Lava Barre

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WHAT IS LAVABARRE, THE SPECIALIZED FITNESS BOUTIQUE?

LavaBarre is a one-stop shop for group fitness training in a boutique, welcoming environment. Our close to 4,000 square ft studio space boasts 3 gorgeous studios for barre, cycling, yoga and TRX classes as well as a men's and women's locker room with showers and spa grade amenities from Red Flower and Beautycounter. We are the only fitness studio in the DC area to offer hybrid classes of this kind combining TRX with Barre, Cycle with TRX, Barre with Cycle to name a few and back to back classes scheduled so that so that you can incorporate yoga into your workout after a solid sweat session. 

 

HOW IS LAVABARRE DIFFERENT? 

We are ever-evolving to bring you the smartest, most cutting edge workouts. You will not get bored. You will change up your routine. We offer hybrid, fusion and back to back class options to keep your body cross-training the way it needs to for peak performance.

 

DO YOU HAVE LOCKER ROOMS/SHOWERS? 

We have both men’s and women’s fully equipped luxury locker rooms complete with towel service and spa products from Red Flower and Beautycounter. Keyless security-lock lockers are available in the women’s locker room and outside of the men’s locker room.

 

IS THERE A BEGINNER CLASS?

From time to time, we offer a beginner’s workshop to be sure that everyone feels confident in their basics, however we do not offer a beginner class. Jump right in, our trainers are extremely hands-on and will make certain that you are doing the moves correctly.

 

DO I PURCHASE CLASSES FOR EACH DISCIPLINE INDIVIDUALLY OR FOR ALL OF THEM?

When you purchase an individual class, class package or membership at LavaBarre, it may be used to attend barre, cycle, TRX or yoga.  We do not offer single discipline packages. There are no restrictions on memberships, so you may take a barre class in the morning and a cycle to yoga class in the evening if you would like!

 

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE A CLASS I’M SIGNED UP FOR?

For classes before 11:00am, you must cancel yourself out of class 12 hours prior to start of class For all other classes, you must cancel yourself 6 or more hours before the scheduled start time (example: 1:00pm or earlier for a class scheduled to begin at 6:00pm) in order to avoid penalty.

If you are using a class package, you will lose a class from your package. Clients using a Monthly Unlimited Membership will be charged a $20 Late Cancellation/No Show Fee. So, please remember to remove yourself from the schedule if you won’t be attending and give us a call if you need help or don’t have internet (703) 522-2000

 

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I GET INTO CLASS OFF THE WAITLIST?

Check your email! You will get an email 12 hours before all classes that start before 11:00am. For all other classes, you will get an email up to 6 hours before the class. Within the 6-hour window, we will try to contact you via email or phone and add you to the class, but if you don’t make it, you won’t lose the class.
If you are on the wait list and can't make it, please remove yourself from the list. Once you get in off of the waitlist, we will charge you for your spot.

 

DO YOU HAVE CHILDCARE?

Yes! We will care for your children ages 6 and under in our beautiful playroom.  You may purchase individual or packages of childcare “playdates”. Please make a reservation in advance under your name (not your child’s name). We ask that you arrive 15 minutes in advance of your first “playdate” to fill out health forms and contact information.

 

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?

We offer student discounts, corporate discounts, new client discounts and referral discounts! Talk to us at the front desk and follow us on social media for surprise specials!

 

CAN I WORKOUT IF I AM PREGNANT?

Both Lauren and Vanessa, LavaBarre’s owners did LavaBarre during their pregnancies and consider LavaBarre to be one of the safest workouts for pregnancy.  We offer modifications throughout the workouts and suggest Vbarre, Vyoga, VTRX and Vcycle classes for pregnant women. *Be sure to get permission from your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen.

 

CAN I BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A FRIEND?

We offer beautiful gift certificates for sale in any denomination. These may be purchased online or at the desk.

 

WHY AM I GAINING WEIGHT?

We understand it can seem discouraging to see numbers on the scale go up instead of down since you’ve been working out with us! Don’t fret, you’re gaining muscle and will burn fat. Keep up the great work and start measuring your waistline instead of stepping on the scale.
 

WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE/AFTER CLASS?

At least a half hour before a LavaBarre workout (or any workout) we recommended that you eat a 100-200 calorie snack and drink plenty of water. A banana works well, or a handful of almonds. After class, you'll want to load up on PROTEIN! As much protein as you can :) Protein shakes or bars work well if you're on the go.

CAN I SHARE MY CREDITS WITH MY FRIENDS?

Our class packages are non-transferable, but you can purchase classes for your friends as gifts within the Mindbody system. We also have gorgeous gift cards for sale at the front desk and online when you're looking for a special present!

 

DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBER PRICING?

We do! We allow immediate family members to book packages and memberships at a 25% discount. Must be of equal or lesser value to the current member's package or membership.