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Bangin' Backside


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
 

Jaime Turnbull

Name: Jaime Turnbull

Hometown: Fort McMurray, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
I love barre because it is an energizing workout that never feels “routine” since and every class is slightly different. It also never gets to be too easy – the stronger you get, the more you can challenge your body. Each instructor brings their own personal flare to the class which makes it even more fun! I have noticed great improvement in my balance, flexibility*, and strength since I started. *I am still very inflexible…just MORE flexible than before.

Favourite way to treat yourself?
If I really need to unwind there is nothing better than a glass of wine, a good book, and a warm bubble bath.
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:

  • Sat Mar 25 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Mar 26 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Mar 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Mar 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Mar 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Apr 01 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Apr 02 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Apr 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Apr 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Apr 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Apr 08 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Apr 09 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Jaime Turnbull
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Apr 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Apr 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Apr 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Apr 15 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Apr 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Apr 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Apr 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing