Tuck Tribe Member of the Month “Katie”

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Meet our newest Tuck Tribe Member of the Month, Donna! She has only been a member for 6 months, but in this short time Donna has become a regular at the studio, taking class almost every day! Her hard work and love for barre is apparent when you take class with her. She is a true testament that barre is for ALL ages and stages of life. Donna, we are so happy to celebrate YOU!

Q: How long have you been a member of The Barre Valencia?

A: I have been a member of The Barre Valencia for a little over one year. I just had my barre-versary on April 5th!

Q: What is your favorite part of coming to classes at The Barre Valencia?

A: My favorite part of coming to classes is the camaraderie with the instructors and women at the studio. I love working out in such a loving, kind environment.

Q: How do you feel your body has changed from Barre classes?

A: Barre has toned, tightened, and lengthened my body with dancers muscles I NEVER thought I’d achieve! The mind body connection that is encouraged throughout class has really helped me to get in touch with the workings of my body and connect with the muscle movements that have facilitated body changes.

Q: What is your favorite Barre exercise and why?

A: I have two favorite Barre exercises ( I can’t pick just one!). First, which is probably not a surprise for most at the studio, is Back Dancing! It lifts and tightens the booty to perfection! Second, is Pretzel. This exercise gets into the seat and obliques causing that satisfying shake every time!

Q: Advice for anyone who is thinking about trying Barre for the first time?

A: For anyone thinking of trying Barre, do it! Be patient with your body as it tries something new, and after just a few classes, you will be hooked!

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Tuck Tribe Member of the Month “Donna”

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Meet our newest Tuck Tribe Member of the Month, Donna! She has only been a member for 6 months, but in this short time Donna has become a regular at the studio, taking class almost every day! Her hard work and love for barre is apparent when you take class with her. She is a true testament that barre is for ALL ages and stages of life. Donna, we are so happy to celebrate YOU!

Q: How long have you been a member of The Barre Valencia?

A: Six fabulous months!

Q: What is your favorite part of coming to classes at The Barre Valencia?

A: Every time that I take class it gives me more strength and clarity to face the rest of my day!

Q: How do you feel your body has changed from Barre classes?

A: The classes have strengthened and toned my body, and increased my endurance and flexibility!

Q: What is your favorite Barre exercise and why?

A: I love seat work because it is very challenging and requires perfect form and alignment!

Q: Advice for anyone who is thinking about trying Barre for the first time?

A: The atmosphere is beautiful, the clients are amazing and the instructors are truly committed to providing a full body workout!

TUCK TRIBE MEMBER OF THE MONTH “KAITLIN”

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Meet our new Tuck Tribe Member of the Month, Kaitlin! Lovingly known as “Patient Zero” because she was our FIRST CLIENT EVER! She was the first person to sign up for the studio and has been a dedicated member ever since, always being a cheerleader for everything The Barre Valencia. Kaitlin, we are so happy to celebrate YOU!

Q: How long have you been a member of The Barre Valencia?

A: Since Jenn opened the doors! I was so excited!

Q: What is your favorite part of coming to classes at The Barre Valencia?

A: There are so many things I love but the top of the list would be my ME time. Being a full time working mom of two little girls…it’s easy to get pushed to the side and not take care of my own mental, physical, emotional health. I love that I have 3 scheduled hours a week that I know I will get to myself to recenter and be better. My girls see me taking care of myself and making my body strong. I love that.

Q: How do you feel your body has changed from Barre classes?

A: I feel like my body has evolved as the classes have evolved. 101 got me long and lean, 102 got me moving faster and 103 gave me a booty and strong legs!

Q: What is your favorite Barre exercise and why?

A: Pretzel. Mostly because the first time I ever tried it, I could NOT do any of it. When we do it in class now, I feel like I get a front row seat to see for myself in the mirrors how far I’ve come

Q: Advice for anyone who is thinking about trying Barre for the first time?

A: It does not discriminate and you will never plateau are the two things I always tell people. It’s not a workout where certain people have an advantage. Size, age, athletic ability…we are all on the same ground and shaking at the same barre. There are very few workouts  you can actually say that about. 

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Tuck Tribe Member of the Month “Jane”

Who better to kick off our Tuck Tribe Member of the Month feature than Jane?!? You may recognize Jane from both class AND our studio promo photos you’ve seen on our site and social media. Jane has been a dedicated member of The Barre Valencia since almost the beginning and she is the ONLY client that has taken over 500 classes at the studio! Jane, we are so happy to celebrate YOU!

Q: How long have you been a member of The Barre Valencia?

A: I've been with the studio for 3 wonderful years.

Q: What is your favorite part about attending class at The Barre Valencia?

A: I love coming to class because I can have "me" time and I'm able to disconnect from everyday life and focus on what I truly enjoy.

Q: How do you feel your body has changed from Barre classes?

A: Taking barre has made my body stronger and very toned.  I've been able to target those "problem" areas where other workouts never could.

Q: What is your favorite Barre exercise and why?

A: I like clam and hairpin because it really works my booty and I can also lay down while doing it :)

Q: Advice for anyone who is thinking about trying Barre for the first time?

A: Do not feel intimidated or afraid to give barre a chance.  It is a great workout and you will always be challenged and never bored.  Everyone struggles in class but that's a good thing because you know it's working and the proof will be how great your booty will look in those new Alo leggings!!!

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FLOORING: Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. From toe to head!

At The Barre Valencia we love it when new students walk through our doors.

Upon arrival we are always there to greet our newcomers with a smile and take them on a tour of our facility.  It’s fun to see them marvel at the beautiful locker room and inquire about the neon signs and beautiful Alo retail, but what is most rewarding is walking them upstairs to the studio.  From the minute their feet hit the first step, their reaction is always the same.  A smile creeps across their face, they instantly relax, and they look to one of us and say in a quiet voice, “This floor is like heaven.”

Flooring:  It is the single most important aspect of a properly designed barre studio and low impact barre class. What type of flooring a studio decides to use is a true testament as to what type of quality facility, teaching, and barre method you will encounter.

Our feet are a marvel of engineering. Together, our two feet contain more than 50 bones, accounting for about one-fourth of all the bones in our body. Our feet also have more than 60 joints and 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold them together and help them move.  Thus, despite the distance from our heart, the health of our feet, affect our overall health and muscular stability.

Barre can only be low impact if done on a well-designed, protective surface. In my 10 plus years of teaching, I have encountered numerous students that have injured themselves while doing barre on improper surfaces such as slippery laminate, hard wood or industrial grade carpet.

When barre exercises are done on hard surfaces, the feet become fatigued and worn. When this happens, joints, muscles, tendons and surrounding ligaments become strained and begin to compensate. This leads to injuries not only in the feet, but in the ankles, knees, hips and back.

At The Barre Valencia, we are known for excellence, safety and effectiveness. Our floor is custom made.  On top of our foundation is a 1 ½ inch thick, specialty made pad that is laced with memory foam to cushion joints and laid on top of that is the highest grade royal blend carpet that enables students to firmly plant their feet in every exercise. The end result is a stable foundation that guarantees zero impact on joints, tendons and ligaments, and full effectiveness for muscle contraction. We are designed to keep you injury free so your body can perform at its highest level.

New to barre? Looking for a studio specializing in technique and form? Come give us a try! We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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