Barre with Lauren
Meet Lauren, one of our amazing Barre instructors! Lauren is passionate about barre and it shows! Read a little Q+A from the areas’ only American Sign Language Interpreting Fitness Instructors below!
WHY DO YOU LOVE TEACHING BARRE?
I love teaching Barre because I get to connect with people who are likeminded and I get to encourage and push them to do incredible things. One of my favorite mantras I use during class is, “Put your mind where your muscle is!” I also love chatting with the clients and getting to know them on a more personal level and using that to help me shape the class to help them achieve success and have a blast while doing it!! I love the positive energy I get while teaching, it fuels me to keep upping my game and inspires me to challenge my students to push harder and surprise themselves with all they can accomplish! I, alone, can never guarantee results (I am not a nutritionist or lifestyle coach- what clients do on their own time is out of my realm) BUT, I can guarantee a kick ass class that you will walk out of feeling proud to have crushed and one that you will definitely feel the next day!😆😆
WHAT SETS YOU APART?
I am an American Sign Language Interpreter with a love for Interpreting live music. So, I provide ASL accessible Barre classes to any Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients who may want to try a class. I am the only ASL Interpreting Fitness Instructor in the area, and I hope to spread the word to give access to more Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who may think they can’t take a Barre class.
The musicality piece has been in me since I started dancing tap and jazz from the age of 5. I started learning ASL at 16 and just this past November made a lifelong dream come true and officially interpreted Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in NYC for 2 of my closest, Deaf friends!!
I also love to make theme playlists that help the class fun, funky and flow quicker – for example my Barre Fire theme, Tour of America, 80s Barre, Oscars theme was the most recent & be on the lookout for my Sweat Sesh Soundtrack class with awesome tunes from some of the best movies from 80s through today. Since making mixtapes in my bedroom at 13 years old, making awesome playlists has been a passion of mine!!
JOIN LAUREN EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY AND SATURDAY AND FOR A SPECIAL CLASS ON:
Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00pm
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