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.”
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: Strong, able and better with age!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: A few years of Ukrainian dance
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunch socks and high tops
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Chapstick!! Burt’s bees is the fav
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Cheese burgers
CURRENT HOBBIES: DIY home decor - I could have my own Pinterest fail blog
OCCUPATION: Studio Founder and Owner
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Just Breath, and make it happen ”
YOUR B BODY: I work out not only for the physical results, but also for the mental and emotional benefits; being surrounded by our tribe is so good for my sanity!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I danced competitively and took classes in ballet/pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary/modern and hip hop for 24 years. It led to some incredible experiences, like performing on a cruise ship through the Caribbean, dancing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at Disney World in Florida, auditioning for and training at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing in Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and even being an Edmonton Eskimo cheerleader in the CFL for six seasons.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Definitely scrunchies.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family and dog.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Poutine.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Other than my FAVOURITE hobbies, barre and SOAR? I love to bake (and especially decorate cupcakes & cakes), go on walks, and study interior design + landscaping trends, thanks to our extensive home renovation.
OCCUPATION: I do marketing and communications in the professional sport and tourism industry.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time” - Maya Angelou
Height: 5 foot 2 eyes a’ blue (I’m actually 5’3” but 5’2” sounds cuter)
YOUR B BODY: Will barre/bounce/run/swim/climb Everest for WINE!!!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Almost none at all. I took ballet, tap, jazz when I was 6 until I was 9.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Matching sets! Complete with scrunchie!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Music!
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Pizza (duh) and ice cold Strongbow on a nice hot day preferably at the lake!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Spin (one day I’ll find that beat), hiking, gardening.
OCCUPATION: Trust Examiner for the CRA
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “"Fake it ‘til you become it” Amy Cuddy
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: I love lifting heavy things to stay badass, running OCR to keep the inner kid happy, and overall health to balance my love of food and good cocktails.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Dancer through grade school. Nowadays whenever and wherever 90s techno comes on.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Plaid shirts and everything oversized. Always comfortable.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My ipod
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Breakfast food. every meal, everyday, forever.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Painting, photography and trying to learn the ukelele
OCCUPATION: Massage Therapist
WORDS TO LIVE BY: "All we have to do, is decide what to do with the time that is given us.” Tolkien
YOUR B BODY: Bounces for Donuts.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 18 years dance experience in ballet/cecchetti/pointe work, jazz, tap, musical theatre, contemporary and hip hop.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Tie Dye Anything
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My dog and essential oil diffuser
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Still donuts… and anything Greek
CURRENT HOBBIES: Mala necklace making and exploring YEG!
OCCUPATION: RN in Labour and Delivery
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Everything Happens for a Reason ”
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