CARDIO BARRE® Cardio Barre® is a unique, high energy/no impact exercise class that combines barre work and lightweights with continual fat burning motion. Central to the workout are toning and resistance exercises for the butt, legs, torso and arms to sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of your body.


Floor-Barre Sculpt is a technique in ballet training that ” takes the basic ballet barre training from the standing position to the floor, “taking the effort of standing out of the equation and takes the weight bearing pressure off the ankles, knees and hips.”

Floor-Barre Sculpt enables you to efficiently and effectively strengthen joints and muscles, correct alignment, release tension, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Enjoy the health benefits of this gentle, yet highly effective Technique.



After bringing his talent from New York City to Los Angeles, from the big screen to the small screen and even to the stage, dancer/CHOREOGRAPHER Richard Giorla, has used his over 30 years of experience and classical training to create CARDIO BARRE®, one of today’s hottest fitness workouts.

His training consisted of scholarships at Pennsylvania Ballet, Steps on Broadway, David Howard Ballet School and Joe Tremaines.

It all began when Richard suffered a crushing hip injury, which ended his dance career. Giorla wanted to keep moving at a pace that made sense for his body, yet no exercise routine met his needs.

Giorla wasn’t alone. With years of experience in the fitness industry, he witnessed an alarming rate of injury caused by high impact workouts. He also noticed many injured athletes and everyday people struggling to find a workout that fit their body, injury and motivation.

Giorla saw the need for a high-energy workout, offering cardio yet without the impact on the body, offering a much safer work out. Giorla used his passion for dance and fitness to design a workout that combined the two, and created what is today, CARDIO BARRE®.

This barre based cardio workout is unlike any other exercise class offered in other gyms and studios.

In 2001, Richard Giorla came up with the answer when he created and opened his first Cardio Barre® in Studio City, California.

Richard continues to use his motivational techniques to inspire and transform lives… He has inspired over 100,000 clients and gives clear techniques as a catalyst for change. His mission is to help others “Live a healthier and more meaningful lifestyle…”.

With the ever-growing success of the studio and rewards of hearing the life changing experiences from his clientele, Giorla franchised his fitness method and concept by developing the Cardio Barre® Franchise, LLC. in 2007.

Understanding the ever-changing landscape of the fitness industry, in 2017 Richard began offering “Cardio Barre® on Demand” an online video content, bringing the Cardio Barre® program experience to worldwide access.