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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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                 Class was followed by charcoal face masks […]

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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Why Isometric Exercises are so Effective

You may here to the term “isometric hold” in barre class. Ever wondered what this actually is referring to?! While working out, it can be easy to believe that harder/faster/more will produce the best results. However, *** Isometric // a still exercise are beneficial because they are low impact can be done without any equipment […]

May 17, 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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The Language of Barre

Learn about the terminology and cues you might hear in a barre class!

April 28, 2019

Barre

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How to Care for your Barre Socks

Sticky socks are always in my bag! They are perfect for barre classes – not only are socks more hygienic than bare feet but sticky socks help with balance, grip and keeping your toes warm! Sticky socks are more expensive than normal socks, so taking care of them to make sure they last a long […]

April 21, 2019

Barre

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Favorite Recovery Smoothie

Craving a smoothie after class?! Below is my absolute favorite smoothie to have after a barre class. It is tasty, full of protein to help with muscle recovery, and leaves me feeling satisfied. Ingredients  peanut butter spinach frozen banana protein powder almond milk maca powder vanilla berries! Optional Toppings: chia seeds coconut strawberries Everyone has […]

April 14, 2019

Barre

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Favorite Barre Socks

I highly recommend wearing sticky stocks to barre class. They keep your toes warm & help to keep you from slipping. Here are a few of my favorites! // Shashi Let me start by saying – I have small feet. Finding sticky socks that actually fit me and weren’t too baggy was key. Shashi brand […]

April 11, 2019

Barre

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The Ultimate Barre Playlist

  “Play-listing” verb. creating a selection of music that flows together, inspires, nourishes & sets your soul on fire sitting on the couch in leggings, latte in hand, hair in a top-knot, while exploring Spotify for HOURS I spend a tremendous amount of time on my playlists for barre class. Music is so important to […]

April 1, 2019

Barre

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