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From the Barre to the Boulevard: Robert Edition


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It's no surprise the female barretenders at Local Barre know how to bring it. If you haven't been following along, or had the pleasure of taking one of his classes, then you may not know Robert! He's the fella of the bunch and today he's serving up some serious swag.

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With fall on the way, it only seemed right to have him don pieces that are classically male with a modern touch. I kept in mind Robert is a recent grad with a limited budget and created his look from places he can frequent in the future. A designer shirt for half the price came from TJ Maxx and is perfect for now and later. Worn with colored denim {trend alert for the gents for fall!} from Gap, the button down has a subtle print that makes it eye-catching to wear on its own but also creates interest when layered under a sweater for cooler temperatures. Back to that colored denim tid bit, it may seem like a little out of most guys comfort zone, but try going for a casual color like olive or not-so-bright cranberry. When pairing them, just treat them like they are regular blue jeans and you will be surprised at how easy it is to style them.

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The finishing touches here are items that can be worn on repeat. Cool textured sneakers that help Robert give his cross trainers a welcomed break and a luxe-looking knit sweater that can be thrown over almost anything, both came from Banana Republic. {The sweater at 40% off!} This footwear and zip-cardigan combo is a simple way for guy to be on point in the style department while not looking like he took things too seriously. The soft briefcase is the final piece that brings everything together another designer score for half the price from TJ Maxx. Hand-held or carried by the shoulder strap this neutral colored necessity isn't too stuffy and channels just the right amount of ease a guy like Robert needs.

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Tiffany describes herself as being style obsessed, having an affinity for all things shiny and out her budget, and living for a good dance off and Beyoncé. She is a fashion stylist based in Hoboken, NJ catering to personal wardrobe and business clients throughout the tri-state area. You can find out more about her and her styling company at TiffanyPineroStyle.com


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Derrière Diary: Be Our Next Success Story!

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Be our next Success Story!

Do you have something to lose (or gain)? Apply to be our next Derriere Diary Goddess! To be considered, post your before photo on instagram by September 2nd, using hashtag #LBDiaryEntry and describe your fitness goals in the comments. Don’t have instagram? Email your entry to info@localbarre.com.

If chosen, our Goddess will receive a complimentary three month membership, weekly check-in’s with a dedicated barretender and nutritionist and a rockin’ fit body.
 

What we need from you!


Candidate must finish the entire 8 week program.
Candidate must check-in weekly with an assigned barretender to hold fit test, take measurements and map out the next week’s schedule.
Every Sunday, candidate must turn in a weekly template with fit test results, measurements and 400-750 word summary about the past week’s experience. 
 
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Derrière Diary: Tiffany's Final Week

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The Results!


I can't believe it's already the end of the challenge! In 9 weeks I am down 6 pounds! What’s even more impressive are these inches lost! Where did they go? I don't know, but ya'll don't come back, ya hear! I've lost 3.5 inches in my waist, 3 inches in my thighs, and my hips and chest have leaned out while my arms have been speaking for themselves. It feels so good to look and be strong!

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A Look Back

Prior to the challenge I worked out regularly and ate well, but I wasn't feeling my best and it showed. Because of a knee injury, I was living in Plateau City. So when this challenge presented itself, I knew this was THE opportunity to turn things around in a way that I could stick with.

Just because this is being shared on a large platform, I didn't want to go into this with an unmaintainable obsession. I wanted the real experience. Aside from running my own business, I had two weddings, two bachelorette parties, a one week family vacation, and a move to a new apartment. I can have a little fun right? These past 9 weeks prove that I can still have an amazing time while reaching my fitness goals.

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 Throughout these weeks, my workout routine consisted of strength training, cardio and stretching from my Booty Camp, Barre and Wheelhaus classes. (Take a look back in my Diary for my weekly schedule.) I also I met with holistic health coach Tamara Mans. All my weekend events were making clean eating difficult! She would give me suggestions on lower calorie cocktails and high protein homemade snacks. It worked! Because of her advice, I’m in control of what my body needs and what it deserves when it comes to indulgences.

With all the celebrations in my summer schedule, I finally started shedding inches from my waist and thighs at week 6. At week 7, friends started to notice my sculpted arms and perkier derrière.

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While you won't be seeing me check in here weekly anymore, you will definitely still see me in class. I am so happy I was able to have this opportunity to realign myself and my health. Barre, Wheelhaus and Booty Camp was the perfect kickstart to a better me. Thank you to barretenders Robert and Lauren for keeping me on track and a special thanks to all of you who cheered me along the way and who "liked" my challenge photos so I can do a 2 minute plank like its nothing now.

I so appreciate it!

XO,
Tiffany

P.S. If you missed my weekly journey, click here to catch up!
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Derrière Diary: Tiffany Edition Week 8


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Every day we witness the incredible transformations our clients go through. These untold stories continually inspire us to keep doing what we love. We realized, if these stories inspired us then imagine what it would do for our community!

So we started the Derriére Diary, a series of stories that aim to motivate those looking to reach their own goals and challenges. The same ones our clients go through every day. 

But to start off we needed a strong voice. A fixture in our local community who’s brave enough to put their goals and progress on display in real time, for the world to see. So we invited the beautiful Tiffany Pinero to share her fitness journey. 

Read about her first week here.


Week 8: August 3rd - 9th

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This was a fairly good week. I was able to get in 4 classes: two booty camp and two barre. I really wanted to get a Wheelhaus class in as well but my schedule wasn’t being that flexible.


