My friend Kelly and I recently reconnected through our love of exercise and empowering women. We went to high school together, but lost touch after that. About a year ago, we realized we were on the same path in many ways, we decided to put our energy together to make an unbeatable force!
Kelly recently graduated from barre teacher training and opened her own studio, Barre Time in Indian Trail. Her studio is a huge success and there is no secret why. Kelly is a great teacher. She pushes you to your edge, motivates, and has fun, all while keeping safety in mind. I sat down with Kelly to ask her some questions and get you some answers about her business.
Kacy: What make Barre Time special?:
Kelly: Barre Time provides a unique, low impact, total-body workout targeting the arms, thighs, seat and core. Based on the principles of the Lotte Berk Method and Callenetics you get the fat-burning benefits of interval training by isolating the muscles with precise isometric movements followed by orthopedic stretching to sculpt long, lean muscles. Using your own body weight as resistance you will sculpt your body to perfection with this combination of cardio and strength training. Long lean legs, a lifted seat, a tighter core, increased flexibility and strength are just a few of the benefits. Every class integrates hundreds of different variations of exercises that focus on precise movements to provide strength, flexibility and balance.
Kacy: How to you keep the women going?
Kelly: I prepare for my classes mentally and physically. I make sure each class is set to motivating, upbeat music. I constantly monitor each student to check form and to see who needs a modification. Barre Time is the one class where you’ll hardly move a muscle and you’ll work harder than you ever have!
Kacy: What made you get into barre?
Kelly: I took dance from 2 years old into high school and 3 years in competitive dance. I then played volleyball in for 4 years and by the time I was an adult… my knees were shot frown emoticon I needed something that could shaped and tone my body and boot camp style workouts were too hard on my joints. I fell in love with the barre method while at our vacation home in Surfside Beach. After taking for a month my body looked the best it ever has…2 kids later!
I decided to get certified and have been teaching regularly since March of 2014. My studio has grown over the past year at a pace I could not imagine. I went from having 2-3 clients per week to now close to 100. God has richly blessed me and I want to give back to others by helping them be the best versions of themselves.
Kacy: What sets Barre Time apart from other studios?
Kelly: My studio is intimate and my class sizes are small. My husband converted the 3rd floor of our home into a studio. The class sizes are limited to 12 students. This ensures plenty of one on one instruction. I also have clients of all ages and fitness levels. I love that each of the movements can be modified to accommodate for those with injuries, pregnancy, and other various conditions. All are welcome and will get a great workout.
Why not combine barre and yoga and get double the benefits?
Kelly and I are leading a 90 minute BarreYoga Fusion class on Saturday May 23rd 4-5:30. This class will be a fusion of vinyasa and barre technique. Kelly will start you out with pulses and strengthening exercises, then I will take you down to the mat where we will target connective tissues, such as ligaments, bones and joints, increasing your flexibility and range of motion.
The class is only $25 and is already filling up! Email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Already know you love BarreYoga Fusion? Kelly and I have a few spots left for our summer retreats at Surfside Beach. At only $475 it is a steal! The retreat includes 4 days/3 nights lodging, breakfast and lunch, 3-90 minute fusion classes and 2 HIIT sessions on the beach. Above is apicture of a few of the ladies from Kelly’s April retreat killing it during their afternoon cardio session.
Kelly has been generous enough to donate 3 free classes, and a pair of barre socks. That means I can can pick 4 winners!
Contest ends Wednesday April 29th at 11:59pm. Hurry! I will announce the winners in Thursday’s blog post.