This is How the Change Happens, Where the Change Happens!

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By Mary Simms

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to experience one of the motion-filled, energetic and FUN dance, Barre, fusion or Yoga classes at BARREbeat Fitness , then you already know it’s WHERE THE CHANGE HAPPENS!

Many of us struggle — especially at this time of year — with HOW to successfully make the change we want to see happen. With the new year ahead of us, everyone seems to be embracing the idea of change, setting aspirations to replace not-so-great (and
sometimes downright bad) habits with healthy ones. For some ambitious goal setters out there, it’s not enough that January brings with it a
new start. Some begin making resolution-style changes in October, celebrating the #Last90days Challenge and wrapping up the new year with intention and vision. For others, even the term “resolution,” strikes angst, anxiety, and sometimes — let’s face it— disgust.
No matter where you stand, the momentum of the new year can provide crucial opportunities to help you review and evaluate your vision and purpose, driving you to take the steps you need to become the best version of yourself.

To make 2019 your best year yet, here are five simple principles to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

5 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolutions Will Fail

(Psst…Hint: Make These Simple Changes And They Won’t!)

1) You Take on Too Much

It’s excellent to be ambitious and have a big vision. Maybe you want to lose 40 pounds, lower your stress, anxiety, blood pressure, or cholesterol. Maybe you want to get better sleep. But if you set out with an enormous goal to get from where you are to where you want to be, you may be setting yourself up for failure. There’s an old saying: “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer: “One bite at a time.” Recognize and write down your big picture vision, but be sure to break it up into the smaller tactics that will eventually get you there, celebrating small milestones along the way. The end results will show for themselves. For instance, if you’re only focused on losing pounds, you might get discouraged
and give up when the scale isn’t moving quickly enough. But if your goal is simple and strategic, like attending 1-2 BARREbeat classes per week, you’ll feel great about the progress you’re making after each class — and you can celebrate the win of keeping your promise to yourself each week by maintaining and improving your fitness. Taking part in this month’s BARREbeat Challenge is a great way to jumpstart your success with small, manageable milestone goals.

2) You Hate Working Out

January is notorious for starting with jam packed gyms that trickle to ghost towns after a few months roll around. I get it — you hate working out! I’ve been guilty myself of starting strong with a gym routine that eventually leads nowhere because I think the gym is BORING! As well-intentioned as I’ve been in the past, if I start a fitness program I don’t truly enjoy, the likelihood I’ll actually stick with it is slim. Maybe — just maybe, you haven’t found the right workout for you. This is what I LOVE about BARREbeat. They’ve got such a wide variety of classes that even if Yoga isn’t your jam everyday, you can dance your heart out to Beyonce, or let your inner ballerina fly with Barre.

3) You Plan to Fail

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s essential to set aside a dedicated time at the start of each week to designate and register for classes. Pick a day of the week, like Sunday, and use the BARREbeat App to create your plan for the next several days. It’s a great way to quickly calendar and commit to the kind of self-care that will help you reach your health and fitness goals. Plus, childcare is available — so it’s a win-win!

4) You’re Wasting Too Much Time

Our bodies aren’t meant to sit in front of a screen all day. But between smartphones, laptops, TVs, personal and work time, it’s estimated that Americans spend up to 10 hours in front of a screen each day, sometimes even more. Maybe it’s for work, or maybe it’s research — or even relaxation. Not all screen time is evil, but if your excuse for not reaching your fitness goals is that you don’t have enough time…it might be time for a screen time audit. Mostly likely, there’s at least an hour or so of screen time you could easily replace with a fun and energizing workout. (And again — if you need it — one of the best perks of BARREbeat Fitness is that childcare is available!)

5) No One Cares

Ok, this one actually isn’t true. Everyone who knows and loves you does care about your well-being — especially your health. But they’ll be polite and non-intrusive, unless you ask them NOT to be! Research suggests you’re far more likely to achieve your goals if you share them with someone. Keeping your goal to workout regularly with yourself makes it easy to quit when falling back into old habits seems easy and comfortable. Instead, select an accountability partner who can either work out with, or just keep in contact with to share honestly if you did or didn’t keep your keep your promise to yourself to exercise this week. Finding someone else to help keep you on track can provide the motivation you want and need to keep going. Finding your groove might be the best thing you can do to make 2019 the year you finally achieve your fitness goals.


This is Where the Change Happens Challenge!

The BARREbeat 21 Day Challenge is starting January14- February 4th.

Compete for our BIGGEST PRIZE YET!

Two months of FREE membership!


2 months of a FREE membership!!


50 minute massage or facial courtesy of Hand and Stone Massage and Facial spa located in the Lone Tree Plaza.


