A shared passion in fitness brought The Barre Code's co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin together in 2009 to form a unique boutique studio crafted around women's fitness. After years of independently choreographing workouts, the duo joined forces to form The Barre Code –formerly Barre Bee Fit– a fitness program dedicated to crafting workout regimens around the Barre Code mantra. Since 2010, the pair have been teaching classes that uphold the Barre Code's mantra and promote cardiovascular conditioning, strength-training, and restoration.
In a short time, The Barre Code has expanded from a small studio space to a national franchise which includes multiple locations throughout the U.S. Workouts center around the ballet barre and feature stamina-building exercises that help rapidly build stronger arms, abs, thighs, and glutes. New routines are available each week and classes that include kickboxing, high-intensity interval training, yoga, and dance continually evolve to keep up with fitness innovations. Participants can also count on instructors to regularly introduce new props and moves to keep them interested and seeing results.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We consider YOU first. We are selective with what clients we work with to maintain a positive and team oriented training environment to remove excuses and thrive in pursuit of their goals.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
You'll be amazed at what you can achieve when you're training in a team environment. We focus on full-body workouts to build strength, get leaner with monthly updated workouts that use proven scientific principles to accelerate your progress!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wake up every single day inspired to help others be able to do things that inspire them. We are more than a random"workout" , we strive to create a community of like-minded individuals who want to achieve their true potential and won't be satisfied with under-performing.
What do you love most about your job?
Empowering and educating clients on how they can achieve and take ownership of their goals while not having to rely on anyone else!
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness studio in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, Michigan. Since then, Carrie has traveled around the country, hopping from gym to gym demonstrating the innovative program that draws techniques from ballet. Performing the Pure Barre technique can be a fast and effective way to transform your body—pushing muscles to their limit. Motivating music slices through the 60-minute high-intensity but low-impact workouts, each of which utilizes a ballet barre and small isometric movements designed to burn fat and create long, lean muscles.
At Yoga Refuge, teachers with hundreds of hours of training and up to a decade of professional teaching experience help students of all skill levels learn the mind-and-body-building practices of yoga. The schedule encompasses a wide variety of styles, from the deeply spiritual Jivakmuti to the self-fulfilling, stress-reducing practices of Kripalu. Students progress at their own pace, learning healthy alignment and breathing practices in basic coursework and eventually mastering advanced movements that can be used to communicate which direction a dog was facing without a single word.
Jennifer Gray puts her 15 years of fitness-industry experience to use formulating goal-oriented programs for women. Gray begins with a healthy helping of circuit weight training and kickboxing before adding a pinch of Pilates, a dash of yoga for flexibility, and a sprinkling of belly dancing for core strengthening. She also strives to help clients develop nutritionally sound eating habits, giving them the tools to avoid fatty, bad-for-you foods such as processed meats and deep-fried statues of Grover Cleveland.
Lift, stretch, and sweat at Anytime Fitness in Imlay City and challenge yourself to a workout you'll enjoy.
These kickboxing classes incorporate a combination of self-defense fundamentals and cardio, providing you with a challenging full-body workout.
For those who prefer a one-on-one approach to fitness coaching, personal trainers are available to work with you at practically any time.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So when you're feeling bogged down or sluggish, know that Anytime Fitness in Imlay City is here to help you meet all your fitness goals.