What's your teaching style? I'm a big believer in giving a class that cannot be duplicated and requires myself and my clients to be fully in the moment. I try to encourage everyone to take the class for themselves and customize as needed. If you're feeling amazing then push to the limit but if you need to be more gentle on that day that's ok too. I've been told that my classes are "sneaky hard" lol. I have a calm and soothing demeanor but I can certainly bring on those shakes! I'm all about having a good time too. Just because we're working out doesn't mean we can't let loose a little ;)
Guilty Pleasure? Panda All Natural Raspberry Licorice and Netflix. Ok, and tequila.
Who best channels your inner Diva? I'm going with a Pink/Beyonce hybrid.
Favorite (Barre) Position? Mermaid. Get's my buns every time!
What's your mantra? Workout because you love your body not because you hate it.
Why Barre? I've danced all my life. While pursuing my dance studies in college I also started to work in fitness (teaching group exercise classes and other dance based workouts). However, it wasn't until I was rehabbing my knee after having my ACL replaced that I discovered barre. Not only was I obsessed with the workout BUT it was such an immense help in aiding my recovery. I've been in love ever since.
Proudest Moment? Becoming a Mama tops the list but also very proud of the work I do with Local Barre®. It's been an adventure growing with the company from the very first day Local Barre® opened!
What's your teaching style? It’s humorous, anatomically and musically driven! Form and flow is so important to me but if you can’t take everything so seriously..JUST BREATHE!
Guilty Pleasure? Cookies…One of my nicknames is Cookie Monster
What's your hidden talent? Knowing what is going to happen before it happens/reading people. I should have been a FBI agent!
Who best channels your inner Diva RuPaul. I go straight to the source….
Favorite (Barre) Position? Reverse chair to hinge “HOT TUB”
What's your mantra? “WORK HARD. PLAY HARD.” “NO COMPLAINING. WE ARE TRAINING.” I have so many more but these are 2 of my top.
Why Barre? It is the perfect blend of dance elements with a fitness vibe.
Proudest Moment? Giving birth to Piper
What's your teaching style? Hands-on
Guilty Pleasure? Vino What's your hidden talent? Eating
Who best channels your inner Diva? Mariah Carey
Favorite (Barre) Position? Water ski
What's your mantra? One day at a time & you shall be fine.
Why Barre? Babes & Booty!
Proudest Moment? Filming the movie Trainwreck
What's your teaching style? My style is fun yet challenging. I like to push my class until they reach the point where they feel they want to give up. They always keep pushing through! There's no better feeling than pushing yourself like never before. It's so fulfilling for me to be able to witness that every day.
Guilty pleasure? Chocolate. If it's covered in chocolate I'm in!
What's your hidden talent? Is eating a talent? I have a HUGE appetite and am constantly eating.
Favorite barre position? Stacked hydrant
What's your mantra? Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.
Why barre? When I moved to Hoboken I was looking for a class incorporating dance and fitness, my two passions. I stumbled upon Local Barre® and gave barre class a shot. I was immediately hooked. I loved how it worked muscles I didn't even knew existed. The exercises make you feel pretty and you get a killer workout all at the same time.
Proudest moment?Marrying my husband. He's my best friend and biggest fan. I'll never forget that day.
What's your teaching style? I've heard I'm spunky.
Guilty Pleasure? Cheez-Its and raw cookie dough. Not together, obviously.
What's your hidden talent? I can rap like Nicki Minaj, for like 5 seconds.
Who best channels your inner Diva? Beyonce now. Celine Dion later. Beyline. Celyonce.
Favorite (Barre) Position? Incline chair because it gives me an a$s like Beyoncé and arms like Celine.
What's your mantra? It is not our abilities that show what we really are, it is our choices.
Why Barre? Nothing strengthens, lengthens and tones like barre!
What's your teaching style? Challenging, brisk paced class with a touch of humor and humility.
Guilty Pleasure? Singing karaoke alone in my room
What's your hidden talent? Belly dancing
Who best channels your inner Diva? Britney Spears
Favorite (Barre) Position? Stacked Hydrant in Back Attitude with ball (yas waistline and glutes)
What's your mantra? Self discipline is a gift not a punishment or It is never too late to become who you've always wanted to be.
Why Barre? Because it tones the crap out of your entire body (and challenges your mental strength) with slim to no chance of injury considering the time we take to set up proper form and controlled movements.
Proudest Moment? I often find myself admiring incredible women in the fitness or performance industry. I love meeting female leaders and thinking...wow...I wish I could do that...and then thinking...well, why can't I? Honestly, I feel proudest now..teaching and performing alongside my idols and continuing to grow and surround myself with positive energy and strength. Three years ago this seemed like an unreachable task, but I find if you continue to decide not to shy away from things that scare you, you'll be completely blown away by what you're capable of.
Guilty Pleasure: Online Shopping…all the coupons, free delivery, easy access- they just make it so easy these days! Sometimes I have a package in my lobby and I forget what I ordered- so bad! Hidden Talent: I am a trained makeup artist 😊Because of that, when I look at people and their skin tone and eye color, I automatically can pick out a great color palate! Every face is beautiful- you just have to know which features to emphasizeFavorite Barre Position: “Plank” pose…I like the classics! I also can feel my muscles engaged and working very quickly. I challenge myself to hold my planks longer and longer- it’s a sign of total mind & body strength! My Mantra: “Sometimes you just gotta say, who gives a F*ck and go for it!”….. Why Barre: This is the only workout that actually changes my body and visibly carves out my muscles. I feel stronger and look stronger which is important to me.
