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Barre Press


This class is taught by:

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.


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.

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

Hannah Kulmatycki

Name: Hannah
 

Hometown: Edmonton 
 
How would you describe the BBS Tribe?
 
The BBS Tribe is such an empowering and motivational group of people! There are days where I want to take class more than once just to be a part of the great community and vibes you get from being around BBS.
 


Tell us something that we don't know about you!
 
I am a sciences student at the U of A, focussing on human biology and anthropology! I am also a certified ballet teacher and love to paint and photograph in my spare time!

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!)

 

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.

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.

Jessica Baudin-Griffin

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

 

I love barre because it continues to challenge me! I love how each week I feel stronger and can barre harder than the last, but I also can always challenge myself to be stronger, hold longer, sink deeper. I love that it is a mental practice just as much as a physical workout. When I’m at barre I can’t worry about my day to day stresses, I can only focus on myself, in the moment. I find that very meditative.

 

What is your favourite quote?

 

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it about learning to dance in the rain!

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Megan Clark
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Hannah Kulmatycki
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Nov 29 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Nov 29 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Nov 30 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Lauren Chow
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Christy Wells
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Dec 01 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Megan Clark
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Dec 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Jessica Baudin-Griffin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Dec 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kirsten Tullis
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Mon Dec 04 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Elissa Jamieson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Dec 04 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kirsten Tullis
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Dec 05 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Hannah Kulmatycki
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Wed Dec 06 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Wed Dec 06 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Dec 07 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Carla McNeil
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness