I love BarreFitness and love what it does for my body. It’s the only exercise in a short time that has really impacted my stomach after my pregnancy/C section, in addition to toning my legs, glutes and arms! I have taken other barre classes and nothing has measured up to BarreFitness classes. Denise is so knowledgeable on anatomy and fitness. She gives personalized assistance to EVERYONE and frequently makes comments during class assisting you to improve your form and achieve your best results. Her words of encouragement give you that burst of confidence during your work out that lets you know she wants you to succeed. That is what sets her apart from the rest…. It’s like having a personal trainer in a group fitness class! I highly recommend it to everyone.
I heard about Barre Fitness when a friend in Dallas, Texas suggested that I look into fitness programs that include BARRE techniques. During a running event I suffered an injury that led me with a complete and a partial tear in two of the ligaments on my left ankle. I declined surgery but completed 3 months of physical rehab as suggested by my MD. My ankle was still very weak and that kept me from resuming running or any type of high-impact training. I was also very frustrated that as a result of this injury my balance was now worst than ever and I was putting up pounds too quickly. After a google search, I ended up with BARRE FITNESS TAMPA website and I got a chance to speak with Denise. As a former gymnast and collegiate soccer athlete, Denise was not a stranger to athletes’ injuries and she quickly understood my situation. She explained to me that BARRE FITNESS was the perfect method to continue to build muscle strength around my ankle, as well as my core and whole body strength which in turn would improve my balance. She suggested that I try the BARRE BOOT CAMP that she offered as she knew that it will be most effective way to add some low impact aerobic exercise which I needed to shed my extra LBS. After one lesson I was HOOKED! I have been attending BARRE FITNESS BOOT CAMP twice a week for the past 5 months. My ankle strength, balance, and even my flexibility and posture, ALL have improved so much that I forget that there are torn ligaments in my one foot. The classes are low impact but I still get a great aerobic exercise that did help me lose at least 6 pounds. The biggest impact is on my confidence, because I can “SEE” my body changing right before my eyes as I get leaner BUT stronger at the same time. Denise is a great instructor, very professional, and truly knowledgeable about BARRE exercise. I would recommend BARRE FITNESS to anyone, but specially to any athlete who is recovering from an injury and is looking into a low impact exercises to help improve their strength, balance, flexibility. It really works!