Your barre class since 2009  -
About The BOG, YoLarates™ & Lara
Lara Foldvari has been dancing for 50 years! She began her training in classical ballet at The Boston Ballet, followed by The New Haven Ballet (nee The Connecticut Ballet).

Lara is an internationally certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through ACE, the American Council on Exercise; and is a Master Barre Instructor with IBBFA, the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association.

She is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher, is trained in the Vaganova Method Syllabus of ballet, and is Ballerobica® certified. Lara has completed her Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Certification through YogaRenew, and is registered with Yoga Alliance.  Her Pilates Mat certification is through AFPA. She is also Barre Guild Academy certified in the American Lotte Berk barre method, CoreBarreFit trained with Elisabeth Halfpapp, Barre Intensity, and Barre Above certified. She is also trained in Aqua Barre through SCW. And, is certified in the ORIGINAL Lotte Berk technique class by theLONDONmethod, approved by Esther Fairfax (Lotte Berk's daughter).

Lara is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist through AFPA, the American Fitness Professionals & Associates, with additional nutrition/cooking education and training from NESTA (National Academy of Sports Medicine), the Spencer Institute, the Rouxbe Online Cooking School, and the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell.

Lara holds multiple other certifications/certificates and licenses with AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association), NESTA, ASFA (American Senior Fitness Association), AromaHut Institute (aromatherapy certification), The Herbal Academy, Silver Sneakers®, and formerly with AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and Zumba®. 

She is also certified by the American Heart Association in First Aid & CPR/AED, and is insured.

Lara opened The BOG (Barre Over Garage) in 2020 as a safe place for her long-time students to return to after studios were ordered closed due to COVID-19.  This private studio is self-certified with the state of Connecticut on safe COVID-19 protocols.  We can have four students with social distancing, and 8-10 in-studio at capacity.  However, every class is also livestreamed, so you can attend from the comfort of your own home.  Subscriptions to our Content Library of videos on demand are also available.  

LaraFitnessCV.pdf (PDF — 150 KB)

YoLarates™ is Cheshire, CT's first barre class, designed by Master Barre Instructor, Lara Foldvari, in 2009.  It is also approved by ACE and IBBFA as a Continuing Education Provider.

YoLarates™ is a blend of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre movements. The class starts with a warm-up of basic poses from yoga and ballet, followed by sun and moon salutations.  After upper body work with light weights, we then move to the ballet barre portion of class, using a small squishy ball.  The class continues onto the floor for a little more leg & glutes work before concentrating on Pilates abs exercises. A cool-down and stretch complete the class.

YoLarates™ will strengthen and tone your entire body, especially your core, buttocks, arms, and legs.  You will also become more flexible, and more balanced, both physically and mentally. 

All levels are welcome and encouraged to join us!  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.  YoLarates™ can be done in sticky socks or bare feet. Dress comfortably (think yoga/workout wear).

Drop-ins are welcome.  $25.00/class or purchase class cards for a discount.  (First class is $15.00)

Class cards can be purchased online!  5-class cards for $80.00. 10-class cards for $140.00.  20-class cards for $240.00.  30-class cards for $300.00  See Punchpass to purchase

2020YoLarateswaiver.pdf (PDF — 56 KB)

Please check The BOG's Facebook page or Instagram page for pop-up classes or any cancellations.


The BOG is at 1459 Cheshire St in Cheshire, CT- open only during class time with a paid reservation

Monday: YoLarates barre, 5:30 PM
Tuesday: YoLarates Express, 5:30 PM
Thursday: The BOG Express 9:30 AM
Thursday: Legacy Barre 5:30 PM
Saturday: Stretch & Tone, 9:30AM

If Cheshire schools are canceled or have an early dismissal/no evening activities, classes will be not be held.

When Cheshire schools are not in session, please check The BOG's Facebook page or Instagram page for cancellations.

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