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Cardio Barre Dance Gym Coming Soon to Hayes Valley

Richard Giorla encourages a Cardio Barre student
Richard Giorla encourages a Cardio Barre student

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Just when you thought there could be no more versions of a barre workout possible, here comes Cardio Barre, former professional dancer Richard Giorla's take on the genre. Hayes Wire tells us an outpost is coming to the corner of Haight and Gough in Hayes Valley. As the name suggests, Cardio Barre will get your heart rate up, with larger movements than you'll see in other classes that incorporate a dancer's barre, like Bar Method and The Dailey Method.

You'll also use light weights as well as toning and resistance exercises to work out your butt, legs, torso and arms "to sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of your body." Check out the video below for a little sample.

This is Cardio Barre's first location in Northern California, a business that Giorla founded in 2001 and franchised in 2007. Getting the building dancer-ready with mirrors, barres, etc., will take about four months, and owner-operator of the SF location, Nick Wen, told Hayes Wire he's looking at an October opening.

Once they're moved in, Giorla has great news for you: "You're just one tendu away from your dreams." Well, maybe plus a few squats and an arm press or two.
· New Gym Coming to Corner of Haight and Gough [Hayeswire]
· Cardio Barre [Official Site]