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BARRE ABOVE® is a Revolution that Blends the Best of Ballet, Strength, Yoga, and Pilates.

  • No Licensing Fees!
  • Choreography for All Fitness Levels
  • Can be Taught With or Without a Barre or Chair

The Barre Above® certification will teach you everything you need to implement a successful barre program anywhere - whether you teach at a gym, studio, health club, or university.

Fusing the worlds of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above delivers a results-driven workout that will sculpt your students' bodies, get them into amazing shape, and have them coming back for more.

As a Barre Above® instructor, you'll learn the correct way to teach barre that is fun and totally unique for your students. You'll also learn how to structure an effective barre workout that meets all your students' needs, whether you're teaching on a barre or off one. You'll learn barre specific cueing, so that your students will feel empowered, motivated, and have the ability to progress.

The Barre Above® certification is an 7-hour in-person certification workshop. You'll receive everything you need to begin teaching classes the very next day.

Instructor Certificate Includes:
  • Full one day in-person training from Barre Above® Program Specialist
  • You'll learn hands on how to design your own Barre classes, the science of effective Barre exercises, progressions for various fitness levels and special populations, and of course experience the amazing body sculpting exercises yourself
  • Complete Instructor Manual with exercise examples, class formats and templates
  • 3-Hour Musicality Method™ online training to help you take your classes to the next level with your favorite hit songs from Spotify or iTunes, or with continuous BPM fitness music from great companies such as Muscle Mix or Yes Music.
  • Barre Above® and Barre Basics dvds
  • Discounts on music for your classes from top music providers like Muscle Mix and Yes Music
  • Qualifies you to purchase Barre Above® apparel, and Barre equipment at wholesale
  • ACE: 1.2 CEC's
  • SCW: 12.0 CEC's
  • NASM: 1.2 CEC's
  • AFAA: 12.0 CEC's

Everything you need to being teaching Barre classes ANYWHERE, RIGHT AWAY!

Barre Above ® Creators

Barre Above Creators
Barre Above Creators

Barre Above ® Creators

Leslee Bender

Leslee Bender has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has presented fitness education internationally in over 20 countries. She is the creator of the Bender Method of training, which received "Infomercial of the Year” in 2007 for short form, and more than 2,000,000 orders. Leslee has produced over 30 DVDs and has created one of the safest methods of core training, the Pilates Coach Method. Leslee is a graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science, and is now enrolled in the GIFT program there, believing that you can never stop learning the true functions of human movement. She was also a 2010 finalist for IDEA Instructor of the year. Presently, Leslee works in Orlando, FL as a functional training specialist with pro water skiers. She has a B.A., and fitness certifications from ACSM, NASM, AFAA, ACE.

Tricia Murphy-Madden

Elite fitness instructor and trainer, Tricia Murphy Madden, began teaching in 1991 and never looked back. She has taught dance and fitness workshops worldwide and is one of the industry’s top presenters. She is an American Council on Exercise faculty member and Fitness Director for four health clubs in Seattle, WA. She has developed many highly acclaimed programs, including: "Urban Striptease Aerobics", with over 1,750 instructors worldwide; and "My Best Friends Workout" a fitness program designed for pet owner to get in shape while walking their pet (sold in pet stores and online nationwide). Between the two programs, she has sold over 50,000 DVD’s since 2003.

Lauren George

Master of musicality, Lauren has helped to co-create the new enhanced Barre Above® program. Lauren has had a passion for movement and fitness since a young age. She began teaching group fitness classes in college where her first love was step aerobics. Since her beginning in step, she has pursued certifications through Power Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates (Reformer level 1-3, & Apparatus level 1-3), Schwinn, YogaFit, Kettlebell AMPD, QiDANCE, Balletone®, and TRX. After finishing her undergraduate work in Sports Management at Texas A&M University, Lauren completed a master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at The University of North Texas. During her 11 years in the fitness industry, she has had the pleasure of managing the group fitness programs at The Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center, Florida State University, and ToddPilates Fitness in Austin. In 2015, she combined her love of dance, Pilates, and group fitness to create PulsePointe barre, which has since become part of the Barre Above® program. Lauren George is the co-creator of the enhanced Barre Above® program, a Balletone® Program Specialist, serves as adjunct faculty for the Leisure Skills department at Clemson University, and is the owner of Clemson Fitness Company, in Clemson, SC.