About The Bar Method: The Bar Method goes beyond Pilates and Yoga in offering a healthy heart, flexibility, and a strong core. It also sculpts the body including carved muscles, lifted seats, flatter abs, highly defined arms, and in general, not only greater but elongated muscle mass. Linking muscle mass to good health and longevity, especially in its propensity to fight cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, has become one of today's key fitness trends just as The Bar Method becomes a significant player on the national stage. Known as one of LA's premiere celebrity workouts, stars who have attended include Drew Barrymore, Eve, Tori Spelling, Alicia Silverstone, the Olsen twins, Zooey Deschanel, Kyra Sedgewick, Julia Ormond, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Born in 1947, Burr Leonard is the founder of the Bar Method. She became a Lotte Berk Method student in 1981, opened a Lotte Berk franchise in 1991, and established The Bar Method, along with partner Carl Diehl, in 2001. She now oversees the opening of Bar Method studios around the country, produces Bar Method DVDs, and writes about fitness.