Adriana

Adriana is currently in her senior year of Nursing school at Salem State University with a concentration in Neonatal care. Up until the age of 22 she struggled with body image and was very overweight due to a series of knee surgeries she had when she was younger. In the Spring of 2015 Salem State University required that all students chose a gym elective in order to pick a major, that’s when she decided to sign up for yoga. It was through yoga that she realized just how strong and capable she was of achieving her goals. She learned to leave all her problems at the door and just keep bettering herself day by day by improving her strength, flexibility and will power. That summer when she moved home from college she signed up at a Yoga/Barre studio in her hometown to continue her journey. In the summer of 2015 she fell in love with Barre.  Her mat became her favorite place to be and that one hour she devoted to herself a day became her happy place where all her troubles disappeared. In September 2015, she decided to further her fitness journey and enrolled in The Barre and Soul 100 hour Barre Instructor training program. Her training involved learning the history of Barre, the foundational exercises taught combined with modern variations, the anatomy and physiology behind barre excercises, hands on adjustments, musicality, injury modifications, pregnancy modifications, and how to make classes accessible to beginners all while keeping them challenging to the intermediate and advanced. Her training shaped her to become a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructor. Over the past few years she has furthered her training and experiences by doing trainings for Pound Rock out Workout and TRX. In the Summer of 2016 she trained in Pilates mat, Pilates reformer, Pilates tower, and Pilates chair. Adriana has made a number of achievements in the past few years. She has lost over 100 pounds, became certified in different forms of exercise and is only a few months away from earning her Bachelors in Nursing. She can’t wait to share her experience and unique teaching styles with the students at Lexington Power Yoga  to help them achieve their personal goals!

Gail

From a young age, I loved dance, whether creating my own dance with friends, or at my weekly dance classes after school. I loved the poise and beauty of ballet, the upbeat fun of jazz, and the creativity behind it all. This passion helped me find a love of fitness, and I soon added in running, spin, boot camp, yoga, and zumba classes. 

    Years later, after training for a half marathon, and multiple boot camp classes, I experienced chronic knee pain. After months of trying P.T. and rest, and even surgery, I still felt pain. So, I got a second opinion from a doctor. He told me what I needed where the 3 S’s: strength, stability, and stretching.

     I found all this and more in barre class. Amazingly, with the help of barre, I no longer experienced pain from simply walking, and felt stronger and healthier. Just like my former dance classes, I genuinely looked forward to barre class, and the work and fun it entailed. I kept coming back for more, perfected my form, and eventually trained to teach.

     I love everything about barre, from the inspiring and positive energy, the music, the modifications and challenges, the techniques and form, and the mind-body connection. I love how barre helps you to find the strength within to push yourself, without causing injury or stress upon your body. I hope to inspire others to find this same love of barre.

Jennifer

"I fell in love with group fitness classes about 7 years ago when I moved back to Boston after college and was starting to figure out what a work, family, friend and personal life balance was. With fitness classes, I found that the simple act of clicking a button and committing to a class was exactly the kind of motivation to keep me structured, amidst the distractions of every day life, and staying physically and mentally healthy.

When I started adding 2-3 barre classes into my weekly routine and I found significant results in my already physical lifestyle - all of a sudden I was sitting straighter at my desk, I was seeing definition in my legs, core and abs, and I was excelling in my other workouts. 

Like any work out, the results are often what you put into it - but as an instructor it’s my goal to provide the energy, motivation and moves to make each class a fun and challenging experience."

Christa

I'm a stay at home mom with teenagers and after taking over 800 Barre classes, I decided it was time to train and teach! I'm trained in Pilates Mat through Boston Body and completed Barre training at BarSculpt in Portland, Maine. I also completed Zumba training to improve my Barre musicality and choreography. I'm currently studying Exercise Physiologythrough the Athletics and Fitness Association of America, (AFAA) and am certified in CPR/AED. I've been teaching in area studios and gyms and thrilled to join the LPY team.

Courtney

I found yoga back in 2003.  I was an avid long distance runner who often had to take time off because of injuries.  I thought I would give yoga a shot while I was unable to run.  In the beginning I went to yoga classes for the physical aspects of the practice.  Over time I found that I kept coming back to my mat for more than just the physical part of the practice but more for the calming and grounding feeling that I got each time I showed up.

Through my experiences I hope to bring my students both a challenge for their body but also the feeling of leaving our practice more grounded and with a clearer mind.

