Hot Barre

What is Hot Barre?

Hot Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat in record-breaking time. Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. Students can see results in just 10 classes.  The technique protects your joints as it does not involve any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscle without bulk. The workout launches a full blown attack on the areas of the body all women struggle with: abs, hips, seat and arms. It defies gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up.  

Hot Barre is a lifestyle; a dynamic fitness experience that delivers an effective total body workout in an upbeat and motivating  environment. The technique blends ballet barre based movements, Pilates, yoga and core strength training. This program raises the barre and takes body sculpting to a new level! .

Why The Heat?

All Hot barre classes are taught in the heat to quickly raise core body temperature which accelerates the fat burning process.  The heat is also very healing to both the body and the mind by assisting in the elimination of environmental toxins and stress and allows the body to go deeper into poses and stretches while helping to prevent injury.

The heat heals both the mind and body helping to eliminate environmental toxins and stress.  It also allows the body to go deeper into stretches and helps to prevent injuries.  Toxins become stored in our fatty tissue and are very difficult to remove from the body.  The movements performed at Hot Barre are designed to help pull these toxins out of the body.  Many find that training in a hot and humid room becomes an addiction.


Are all the classes hot?
Yes; the temperatures will be from 95 – 102 degrees and humidity will run anywhere from 30 – 60%.  The more people we have in the class, the hotter the temperature and higher the humidity!

What should I bring to class?
For sanitary reasons, if you have a mat we highly recommend that you bring your own.  If you do not yet have a mat, we do have some available for rent in our Pro Shop.  We also recommend you have a large towel (such as a beach towel) to put on top of the mat & sweat towel.   Make sure you are well hydrated before class and during – please either bring a bottle of water or purchase one from our Pro Shop before class begins.

What do I wear to a hot yoga class?
Wear what you usually would for any yoga class: Capris or tights, Short or long, Cami tank or sports bra (T-shirts don’t work very well unless you tuck them in).  Men can wear shorts or tights with or without a shirt.  

Do you have showers?
Yes, we do have a shower available.

Do I need to sign up beforehand?
Some classes do fill up quickly and are limited enrolment, please register beforehand online or at the gym. Because late arrivals disrupt the class, please arrive 15-20 minutes before class begins.  

About Us

Kardio Kick Gym is a family owned and operated fitness center. The owners, Ty and Marsha Mapes, have a passion for fitness, competitive edge, are enthusiasts, personal trainers, and often times are involved in competitions (such as weight bench pressing). You will always find the owners and many instructors on hand at the gym.

There will always be someone on hand that will show you how to use the equipment and weights so that you do it correctly, achieve results, and do not sustain injury. We feel it's important to know the equipment, and to have a good routine to follow, so you dont get bored or hurt.

Phone: (515) 468-0795
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Why Kardio Kick Gym?


Conveniently located in the heart of Madison County, Iowa, serving Winterset, Greenfield, St. Charles, Earlham, and surrounding areas.


Durable, high quality facility and equipment.


Passionate, knowledgable, expert staff.