YOUR B BODY: I bounce and barre so I eat whatever my heart desires, to beat olympians at their own sports and to keep my asthma in control!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 19 years of on going dance training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and others! Trained in Russia to obtain my Russia ballet certification and I have my teaching certification for ISTD ballet as well!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Socks in sandals or double buns
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Kinder chocolate and my puppy Earl
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Grilled cheese, KD and 1/2 sweet non-fat caramel macchiatos
CURRENT HOBBIES: Instagramming, water colour painting, trying new food and restaurants and traveling!
OCCUPATION: Student, Barre and SOAR instructor and dance teacher
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Nevertheless she Persisted!”
YOUR B BODY: I workout to remind myself of how capable my body is, how grateful I am to be able to move and to get as sweaty as possible!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Zero (ish)! I did one jazz and ballet class when I was 7. After my short stint in dance I decided to pursue soccer and ended up playing competitively through university – Go Griffs go!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I was a bit of a tomboy growing up and was all about the tear away pants, pony's and adidas high tops.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My paper agenda, deodorant & coffee.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Miss Vickie's chips, guacamole, pasta and tater tots!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Running, listening to podcasts, paddle boarding out at the lake, traveling with the hubs and drinking wine (that's a hobby, right?)!
OCCUPATION: Marketing Consultant
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Starve the ego, feed the soul.”
YOUR B BODY: Strong and Fit Over 40!!!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Too many years to count as dancer, choreographer and performer!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Mondetta Flag Shirts - started my obsession with travel!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Starbucks Chai Tea
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Iced Tea Lemonade with some pita chips and taziki
CURRENT HOBBIES: Reading, Biking, Cooking
OCCUPATION: Health Care ;)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Let It Go and Live In The Moment!”
YOUR B BODY: My barre/bounce body is a powerhouse, it literally carries me through each & every day - from work, to workouts, to running errands and meeting up with friends. I workout so that I can keep my body healthy & happy. Not only does working out give me the strength to participate in numerous activities (like obstacle course runs, which I love!!), but it also gives me the strength to power through day to day activities (like groceries and HAVING to take them all inside in one trip). Working out also not only nourishes my physical body, but also my mind - every workout is like a mental reset, giving me more clarity and energy to take on the rest of the day. Oh.. and I like nachos... and ice cream, like A LOT, so I also work out because of that.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Does dancing on ice count!? I was a figure skater for 15 years, doing both singles skating & synchronized skating.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Buffalo (platform) shoes, carefully paired with a skirt overtop of pants & topped off with some butterfly clips (thank you Spice Girls)
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My music
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: NACHOS!!!!!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Making wedding invitations, and Sudoku puzzles
OCCUPATION: Office Administrator at our family owned company
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.” Brené Brown
YOUR B BODY: Craves exercise and beer equally
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Lots of impromptu kitchen dance parties + years of toe taps on a soccer ball
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: it was and still is scrunchies and leggings
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: my golden retriever Murphy; what you might not know: the TV show Friends, i rewatch at least one episode almost every single day
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: I love anything except bacon, olives and mayo; Hawaiian Pizza with Cake Batter Froyo for dessert is pretty hard to beat though Drink: Peach flavoured Perrier
CURRENT HOBBIES: hike, hike, hike and hike
OCCUPATION: Student currently, but hopefully a doctor one day!
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “If you have the power to make someone happy- do it, the world needs more of that ”
YOUR B BODY: My barre body has helped me overcome injuries allowing me to be a functional being again. It also lets me keep an excellent amount of pasta and beer in my life!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 20+ years as a tap dancer, dabbling in jazz for many years as well.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: The forever coordinating outfits my sister and I had - track suits, dresses, jackets.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My beats! Music fuels my soul.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Dumplings... coffee... breakfast foods... basically if you ever ask me if I'm hungry, the answer is 'always'.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Golfing, checking out the local food scene, listening to podcasts, baking, boxing, and the occasional netflix binge.
OCCUPATION: Health Promotion Facilitator
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “How you choose to show up magnetizes what shows up for you.”
YOUR B BODY: Barre is my therapy, so I worry less about the outside and more about how I feel on the inside. It makes me happy and it makes me mentally stronger.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: None! Seriously, my moves would make you cringe (and then laugh).
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Mismatched neon socks and overalls.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Floss.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Coffee and pastries.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Is work a hobby? With work, a family and barre, there is not much time for anything else. But some day maybe hobbies will return to my life.
OCCUPATION: Freelance Graphic Designer
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “If you can’t love yourself how in the hell are you going to love somebody else” Ru Paul
Height: 5 foot 2 eyes a’ blue (I’m actually 5’3” but 5’2” sounds cuter)
YOUR B BODY: Will barre/bounce/run/swim/climb Everest for WINE!!!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Almost none at all. I took ballet, tap, jazz when I was 6 until I was 9.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Matching sets! Complete with scrunchie!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Music!
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Pizza (duh) and ice cold Strongbow on a nice hot day preferably at the lake!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Spin (one day I’ll find that beat), hiking, gardening.
OCCUPATION: Trust Examiner for the CRA
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “"Fake it ‘til you become it” Amy Cuddy
YOUR B BODY: Strong, able and better with age!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: A few years of Ukrainian dance
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunch socks and high tops
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Chapstick!! Burt’s bees is the fav
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Cheese burgers
CURRENT HOBBIES: DIY home decor - I could have my own Pinterest fail blog
OCCUPATION: Studio Founder and Owner
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Just Breath, and make it happen ”
YOUR B BODY: Works out each day so I can keep up with my kids during the day and eat junk food and drink wine at night.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: No dance experience, but was a national level competitive synchronized swimmer
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Hyper colour t-shirts and Jordache shoes
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My three kids
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Red wine and Cadbury mini eggs.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Curling up with a good book and a cup of tea (although finding a quiet moment to do this is the hardest part)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
The original 60 minute class which incorporates full body, isometrics and mobility exercises into one jam packed, leg shaking, core blasting, muscle lengthening workout! The signature barre class of Studio B and the foundation for all other barre class variations.