Teaching Style: WERK LADIES! I always keep in mind that clients have come to class to work hard. I know that carving out an hour or 45mins each day is a commitment that our clients make- it is up to me to help them get results and feel strong! I try to make each of my classes unique by using different curriculum and music to create the challenge.
What's your hidden talent?I can speak a decent amount of Mandarin Chinese!
Who best channels your inner Diva?Audrey Hepburn meets Tina Fey
Favorite (Barre) Position? Classic first position wall slide all the way
What's your mantra? Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.
Why Barre?It is the perfect combination of fitness and dance, toning and stretch, strength training and body control, and focus and fun. Plus I love the music. In one hour you get the whole package!
Proudest Moment?Being recognized by the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Athletics Hall of Fame for my achievements in the sport of swimming throughout the years across the country!
What's your teaching style?I like to think of each class as my opportunity to be like your knowledgeable friend who is a good influence on your body :) Part dance class, part rejuvenation, and lots of booty toning.
What's your teaching style? It's my goal to encourage you not only physically but mentally to be your best self. Expect an upbeat class with an emphasis on proper form.
Guilty Pleasure? Fro-yo dates with my Husband! Life is all about balance.
What's your hidden talent? Parallel parking pick-up trucks in Hoboken. Ha!
Who best channels your inner Diva? That girl from the block -- J-Lo!
Favorite (Barre) Position? Fitness lunge -- This position fires up the thighs, glutes, and core with those 90 degree holds!
What's your mantra? "The hardest part is over. You showed up -- you're here!" Why Barre? As a dancer, I've tried every workout under the sun. When asked, I explain Barre Fitness as working the muscles from the inside out. Keep it up and I promise you'll see results and feel your strongest.
Proudest Moment? Becoming Mrs. Fontana!
What's your teaching style? I like to get down to business and give a difficult, well-rounded class, while positively motivating and encouraging clients.
Guilty Pleasure? Ice cream...and Bravo
What's your hidden talent? My husband says cooking...ha!!! Who best channels your inner Diva? Music wise? 80's Madonna
Favorite (Barre) Position? Pretzel...said no one ever (but me!) What's your mantra? Treat people the way you want to be treated
Why Barre? It has changed my body like nothing else! Barre works so many important muscle groups and those shakes really work wonders. I love that between the different positions and variations as well as the creativity of instructors, you never get bored.
Proudest Moment? Giving birth!
What's your teaching style?Encouraging, Challenging, Creative, Fun! I love pulling from my dance background and am a huge yogi so you'll definitely find those aspects in my class. I love pushing my clients to their own personal challenge points. Seeing clients gain confidence in themselves as they get stronger physically is my motivation.
Guilty Pleasure? Waffles. And (re)watching The Vampire Diaries. #noshame
What's your hidden talent? I can take a nap anytime, anywhere.
Who best channels your inner Diva? Celine Dion. I love her quirkiness.
Favorite (Barre) Position? Pretzel What's your mantra? There isn't a person you couldn't love if you took the time to read their story.
Why Barre? I've been a performer most of my life and have a dance background. Barre allows me to connect to those roots while also bringing in other aspects of fitness. I've taken so many different kinds of fitness classes/programs through the years and always come back to barre. I love that its musically driven and leaves me feeling energized after class.
Proudest Moment? I have two: 1.) Performing across the globe as Belle in Beauty and the Beast with Disney 2.) When my fiancee and I became puppy parents to our sweet puggle, Bacon.
What's your teaching style? Energetic and creative
Guilty Pleasure? Nocciolata (vegan Nutella )
What's your hidden talent? Planning fundraisers /events for Beagle Freedom Project
Who best channels your inner Diva? Not who ....nothing like a little black dress, heels and red lips
Favorite (Barre) Position? 1st position hip shakesWhat's your mantra? Travel as much as possible ! Or work hard play hard
Why Barre? Because the shakes and burn are addicting
Proudest Moment? Adopting Minnie and Rescuing Liberty (from animal testing ) and passing the principal exam
Guilty Pleasure? Going to bed super early...I know, I know, so lame. Crappy reality TV, Queso Fondido
What's your hidden talent? I can rap every word to Baby got Back....My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun! #keepinitclassy
Who best channels your inner Diva? Beyonce, isn't everyone's??
Favorite (Barre) Position? Flat Back Chair = Thighs on FIRE!!!
What's your mantra? Break a sweat everyday...any activity at all, just get that heart rate up! Aggressive shopping anyone??
Why Barre? Barre is a true full body workout that pushes your limits, builds your strength and doesn't neglect the importance of stretch.
Proudest Moment? Having my son Oliver, he is so awesome! And now his little sister is on the way!
What's your teaching style? Efficient and fun! You have trusted me with your most precious commodity, your time, I promise to make sure you get the most out of it while having a blast!