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Barre Body Fit


This class is taught by:

Lindsey Finnan

Name: Lindsey Finnan

Hometown: Burton, NB

Why do you barre so hard?
As a former gymnast and dancer, being at the Barre {moving to sick beats} has brought back so many great memories. It has also brought back those long, lean, toned muscles and has me feeling stronger than ever before! But what really keeps me going is the energy from this empowering community filled with so many inspiring barre stars and barre tenders that kick ass each and every day.

What is your guilty pleasure? 
Watching Real Housewives. And wine. Watching Real Housewives with wine.

Michelle Shewchuk

Name: Michelle Shewchuk

Why do you barre so hard?
I barre so hard for the burn, the booty, the beats and the babes! I love feeling my body working hard, so the fact that barre can get my muscles burning & shaking in minutes is addicting. The results are incredible; it definitely keeps my body in shape and always feeling strong. I love the music and energy in each class and I always look forward to being around the inspiring instructors & clients.

Tell us something we don’t know about you!
I was a figure skater for most of my life up until my second year of University – I did singles skating as well as synchronized skating.

Erin Balkan

Name: Erin Balkan

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
I love barre because it keeps me motivated to keep going. The combination of the strong community of instructors and clients, the workout and the music has always made me effortlessly come back for more. 

Tell us something that we don't know about you!
I was a cheerleader for 3 years with the Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team.

Mary Jo Liew

Name: Mary Jo Liew

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Having danced growing up I missed the studio vibe and classical movements of ballet when working out. I have always made a point of being active but getting to the gym sometimes felt like a chore. The combination of dance, pilates and yoga inspired moves set to upbeat music is the perfect balance between form, function and fun. The workout is low impact yet effective and I know if I am a little sore the next day I have had a good workout. Exercising isn’t a chore anymore and look forward to the days when I can hit the studio.

Enjoy the little things – what little things make you smile?
My little guy Jack. He is always full of smiles and makes me laugh all the time. Watching him grow is the best thing ever. I also have a dog named Charlie. He is a black Goldendoodle, otherwise known as the happiest furry teddy bear around.

Kristin G Gibson

Name: Kristin Gibson

Hometown: Castor, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Barre makes me feel strong, clears my head and gives me the energy to keep up with my busy 3 year old.

What is a secret talent of yours?
I can touch my tongue to my nose. I also bake, knit, embroider, and do paper cut illustrations.

Charlotte Martin

Name: Charlotte Martin

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Barre became my favourite work out almost instantly after my first class. It makes me feel graceful (most of the time), I am challenged every class, the music is great, the results are quick and the barre community is amazing. It's a work out that I never dread going to so I find it easy to motivate myself and I love the healthy lifestyle that goes hand in hand with barre.

If you had to choose 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
I know this is probably cheating but I went for a job interview once and they asked me the same question and my answer was “happy, friendly...and I don’t know, I’m just really happy.” Honestly, I was too nervous and couldn’t think of another word at the time, but whoever was interviewing me took it as me just being double happy and hired me anyways so I’m sticking to it.
 

Elissa Jamieson

Name: Elissa Jamieson

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
I love barre because it makes me feel strong and pretty! Plus it keeps my body in great shape. 

What is your guilty pleasure?
Popcorn! I could eat a bowl of popcorn everynight. My favorite toppings right now are olive oil, sea salt and dill.


Kendra Chow

Name: Kendra Chow

Why do you barre so hard?
Because why not? I’ve always been a very ‘Challenge Accepted!’ kind of gal, and I love barre for the physical, mental, and endurance challenges it provides. Barre is
stimulating in so many ways! It brought me back to my dancer body and mind, and it
feels so good to be in a position of pursuit again.

What is your favourite quote?
"Though her manner varied ... her determination never did." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"If not me, who? If not now, when?" - Emma Watson, addressing the UN General Assembly for HeForShe

One-hour of strength and flexibility training choreographed to music while incorporating the use of a ballet barre. A more basic approach to Barre Body Fit classes but equally as challenging.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Mar 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lindsey Finnan
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Mar 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sat Mar 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sat Mar 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jill Blaney
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sun Mar 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Baudin-Griffin
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Mar 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Erin Balkan
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sun Mar 26 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Mary Jo Liew
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sun Mar 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Kristin G Gibson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Emily Fleming
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Mar 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jessica Baudin-Griffin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Hannah Kulmatycki
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Mar 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Erin Balkan
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Mar 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jill Blaney
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Mar 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Erin Balkan
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Mar 27 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Kendra Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jessica Baudin-Griffin
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness