BarraFIT is a martial arts inspired fitness program, the name Barra comes from “Barra da Tijuca” a very pretty neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where all the inspiration comes from! Our background is Brazilian jiu-jitsu, we bring lots of jiu-jitsu movements to our workouts. From beginners to advanced students we’ve been developing and inspiring the athlete within for the last 6 years. We proudly say BarraFit is for everyone!
When we created BarraFIT, we designed more than a fitness program. We created one that allowed athletes of all skill levels to progress — just like how we have belts in BJJ.
At BarraFIT, classes are tailored to suit every skill level. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming in with a background in competitive sports or not.
That simple and powerful phrase defines our mission as a team. Everything we do at all levels of BarraFIT must contribute to the advancement of that mission.
The origins of BarraFIT can be traced back to the strength and conditioning training that was part of the experience of training at Gracie Barra in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1990s.
Master Carlos Gracie Jr. believed his students should be in good condition and encouraged them to complement their Jiu-Jitsu training with habits to improve their cardio, strength, and flexibility.
As major tournaments approached, Master Carlos would dedicate even more time to the conditioning of his students and athletes.
The goal then was the same as now: improve the athleticism of the team by complementing Jiu-Jitsu practices with other activities.
If you’ve been struggling with gym intimidation, we at BarraFIT understand. We all struggle at some point. Hesitation and second-guessing aren’t uncommon experiences.
But, here is the truth — fitness is an important part of life.
Physical preparedness is too important for you to let gym intimidation get in the way. Also, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be the healthiest person you can be.
Yes, the journey to discovering the athlete within you is long and difficult. However, with a welcoming environment like what we have at BarraFIT Studio Scottsdale, you’ll find that BarraFIT is for everyone — regardless of skill level.
What makes BarraFIT even more special is that we offer four types of training: Combat, Performance, Flex and Strength. Everything you need to accomplish your fitness goals in one place!
BarraFIT Is Not Just a Fitness Studio — It’s a Family Orientated Fitness Studio
In all our years of training and teaching, we’ve noticed one thing: athletes and practitioners who feel close to the studio stay. We see this in ourselves as well.
At BarraFIT, we may train hard, but we also make sure we never forget about the others in the studio. We’ve learned that nothing cements bonds better than shared experiences.
Sessions for Inspiring the Athlete Within
It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice. If you have a body, you are an athlete. We at BarraFIT believe that every athlete has something to bring to the table.
It can be strength, work capacity, reaction time, or even gymnast-grade mobility. Whatever it is, there’s a skill you have that can be made better — or there’s something you’d like to acquire.
That’s why we have four training programs for athletes like yourself. Choose from:
Get stronger and develop a better gas tank for life and martial arts.
Train to be effective in potentially dangerous situations and for everyday tasks.
Learn to move the way you were designed to move. Develop movement patterns based on fluidity and joint articulation.
Turn your body into a Swiss Army knife of fitness — prepared for anything.
Our 45-minute sessions contain tons of partner drills for two reasons. The obvious one is to improve your level of fitness to a point where you become comfortable in your own body.
The second reason is equally important, if not more. Our programming at BarraFIT was designed to reinforce one lesson. That lesson is the importance of human connection.
A Welcoming Environment Awaits You at BarraFIT Studio - Join the BarraFIT Family
Each of our instructors commit to inspiring the athlete within. We do this with a two-pronged approach — one that involves sound programming and community.
With these goals in mind, we promote a welcoming environment. We believe that you can bring something to the table — whether you are an experienced athlete or a beginner in fitness.
At BarraFIT, you can say goodbye to gym intimidation and meet new friends and training partners. Here, community lies at the very heart of what we aim to accomplish!
Experience training with a group of like-minded individuals here at BarraFIT Studio.
I cannot stress this enough: BarraFIT is for everyone. Whether you’re coming in with athletic experience or not, you’ll be coming into a welcoming environment.
Inspiring the athlete within, BarraFIT is more than a fitness studio. We’re a community dedicated to your physical and mental improvement — on the mats, on the streets, and in life!
Whatever your goals or reasons for training, we’re here for you. Unleash the athlete within you in an environment built on teamwork, coaching support and family.
Vivi Almeida | Co-Founder BarraFIT Studio Scottsdale