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.