Our November #LBItGirl, Meghan!



On tap this month is our November #LBItGirl, Meghan!

 
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What do you do outside of barre?
I am a mom to two young boys (3 and 10 months), so that keeps me very busy! Spending time with my family and friends is the most important thing to me.

Was there an interesting path that led you to teaching at Barre? 

My love affair with barre started years ago when I lived in the city and was getting in shape for my wedding. When I moved to Hoboken I found Local Barre and came religiously, all throughout my first pregnancy and then after my first son was born, and it really got me back into shape and is the one thing that truly transformed my body, and I’ve tried it all!

Health enthusiast? Tell us about your diet...vegan? raw? raw til 4? recipes? favorite seasonal dish or smoothie?
I really eat anything and everything in moderation. I mostly eat healthy but depriving myself of things I want just doesn’t work for me. If I want that pizza and brownie I will have it...and then the next day I will probably have a salad and hit the barre :).

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How did you handle epic failure? 
Teaching my first class was a bit of a disaster, I was so nervous! I learned to have confidence in myself and to focus on my strengths, and to never stop being a student.

Your go-to travel spot and why. 

Cape Cod. I’ve been going my whole life and it’s my favorite place on Earth. When I drive over the bridge I am instantly relaxed.


What’s been essential to your success?
Always being willing to learn and improve, asking for constructive criticism, and not being afraid of hard work.



All time favorite movie quote?

How do you like them apples?

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From whom do you draw inspiration?
I am constantly inspired by our clients and my colleagues. Moms, wives, career women...no matter how busy these ladies are or what obstacles they’ve had to overcome to get here, they not only show up for class but they absolutely kill it! I am always touched when they share their stories with me. 

 

That song on your iPod you don’t want anyone to know you have.
A lot of 90’s boy bands. 98 Degrees anyone?

You’re splurging...what’s your weakness?  
I love to shop! I love clothes. It’s an issue. But what I probably spend the most money on these days is wine...I should really invest in a winery.
 
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One thing on your bucket list. 
I just want to travel!


Celebrity dinner party: who’s there? 
I have a lot of people on this list! Definitely Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence. They are strong, hilarious, down-to-earth women who aren’t afraid to be themselves (and who doesn’t love a good laugh??). And also Matt Damon and Ben Affleck...I’m a Boston girl!
 
 

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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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