Tuesday Teacher Feature

Meet Nora

Q: What do you teach at Buffalo Barre and when?

A: Even though I’m now living in sunny Florida, my heart will forever be in Buffalo.  I am an instructor in Buffalo Barre’s online videos and when I am fortunate enough to be in Buffalo, I am a “guest” teacher.  I am always a little startled when I bring my ‘challenging’ moves and they are mastered with ease and grace by the women at Buffalo Barre.  This says a lot about the level of instruction offered at Buffalo Barre! This community is so fantastic, so supportive of each other.  I am so grateful to be a part of buffaloBARRE.

Q: Why are you passionate about fitness?

A: Two words:  endorphin rush.  That’s all it took for me to be completely hooked!  Throw in the energy of friends doing the same thing and that is pure gold!  No better way to start the day, kick off the weekend, than getting in a good workout with friends. Side bar bonus is that my jeans fit better. Your body is designed to move, and feels best when you’re testing the limits, doing 8 more reps, finding that magic in the workout.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: You’re going to think I’m weird, but my hobbies are scouring the Internet, looking for new ways to tighten Glutes and Abs. Yes, weird.

Q: What is you favorite way to relax?

A: “Detox & Re-tox” with my sister-in-law.  I’m not sure where I get the better ab workout – during the actual workout, or sharing giggles afterwards.

Q: What is your favorite way to give back?

A: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” So very true.  I’m so blessed to be able to share my gifts with the community ~ by helping in the local soup kitchen and working with a cardiac patient doing rehab in the water.  Two very different activities, both of which fill me right up.

Q: What is your favorite cheat food?

A: Is wine considered food?!?

Q: Favorite role model?

A: Maria McKendry, Owner of Buffalo Barre! Seriously. No one is more dedicated, motivated, kind, generous, funny, intelligent and more committed to sharing her gifts.  Maria is tireless, constantly changing things up to keep it interesting, keep people challenged and motivated. We are infinitely fortunate to have her as the Boss-Lady!!

Q: What do you like about buffaloBARRE?

A: The list is endless.  Top of the list is the community of warm, friendly, supportive, and smart women that make each class an exciting experience. The constant encouragement of each other is definitely not the norm in other studios.  It is so refreshing to be a part of such a wonderful group of women.  A real honor.

Thank you Nora! You are like a ray of sunshine and we’re happy to have you as part of our amazing team at Buffalo Barre! 💛

Tuesday Teacher Spotlight

Meet Lisa!

Lisa has been an instructor at Buffalo Barre for several years and was a client at our old studio before she started teaching with us. She’s been a part of our community at Buffalo Barre for ~ 6 years!

Q: What do you teach at Buffalo Barre and when?

A: Buffalo Barre Burn, Tues/Thurs 930am, Buffalo Barre Sculpt Fri 9:30am.

Q: Why are you passionate about fitness?

A: I felt like I was ‘home’ the first time I walked into Buffalo Barre. I love hearing everyone’s story for being there and feel thankful to be a part of it.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of Buffalo Barre?

A: Shopping, dancing, spending time with my kids.

Q: What is your favorite way to relax?

A: Having a glass of wine & watching the Buffalo bills🏈

Q: Favorite way to give back to the community?

A: Volunteering with the Junior League of Buffalo. Another great community of women I’m proud to be a part of.

Q: Favorite cheat food?

A: Pizza!

Q: Who is your role model?

A: My mom💕 all who know her, love her

Q: What do you like about Buffalo Barre?

A: Everything! The space is amazing, the clients work hard and support one another and I get to share my love for Barre with some pretty incredible women.

Thank you Lisa! We LOVE having you as a part of our Buffalo Barre team!

Tuesday Teacher Spotlight

 

Today’s Tuesday Teacher Spotlight is our Power Yoga Instructor Renee! Read about Renee here:

Q: What do you teach at Buffalo Barre and when?

A: I teach Power Yoga on Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9am.

Q: Why are you passionate about fitness?

A: I feel much happier and love the way I feel when I’m working out or teaching. It gives me more energy, confidence, flexibility and strength.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of Buffalo Barre?

A: Bike riding

Q: What is your favorite way to relax?

A: I love watching old movies and westerns. I also love to listen to music.

Q: Favorite way to give back to the community?

A: I love supporting the Go Red For Women message.

Q: Favorite cheat food?

A: Ice cream

Q: Who is your role model?

A: My yoga role model is Baron Baptiste.

Q: What do you like about Buffalo Barre?

A: I love the community and support of the studio, teachers and clients.

 

Thank you Renee! We LOVE having you at Buffalo Barre. You’re so kind and inspiring.

Namaste.

Tuesday Teacher Spotlight

Danielle is our featured teacher this Tuesday! Read about Danielle here:

Q: What do you teach at Buffalo Barre and when?

A: Burn – Sun 10am

Light – Sun 9am, Mon 5:30pm

Sculpt – Tues 6:45pm

Power Core – Fri 6:45pm

Teen Barre – Mon 6:30pm

Q:Why are you passionate about fitness?

A: Fall down 99 times, get up 100! The look of accomplishment on someone’s face when they hold their 30 second plank for the very first time, or push past the shaking to make it through their barre work without “cheating” is why I do what I do. It’s not about building itty bitty model bodies, it’s about learning to believe in yourself.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: My hobbies includes building new playlists, drinking hot coffee and watching Disney movies! 😂

Q: Favorite way to relax?

A: Yoga & Bubble Baths (not at the same time)

Q: Favorite way to give back to the community?

A: BuffaloBARRE Gives Back Events

Q: Favorite cheat food?

A: Moe’s 😍🌮🌮

Q: Who is your role model?

A: Belle: Read great books, know that true beauty is found within, and take crap from no one!

Q: What do you like about Buffalo Barre?

A: The women who come to our studio are what make this place what it is! The community here is so supportive no matter where you are in your fitness journey. It really is unique and special.

Thank you Danielle! We love having you at Buffalo Barre!

Bikini Body Challenge

Bikini Challenge Buffalo BarreWe know you love a challenge so we have another one ready for you! Our next challenge, the “Bikini Body Challenge” will take place from March 1-29. Take 10 classes between March 1-29 and receive an “Empowered Women Empower Women” tank.  

To help you achieve this goal, we have a “Bikini Body 10 Class Pack” for $99 (reg. price $160.) Sale ends March 1. Limit 2 per person.

We have several fun and new classes lined up for you including self-defense for women (chair and ground self-defense, gun and knife control), Zumba classes, Intro. to Yoga, Intro. to Barre (“Learn and Burn”), Tai Chi, Foam Rolling, added Mat Pilates time slots and more!

The challenge will end on Th. 1/29 with a celebration at the studio from 7 – 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

The challenge boards (to keep track of the number of classes you take) are at the studio.

See you at the barre!

List of special classes:

Intro. to Yoga – Sat. 3/3, 9-10am.

Learn and Burn, Intro to Barre – Sun 3/4, 9 am.

Mat Pilates – Mon. 3/12, 9:30am-10:25am and Wed, 3/21, 6am-7amSelf- Defense for Women – Sat. 3/10, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Free class.Zumba – Fri. 3/2, 6:45pm – 7:45pm and Mon. 3/19,  6:30pm – 7:30pm.Tai Chi – Sat. 3/24, 10:15am-11:15am.

Bikini Body Challenge Celebration Th. 3/29, 7-8pm. Join us as we celebrate the end of the Bikini Body Challenge together! Socialize, celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy refreshments with your barre buddies!