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What a difference time can make. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one knows it takes seconds for life as you know it to change forever. However the last time I experienced collective change to this scale was when I watched from the roof top of 501 Fifth avenue building as the first twin tower was being engulfed in flame. I could look down at Fifth avenue and see the standstill. Cars stopped, some standing outside looking down the island in complete disbelief. September 11, 2001 will always be a struggle for me, and I know I am not...

Dear dedicated BarSculpt community member, I hope this finds you well and enjoying sprummer. The warmth has arrived and I am hoping it will stay. The sunshine shed light on the fact that Covid-19 has definitely changed my business and it is time for me to make an announcement. It is almost impossible to express my love for this community of movers and to thank you all for your undying support. When I opened 14 years ago I had no idea what a lovely group of people would gather around my passion. I watched clients become friends, I mean besties, not...

It is hard to say when the brick and mortar studio classes will be able to be held again, but i do know we all need to move! I have moved the studio to a virtual platform, I will teach from my home straight to yours. Both Privates and classes are available. All sessions available through Zoom and are now being schedule on our Mindbody site, link below! Once you are signed up I will send you a zoom link via email. Please register, as always, in advance (at least one hour please) because if I’m in session with other clients I...

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...