 

My love for yoga eventually led me to the Barre.  Barre is a great compliment to the yoga practice.  When you leave Barre you feel strong and toned.  The small movements and lighter weights make the class accessible to many different fitness levels, from the avid fitness person to someone who is just coming back to working out.  If you are looking for a new workout routine or to add something new out give Barre a try!!  It is challenging and rewarding at the same time.  See you at the Barre!

Beth

I took my first Barre class on whim with a friend many years ago. For me it was the perfect intersection of strength training and dancing. I studied classical ballet and other forms of dance from the time I was young. An accident and surgery in my teenage years left me unable to walk for several months, also having to renegotiate how to incorporate dance and movement back into my life. I began practicing yoga soon after and have used it as a tool for both body and mind wellness as I navigate parenting, teaching, and well…everything.

Fast forward to Spring 2013: I took a Barre & Soul Method class I knew right away I had found something unique. It was just the training routine I needed to elevate both my running and yoga practice. I was amazed to find yoga arm balances that once seemed impossible a fun and accessible challenge. Regular knee pain started to fade away as lower body strength increased. In short order, I realized it was my calling to teach this method to others. I am extremely grateful to have completed the 100 hour Barre & Soul Teacher Training with Andrea Isabelle Lucas in the Spring of 2014.

As a practitioner I love the experience of working hard, laughing (out loud), and enjoying the company of the others in class. As a teacher, I am passionate about providing a rigorous but fun experience and reminding everyone that strength grows with time…so keep coming back! I find that my students are some of my best teachers and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Tayla

I currently live in Woburn, MA and work full-time at a large scale corporation in Boston, MA. I'm very lucky that my company has a great work/life balance and I truly can say that I enjoy the company of my co-workers and going into work each day comes at ease. However, I have always felt the need to do something with a greater purpose, where I feel like I am making a difference and helping people find and develop their mind, body and soul connection. 

As an avid runner I discovered Barre when I was in need of adding more strength training into my workouts. Instantly I feel in love with the energized practice  that brought-out my mind, body and soul connection and left me feeling empowered and strong, even on my wickedest days. I was amazed with how such a rigorous practice could leave me feeling so strong, peaceful and accomplished, in just an hour's time. When I became a part of the Barre community I knew this would be my place to make an difference and help others in the way my previous Barre teachers have done for me. 

When I heard about the need of Barre teachers at LPY, I decided to audition for the 100 hour Barre teacher training. When I found out I got into the teacher training I was overwhelmed with emotions of all sort. I was excited, nervous, and freaking out about the lack of free time I would have over the next 8 weeks of my training. With the love and support of my fiancé, family and friends I was able to put my nerves and hesitation behind me and fully submerge myself into the training. 

Now that my training is complete I am so happy I went forward with it and cannot wait to spread positive and supporting energy to all of my students. My goal for each and every class I teach is to extend that same love of barre to my students and leave them feeling peaceful, strong, and proud of their-selves for the work they achieved, and put in during class.

Mandy

As a yoga instructor since 2009, Mandy is excited to add barre classes to the mix.  Mandy has been a committed student of barre for over four years and has found it to be an excellent complement to her yoga practice.  Building strength in a mindful and balanced way has helped Mandy find power and ease on her yoga mat and in life.  Students can expect a class that feels challenging and supportive, with the power of a strength workout and the mind-body connection of a yoga flow. With years of practice teaching all levels of students, Mandy offers options for beginners as well as options to advance when ready.  These classes are for everyone.  Tap into your power, support your practice, and get inspired.  See you at the barre!

Becky

 A lover of group fitness classes since the days of Junior Jazzercise, I found barre at a time in my life where I was struggling to find a workout that fit my busy schedule, gave me the results I wanted and kept me coming back for more. Barre was the perfect balance of strength training, stretching and mind body connection that I craved. After practicing barre for a year, I was inspired to pursue certification to teach the class that I had fallen in love with.

I have lead barre classes everywhere from an elementary school gymnasium to boutique fitness studios, and believe that barre is a workout for anyone and everyone. While there are many methods of barre out there, I have come to find my own style which incorporates challenging, but safe exercises that are accessible for students of all levels. I love to lead a fun class with a great beat to keep energy high and confidence higher. Alternating barre and yoga workouts has brought me to a place where I feel strong and confident and I am excited to share my class with the Lexington Power Community!