$50 BARREbeat Bucks, to be used towards apparel sold at BARREbeat.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Fill out the back side of your BBDC “manifesto”.
  • BBDC’s will be given out by instructors as well as located at the front desk for your convenience.
  • The number of classes that are required to be completed each week is notated on the BBDC cards. For example: The first week, 3 classes need to be completed from the BARREburn and/or BARREbeat Pilates Tighten and Tone Category , 2 classes need to be completed in the DANCE BEAT BURN and/or TOTAL BODY BURN Category, and 2 classes need to be completed in the YOGA category.
  • There are also a number of ways to get BONUS POINTS throughout each week which is listed on the back of the BBDC cards.
  • Every week the total number of classes per category will change.
  • After each class and/or bonus has been completed, remember to have the front desk receptionist initial your card.
  • Bonus points can be used in conjunction with classes completed (ie; attend 6:00 A.M. Tighten and Tone; you will have completed a class on your card and a bonus point earned.)
  • Each week there will be additional bonus points to win…you will have to search our studio and/or social media to find it…
  • The winners will be based on TOTAL POINTS EARNED FOR 21 DAYS .




By | News

Construction at BARREbeat is set to begin in the next few weeks. We are preparing for an early summer opening. Get ready for a fusion studio offering Barre, Yoga, and Dance Cardio. As well as a Child Play Center for your little ones! Keep checking back on our website as well as our social media sites to stay updated!

Why I Decided to Open My Own Studio

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Many people have asked me what made me decide to open my own studio. Looking back it seems that BARREbeat has been years in the making. It was first an idea, that became a dream , and has now blossomed into reality.

Growing up I have always been a performer. I started dancing at the age of 3 learning many forms of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, as well as musical theatre. Around middle school my singing voice started to develop and I started to perform at local shows and festivals. By the time I was 16 I landed an independent record deal where I recorded my own album that was available on ITUNES. Throughout my music career the label I was signed under had me start working out with a personal trainer. This is where I found my true love of health and fitness. After my first few personal training sessions I was hooked. I loved the feeling that came after completing a workout and accomplishing things physically that I never thought I could do. This led me to want to extend my education in health and fitness. I decided to study Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and fitness at San Jose State University. After I graduated, I became a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, mostly working in corporate fitness around the Silicon Valley. I studied and taught many different forms of group exercise including dance cardio, boot camp, HIIT, barre, kickboxing, and cycle. I even taught a ‘mommy and me’ stroller fitness class before I became a mommy myself! I became a group exercise junkie! I realized that I loved variety in my fitness routine, as I myself am one to get bored easily.

While I was personal training and teaching group exercise at various corporate sites, I was also a dance teacher for both children and adults. I taught many forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, as well as musical theatre. Between teaching dance and my group exercise classes, I was instructing close to 20 classes a week. I really loved that I never got bored with what I was doing because I was always switching up the types of workouts I did or introduced, which allowed me to teach new forms of classes that I loved.

I thought to myself, “ Wouldn’t it be great to have a fusion studio where I can combine all the different types of fitness workouts I enjoy as well as dance and music?” Teaching at various studios throughout the day, and traveling all around the Bay Area really takes a toll on your body physically. That made me even more eager to start my own studio where I could have the freedom to be creative and share all my workout concepts with others!

As we all know in life things happen. After getting married and having two children, my dream of opening my own studio had to be pushed out for awhile to be able to stay home and raise my kids. While I love my children more than anything in this world, I realized that their was a void in my life. I was no longer doing the things that I was passionate about, which I believe is so important to have in your life to enable you to be the best parent you can be. The main question I get asked is, “How are you going to run/own this studio while raising two young children?!” And my response is always, “Why cant I do it all!” I can be an entrepreneur (A Girl Boss! 😉) all while being a wife and the best mommy I can be! Because of this mind set, the train started rolling and has not stopped. And in just a few short months with the support of my family and friends, my dream that has been years in the making will become a reality 😊

Best Pre-workout Snacks Before a BARREbeat Workout

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Many people wonder if they can eat before an intense workout. The answer is YES! You just have to make sure that you are getting the right nutrients. Having the right pre-workout snack will help boost your performance and help you from feeling sluggish through your workout. Here is a list of the best pre-workout snacks before a BARREbeat workout:


Drinking a protein smoothie before your workout has many benefits. It provides the muscles with enough protein to become stronger and build leaner muscles. It provides you with energy to give your all during your workout, and can help your muscles heal and repair more quickly between workouts.


Plain yogurt is a great pre-workout snack, as is if filled with both protein and carbohydrates. It is also filled with Probiotics which improves the bodies digestive health and has been shown to improve fat burning during a workout.


Nuts are filled with protein and healthy fats. This will help you keep your energy up through an entire BARREbeat class. Just be sure not to eat too much. If you don’t have a measuring cup, a small handful is a good guide.


Bananas are filled with natural sugar which converts to carbohydrates. This will give you an energy burst during your workout, which makes for a great pre-workout snack.


Eggs are the best source of natural protein, which makes for a great pre-workout snack. It is always nice to have eggs on hand to snack on. You can hard boil a few in advance to grab as a quick snack before your next BARREbeat class.