What Does The Barre Code represent?

The Barre Code logo intentionally features varied widths representing the individuality of women (all shapes and sizes) showing up as they are, standing together in pursuit of their own journey and supporting others along the way.

Kim Burla Owner & Instructor

Meet your local Barre Code studio Owner

After spending years in the fashion industry, Kim wanted to fulfill her dream of owning her own business. She looked for a way to mix her passion for fashion with fitness and always came back to her barre classes she took in the suburbs. She searched for the perfect boutique fitness franchise that would fit in her area. Kim wanted to create an environment where you feel confident walking in the door no matter what fitness level you are at.

When Kim found The Barre Code, she felt it was it. The variety of classes, the mantra that The Barre Code stands for, and the inclusive community. In 2018, the decision was made as she already found the perfect location. Kim is a local resident of New Lenox and wanted to be a bigger part of the community where she lived. Kim and her husband, Jay grew up in the south suburbs and met at Illinois State University. They have 2 boys heavily involved in sports in the Lincolnway area.

Kim is both diligent and committed to offering women in her community a fitness studio that promotes self-acceptance, personal growth and an environment where women support one another. The Barre Code New Lenox quickly grew into a culture of empowerment, friendship, and healthily lifestyles amongst all the members and staff. Kim has an amazing group of instructors that are all local residents in the Lincolnway area.  Kim and her team make you feel comfortable the moment you walk through the door and they represent The Barre Code inside and outside of the studio. If you are looking for a way to better yourself mentally and physically, meet a great group of people, and evolve with a community, the Barre Code New Lenox is your home!

Kim Burla

How We Do It

We teach badass classes. We go beyond the barre with our all-in-one program: Barre, Bootcamp, and Brawl. Sweat under neon lights to music that drives you, and be led by the most passionate instructors in the industry.

We preach “Nothing to lose. Everything to gain.” We will never idolize slimming shapes or shrinking sizes. We are a safe space for every BODY.

We practice radical self-love. We show ourselves love through movement. We celebrate our unique abilities and strengths.

We work to let go of standards that do not serve us. We build a stronger society. We are a collective of women who accept the differences that make us beautiful, and together, strive for beauty that makes a difference.


Creating A Movement of Empowerment

Women face many challenges, and it is our goal to use The Barre Code platform to raise awareness about challenges and successes centered around body image, mental health, women’s health and wellness topics. We share stories of struggle and triumph to help others know they are not alone and offer a community of support by bringing ‘normalcy’ to issues women historically have faced alone or with shame.

As The Barre Code continues to grow, our vision grows stronger to continue to use our brand as a vehicle to positively impact the lives of individuals worldwide.

Featured Publications

The Barre Code has been featured in Elle, Bazaar, Vogue, and more! Learn how we are empowering women through our total body workouts and community.