Blog - the Musings of a Fledgling Barre Boss
Longer days, warmer weather, and summer patios. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. After a long COVID winter, we’ve all got a lot of living to do! Help keep your health and fitness on top of your to do list by committing to our August Summer Challenge.
What is barre, and more importantly, is it effective?
Barre is a mash-up of ballet, Pilates and yoga. Still confused? Let’s break that down.
This is why at Groove Barre, we strongly emphasize NO DANCE EXPERIENCE required. It’s true that some of the moves we do are ballet inspired, but trust me, you do not need dance experience. Groove Barre is for the non-dancers, the dancers, and the secret dancers too.
My 17 year old son has been working over time to help me solve all things technical.
I am being asked if I will be permitted to re-open under the amendment to the emergency orders the Ontario government made this morning.
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.
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.
There is an expression that is so appropriate for fitness: move it or lose it. Well intentioned sports therapists or doctors sometimes recommend complete rest for an injury, and then more bad things happen. Nowadays, the advice is often to keep it moving.
Groove Barre Karma Signature Barre classes join the fight #ForEvaStrong. All proceeds from Karma classes for the month of February go to Eva.
What to expect at a lash lift and tint
Everying you’ll want to know after you’ve booked your first barre class at Groove Barre Markham. Welcome to our community!
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.