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: Craves exercise and beer equally
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Lots of impromptu kitchen dance parties + years of toe taps on a soccer ball
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: it was and still is scrunchies and leggings
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: my golden retriever Murphy; what you might not know: the TV show Friends, i rewatch at least one episode almost every single day
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: I love anything except bacon, olives and mayo; Hawaiian Pizza with Cake Batter Froyo for dessert is pretty hard to beat though Drink: Peach flavoured Perrier
CURRENT HOBBIES: hike, hike, hike and hike
OCCUPATION: Student currently, but hopefully a doctor one day!
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “If you have the power to make someone happy- do it, the world needs more of that ”
YOUR B BODY: I work out to move, get out of my head and stay in touch with my creative side.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I trained and danced for 18 years with the Edmonton School of Ballet in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop. I also danced during university with MOD Contemporary Dance Movement.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Funky headbands and hair accessories!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Ice cream ;)
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Pizza
CURRENT HOBBIES: Reading, running, boxing, dance
OCCUPATION: Pharmacy Student
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Breathe. Be present. Be grateful.”
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 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 love the body I have because it's something that I've consciously made. Through running, lifting, spinning, and barre I've made a vessel that I'm completing comfortable in and respect daily. I also love my barre body because it lets me do things BETTER. I'm an avid hiker. Since going to barre I've noticed that the increased strength I have in in my accessory muscles allows me to climb without fatiguing as quickly. I've also noticed improved recovery.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I danced for 13 years at Devon School of Dance. Tap was my favorite but I did ballet, jazz and contemporary as well. Shoutout to Studio B client Kim Ehlers who owns Devon School of Dance. So fun running into her at barre after 5+ years apart.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I wasn't big into fashion but I had like three lulu lemon scuba hoodies that I would zip all the way up to my chin and thought I looked hella fresh in.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My eyebrows
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Lentil bolognese, pasta, homemade bread, IPAs, vegan lasagna. It goes on.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Knitting, craft beer, reading, kayaking, hiking
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Your softness is not your weakness. Your kindness is your strength.” R.h. Sin
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 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: Balanced. I love to work out, but also have a raging sweet tooth!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Started ballet when I was 2.5 years old. Trained in ukrainian, modern & jazz, but mostly classical ballet.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Neon printed track jackets
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Coffee! ...or really anything caffeinated!
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Chocolate.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Being at the studio- taking or teaching class.
OCCUPATION: Registered Nurse
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap, and handle it”
YOUR B BODY: I workout to keep myself happy and stress free. Also the amount of dessert I eat needs to somehow be offset.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 0
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunchies, still rocking them.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A water bottle, I bring a water bottle with me almost everywhere I go.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Mexican, I could live off of tacos and margarita's. I also love the Egg Yolk Raviolo from Bar Bricco
CURRENT HOBBIES: Running, cooking and baking, hiking (summer), travelling and barre!
OCCUPATION: Media Manager - I plan and buy advertising campaigns for various clients.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Where you invest your love, you invest your life”
YOUR B BODY: strong, healthy, beautiful. I work out to feel good. The perky butt is just a perk ;)
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 9 years gymnastics, 7 years dance, and 3 years teaching competitive dance; all in New Brunswick.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Butterfly clips and overalls with one strap off
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Laughter
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Nachos and Merlot
CURRENT HOBBIES: Does shopping count as a hobby?
WORDS TO LIVE BY: So cliché, but, everything happens for a reason.
YOUR B BODY: I love how barre has made my body feel strong, capable, and confident. It is up for any challenge that life throws my way. I have also gained mental stamina to push through the barre burn/shakes which is such a rewarding feeling.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I danced for many years when I was younger growing up in Fort McMurray - all styles (tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, etc). I also instructed tap and jazz classes for younger children before I came to Edmonton for university.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I was a big fan of platform shoes and excessive amounts of sparkly white eye shadow. In hindsight this was not such a good look
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: pizza and wine!
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: as above. And I also love sour candies.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Hiking, running, snowshoeing, traveling, and spending time at the barre studio with the lovely staff and clients.
OCCUPATION: Hospital Pharmacist
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