About Our Studio.

The Bar Method Berkeley is owned and operated by Helen Liu.  The studio opened on May 1, 2013 in North Berkeley in the North Shattuck / Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood.  Helen first moved to Berkeley to attend college (Go Bears!) and has been thrilled to put down her roots in this vibrant city.

When Helen discovered The Bar Method in 2009, she was immediately drawn to the physical transformation the exercise method provides in a safe and targeted manner as well as the mental discipline it requires.  Within weeks of taking her first Bar Method class, she noticed visible changes in her musculature and gained increased flexibility.  As the classes have remained challenging and effective over time, she leaves each class with a strong sense of accomplishment and serenity.  Throughout her career, whether in her former role as a civil litigator or in the fitness industry, Helen has strived to develop lasting client relationships and support them however she can.

For your comfort and convenience, our studio provides lockers, restrooms, and a shower.  In addition to offering over 40 classes per week, our Kids Room is staffed during certain classes for children to play while you enjoy an hour for yourself.  Please check our schedule to view our Kids Room hours.

Clients often comment on the warmth and sense of community they feel at our studio and that it’s much more than just a place to work out.  The Bar Method Berkeley team – including instructors, staff, and dog mascot Lucy – cannot wait to greet you at our studio and welcome you into The Bar Method community!

“The most rewarding part of my job is inspiring students to identify their goals, both mentally and physically, and encouraging them to achieve more than they ever dreamed they could.”
~ Helen Liu