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Bangin' Backside


This class is taught by:

Carla McNeil

Name: Carla
 


Hometown: Edmonton, AB
 
Why do you barre so hard? 
 

It’s an alternative to the gym that’s structured but is varied enough
that it never feels routine. It’s a full body workout that really targets
and tones the smaller areas of your body you don’t usually exercise.
 
What is your favorite post workout snack?
 
Always down for a smoothie loaded with lots of fruit and greens or
dates with almond butter and coconut

Kendra Chow

Name: Kendra Chow

Why do you barre so hard?
Because why not? I’ve always been a very ‘Challenge Accepted!’ kind of gal, and I love barre for the physical, mental, and endurance challenges it provides. Barre is
stimulating in so many ways! It brought me back to my dancer body and mind, and it
feels so good to be in a position of pursuit again.

What is your favourite quote?
"Though her manner varied ... her determination never did." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"If not me, who? If not now, when?" - Emma Watson, addressing the UN General Assembly for HeForShe

Lauren Chow

Name: Lauren  Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Why do you barre so hard? 
For the beats, the motivation, and the connection to one’s body. There 
is nothing like hearing that beat drop when you go into that combo 
movement and you whisper to yourself, “You got this…” (or is that just
 me?) The barre community here is so welcoming, inspiring, and 
empowering. Barre has pushed me further in my physical and mental 
state. If I push myself to hold that squeeze just a little longer at the 
barre, I can push myself to do a lot more! Tell us something that we don’t know about you! I’m a tap dancer! I’ve grown up tap dancing unofficially since I was 2
(thanks to my sis) and officially when I was 4! That’s why I love music 
that has a good beat to it. It’s instinctual for me groove out to that kind of music.

Katarina Dreisbach

Name: Katarina Dreisbach

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Straight up, Barre is SO much fun! If you’re going to work until your legs shake, you might as well have fun doing it. Barre has incredible side effects, both mental and physical. Physically, my body has changed so much! My legs are stronger than ever, I actually have arm muscles and of course, my backside is loving it too. Mentally, barre just makes me happy! I always walk out of a class, regardless if I was taking it or teaching it, with the biggest smile on my face!

Enjoy the little things - What little things make you smile?
Impromptu dance parties are my thing! I also love the color yellow, a good book, and catching up with family and friends.

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.
 
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 Aug 19 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Aug 22 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Kendra Chow
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Aug 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Aug 26 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Aug 29 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Aug 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Aug 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Sep 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Sep 06 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Sep 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Sep 09 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Lauren Chow
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness