About Our Studio.

The first Barre Fitness studio in Southern California, The Bar Method Los Angeles opened in 2003, starting with only three instructors and one studio. We now provide three studio facilities, Brentwood, West LA, and West Hollywood, and 188 classes per week.

Bar Method Los Angeles is directed by Mimi and Mark Fleischman, who owned and operated nightclubs before opening Bar Method LA along with Mimi’s sister and Bar Method Founder Burr Leonard and her partner Carl Diehl. Kym Hoy is Bar Method Los Angeles’ Teacher Manager and G.O. Parsons is its Operations Manager. Nikki Rifkin is the Managing Director of Bar Method Brentwood.

Being a Los Angeles studio, many of the teachers also are in the entertainment industry and provide a little extra razzle dazzle in their classes. Most of them have been working at Bar Method LA for at least 3 and up to 10 years. Other teachers left to open new Southern California studios in the surrounding towns. All together, Bar Method LA sees itself as an extended family with a rich community of staff as well as long time students.

“We consider ourselves a family. A family that likes to work out…a lot!”
~ The Bar Method LA Staff