My upper body strength has improved noticeably. Things I couldn’t even begin to do in class without needing an immediate breather, I can now do with a heavier set of weights. It is still a challenge don’t get me wrong, but there is a confidence behind what I am doing now. I know my body is capable to complete the sets.


As for my booty and core… we are getting there! Even after 8 weeks there are still moments when those very targeted sets in class seem like they will never end… and that I may perish.  ;)  But as always, once it’s over I am so glad I did it!


Honestly, the scale hasn’t budged much… BUT I am seeing such a difference in my body shape. My arms are leaner, my core is slimming down, and even my lower back is getting in on the action. These little differences in my physique that others may not notice, but I feel it and it’s a great motivator.


I also saw an improvement while doing my lunge challenge. I have a knee injury and such bad balance, I could barely do them when I started the diary. With the strength from my core I was able to complete the 65+ you all liked me into, with visible improvement.


I have been eating well but again, want to really take things to the next level so Tamara has provided me a clean eating menu for a few days. Will report back next week on how that goes over!




MONDAY - Cardio 

TUESDAY - Outdoor Booty Camp with Robert

WEDNESDAY - Off

THURSDAY - Outdoor Booty Camp with Robert

FRIDAY - Outside Run

SATURDAY - Barre with Janelle

SUNDAY - Rest Day


Coming Up


This week is the lunge challenge!


Cheer Tiffany On!

Stay up-to-date on Tiffany's progression by following Local Barre and Tiffany on Instagram!




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Tiffany describes herself as being style obsessed, having an affinity for all things shiny and out her budget, and living for a good dance off and Beyoncé. She is a fashion stylist based in Hoboken, NJ catering to personal wardrobe and business clients throughout the tri-state area. You can find out more about her and her styling company at TiffanyPineroStyle.com


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Derrière Diary: Tiffany Edition Week 7


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Every day we witness the incredible transformations our clients go through. These untold stories continually inspire us to keep doing what we love. We realized, if these stories inspired us then imagine what it would do for our community!

So we started the Derriére Diary, a series of stories that aim to motivate those looking to reach their own goals and challenges. The same ones our clients go through every day. 

But to start off we needed a strong voice. A fixture in our local community who’s brave enough to put their goals and progress on display in real time, for the world to see. So we invited the beautiful Tiffany Pinero to share her fitness journey. 

Read about her first week here.


Week 7: July 27th - August 2nd

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As silly as it sounds my biggest struggle this week was staying hydrated. It was a hot one! I felt like although I was drinking a lot, with the heat, I needed more water. Then I fell into that confusing area of, am I hungry or am I thirsty? The good news is I fed a lot of the feelings with more water and stayed on track. I can see how that would have challenged me in the past though.

It was a great week for a variety of classes. I was able to mix in barre with an instructor I haven’t had before, Jen V… you betta work! My glutes were pushed to the maximus. On Friday I ended my week with Wheelhaus. A.) Kim’s playlist would have me riding forever, so fun and B.) it is such a different workout my body was thriving on the switch. I took the weekend off from the barre but still got some cardio in shopping for a client. ;)

I posted a recipe Tamara gave me on my Facebook page recently. The sweet potato muffins are perfect on the go and have a hearty with a touch of sweet taste I love!

MONDAY - Cardio 

TUESDAY - Outdoor Booty Camp with Robert

WEDNESDAY - Barre Class

THURSDAY - Outdoor Booty Camp with Robert

FRIDAY - Wheelhaus

SATURDAY - Rest Day

SUNDAY - Rest Day


Coming Up


This week is the lunge challenge!


Cheer Tiffany On!

Stay up-to-date on Tiffany's progression by following Local Barre and Tiffany on Instagram!




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Tiffany describes herself as being style obsessed, having an affinity for all things shiny and out her budget, and living for a good dance off and Beyoncé. She is a fashion stylist based in Hoboken, NJ catering to personal wardrobe and business clients throughout the tri-state area. You can find out more about her and her styling company at TiffanyPineroStyle.com


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Our August #LBItGuy, Robert!



On tap this month is our August #LBItGuy, Robert!

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Tell us about any exciting activities you do outside of Barre and Wheel?
Well, right now I’m gearing up for two September performances with my company, Robert Mark Dance, and just finished performing for Barretender Arielle with her company, Zella Dance. I also dance for an all-male company, 10 Hairy Legs. There seems to be a lot of dance in my life! But that’s not all I’m about! I love going on fun New York City excursions and exploring different museums! I also LOVE movie dates with my best friends! If you haven’t gone to see “Inside Out” what are you waiting for????

Was there an interesting path that led you to teaching at Barre? 
I actually went to school with Arielle and Jessica and they told me about how much fun they had at Local Barre! I had to get in on action and have been hooked ever since!

 

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What’s been essential to your success?
Never being afraid of feedback. It’s only way to get better at what you do!

 
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Hard and fast rules you live by.
Work hard. Play hard. Repeat. 

What’s on your “get amped” playlist?  
Definitely, the entire Lady Gaga “Art Pop” album! It’s my go-to whenever I go for a run!

 
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One tip for having the best Barre experience. 
Don’t worry about the person next to you! Everyone takes their own journey to being fit, so just enjoy yours and work to your fullest potential!


You’re splurging...what’s your weakness?
Food, for sure! All kinds of food! It’s so dangerous! 


High school: love or hate? 
I guess it depends on what moment in time you’re talking about ;) I was the kid that did all the musicals, was Vice President of the Senior Class, and also took AP and Honors classes, which was great because I got to have a super tight knit group of friends, most of whom I am still friends with today! No getting pushed into lockers for me, but I definitely wasn’t at the top of the food chain!

 
 

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