By: Fred DeVito, Core Fusion co-founder + the world’s first male barre teacher Most men are programmed from sports training in high school and college to think that lifting weights and doing cardio is how you stay in shape. But after high school and college, most of us realize that only doing exercises you’re used to can limit your fitness potential – and as the first male barre teacher in the industry, I learned this the hard way. The first time I ever took a barre class, I thought it would be easy. After all, I was a 23-year old athlete with a professional background in sports conditioning and training.