Parisian cabaret dancers inspire new Kalon Cardio Barre class at the Spa Métropole

The Spa Métropole by Givenchy has teamed up with former professional cabaret dancers from Paris to offer a new style of fitness class, the Kalon Cardio Barre, which combines dance and Pilates with a serious dash of glamour thrown in.  

A fun and lively blend of dance moves, Pilates techniques and strength training, the new Kalon Cardio Barre class has been designed and created by top Parisian dancers from the French capital’s finest cabaret shows.  

The workout is purported to tone and sculpt all parts of the body using small isometric movements with low weights and a lot of repetition; class-goers stand to burn burning up to 500 calories per session. The theory is that these movements tone muscles without turning adherents into Arnold Schwarzenegger.  

“From the very first class, your posture changes,” says Sophie Fourçans, the creator of the Kalon Cardio Barre method. “For an hour, you escape into the sound of the music, you stop thinking about anything and you get an intoxicating rush of endorphins that boost your energy in the long-term.”  

Followers call it addictive, and the instructors say it can be done by people of all fitness levels, so even couch potatoes can join in the fun. No formal dance training is required either, making it great for those who are open to trying something new.  


The Spa Métropole has teamed up with the Kalon Fitness Studio for an exclusive offer this autumn: personalised lessons are offered three days a month, with no more than five people per class, and there are also one-to-one sessions available for those that like a bit more privacy.  

Classes are being held 19th, 20th and 21st September, then 17th, 18th and 19th October, and 21st, 22nd and 23rd November from 10am to 11am. The cost is €95 per person for group classes. Individual lessons are €160 and start from 2pm.   

For more information, or to book a space, email or call +377 93 15 13 70.  


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