Some may think it's ballet, but it's not. It's BETTER!

Barre fitness may be ballet-inspired, but that's just the start of it. Imagine a ballet barre, now add hand weights, small balls, bands, sweat, and GREAT music... My barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional/cardio training...all set to energizing music, while you sculpt, stretch, tone and slim your entire body - in a beautiful and welcoming studio atmosphere...

Here are 10 reasons to try BARRE FITNESS

1. Challenging on muscles, SOFT on joints. The small, super-controlled movements we perform in barre class reduce pressure on your joints, tendons, ligaments and spine. However, this is Low Impact at its most CHALLENGING! By doing barre regularly, you'll be standing taller with a tighter core, looking more toned....while minimizing the risk of injuries.

2. No Dance Experience Needed! Everyone has different strengths, challenges, backgrounds and I recognize that. Remember, this is not a ballet class, it's BARRE FITNESS and rest assured that you will be guided through the movements in a safe and fun way. And, each person works at their own level... Your effort and progress is YOURS alone, don't worry about comparing to the person next to you!

3. Be WORKED from head to toe. After each satisfyingly exhausting class, your entire body will truly feel WORKED. You’ll feel stretched, strengthened and invigorated. It just might become your favorite workout ever. Especially after you experience the RESULTS. Dancer Legs HELLO!

4. Work muscles to failure. Barre's tiny motions, many reps, intentional squeezes and pulses (otherwise known as isometric moves) are DESIGNED to fatigue muscles to failure. Embrace The Burn, it's totally natural for your muscles to quiver uncontrollably – it means you are exhausting that muscle and forcing it to tone. You'll thank me later!

5. Increased flexibility. Through focused stretching, you will build improved ROM, or Range of Motion. Some people are FLEXIBLE but not strong, or STRONG yet not flexible. Barre Fitness actually teaches your body to be BOTH. Having this balance allows you to enjoy a strong yet flexible body, with less pain, fewer injuries, and MORE FLEXIBILITY.

6. Modifications for every age and level. The beauty of barre class is that everyone works with small movements. You can limit or expand your range of motion to what works for you. Exercises can always be modified whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, but can also be AMP'D UP if you’re advanced and looking for more of a challenge.

7. Never boring, always fun. Your time in class is actually FUN, so the time FLY'S! With the challenging variety of exercises, super-fun music, ever-changing choreography and inspiring instruction...It is TRULY never the same class twice!

8. Lost weight and inches. Many of my barre workouts target the larger muscle groups in the body, like thighs and glutes. The larger the muscle, the more calories burned! The GOAL is: build more lean muscle mass AND burn more calories. More important than loss of Lbs, you drop inches!! You will naturally appear (and feel) longer and leaner. BARRE WORKOUTS + HEALTHIER DIET = BEAUTIFUL RESULTS.

9. Greater range of motion and endurance for all your other activities and sports. Barre fitness helps! Skiiers and snowboarders, you may notice enhanced knee alignment, improved balance and greater quad and hamstring recruitment. Golfers and tennis players, you just may experience greater hip openness and movement allowing for a better swing. Runners can attain increased endurance, faster PR times and reduced impact on joints. KEEP GOING FOR IT!

10. Rapid results. Yes, you will be sore after the first few classes, but you’ll also see and FEEL results pretty quickly – so stick with it, you'll thank me later ;-) We're talking thinner thighs, shapelier calves, chiseled arms, a sculpted back, flat abs, a lifted seat. I will help you make a major dent in those 'problem areas'! Again, you'll thank me later 😉

There’s a good reason why more and more people are discovering Barre Fitness. IT WORKS, and WE HAVE FUN. Are you ready for some serious body sculpting? SERIOUS RESULTS!