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.

Michelle Gimbutis Owner

Meet your local Barre Code studio Owner
Michelle Gimbutis joined The Barre Code community in 2014 as a client. She was living in the Metro Detroit area, and was searching for a workout that kept her engaged, motivated and also gave her time to focus on herself after becoming a mom. She quickly fell in love with not only the Barre Code’s classes, but the community and messages of empowerment the brand is known for.

Within a few years, Michelle knew she wanted to bring The Barre Code to a new city to help even more people find their strongest selves. East Lansing is a city near and dear to her heart, and in 2018 she made the leap to studio owner and hasn’t looked back!

Michelle is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a proud alumna of Michigan State University, and a mom of two boys with her husband, Paul.

Michelle Gimbutis

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.