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Barre Press


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Kristin G Gibson

Name: Kristin Gibson

Hometown: Castor, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
Barre makes me feel strong, clears my head and gives me the energy to keep up with my busy 3 year old.

What is a secret talent of yours?
I can touch my tongue to my nose. I also bake, knit, embroider, and do paper cut illustrations.

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.
 

Megan Clark

Name: Megan Clark

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
To feel strong and healthy. Barre has totally changed my life! I love the ladies I work with everyday, the community we have built and of course that burn that only barre delivers.

What is the best “side effect” you have noticed from barre?
Strength and endurance! I am constantly amazed at my ability with new activities and workouts.

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.

Elissa Jamieson

Name: Elissa Jamieson

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Why do you barre so hard?
I love barre because it makes me feel strong and pretty! Plus it keeps my body in great shape. 

What is your guilty pleasure?
Popcorn! I could eat a bowl of popcorn everynight. My favorite toppings right now are olive oil, sea salt and dill.


A 45min Class in the classic Barre Body Fit style for those on the go.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Feb 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kyra St.Pierre
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Feb 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 21 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Feb 21 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kristin G Gibson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Feb 22 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Feb 22 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Feb 22 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Christy Wells
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Feb 23 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Julia Johnson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Feb 23 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Christy Wells
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Feb 24 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Megan Clark
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Feb 24 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Feb 24 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Feb 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Feb 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Feb 28 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Feb 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Mar 01 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Mar 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Katarina Dreisbach
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Mar 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Christy Wells
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Mar 02 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness