YOUR B BODY: I love Barre because it makes me feel pretty and strong at the same time. I never danced as a kid so this makes me feel like a dancer while allowing me the strength and fitness for my every day activities. I want to be able to keep up with my little one and be a positive role model for her. The only reason I Bounce is because I HATE running! Plus my cardio sucks so bouncing is a fun way to get my cardio in.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I did competitive gymnastics as a kid but I never took dance.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: The tiny multicoloured and shaped butterfly clips for your hair. Wearing those and the purple or silver sparkly lip chap (lipsmackers? Is that what is was called) made me feel really cool 😎
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: chapstick. I get really cranky when my lips get dry
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Salt and vinegar chips and margaritas
CURRENT HOBBIES: who has time for hobbies when you have a baby?
OCCUPATION: Mom- it’s hard work; plus running our fitness studio
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “you never grow by how much you win, you only grow by how much work you put in”not sure who said this but it always stayed with me
Why do you barre so hard? Having danced growing up I missed the studio vibe and classical movements of ballet when working out. I have always made a point of being active but getting to the gym sometimes felt like a chore. The combination of dance, pilates and yoga inspired moves set to upbeat music is the perfect balance between form, function and fun. The workout is low impact yet effective and I know if I am a little sore the next day I have had a good workout. Exercising isn’t a chore anymore and look forward to the days when I can hit the studio.
Enjoy the little things – what little things make you smile? My little guy Jack. He is always full of smiles and makes me laugh all the time. Watching him grow is the best thing ever. I also have a dog named Charlie. He is a black Goldendoodle, otherwise known as the happiest furry teddy bear around.
Mommy and Me is a postnatal, child friendly barre class designed to give moms a dynamic workout with baby nestled into their own carrier. Please bring your own carrier. Older children are welcome in this class to quietly play. There will be no child care provided. Moms will be responsible to watch older children play on the mats in the same studio while class is running.