Good choice of classes and class times. Good quality of instructors, but not all are equally good.
You never ask for frank feedback which any improvement-minded organization does. I am taking this opportunity to identify some points to consider:
There are too few advanced level classes and they are all late in the evening.
What separates the so-so instructors from the really good is the ability to cue movements well, including the intermediate steps to get into position and purpose for that preparation. Without doing that, the instructor is merely a drill sergeant
Why do instructors not correct for people bouncing when doing toe lifts - greater benefits come from using leg muscles and lifting from the crown of the head, not from ricocheting off heels.
Why do instructors not correct swan position when students have their heads bent back, pinching the upper vertebrae?
I love the staff and instructors; however, a couple of the instructors are keeping the music too loud which drowns out their voices. Only real complaint is some attendees not wearing socks when they enter the studio and one particularly annoying person who takes her socks off (or half off) during class.
The great staff and hands on adjustments. I think it would be helpful to offer more benefits to the bar star members like free socks on your birthday or maybe have events for friends with drinks or massages or five times a year where you can last minute cancel and not be charged. Bar Method is a great place to work out but I think offering services/things listed above will help the studio stay competitive with other studios/work outs in DC.
I like the instructors and how they offer verbal and physical corrections. I've taken a decent amount of classes with Brooke and EOJ and they are awrsome! I love the structure of the class, and love the express option! It's great that I walk away feeling like I got a super effective workout and then waking up the next places occasionally sore in places I would not expect, or in very clearly pinpointed places making it feel all the more effective!
In addition to the actual class, the facilities are very nice. Not just the class studios but also the locker rooms. It is nice to be able to go from working out to showering and getting ready for work with nice accommodations. So many places have shampoo and stuff there but they aren't great quality and leave your hair feeling weird, but not you guys! I would leave to go to work and feel great!