Are you up for a barre fight in San Francisco?


BARRE FIGHT, SAN FRANCISCOIf ballet and kickboxing had a love child, it would probably look something like the new Barre Fight class at SALT, a boutique fitness studio in San Francisco. The high energy, muscle toning, heart-pumping, 55-minute workout is the only one of its’ kind. Mixing graceful (and shake-inducing!) ballet barre movements with bursts of high intensity cardio, Barre Fight is not your usual group fitness class. You’re guaranteed to come out swinging— and sweating.

Melissa Boyd, owner of SALT and creator of Barre Fight, says she loved the idea of a barre class and wanted to take it up a notch with a fat-burning component. The sessions attract a mix of fitness enthusiasts, from cardio queens to Pilates devotees.

Now we’ve taken every kind of barre class on offer, and this particular barre-kickboxing hybrid surprised us. What makes the class so unique is the interval training aspect. The kickboxing moves are intertwined with dance and isometric strength building exercises. We went from holding Plank variations to a rousing set of ‘high-knees,’ through to pliés, ending with a kick-punch series. If you’re looking for a full-body workout to shake up your usual routine— and want to look pretty badass while doing it— walk, jog or sashay your way to San Francisco’s SALT for a Barre Fight.


Address: 327 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Instagram: @saltisthecure
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Miranda is a California native who has traveled around the globe before settling in San Francisco. Her love of travel, wellness and wonder has taken her on wild adventures including living in a tent in a remote African village, extreme zip-lining through southern France, striking a mountain top Dancer’s Pose in Israel and kayaking through choppy Fijian waves. A certified yoga instructor and journalism graduate, Miranda ties together her passions of words and wellbeing to inspire others to live healthier, happier, more curious lives. After spending years immersed in Melbourne’s wellness scene, Miranda has recently made her way back to the Bay Area — when she isn’t writing about San Francisco’s latest fitness trends, you’ll find Miranda searching for the perfect pour over coffee.