Blog - the Musings of a Fledgling Barre Boss

Is it Safe to Go Back to the Gym?

Is it Safe to Go Back to the Gym?

I’d love to be able to answer that question definitively, but the truth is, I can’t. What I can do is share some articles with you, and the opinions of health experts. I can also share with you what I’m doing at Groove Barre to support our joint safety. And I’ll share this with you too: I’m afraid to get it wrong. The worst thing that could happen is to have an outbreak traced back to our studio, so I’m doing every thing in my power to prevent that from happening.

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Musings of a Fledgling Barre Boss

Musings of a Fledgling Barre Boss

I f#cked up, I’m not sorry

These were the song lyrics that came blasting over my stereo this morning as I taught my group fitness cardio dance class.  (Song’s called “I’m Not Sorry” by Hardwell if you want to look it up.)  Turns out it’s a pretty catchy track that somehow escaped Spotify’s allow Explicit Content filter.  Still my responsibility to know my music though, so my bad. 

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Barre So Hard

Barre So Hard

So you thought it was going to be like your daughter’s ballet class. After a very rude awakening, you realize this just might be the hardest workout of your life.

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You are ready now.

You are ready now.

I have been a group fitness instructor for almost 10 years, and I was never tempted to open my own studio. I’ve taught yoga for 5 years, and again, was never tempted to open my own studio. But then I discovered barre, and suddenly I caught the studio bug.

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About the Author:

Dayna Callaway – Director of Awesomeness at Groove Barre Studio

I’ve been teaching group fitness since I left my full time marketing job in 2013.  In theory, I was supposed to be staying home with the 6 kids in my very Brady-bunch like family (yes, there are 6 kids!), but fitness became my escape.

I started at the YMCA in Markham with a “learn to teach group fitness course.” The first class I fell in love with was very old school step aerobics.  I quickly became a certification junkie, and started teaching hi-lo aerobics, bootcamps, muscle conditioning classes, yoga, and of course barre.

 

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