Now that downtown Cleveland is the hot spot to live, a host of lifestyle amenities are popping up around there too. Adding to that mix is Yoga Strong + Barre Fly Cleveland, a beautiful new space offering both yoga and barre classes.
Barre Fly and Yoga Strong both began in Canton, where they currently operate as separate studios. But the Cleveland location combines the two into one space, allowing you to easily take classes from both styles.
Barre Fly offers classes in barre, pilates, barre booty lift, aerial yoga, lyra hoop, and their signature classes (H)HIIT and BarreFly.
(H)HIIT stands for Hammock High-Intensity Interval Training and involves 15 minutes of resistance band work and 15 minutes of aerial hammock time. This would be a great choice for those working downtown looking for a quick workout!
Most of Barre Fly’s classes involves some aerial element in the suspended hammocks, making them different than your average barre class.
Yoga Strong focuses on heated vinyasa-style classes, but also offers slow flow and a combination strong flow and yin yoga as well.
I had the chance to take Emily’s strong yoga class last week and found it challenging and fun, with a lot of unique transitions and poses. There is definitely a focus on strength and core work! The strong classes also incorporate arm balances and inversions.
The space itself is beautiful, with a comfortable sitting area for before classes, full showers and changing areas for both women and men (especially great if you’re working downtown and pop in to take a class), and a boutique featuring merchandise from brands like lululemon and Spiritual Gangster.
Barre Fly is currently offering half-price Thursdays, with half off a single class (normal drop-in cost for either studio is $17). All class packs and unlimited passes can be used at both Barre Fly and Yoga Strong, which makes checking out two different styles of workouts very easy. There is also a new student special at both studios for $80 for 30 days unlimited (1 class per day per studio). You can check out all the pricing and schedule options here and here.
Emily explained to me that yoga and barre compliment each other well: the flexibility gained in yoga is helpful in barre classes and the toning and soreness that come from barre classes is relieved by yoga. Having taken both types of classes in the past, I can see how they would work together well. And Yoga Strong + Barre Fly has certainly created a bright, modern, lovely space for them to do just that!
***Disclosure: I was invited by Barre Fly + Yoga Strong to attend a complimentary class of my choice. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***