Below are four standing abdominal exercises that you can do anywhere! No equipment is needed. Ways to incorporate this routine: as a quick pick-me-up during your lunch break; after a run, in the morning before heading off to work, or on vacation! 1. Standing Marches & Twists Tips + Set-Up: Stand with your feet hip-width… Continue reading 4 Standing Core Barre Exercises That You Can Do Anywhere
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 you,… Continue reading How I Became a Barre Instructor – My Unique Skillset
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! … Continue reading Spring Refresh Event: Barre, Beautycounter & Juice!
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. // 7… Continue reading 7 Tips for Barre Newbies!
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… Continue reading Lotte Berk & The History of Barre
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… Continue reading Traditional Barre Class Sequencing