Buffalo Barre is a locally owned women’s fitness studio founded by Buffalo native Maria McKendry, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist. Maria was the pioneer of Barre Fitness in Buffalo when she received her Barre Fitness Certification in Los Angeles and started teaching in 2012. Buffalo Barre is located at 5843 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY in the Transit Valley Plaza near YOLO restaurant. McKendry will celebrate her one year anniversary at this location in December 2014. Buffalo Barre was awarded Best Fitness Classes in WNY for 2014 by Buffalo Spree Magazine.
Buffalo Barre “Setting the Barre and Defining a New You” highlights Maria’s commitment to bring you the very best group fitness classes in a female-oriented, boutique setting. Together with a team of experienced and certified instructors, Maria offers a variety of classes including Barre, Yoga and Pilates. Classes combine use of the barre, various props for resistance, exceptional instruction and choreography to maximize results. Buffalo Barre’s method involves total body strengthening, stretching, cardiovascular conditioning, postural and balance training, each providing proven health benefits. Classes are appropriate for the novice to advanced student and are safe, challenging and fun. Maria’s education and experience as a Physical Therapist afford the client professional, individualized attention with emphasis on proper form and technique. McKendry uses her Physical Therapy background to offer modifications to her clients based on past injuries or current limitations. The results are strong, elongated, defined and lean muscles.
McKendry is a hands-on business owner. “I take pride in the fact that women of all ages and fitness levels can come to Buffalo Barre and receive a safe yet effective workout. I’ve worked very hard to create an environment where women can feel safe, accepted and empowered.” Mckendry is involved in her community and hosts monthly “Buffalo Barre Gives Back” events at the studio. A charity is chosen and the class is donation-based. New and existing clients are encouraged to participate in honor of the chosen charity. McKendry supports other local businesses and hosts guest instructors. As part of a partnership formed with the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance, she accepts a student intern per semester and teaches a Friday Forum class to Dance Majors.
Unique to Buffalo Barre is a 30 Day Challenge program developed by McKendry. The 30 Day Challenge is offered to clients several times per year as a way to encourage everyday healthy living. The challenge includes unlimited classes, before and after measurements such as girth and percent body fat, weekly nutrition meetings with emphasis on organic and whole foods, an educational grocery store tour, a cooking class, a steps per day goal, ongoing support and more. The next 30 Day Challenge at Buffalo Barre will begin on January 20, 2015.
As part of the boutique style studio at Buffalo Barre, McKendry carries workout apparel, accessories and NeriumAD, an anti-aging skin care treatment. NeriumAD contains a scientifically tested and patented antioxidant as its main ingredient. To learn more about Buffalo Barre, please visit www.buffalobarre.com or call 716.880.7049. Gift cards can be purchased online or in the studio. Custom gift baskets are available upon request.