Spreading the barre n9ne passion!

If the epic surprise party wasn’t enough, this weekend also included the grand opening of the new barre n9ne studio, (which just so happens to be a mere 3 miles from where I live), an event we’d all been gearing up for excitedly for weeks. My sister Jess and I have been working hard behind the scenes, gathering some fantastic sponsors, including Zico, Coach’s Oats, popchips, Vita Coco, Chobani and Love Grown Foods’ Granola (see Jess’s post here with more details too!) and the day came off without a hitch.

But beyond that, I was so thrilled to be part of a team that cares so deeply about this studio, about its success and expansion, and the passion we all have for barre-style workouts, and not just *any* barre-style workout, but barre n9ne method, specifically. As Tanya introduced all of us, and our backgrounds, I just tried to capture the memory and sear it into my brain, because a year ago?

None of this even seemed fathomable.

It wasn’t even a thought in my mind. A year ago, I was unhappy in myself, my body, my self-image and distastrous ability to tear myself apart at the drop of a hat. But today? I don’t think I could be much happier than I am and I truly credit this journey with so much of that change and happiness. I’ve grown in so many ways, I’ve met incredible and inspiring people and seen equally incredible progress and ability in the clients of barre n9ne. And this next phase? Not only experiencing its growth but being instrumental in making it a success? Truly a blessing. 

Walking around and talking to prospective clients and new and longtime clients was an absolute joy. It was an adrenaline rush to hear the excitement in people’s voices, hearing our stories of the inagural 60-day challenge we won and have since helped carry forth into an epic success for so many others, hearing their compliments, saying things like “you can tell this stuff really works, the instructors really fit the image of lean and tone and fit!” You can’t pay someone to say that, ya know? It’s passion and truth. 

Beyond the demo classes (that were so fun to do together!), and the food, and the fun and fruity drinks, seeing the studio alive, and seeing how far this studio – and we – have come, was an incredible experience.  I cannot thank Tanya enough for taking a chance on us last April. Because ever since that day? I’ve not gone halfway and stopped. I’ve not ‘just’ gone for the field goal. There is no such thing as anything less than a touchdown. Go all the way.

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And now, some pictures. Enjoy! (and thank you to all of our sponsors!!)

The barre n9ne family of fabulous instructors (and our 'barre-tender' and bestie Steph!)
Jess and I in our super fabulous barre n9ne attire (oh, how I adore pink!)
Demo class #1 (for real, that upper body segment always kills me! Check out that game face!)
barre n9ne bag, anyone? ;-)
demo class #2 (I think?)
The goods! Everyone LOVED all of the treats we had for them to take with them (and I loved it all too!)

PS: I taught my first 6 am class this morning and while it was a very small class, one of the very first women I talked to, a past client who had moved and was now much closer to this studio, came in for her first class in maybe a year. It was just incredible to see how happy she was to be back at it. What a way to start a Monday!!

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31 thoughts on “Spreading the barre n9ne passion!

  1. I LOVE BARRE N9NE!!!!!! Saturday’s grand opening was SUCH a treat — you put it into way better words than I possibly could. More often than not, I find myself at a loss for words over how to possibly capture what this past year has meant to me. I have lots of thinking to do before our one-year barre-versary comes up if I plan to blog about this past year and do it any sort of justice! The best part though, has been experiencing it with you, every step of the way. <3

    1. Seriously!! Love up in here!! It was so so awesome, and it was hard for me to put into words too. I almost wrote this last night but am glad I waited, because going back there this morning and seeing a new face that I just met in my class, was so incredible!! And this past year has been amazing, and together? We accomplished what we intended, and so much more!!

  2. I don’t really know what a barre studio is or anything like that, but what’s great is that you got it up and going and have found happiness and success in doing it! I hope it works out great because everyone should have a place to go where they feel good and are happy!

  3. Ooh I have goosebumps reading this. I am so happy for you my friend. So happy that you are chasing your dreams and really living your passion!

    P.S. That upper body segment is killer, feel the burn!

    1. Thank you!! It’s funny, because we are both sort of going through similar things, new journeys, expansions etc. It’s fun to parallel :) (and we must seriously meet up soon!!)

  4. I was thinking in the photos from M’s surprise that your body looked amazing! These pics show off those toned arms and lean abs, too! Congrats on all your hard work! xoxo

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