It is time to raise the barre.

Apply today and start your journey of becoming a certified Barretender!

Are you ready?

Our Barretenders are a group of people we are incredibly proud of. They demonstrate excellence of both the artform of Barre and our unique blend of sharing it. 

Finally we have developed a solution to help an exclusive group of people to deepen their knowledge and discover exactly what it takes to become a fully certified Barretender.

Whether you are a passionate attendee of our classes and want to learn more or are interested in seeing yourself on the schedule, our brand new academy has exactly what you are looking for. 


Working directly with the incredibly talented, Amber Hirsch you are receiving personalized attention from our most experienced Barretender. Expect to receive a fast tracked education on all things Barre, directly from the most experienced instructor in the city. 


Learning how your body really works and exactly why certain exercises are performed in certain ways has the ability to not just enhance your own workouts but your entire daily life. 

Discover the real life positive impact your barre moves have on the human form and understand how technique, frequency and musicality all combine to craft strong and sexy bodys that are built by barre.


The second you decide to add the ability to teach and lead others to your repertoire you step into a new comfort zone.  Typical outcomes are a dramatic increase in self awareness and confidence that projects into your home, social and work life. 

When you learn to lead a group of dynamic women through a powerful and productive exercise class, you accelerate your abilities in countless other areas. 


The Barretender Academy - Open Barre Foundations 

A 70 Hour comprehensive practical and theoretical education program that moves you from Local Barre Lover to Local Barre Certified. 

Over a 10 week period, work with a small private group and explore the elements necessary to master teaching our signature "Open Barre" program, building the foundation for becoming an expert barre instructor. 

Local Barre is recognized by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America as an Approved Continuing Education Provider and this programme delivers 15 AFAA CEU's 

Local Barre is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider and this program delivers 


  • Understand the details of the human structure, how it works and the impact Barre has on your body
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to Local Barre Technique
  • Discover the history of Barre fitness and how it originated
  • Learn how to create and craft your own "Open Barre" Program
  • Perfect your own technique and ensure safety and efficiency in each signature Local Barre exercise
  • How to set up, cue and manually adjust each signature Local Barre exercise
  • Build level customization into your programs to satisfy the needs of your audience 
  • Using sequencing and choreography to expertly combine exercises to amplify results
  • Musicality and playlist building to learn how music effects a work out
  • Perfect the use of props, when, why and how to use them
  • Tailored for everyone. Discover what needs to change and why for injury, prenatal and post natal circumstances


You do not need to be a fitness instructor to apply, you simply need to be inspired to elevate your own knowledge, experience and performance. 

  • Positive attitude.
  • Existing Local Barre Member
  • Attendence at a minimum of 15 hours in studio lectures

  • Dedication to 15 hours of home study
  • Attendence to 10 hours of class observations
  • Minimum 15 Open Barre Classes attended during the training


Monthly instalments 

Spread your payments over 3 months with our affordable payment plan.


One time payment 

Save $250 by completing your investment in yourself in one simple online transaction.

Your Investment


Complete online registration.


We'll review your application and set up interview with Amber.


If you're a good fit, we'll send you your pre course work and add you to the program.


The countdown is on!

You will not want to miss these powerful in studio lectures and workshops.



Tuesday October 2nd

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • The history of Barre 
  • Local Barre foundations
  • Anatomy and fitness


Tuesday October 9th

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics 


Sunday October 28th

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Technique Refinement - Part 1
  • Setup and Cueing - Part 1 


Sunday November 4th

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Technique Refinement - Part 2  
  • Setup and Cueing - Part 2
  • Use of props  


Tuesday November 6th

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Open Barre Program Design
  • Practice teach 


Sunday November 11th

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Open Barre program design
  • Sequencing and Choreography  


Tuesday November 13th

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Musicality
  • Playlist creation
  • Creating a studio experience


Sunday November 18th

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Practice teaching 
  • Special populations


Tuesday November 27th

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Hoboken WEST 

  • Test out

Additional Benefits 

Gain personalized and experienced attention from our existing talented team of Barretenders

Barretender Mentorship

Studio Access

Access the studio for classes or use the quiet times and empty to space to work alone or with other students

Receive an online archive of your learnings and access to dozens of useful resources to go back to time and time again.

Training Resources

Take a look at all the benefits we offer when joining the best team on the internet.


Take action now and secure your place in the very first Barretender certification program. 

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