buffaloBARRE® Member Benefits


With a record number of Members at buffaloBARRE®, we feel that it’s time to continue “Setting the Barre” with the buffaloBARRE®  spirit of giving back!


We are so excited to announce NEW BENEFITS exclusive to buffaloBARRE® Members as a trial for 2016.


If you are already signed up or wish to sign up for our monthly auto pay membership

(unlimited classes $125/mo., minimum of 3 months),

this makes you a buffaloBARRE® Member & you will receive these new benefits effective immediately:


• 1 pass per month to bring a friend to buffaloBARRE® free! (free class pass does not carry over month to month/accumulate over time).

• $0 late class cancellation fee. We ask that you please still cancel your class online as a general courtesy to our instructors but you will not be charged.

• Birthday Club. Receive a new pair of grippy socks of your choice on your birthday/during your birthday month!

• 10% off all boutique items including clothing and accessories! Can be combined with sales.

•Maintain any NERIUM auto delivery order 2 months or more and receive 10% off your buffaloBARRE® membership each month you continue to maintain your Nerium ADO.

• Be an active BRAND PARTNER (active meaning maintain 3 customers or more each month) with our buffaloBARRE® NERIUM team and receive 30% off your monthly membership, Brand Partner training, ongoing support and a unique opportunity to build your dreams with this company ranked #12 overall on the Inc. 500 list and #1 in Consumer Products and Services for 2015.

• VIP Members Only Classes! Join us for exclusive classes closed to buffaloBARRE® members only.

• Interested in becoming a buffaloBARRE® certified instructor? Members receive 10% off the course.


At buffaloBARRE®, we are always trying to find new ways and products to help you strengthen your body, mind, spirit and your overall well being. By adding these new benefits and with your continued support, we will continue to strive to bring our members the very best of everything we can offer. We hope these new benefits will make it easier for you to do that!

buffaloBARRE® Instructor Training Program


We are excited to announce our upcoming buffaloBARRE® Instructor Training Program!

Do you want to be a barre instructor? Have you thought about working with us, adding barre classes to your dance studio, yoga studio, pilates studio, workout facility, office building, school or starting up your own barre studio?

buffaloBARRE® is a leader in the barre fitness industry and now you can be a part of it!

Learn our signature buffaloBARRE® Burn technique developed by Maria McKendry, Physical Therapist, Owner and Founder of  buffaloBARRE®.

Join the growing group of instructors who are buffaloBARRE® certified and empower yourself with the knowledge to be a barre instructor based on our technique that is safe, effective and fun! Learn how to be an authentic and effective leader in your community.

The buffaloBARRE® Instructor Training Program is nationally recognized and approved by The American Council on Exercise.


Frequently Asked Questions

1.)     What prerequisites are necessary to enroll in the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program?

In order to take the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a background in Pilates, fitness, yoga, dance, or a health related field.

2.)     What are the objectives of the course?

At the conclusion of the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program, students will be able to:

  • teach a buffaloBARRE® class using principles of physical therapy exercises, Pilates, ballet and yoga.
  • teach with emphasis on proper form and alignment.
  • give modifications to make the class appropriate for beginners to advanced students.
  • identify and teach which muscle groups are being worked for each exercise.
  • use effective demonstration, verbal and tactile cueing
  • develop choreography skills by following the signature flow of a buffaloBARRE® class with room for creativity.
  • lead a class with confidence and professionalism.
  • instruct with use of props such as balls, weights, resistive tubing, balance discs; to add a dynamic challenge as needed to the class.

3.)     What is required to complete the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program?

Participants must attend both days of the course and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course as well as a final practical exam within 60 days of the course completion date. To receive certification, you must send in a video of yourself teaching a one hour sample buffaloBARRE® class within 60 days of course completion. In the video, you are required to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the components of the class, the flow of the class, the buffaloBARRE® Instructor technique and you must execute teaching the class with confidence, clarity, skill and professionalism. If your first video does not pass, you may submit another video within 30 days for a fee of $50.

4.)     Where is the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program held?

The course is held at the buffaloBARRE® studio. 5843 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051

5.)     Who will teach the course?

Maria McKendry, buffaloBARRE® Owner, Physical Therapist, NSCA CPT, Founder of the buffaloBARRE® technique.

6.)     When is the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program held?

Courses scheduled to date: May 13-14, 2016 and July 25-26, 2016.

7.)     What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program is $599. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your spot in the course. Course size is limited. You can register online or call 716.880.7049. All fees must be paid in full by the start of the course. All fees are non-refundable, no exchanges, no transfers.

