BarSculpt Updates

Holly wants to teach you some early morning and evening BarSculpt classes! She has been on a brief BarSculpt teaching hiatus, but is joining us in our second year at 45 Casco Street. Holly is a licensed BarSculpt instructor (trained by Leslie) as well as a Yoga instructor. Whether you remember Holly from our last location or will be meeting her for the first time, be sure to come in for one of her fun classes!...

Annie is back to teach BarSculpt and Pilates! Annie started as a client and trained in Pilates and BarSculpt under Leslie at our first location. She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance in Pilates (all apparatus) and is a licensed BarSculpt instructor. She took a little break to have adorable twins and is excited to come back to teaching. She would be a fantastic trainer and resource for any of you who are pregnant or have a little one at home....

Before every BarSculpt class you may see your Instructor looking down at everyone’s feet.  She isn’t checking pedicure colors, in fact she is actually checking to make sure your pedicure is covered with socks. So what is up with the socks anyway, why are they a BarSculpt requirement? It is first and foremost to keep your body warm and limber, after all that marching to raise our hart rate and body temperature the last thing we want to do is see it all vanish out our toes.  Did you know 20% of your body heat is lost through your feet?  The...

“I can say that I never thought I would be a “Before and After” story, but then again I never imagined I would find a workout program that would so significantly change my life. In 2001 at the age of 28, I was involved in a car accident. After 12 months of chiropractic care, 18 months of physical therapy, 7 surgeries and enough medication to sedate a horse the toll on my body, confidence and peace of mind was clearly evident.. Once the task of managing my injuries seemed to be over, I decided to work on the 50+ pounds...

Everyday another new fitness fad pops up.  Curves, CrossFit, Boot Camp, they all have enjoyed, or are enjoying their moment in the fitness spotlight.  New ones crop up all the time with names that have no entry in Mirriam Webster.  Have you heard of Gyrotonics, TRX or Piloxing? Which ones have staying power and which ones provide a workout that is as safe as it is effective?  While I am all for anything that gets people moving and sweating these fads tend to flame up and out leaving temporary changes and sometimes-permanent damage in their wake. Barre classes have been labeled as...

BarSculpt creator Leslie J. Guerin began her fitness career in Manhattan while working as a professional actress. In New York, she had the pleasure of studying under Lotte Berk Method founder Lydia Bach. Inspired to teach, she went on to earn certifications in Pilates and as a personal trainer. Upon returning to Maine and opening Pure Movement, Leslie began building a method combining the strengths of all three disciplines. After years of honing BarSculpt, Leslie’s passion is bringing this fitness class to new students and teachers to share its power and grace....