YOUR B BODY: Strong and Fit Over 40!!!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Too many years to count as dancer, choreographer and performer!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Mondetta Flag Shirts - started my obsession with travel!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Starbucks Chai Tea
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Iced Tea Lemonade with some pita chips and taziki
CURRENT HOBBIES: Reading, Biking, Cooking
OCCUPATION: Health Care ;)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Let It Go and Live In The Moment!”
YOUR B BODY: I love the satisfying feeling I get when I push my body as far as it will go. When I push myself to the breaking point, bringing on the shakes, I feel stronger than I did yesterday!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I danced for sixteen years. I have also participated in cheerleading and gymnastics.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Anything Disney! When I was a kid I was obsessed with Peter Pan and even attempted to fly! Thank goodness I was not hurt too bad, but I quickly learned my lesson.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: I can’t live without my friends and family definitely. They are everything to me!
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Lasagna for the win!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Volleyball, dancing, and music.
OCCUPATION: A little bit of everything: youth worker for homeless kids, lifeguard, and professional drill sergeant on the trampoline.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
YOUR B BODY: I bounce and barre so I eat whatever my heart desires, to beat olympians at their own sports and to keep my asthma in control!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 19 years of on going dance training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and others! Trained in Russia to obtain my Russia ballet certification and I have my teaching certification for ISTD ballet as well!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Socks in sandals or double buns
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Kinder chocolate and my puppy Earl
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Grilled cheese, KD and 1/2 sweet non-fat caramel macchiatos
CURRENT HOBBIES: Instagramming, water colour painting, trying new food and restaurants and traveling!
OCCUPATION: Student, Barre and SOAR instructor and dance teacher
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Nevertheless she Persisted!”
YOUR B BODY: Barre has made me feel stronger, look more toned, and improved my posture. It’s also a good excuse to justify the amount of carbs that I eat in a day.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I was actually never a dancer, so I learned a lot about the different positions and dance terms from years of taking barre classes!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I love scrunchies!! I’ll still try to rock one once in a while.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Music - I am always listening to different kinds of music, and usually singing along.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: I love Vietnamese food, like a vermicelli bowl or a stir fry with crispy noodles. I also love pizza.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Barre is definitely my main hobby, but now that school is finishing up I am getting more time to return to reading and playing piano or saxophone. I am also always looking for fun ways to stay active – right now I’m taking tennis lessons!
OCCUPATION: I’m currently finishing up my MSc in Occupational Therapy and am looking forward to starting my career as an OT in 2019!
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
YOUR B BODY: Works out each day so I can keep up with my kids during the day and eat junk food and drink wine at night.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: No dance experience, but was a national level competitive synchronized swimmer
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Hyper colour t-shirts and Jordache shoes
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My three kids
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Red wine and Cadbury mini eggs.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Curling up with a good book and a cup of tea (although finding a quiet moment to do this is the hardest part)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
YOUR B BODY: My barre/bounce body is a powerhouse, it literally carries me through each & every day - from work, to workouts, to running errands and meeting up with friends. I workout so that I can keep my body healthy & happy. Not only does working out give me the strength to participate in numerous activities (like obstacle course runs, which I love!!), but it also gives me the strength to power through day to day activities (like groceries and HAVING to take them all inside in one trip). Working out also not only nourishes my physical body, but also my mind - every workout is like a mental reset, giving me more clarity and energy to take on the rest of the day. Oh.. and I like nachos... and ice cream, like A LOT, so I also work out because of that.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Does dancing on ice count!? I was a figure skater for 15 years, doing both singles skating & synchronized skating.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Buffalo (platform) shoes, carefully paired with a skirt overtop of pants & topped off with some butterfly clips (thank you Spice Girls)
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My music
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: NACHOS!!!!!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Making wedding invitations, and Sudoku puzzles
OCCUPATION: Office Administrator at our family owned company
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.” Brené Brown
YOUR B BODY: Without barre my post-pregnancy body would be wayyyy more squishy and my butt would be sagging to the floor
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 16 years of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and musical theatre. Also a certified Pilates mat teacher.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: The grunge phase - frayed jeans, plaid shirts, Doc Marten boots
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Popcorn with lots of butter on it, Starbucks Caramel Soy Frappuccino with light whip on top!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Interior design, reading biographies, that's about all I have time for these days!
OCCUPATION: Personal Wardrobe Stylist, Actor
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Fake It 'Til You Make It!”
YOUR B BODY: I LOVE pastry but luckily, I also need to workout at least a little every day or I can’t sleep!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I did ballet when I was a kid but I’ve always hated when things get competitive, so I switched to music-enhanced workouts when I was a teenager!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Brightly coloured windbreakers! I still refuse to buy black for my outdoors gear!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Oatmeal cookies/coffee
CURRENT HOBBIES: Yoga, hiking, cooking, reading, travel
OCCUPATION: Ph.D. student
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “It’s very simple: we only see clearly with our hearts. What’s essential is invisible to the eyes.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
YOUR B BODY: I love naps, but I stay woke.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 20+ years experience (ballet, tap, +++)
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Neon-coloured summer dresses!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A good book.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Tea by day, scotch by night.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Reading, sampling new restaurants, golf, travel.
OCCUPATION: Registered Dietitian
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Grace will take you places hustling can’t."
YOUR B BODY: My barre body has helped me overcome injuries allowing me to be a functional being again. It also lets me keep an excellent amount of pasta and beer in my life!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 20+ years as a tap dancer, dabbling in jazz for many years as well.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: The forever coordinating outfits my sister and I had - track suits, dresses, jackets.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My beats! Music fuels my soul.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Dumplings... coffee... breakfast foods... basically if you ever ask me if I'm hungry, the answer is 'always'.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Golfing, checking out the local food scene, listening to podcasts, baking, boxing, and the occasional netflix binge.
OCCUPATION: Health Promotion Facilitator
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “How you choose to show up magnetizes what shows up for you.”
YOUR B BODY: I work out to clear my mind and challenge my body.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I took ballet and jazz classes up until I was 15.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Leggings, over sized hoodies, and scrunchies! (not much has changed!)
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family and coffee (in no particular order...)
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Charcuterie boards
CURRENT HOBBIES: Skiing, reading, dog park-ing
OCCUPATION: Supply Chain Coordinator
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Humankind. Be both.”
YOUR B BODY: I workout to remind myself of how capable my body is, how grateful I am to be able to move and to get as sweaty as possible!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Zero (ish)! I did one jazz and ballet class when I was 7. After my short stint in dance I decided to pursue soccer and ended up playing competitively through university – Go Griffs go!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I was a bit of a tomboy growing up and was all about the tear away pants, pony's and adidas high tops.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My paper agenda, deodorant & coffee.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Miss Vickie's chips, guacamole, pasta and tater tots!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Running, listening to podcasts, paddle boarding out at the lake, traveling with the hubs and drinking wine (that's a hobby, right?)!
OCCUPATION: Marketing Consultant
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Starve the ego, feed the soul.”
The original 60 minute class which incorporates full body, isometrics and mobility exercises into one jam packed, leg shaking, core blasting, muscle lengthening workout! The signature barre class of Studio B and the foundation for all other barre class variations.