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Bangin' Backside


This class is taught by:

Julia Johnson

Name: Julia Johnson

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
I love barre because it is a well rounded workout with physical and mental benefits. Coming from a dance background, I was really missing a workout that challenged me both mentally and physically in the way that dance did. I find that barre works similar muscles and requires an awareness of the body like a ballet class helping you to find that mind-body connection and stay present in your workout.

What keeps you inspired and motivated?
I am inspired and motivated by the amazing community of barrestars that show up to the studio every day. Everyone (clients and staff) is so welcoming and coming to barre is an instant mood booster.
 

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.

Kyra St.Pierre

Name: Kyra St.Pierre

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Why do you barre so hard?
It's such a great, well-rounded workout that changes for you over time. What we find challenging about a barre class evolves with us, as our bodies change - it really never gets easy and I think that's a good thing! For me, barre also provides a great counterbalance to the very analytical part of my brain that I work out during the day.

Tell us something that we don’t know about you!
For part of the year, I work up in the most northerly part of Canada, at the very tip of Nunavut in those islands that everyone always forgets about - the reason that I'm not around the studio much in the summer! When I'm not at the barre, I'm working on my Ph.D. examining the impact of climate change on the largest high Arctic lake in the world.

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.
Come to this class for a higher, tighter, rounder tush. We’ll run you through the regular Barre Body Fit class format you know and love with an extra emphasis on sculpting your seat, toning your hamstrings and strengthening your back. All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Feb 21 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Feb 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Feb 25 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Feb 26 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Kyra St.Pierre
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 28 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Mar 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Mar 04 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Mar 05 9:45 am - 10:45 am with TBA TBA
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Mar 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Mar 11 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Mar 12 9:45 am - 10:45 am with TBA TBA
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Mar 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Mar 18 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Mar 19 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Mar 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Mar 25 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness