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In 1999 I started at the Lotte Berk Method. I was told not only do I need to wear socks but they have to match or be darker than my pants. No joke this commonly got me in trouble (I had some wild pants and a lot of white socks). The sock rule stemmed from my time at The Lotte Berk Method. It is hygienic and it keeps the heat in so your muscles stay warm when you are exercising! Also.. feet are gross...

My husband and I were on the motorcycle this past weekend. We drove to a near by lake view restaurant, played mini golf (I lost by 2 points but I did get one hole in one 🤩) and then it started to rain. Alright it wasn’t a full on rain, but it was more rain then I have experienced before on the back of a Harley. So we decided to stop At a bowling alley near by. The bowling alley was AWESOME!! Not only can you choose to bowl Candlepin or Big Balls, but they have corn hole among other games...

About this program: The program is designed to share my barre class and experience teaching it to clients. The program is broken down into training blocks in coordination with the 6 sections of my barre class. The information should take you, approximately, 13 weeks to complete if you do one hour per day (or 7 hours per week). If you would prefer to combine these hours into one long stream of information, that is your prerogative. Your learning style is uniquely your own - I just want you to be your best. At the end of each section you will have to complete a quiz...

As I sort through the old photos for this website, that the studio has taken over the last 13 years, it’s a struggle to be kind to myself. In some I see how much younger I was. In others I feel like I should have been happier with my appearance then. I should have been kinder to myself. Especially now as it’s older and changed I need to remember this kindness. I guess we all have before and after pictures. That concept isn’t just for exaggerated changes. The amount of growth, both personal & professionally since these photos have been taken...

Today marks the two year anniversary of meeting my husband. We connected through Match.com and we kept communication to a minimum before we set a time to meet. We met at a Starbucks. I walked there from work, it was the middle of the day and I didn’t even change out of my work clothes (yoga attire). I’m not actually sure what I was expecting, but I can guarantee I was not prepared for what I got. I always wanted to believe in love and first sight. I now have proof it exists! Chris is my person. He is the person...

Hi Leslie, I'm a little unclear as to how this works. I thought it was an in studio training but read that online is also an option? I'm also wondering about the cost of the training. Can you give me the details? For level 1 and 2? Thank you! Understandable why you are confused. I do both. In studio trainings AND online. The online option is really great if you cannot commit to an all day (or two all day) trainings and want to work at your own pace. It is also a great option if you are completely new to barre classes and want...

I know even for avid exercisers it is nerve racking to start all over with a new fitness type or even a different sport. Many people, especially athletes will tell you the benefits of cross training and mixing things up, and I am not going to disagree. But I will say that I have been doing barre classes for 20 years and they still work. Has my body changed.. HELL YES, I'm 43 not 23! But I am healthy and fit and although I could NOT run a marathon, I am in very good health. I attribute my health to the...

What's the difference between all these barre classes? In my opinion it's only a barre class if the barre is fixed to the wall or the floor AND the class teaches you an under the barre section. Basically one cannot do an under the barre section with a free standing barre. RoundBack is taught first. It is a stretch! It is a stretch like no other! I try to liken it to the split sequence because each day you attempt a split your body will give you different feedback, that is the same here...

I bitch a lot about how a barre class needs to have an under the barre section. Specifically RoundBack! RoundBack is WHY one should be doing the class. as it’s the absolutely  point! Also Under the Barre but more specifically RoundBAck is the most unique part of the class. This is why I went so far as to make it the Logo of BarSculpt. Do yourself and your clients a favor...