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Barre Body Fit


This class is taught by:

Katarina Dreisbach

Name: Katarina Dreisbach

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Straight up, Barre is SO much fun! If you’re going to work until your legs shake, you might as well have fun doing it. Barre has incredible side effects, both mental and physical. Physically, my body has changed so much! My legs are stronger than ever, I actually have arm muscles and of course, my backside is loving it too. Mentally, barre just makes me happy! I always walk out of a class, regardless if I was taking it or teaching it, with the biggest smile on my face!

Enjoy the little things - What little things make you smile?
Impromptu dance parties are my thing! I also love the color yellow, a good book, and catching up with family and friends.

Kirsten Tullis

Name: Kirsten Tullis
 
Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Why do you barre so hard?
I barre so hard for the results. I love the endorphins and the positive attitude I leave the class with. I love what barre has done to my body. I love the fact I need to go out and buy a bigger pair of jeans to fit my butt, and a smaller top to fit my waist.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you bring with you?
Sun cream, a great book, rum and coke in a giant cooler.

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.
 

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.

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.


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.

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.
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:

  • Sun Feb 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sun Feb 19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Feb 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Feb 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Feb 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Feb 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Feb 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Wright
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Feb 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristin G Gibson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 21 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Erin Balkan
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Feb 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 21 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Erin Balkan
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness