ABOUT BARRE 44
At barre 44, we believe in whole body health and creating a community that is committed to educating our clients to lead a healthy, well balanced life. barre 44's customized studio setting provides a more personalized experience than a typical gym or health club. Each client receives the attention and focus they deserve to achieve or exceed their fitness goals! We have a diversified team of instructors who will motivate and inspire you to be the best version of you! We want our clients to look forward to working out and believe fitness should be FUN!
Our dynamic barre classes will work every muscle in your body in one hour! barre 44 classes are unique from the traditional barre classes that only include small isometric movements. Our programming is Pilates based so we incorporate functional, athletic movements to create the "dancer's body" with the muscles of an elite athlete. We include strength training and cardio to keep your heart pumping and calorie burn high! Posture and alignment is a key element of focus in every class so you will leave feeling longer, stronger and leaner after every class! We also offer Bounce Cardio (Rebounding), Cycling and Combo Classes (Spin-Barre-Stretch). The diversification of our studio offerings provides clients with ever-changing workouts that are tailored to challenge even the most veteran of exercise enthusiasts yet welcoming to all fitness levels.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
barre 44's mission is to provide FUN, high energy and challenging full-body workouts for our community, help our clients achieve or exceed their fitness goals, and continually evolve with the mindful intelligence of exercise science.
DANIELLE SRB / STUDIO OWNER & FOUNDER
Danielle Srb is truly passionate about health and fitness! She has been involved in fitness, dance and sports for over 20 years. Growing up, Danielle spent a decade training in classical ballet and loved the focus on grace and posture, and how empowering movement through music can be! When she found Pilates, it was life changing. She was amazed at how powerful the mind-body connection can be and loved the focus on core strength and flexibility. Danielle's training and certifications range from Total Barre™, STOTT PILATES®, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, and she is a Mad Dogg Athletics certified Spinning instructor.
When Danielle discovered barre, she was immediately hooked because it combines her favorite disciplines into one amazing full body workout! She creates and programs her barre routines using her background in ballet and teaching experience from Barre, Pilates, and Athletic Conditioning training. Danielle believes exercising should be FUN and that a great workout will boost your energy, confidence and give you an overall sense of well being! You will find her classes challenging, yet welcoming for all levels.
On a personal note, Danielle is a wife and mom of three great kids who keep her busy, challenged and appreciative of the simple joys they bring to her life. Her husband is her best friend and biggest fan. She loves spending down time with her family and friends and travelling anywhere near the ocean.
LESLEY GOLDKAMP /
BARRE INSTRUCTOR - STUDIO MANAGER
Lesley Jainchill began her barre journey four and a half years ago. She started taking barre classes and discovered her true passion. Barre combines her love for dance and strength training which creates a balanced and challenging workout. About two and half years ago, Lesley decided to teach barre full time and leave the special education field where she worked for 10 years. Barre has been a light in Lesley’s life, and she enjoys sharing that energy with others as an instructor. Lesley has a dance background of 13 years and she is a certified Total Barre instructor and trained in the STOTT Pilates method through Merrithew. Lesley is now the barre44 studio manager and a friendly face at the front desk. Lesley has her own floral design business, Sweet Pea, which keeps her busy when she is not at the barre.
LESLIE ST. AMANT /
BARRE & CYCLE INSTRUCTOR
Leslie St. Amant is a certified Total Barre™and Pilates instructor. She has a gymnastics dance, and Kinesiology background from the College of William and Mary. She incorporates all three into her barre, mat and reformer classes. During the time she is not teaching barre and Pilates, she works with cancer survivors as CET and LiveSTRONG trainer. As an avid runner, she believes that her 20 years of teaching experience allows her to see the benefits of cross training and balancing all types of exercise. Her certifications range cross multiple exercise disciplines ranging from Spinning, outdoor boot camps, to cancer therapy.
COREY SOMERVILLE /
Corey loves a full body workout that not only benefits her body but her mind. Corey is a certified Total Barre Instructor and a Licensed Professional Counselor who is focused on the mind/body connection. Corey grew up as a competitive gymnast and as an adult was in search of a workout that could give her long lean muscles again.
She has done many forms of exercise from Crossfit, running, Pilates, Spinning and yoga. Finding barre44 was the best discovery yet and has given her the results she was looking for and much more! Corey believes barre not only provides an amazing total body workout, but elevates her mood and creates an inspiring, supportive community for every student. Corey is excited to be a part of the barre44 team!
LIZ BACON /
Liz began studying classical ballet at the age of two, continuing through her teens. Her dance background has helped her to understand the body from a movement perspective and also to see and understand the connection with body and mind. Her love affair with yoga was not love-at-first-sight, but something about it kept drawing her back. In 2010 Liz realized how important her yoga practice was when it helped her through a difficult time in her life. She had found a physical path that harmonized her mind, body and soul. She began practicing more often and wanted to share the gift of yoga with others. Her passion for teaching yoga stems from her experience with its power to, quite simply, make life better. Liz completed her 200 hour teacher training at West Hartford Yoga with Barbara Ruzansky. Most recently, she completed 75 hours of training under Schuler Grant.
At the same time she was yearning to get back to her dance roots, barre classes were becoming popular. It was a natural next-step for Liz to begin teaching. She was certified in 2016 through Exhale in New York City. Students can expect a challenging workout, ever-changing routines, killer playlists, and most of all—to have fun! Liz loves to switch it up, moving from the bar down to the floor, using lots of props to really challenge and sculpt the body.
Forever a student, Liz travels widely for unique experiences to further her teaching. In addition to dance and yoga, Liz loves art, music, travel, fashion and great food. She continues to create a life filled with things she loves, people who inspire and challenge her to grow, and new adventures everyday.
SUZI MORASKI / CYCLE INSTRUCTOR - bio coming soon!
CHRIS MAGLIERI / CYCLE INSTRUCTOR - bio coming soon!
RHONDA PETER / CYCLE INSTRUCTOR - bio coming soon!
CAROLINE SCHAFER / CYCLE INSTRUCTOR - bio coming soon!
barre 44 is conveniently located in the heart of Avon on Rte. 44 and is easily accessible from Simsbury, West Hartford, Farmington, Canton, Granby & Bloomfield. The studio is at "The Shops @ 51 East Main Street" (2nd level, near Bruegger’s Bagels, next to Lettres, & Cahoots Salon). Plenty of free parking on 1st or 2nd level.
The Shops at
51 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001