Instructor Thoughts

The Ins and Outs of All Things Music

The Ins and Outs of All Things Music

Gone are the days of burning a CD, downloading music illegally and spending hours searching for that next best playlist for your class! Welcome to the world of Music Apps and with so many to choose from, which one is the best for your next class? Well read on to find out the in's and the all about's of music we like to use in our very own Barre Intensity classes! 

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Maria Scafide

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Maria Scafide

Passion, dedication and good old fashion Southern charm is what draws people to Barre Intensity Master Trainer, Maria Scafide. A true natural in all she does, this Mississippi resident manages Barre Intensity of the South. Get to know a little more about your Barre Master Trainer. 

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Jinger Parson

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Jinger Parson

Jinger Parson is truly a master. Her ability to captivate an audience with her energy, knowledge and passion for fitness is one of a kind. While in her presence, all feel welcomed and although meeting for the first time, it's as if you've known her for years.  We're proud to have this Scottsdale, Arizona resident a part of our team and share a bit more on what makes Jinger tick. 

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Betsy Strope

Get To Know Your Barre Master Trainer - Betsy Strope

When you walk into a room with Betsy Strope, you immediately feel her excitement, passion and strength. This Lincoln Nebraska native travels the country educating current and future fitness instructors on the Barre Intensity technique and we're proud to have her a part of the team. Get to know your barre Master Trainer, then host a training of your own with Betsy leading the way. 

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Celeste Garcia

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Celeste Garcia

Not only is Celeste a fabulous barre instructor, she currently manages the role of International Master Trainer for Barre Intensity. Her work on educating others in Barre Intensity and movement has brought her to the countries of Panama, Indonesia and soon to be Columbia.  If you've had the pleasure of attending a barre certification with Celeste or participating in one of her barre classes, you know mind, body and spirit is at the core of who she is. Spend some time getting to know Celeste as she answers a few of our fitness questions. 

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Elyssa Sardy

Getting to Know Your Barre Instructor - Elyssa Sardy

The role of "barre instructor" is just one of the many titles Elyssa Sardy carries. To us at Barre Intensity, we have the pleasure of including the word "Master" to her name. If you've attended a Barre Intensity Barre Certification and had the pleasure of working with Elyssa, you know her passion and excitement for all things barre and fitness shines through. Spend some time getting to know Elyssa as she answers a few of our fitness questions, then join her for an upcoming barre instructor training. 

The Deeper Benefits of a Barre Certification

The Deeper Benefits of a Barre Certification

As Master Trainers, we conduct our barre certification weekends with the hopes that the information we've shared is developed and applied by our trainees. Some trainees never end up teaching, some teach because it's their job, and others are so moved by the Barre Intensity barre instructor training program it ends up changing their lives for the better. This is the testimonial of Adrienne, a Barre Intensity trainee who set goals and attained them.  

We're Not the Best

We're Not the Best

Our method aims to sculpt the body as a whole and burn a few calories while doing so,  we teach with alignment in mind, and our instructors strive to create an energetic environment that keeps our participants motivated to push harder. We are proud to share the Barre Intensity method because we know it works. But we’re not the best fitness program out there, and here’s why. 

Themed Classes

Themed Classes

80's, 90's, Boy Bands, Pop Divas, Holidays. Themed classes provide us instructors an opportunity to teach the same class in a fresh way. But when we want to take our variety to more than just our dress code, playlist and choreography, where do we turn? 

Mirroring With Mirrors

Mirroring With Mirrors

“How can it be that I have been teaching group fitness for 8 years and have never mastered the technique of mirroring?” This is what I say to myself as I am about to take the stage at a conference, in a mirror-less ballroom, and teach a Barre Intensity class.