8.)     How do I maintain my buffaloBARRE® Certification?

To maintain your buffaloBARRE® certification, you must re-certify every year by submitting a $50 fee and watching buffaloBARRE® videos containing exercises which will count as your continuing education.

9.)     Can I use the buffaloBARRE® name, logo and class names?

The buffaloBARRE® logo is a registered trademark. Upon completion of the course, you can state you are buffaloBARRE® certified to teach barre classes but you cannot use our logo or name to sell your classes or market your business etc.

10.) Where can I teach the buffaloBARRE® technique?

You can teach anywhere outside an 8 mile radius from our studio or you can apply to teach at our studio if there’s a need for instructors.

11.)  Is this certification nationally recognized?

Yes. The buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program is approved by The American Council on Exercise. COURSE TITLE: The buffaloBARRE® Course Instructor Training Program. COURSE NUMBER: cep97724. Upon completion of the course 1.1 CEC credits and a Certificate of Completion from The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is awarded.


Testimonial – Jeanne Fornarola, UB Director of Dance

12019864_821910901261382_9180153340710810303_n“Classes at buffaloBARRE® are designed by owner, Maria McKendry and target multiple muscle groups, strengthen the mind-body connection and offer clients a safe and invigorating workout. As a physical therapist, Maria’s approach to teaching barre class considers the capabilities of each person and easily adjusts exercises to accommodate individual needs. Maria has become a favorite guest teacher for Friday Forum classes at UB Dance. Her energy is infectious inspiring both her studio clients and the dance majors. One thing is for sure, a buffaloBARRE® workout challenges every-body!”

Jeanne Fornarola

Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Dance

University at Buffalo

buffaloBARRE® Bikini Body Challenge!


Bikini Challenge

Spring Break is right around the corner and buffaloBARRE® wants to help you look and feel your best!

The challenge starts Monday, February 15, lasts 30 days and ends on Tues., March 15. Everyone can join in the fun! New clients welcome!

The winner of this challenge is the person who takes the most classes in 30 days.

The winner will receive a $150 gift certificate from us to Blum’s Swimwear & Intimate Apparel in Williamsville! Enjoy some well-deserved shopping for your toned, beach-ready body!

New and existing clients, take 20 classes in 30 days and receive 25% off your next class package/15% off your next auto payment.

Get set for Spring Break with classes that will help tone, chisel, and whip you into a beach-ready state of mind!

We’d love to follow you on this fitness journey through social media so please tag us in photos and hashtag #BBbikinibody!

Keep track of your classes in the studio with our challenge cards and stickers! We love stickers!:)

Enjoy motivating instructors and people around you who care about your progress.

Check out our class package sales and stock up or sign up for our monthly unlimited autopay.

See you soon!

The buffaloBARRE® Team, “Setting the Barre & Defining a New You!”

5843 Transit Rd., Transit Valley Plaza

East Amherst, NY 14051

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“Go Red For Women” at buffaloBARRE®

Today is the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” Day and we celebrated at buffaloBARRE® with another amazing buffaloBARRE® Gives Back event. The free class was taught to a group of fabulous women by Renee and involved raising awareness of heart disease in women, meditation and its benefits, yoga geared towards beginners and a heart healthy celebration with dark chocolate and red wine from local Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery.

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Meditation is like taking a vacation from the stress in your life. It helps reduce blood pressure, heart rate, stress, improves sleep and reduces your risk for heart disease.

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Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. This is more than all cancers combined.


80 percent of cardiac disease and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

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Heart attack symptoms in women can be different than what men experience. Chest pain is often NOT a symptom in women, but jaw pain can be!


Other symptoms of a heart attack are excessive sweating, shortness of breath and back pain.


We wore red and pink to show our support.


Signs that you may be having a stoke: sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; sudden severe headache with no known cause.

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“Along with leading a heart healthy lifestyle, yoga can help prevent or reverse heart disease.” AHA

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Heart healthy celebration. Red wine and dark chocolate! Red wine is heart healthy and contains resveratrol. Resveratrol is found in the skins of red grapes and has been shown to be a potent biological agent that may offer protection against cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids and is also considered heart healthy especially in its purest form.

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Thank you to our instructor Danielle for the wine from her family owned winery, Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery in Sanborn, NY. All were very good. Loved the Hennepin Red especially! WOW!


Another successful buffaloBARRE® Gives Back event on the books!


Thank you all for making buffaloBARRE® a welcoming place where we can empower one another!

Maria McKendry
buffaloBARRE® Owner, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Director at Nerium International
buffaloBARRE®~”Setting the Barre and Defining a New You”
5843 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051