Move It Studio brings the fitness and artistic aspects of dance under one roof. The barre studio provides barre fitness classes, while the movement gallery provides a creative space for the local modern dance community.
How long have you taken classes at Move It Studio? I just celebrated my one year Move It anniversary!
Why did you start taking classes at Move It Studio?
I was struggling to find an exercise program that I enjoyed and wouldn't further aggravate my aging joints. Yoga and my home gym were working to some degree, but I needed something more motivating.
What is your favorite part of taking classes at Move It Studio?
There is definitely more than one! The instructors all have a unique barre teaching style and truly care about your well being. They give modifications for almost everything which makes barre something anyone can do. Marie's passion for the studio creates a space where everyone feels accepted and empowered.
I love the various genres of music and fun choreography as well as each instructor's different muscle isolation focus. I also appreciate the alignment cues which have helped me really understand how to get more out of each class. Lastly, the challenges Marie offers are very motivating. I ran my car off my driveway(think ski slope) in the snow for that first t-shirt!
What have you gained from your time with us?
Although I joined Move It for toning and exercise purposes, I have found that it has been good for my mind, body and soul. I am not the most coordinated person, so some of the dance moves seemed out of my comfort zone. Barre has challenged me to find my "inner dancer." I was tentative doing swan arms for the first time but have learned to enjoy the beauty in the music, movement and myself. I have also gained muscle strength/tone in places I didn't know existed thanks to "embracing the shaking!" Thanks Meghan:) My core, both physical and emotional, are stronger than ever thanks to barre classes.
What would you say to someone considering to start taking barre classes?
Go for it. Challenge yourself to try something out of your comfort zone. You will find rewards that you didn't expect!
The gym scene bores you.
The programs are exhausting.
The videos aren’t enough.
You want to feel strong.
You want to find your inner dancer.
You want to see results.
You’re a trendsetter.
You want to be challenged.
You want to be energized.
You want to be you.
You know what you want.
Find it at Move It Studio.
Barre class is the perfect addition to my normal fitness routine.
I'm especially happy that barre has improved my abs, which I thought had disappeared for good after childbirth!
Barre is something I want to do because I love it, and that is what keeps me coming back for more!
It can be difficult to get a workout in when you’re the mother of a child not yet in school. We know your workouts are important to you. That’s why we’re offering a new class time with the option to use child care! Let our excellent child care assistants watch your little one, while you […]read more >
Why barre and why Move It Barre?
Barre classes are a fast-growing fitness trend that combine ballet-based exercises with Pilates to create a full-body workout. They focus on high-repetition of small movements to strengthen and tone the body. Move It Barre is different than other barre methods in that it focuses on maintaining a neutral spine in order to protect the joints. We’ve found that you can still get an amazing workout without tucking! Another Move It Barre signature is the music; with each exercise choreographed to flow in the style of a dance class. We want you to find your inner dancer!
Energize your life through movement