From the Barre to the Boulevard: Amanda Edition


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If you experienced "ice" {the non weather kind} this winter or are saying "I do" this spring/summer, you are well aware wedding season is coming on strong.


CONGRATULATIONS!
Let us help you relieve that stress with some sweat sessions. Amongst Local Barre's normal class offerings, we have special packages for brides-to-be of every kind. Included with each package is this cheeky and truthful tank worn by our March "It Girl" Amanda. Pair it with heather grey leggings which are a perfect stretchy staple and a striped coobi bra while you get it tight in style!

All pieces available at Local Barre retail.

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Photos by Tiffany Pinero



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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 March #LBItGirl Amanda!



Wondering about the secret, behind-the-scenes lives of your favorite Barretenders and Wheel instructors? We interviewed all our stars and starlets. Stay tuned right here each month for the skinny.

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This month's It-Girl is no stranger to the spotlight. If you've never taken one of her morning Open Barre classes, you may recognize her Local-Barre-toned abs from R. Kelly's "Cookie" video. Oh! She also recently made headlines on Buzzfeed's "26 Amazing News Images."

Keep your eyes peeled this summer for Amanda on the big screen. In the meantime, here are ten things we bet you didn't know about this insanely sexy and talented Barretender. 

Girrrl, tell us what you're eating. Health enthusiast?  
Lol, not so much. I love to eat everything (including lots of junk food/snacks), so it's a good thing I found a love for fitness through Local Barre.

Where do we even begin? Your resume is AMAZE. Tell us more. 
I'm an NBA Dancer, as well as a working Dancer/Fitness Model with credits that include: America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Undercover Boss, Finish Line, Dance Spirit Magazine, and most recently, a holiday commercial for Pepsi. I also was the leading lady in R. Kelly’s “Cookie” music video and landed a role as a dancer in the movie Trainwreck, which was directed by Judd Apatow and set to debut summer of 2015.

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What’s the secret to your success?

Growing up 1 of 7 siblings with a mother who typically worked the overnight shift and many doubles as a nurse. I believe finding my independence and individuality was key to my success. Watching her support such a big family and not once ever complaining, I knew I would need work hard, stay humble, and always keep my eye on the prize.  

One hard and fast rule you live by. Go!
Always take chances and live with no regrets!

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Who inspires you? 

My grandfather (R.I.P.). He was a diligent engineer who came to this country striving for the American dream for himself as well as his family. During my childhood, I attended the School of American Ballet (the training school for the New York City Ballet), where I would commute into the city 6 days a week. There were many days I was tired or just wanted to be your average kid and hangout after school instead of commuting to take class, but no matter what, my grandfather made sure I would never miss a day! He would personally drive or escort me on the train, during which he would ensure my homework was always completed or offer assistance if needed. He taught me the importance of time management as well as setting priorities. I do not believe I would be where I am today without his inspiration.

You’re splurging...what’s your weakness?
Shoes, I have a serious obsession with all kinds, sneakers, heels, boots, wedges, flats, sandals, etc! I love them all!
 
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Tell us a secret.

I was class President in High School and thought I wanted to be a lawyer (haha) little did I know my true calling would be fitness and dance which I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Bucket list? 
Zip-line through the rainforest and to cage dive with sharks.

Celeb dinner party: who’s there?
Paul Walker (he’s soooo hot, rest his sweet soul) and Jennifer Lopez, she seriously does it all while still looking fabulous.

Your last meal: what’s on the menu?
Caesar salad with fresh grated parmesan, bruschetta with tomato and basil on a baguette, Penne alla vodka with chicken and prosciutto, topped off with a large class of Pinot Grigio. And for dessert, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!

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From the Barre to the Boulevard: Amber Edition



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Photo by Tiffany Pinero


Have you ever worked out early in the morning only to spend the rest of the day running around in your gear?

Or, started your day by putting on a workout friendly ensemble as extra motivation to ensure you'll keep your mental promise to make that p.m. class?

We'd have to call your bluff if you said no to either ;) Not only is it easy to sport your barre garb for a majority of the day, lately it is a style statement in itself. Athlesiure {a respected retail category now} is one of the fastest growing fashion markets and here on the blog we want to give you an in depth look of what we have to offer in our studios and how you can wear these pieces beyond the barre & bike!


Amber-Style-3_adjOur January "It Girl" Amber looks anything but basic in garments that are making stale gym staples weep. The long sleeve top is.... can't resist. The obvious description: it's bringing sexy back. It shows the perfect amount of toned traps & lats while being a perfect piece in which to stretch and sculpt.

Another super special item at the barre, is the newest and coziest gripper sock. It goes over the knee to really put your personal style over the top, and as you can see, it effortlessly goes from the barre to the boulevard!

Long Sleeve Open Back Top {$44} and Over The Knee Gripper Socks are both available at Local Barre Downtown, Uptown & West locations.

 

 

 

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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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