes based on The Bar Method standards and guidelines, while making it fun through their unique personality and charisma! This allows for individuality in each class through various choreography and themes, giving our clients a different workout each and every time.
During class, instructors are dedicated to connecting to each individual, while prioritizing proper form and safety throughout each exercise. Our instructors are there to guide clients through a challenging and effective workout, while also making it fun and something to look forward to!
Meet the Owner
The Bar Method Winter Park is owned by Karen Moreno, who was born and raised in Central Florida. Her life-long devotion to her health and well-being began at an early age as she adopted a passion for dance and fitness. She continued these passions to the collegiate level, and was a cheerleader at the University of Central Florida where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education.
After a few years of teaching both first and second grade, Karen decided to shift her focus to her family and civic work, consistently volunteering for community organizations and at her children’s schools. With her children a bit older, Karen decided to delve back into her career by combining her love for fitness and teaching through the opportunity to open a Bar Method studio right here in Winter Park.
Karen was first introduced to the Bar Method through barre exercise DVDs and had never before experienced such a challenging, safe and effective regime. The transformation that she saw in her own body and fitness level served as first-hand proof of the program’s effectiveness. Karen is now able to be a part of this same transformation seen in our clients at the Bar Method Winter Park since opening the studio in 2011. Karen trained and certified with Burr Leonard, the Founder of The Bar Method, who provided leadership and expertise that Karen is able to implement each and every day at The Bar Method Winter Park.