Raising the Barre: JoyRide + Xtend

We recently sat down with JoyRide Founders Amy Hochhauser and Rhodie Lorenz who announced big news – they are bringing  a hot, new total body fitness program to Westport this fall.


“We are thrilled to partner with Xtend Barre, one of the premier barre fitness companies in world,” Amy shared. “Their Pilates-based program is a perfect fit for Westport’s healthy and athletic community.  Our JoyRiders are always seeking new and challenging fitness options to complement their cycling, circuit and boxing classes. Once again, we're bringing best-of-class offerings into our studio so our customers can meet all of their fitness needs in a one JOYful, boutique setting.”


Barre is a great addition to any exercise regimen because it is non-impact and focuses on lengthening and straightening both major and small muscle groups. The benefits of Barre are many:

  • It’s tough on muscles but easy on the joints.

  • It’s a total body workout.

  • It’s great for all fitness levels.

  • It increases strength and flexibility.

  • It complements many other sports and fitness programs.

  • Barre raises your resting metabolic rate.

  • Barre classes target the core muscle groups that are neglected in conventional strength training.

Xtend Barre, however, does even more, promising a barre class like no other, focusing on strength, power and cardio. This dynamic program is designed to challenge you while complementing your other fitness routines and goals.  No two classes are alike, so you’ll never get bored. And because this particular program is not geared exclusively for women, it's a perfect fit for JoyRide.

As with all of our classes, what you put into Xtend Barre is what you’ll get out of it. With these classes you are meant to push and challenge yourself. This program not just about the lithe ballerina body, but about strength, power and endurance and discovering what you’re capable of, which as we know, is so much!

We will be offering FREE community classes in September from 11th to the 16th. Check the schedule in the coming weeks for details.

We hope you will join us and help spread the word of this new program and XtendJOY!