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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The Language of Barre

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

April 28, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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A Beginners Guide to Barre Class

What to expect during your first barre class // What is Barre? Barre is a full-body workout technique inspired by ballet, yoga & Pilates. Barre focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body. Each class is broken down into different sections; a dynamic warm-up, weight work, thighs, glute work, core. The […]

March 29, 2019

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Barre Teacher Training

As some of you may know, I’ve been training to become a certified  Barre instructor for several months! Curious as to what type of training I completed?! Here’s a quick recap! // Choosing the right training If you google “barre teacher training”, a plethora of options are available. It was a little overwhelming at first. […]

March 11, 2019

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Our Honeymoon

As I’m writing this blog post, I’m curled up on the couch watching the snow come down heavily. We are in the midst of winter storm Harper, and it feels like -19 degrees outside! Jonathan and I left for our honeymoon on January 4th, exactly five months after our wedding. We traveled to the Dominican […]

January 20, 2019

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Laurel – December Afternoon

Laurel and I had such a fun afternoon. Laurel has an infectious smile and positive outlook on life. Although it was raining, cloudy and kind of chilly – she rocked her fur vest and coat and giggled through it all! We had such a blast.

January 7, 2019

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Home for the Holidays

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments and memories from this year.

December 30, 2018

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