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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.

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

Emily Fleming

Name: Emily 
 

Hometown: Devon, AB
 
Why do you barre so hard?
 
I barre so hard because no matter how many classes I come to, I can
never predict what the instructor is going to bring, and I can always find
something in my form, or my effort that needs improvement. I also love
barre because of the community. The clients, and the staff are second to 
none, and the studio has definitely become a place of comfort and solace
in my crazy life.
 
 Favorite way to treat yourself?
 
Lush bath bombs with a bottle sized glass of wine
 

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.

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.
 

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.
 

Sarah Wright

Name: Sarah
 

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

 

I love barre simply because it is SO much fun! I started ballet at 2 ½ and
being at the barre takes me back to the fun days of dancing at the studio! The
energy at the studio is always addicting and I love how each class is different
and challenging.

 

If you had to choose 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?

 


Compassionate, Attentive, & Fiery (I’m a ginger!)

 

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 Jun 24 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Jun 25 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Kendra Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Emily Fleming
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Jun 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Jun 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Jul 01 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Jul 02 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Kendra Chow
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Jul 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Emily Fleming
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Jul 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Jul 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Jul 08 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with TBA TBA
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Jul 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Emily Fleming
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Jul 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Jul 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Jul 15 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Jaime Turnbull
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Jul 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness