I'm Danielle! A registered nurse, barre instructor, educator, creator and wife. I'm a lover of movement, the beach and lattes. I am excited about health & wellness and sharing this passion with my community. The DH blog is a place where all my passions collide!  

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If I Could Only Choose 3 Skin Care Products – These are my picks!

A friend of mine recently asked me; “If you could only choose three things to use on your skin, what would they be?!” Last summer, I started taking my skincare routine much more seriously in preparation for my wedding. I am so glad that I did. Not only did I see noticeable changes (such as […]

July 17, 2019

Wellness

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5 Favorite Inspiring Books of 2019

Danielle’s Favorite Inspiring Books Over the past year, I’ve read a bunch of amazing books. I would like to share some of my current favorite motivational and inspirational books with you! With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to curl up to read in the evenings or to bring a book to […]

June 9, 2019

Personal, Wellness

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A Healthy Summer Treat – Banana Ice Cream!

  Summer is right around the corner! Although it’s been a wet and chilly spring here in Vermont, we have had a few lovely warm days that have left me excited for the upcoming months. I love, love, love ice cream. It is one of my favorite treats. Black raspberry creemee in a waffle cone?! […]

June 9, 2019

Wellness

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How I Became a Barre Instructor – My Unique Skillset

As both a registered nurse and classically trained dancer – I bring a unique skill set to my classes as a barre instructor. Not all barre instructors are the same. I feel proud to offer one-of-a-kind expertise and knowledge base to my clients: // DANCE I have been dancing since the age of three. (Thank […]

June 2, 2019

Barre, Personal

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Homemade Coconut Lime Scones

Self-Care Saturday Self-Care: Noun; The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health This past week took a lot out of me, both physically and mentally. Pursuing my passions and working full time as a nurse doesn’t always allow me to put myself first; and my body was telling me to slow down. I was […]

May 26, 2019

Personal, Photography, Wellness

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Spring Refresh Event: Barre, Beautycounter & Juice!

I hosted my first-ever barre pop-up event last weekend, and it was more fun than I imagined! Erin and I led an amazing group of women for a morning of self-care. The morning started with a  55 minute barre class. Erin’s recap of our day is here!                 […]

May 19, 2019

Barre, Photography, Wellness

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7 Tips for Barre Newbies!

I believe that barre classes should be accessible to everyone. Whether you are new to fitness or an experienced athlete, barre is a great workout to add to any fitness regimen. Each of my barre classes combines strength training, low-impact cardio and mind-body connection. You can learn more about the format of classes here. // 10 […]

May 19, 2019

Barre

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Lotte Berk & The History of Barre

LOTTE BERK // A German dancer, Lotte Berk fled the Nazi’s in the 1930’s to London where she began her fitness studio. After suffering a back injury, Lotte found herself unable to continue dancing. She then combined her ballet bar exercises with rehabilitation to create a rigorous and unique set of total body routines. Lotte […]

May 12, 2019

Barre

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Traditional Barre Class Sequencing

Ever wonder what a traditional barre class was like? Curious about what will happen before taking your first class? Below you will find a basic and classic sequence taught in barre classes. This class outline stems from the Lotte Berke method. Please note that each teacher and studio has variations to their classes, so you […]

May 5, 2019

Barre

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