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B Strong


This class is taught by:

Charlotte Martin

Height: 5'8"

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 ”

Kirsten Tullis

Height: Just right

YOUR B BODY: Working out for the last glass of vino in the bottle. Our studio is the best audience for my audacious sense of humour. Let’s face it, barre is a little dirty. I keep coming back though, the internal satisfaction of knowing I worked hard, challenged myself, and had enough influence on our clients, their day, their mood, to have them smile or focus so hard on an excercise and watch them flourish and strengthen.

DANCE EXPERIENCE: Since in utero! I’ve always moved to the music, or danced to the beat of my own drum. Ballet since I was a wee sprite of 5 years. Modern contemporary since I was a teenager.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Welly boots! Or as the Canadians call them rubber boots. I had one in almost every colour as a child! I’d wear them with shorts, dresses, skirts. Basically with anything, including fancy dress. I currently own 3 pairs!

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Adventure, travel plans, lists (lists for everything—post-its for barre). Chocolate.. well I could but you might not want to talk to me as I can turn into the grinch

FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Sauvignon blanc— New Zealand my fav! Bubbly!! The real kind. Truffle fries ( but only after I’ve done a double barre class). Chocolate isn’t a favourite, it’s actually necessity

CURRENT HOBBIES: Barre, dance, outdoors in any capacity, reading.

OCCUPATION: RN

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “If you are comfortable, you are not challenging yourself. If you are not challenging yourself you aren’t growing. Take a chance, take a leap. You won’t know until you try. Sometimes you need to walk away to gain perspective. That’s OK. You can, you should and if you’re brave enough you will. Stand up for what you believe is right. Follow your gut. Listen to that quiet little voice before she starts screaming I told you so! ”

Kristin G Gibson

Height: 5’8”

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

Michelle Shewchuk

Height: 5’3”

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

Sarah Wright

Height:5'5"

YOUR B BODY: Balanced. I love to work out, but also have a raging sweet tooth!

DANCE EXPERIENCE: Started ballet when I was 2.5 years old. Trained in ukrainian, modern & jazz, but mostly classical ballet.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Neon printed track jackets

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Coffee! ...or really anything caffeinated!

FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Chocolate.

CURRENT HOBBIES: Being at the studio- taking or teaching class.

OCCUPATION: Registered Nurse

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap, and handle it”

Megan Clark

Height: 5'5"

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 ”

Erin Balkan

Height: 5'2"

YOUR B BODY: Barre lets me eat cupcakes

DANCE EXPERIENCE: Started dancing at 4 years old with my mom being my first dance teacher. I took everything from tap and jazz to lyrical and musical theatre. Later on I danced with the Edmonton Crush Dance team for 1 season and the Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team for 3 seasons.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: I've always been a fan of leggings. Even as a child I sported a pair of patterned leggings just about everyday.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Good chocolate and wine

FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Tacos!

CURRENT HOBBIES: Swimming, taking walks with my baby

OCCUPATION: Human Resources

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken” Oscar Wilde

Claire Somerville

Height: 5'8"

YOUR B BODY: I work out to clear my mind and challenge my body.

DANCE EXPERIENCE: I took ballet and jazz classes up until I was 15.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Leggings, over sized hoodies, and scrunchies! (not much has changed!)

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family and coffee (in no particular order...)

FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Charcuterie boards

CURRENT HOBBIES: Skiing, reading, dog park-ing

OCCUPATION: Supply Chain Coordinator

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Humankind. Be both.”

Carla McNeil

Height: 5'4"-ish

YOUR B BODY: I workout to keep myself happy and stress free. Also the amount of dessert I eat needs to somehow be offset.

DANCE EXPERIENCE: 0

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunchies, still rocking them.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A water bottle, I bring a water bottle with me almost everywhere I go.

FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Mexican, I could live off of tacos and margarita's. I also love the Egg Yolk Raviolo from Bar Bricco

CURRENT HOBBIES: Running, cooking and baking, hiking (summer), travelling and barre!

OCCUPATION: Media Manager - I plan and buy advertising campaigns for various clients.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Where you invest your love, you invest your life”

B Strong is just as the name says, with the incorporation of weights in warm up and heavy weights in arms it will get that back of the body working right away. Building on the foundations of B Barre 60, B Strong turns up the resistance adding heavier weights, resistance bands and more focus on building long lean muscles. Targets the arms,abs and a**. Let's hustle for that muscle.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Charlotte Martin
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Dec 15 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Dec 16 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Mon Dec 17 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristin G Gibson
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Tue Dec 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Michelle Shewchuk
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Thu Dec 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Clark
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Dec 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Erin Balkan
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Dec 23 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Thu Dec 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Claire Somerville
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Fri Dec 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Carla McNeil
    at Whitemud Crossing
  • Sat Dec 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kirsten Tullis
    at Holland Plaza SOAR Bounce Fitness
  • Sun Dec 30 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Sarah Wright
    at Whitemud Crossing