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Thursday, June 8, 2017

BT closing June 30th, 2017. posted by Amy b.
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT &
A LOVE LETTER from Owner, Amy B.  
 
 
Dear BT COMMUNITY,
 
In the last several months, I have maintained our current location on a month to month basis in anticipation of relocating the studio to a better home.  Due to prolonged negotiations and the current status of our lease per our landlord , we have been slated to move out and stop services/classes at 12pm on June 30th, 2017 at 2409 Mount Vernon Avenue.
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This message has been difficult to write and deliver because I’ve been tirelessly working to secure a new, better fitness home for BARRE TECH. and its tribe up to this morning.  This is all technical, I know, and a bummer to hear and feel.  But I am obliged to inform that BT does not have a new home yet and we will complete and stop services at 12pm on Friday, June 30th, 2017 in Alexandria.  
 
So, my heart swells...And I want to wrap my (barre:) arms around all of you to say thank you for making the BT community so loving and fun.  BT is a part of my soul, so I do not have enough words to express the amount of gratitude and love I have for this community.  Our future is uncertain after June 30th, but I will keep you informed.  And I welcome any conversations that I have not had the chance to do in person and of course apologize to everyone for a message and set of unfortunate circumstances such as this despite my efforts.  
 
No matter what happens, I have SOOO much #barrelove to all the barre Techs (Ashley, Anna, Bri, Briana, Christine, Cassandra, Erika, Shannon, Jenna, Sean) for their friendship and commitment to the BT community and methodology.  That love goes out to the work-study staff too (Corey, Emily, Laura, Sara, Marie, Stephanie, Ashton, and Alicia) for their wonderful presence and kindness to me and the BT community.  You are all so amazing and words cannot explain the gratitude and admiration I have for you righteous #barrebabes!  We are all sad, but please know that whatever happens, BT is very important to me and I’m fighting for HER.  
 
Keep a close eye on our schedule here> and book as many classes as you can because the person with the highest attendance by June 30th will win an awesome prize…(a gently used) mini iPad! BOOM- one last give away for hitting the barre hard at BT.  And if there is a tie, we will have a good old fashioned plank-off, for the longest to hold shall win this major award:)
 

IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.  We are putting it all out there!

 

  • Log-in and check out our most up to date schedule for June and book as many classes as you can!  Invite friends and family in by using the “reserve for a friend” feature via the MindBody Online portal to finish your package(s).   Please email me if you need help.   Our purchasing policies, if you should questions about them, can be found HERE>.  

 

  • Barre Certification Intensive for only $500.  2 day training on June 24-25th plus unlimited classes until June 30th (regular price $1200).   You will train with owner in a two day intensive course from 12:30-7:30pm.  She will provide training manual, 6 class plans and playlists, plus links to essential reference materials to start your group fitness passion.  Get 10 per off the already low low price if you buy/sign-up buy Monday June 13th at 8pm HERE> and using code LASTCHANCE_10.
     
  • BT YARRE SALE on Friday, June 23rd and Monday, June 26th (6-8pm).  We have way more than we will ever need, so it can be yours for bottom dollar.

SEE OUR LAST CHANCES DEALS ON CLASSES AND MERCHANDISE IN OUR NEWSLETTER HERE> OR AT THE STUDIO!

 

To my beloved BT community,

Amy B.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hydrating Smoothie from Plate Joy posted by Amy B.

Our wellness partner, Plate Joy, are pros at creating healthy, creative meals for less money and optimal health.  BT owner and aspiring foodie, could not NOT share this one.  And it only took FIVE minutes!

BLUEBERRY CITRUS IMMUNE SMOOTHIE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BT's Four Point Technique posted by Amy B., Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQgAvrK0GM

Using the BT 4 Point TECHnique is essential to any workout, but especially barre class. You'll find better balance for a more effective workout. Check us out and optimize your time at the barre.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Three ingredients to make your week! posted by Julia G.

Three ingredients for the perfect week...

Barre, Burn and Boxing! 

We all have our own reason for coming to BT each week – for physical well-being, for personal growth, for stress relief...  Whatever your personal motivation is, BT offers an outlet for strengthening both mind and body, while connecting to an amazing group of women who become your fitness family.  

Monday, January 9, 2017

#FINDJOY2017 posted by Team BT

#findjoy2017

 

#findjoy2017 is a 5 week challenge and your start to the new year!

Actually, it's more than a challenge, it is the beginning of our fitness

journey together to feel better and find joy in daily life.  To do that

you have to think inside and out, which is why we chose Plate Joy 

as our new wellness partner.

 

Feeling great each day has as much to do with your fitness routine as

it does with your food, so take advantage of one of these options to

participate in our wellness journey.  

 

KEEP reading below because we've listed the weekly tasks (easy) that

earn you credit towards FREE apparel, classes, and more prizes along

the way!  

BARRE TECH. portal to PLATE JOY

 

Forward your receipt to info@barre-tech.com to receive

our exclusive promo code to sign up for Plate Joy HERE>

PlateJoy + 12 Classes/Month $203.99

 

Commit to exactly 3 classes per week for the next two months.  We

added Plate Joy at a discount and you can keep both after the

challenge!  This contract requires a two month commitment and

monthly payments are processed automatically using your credit

card on file.  All sales are final. 

PlateJoy + 15 Class Package $262.99

 

Just need a package of classes for the challenge and want to come

3-4x per week?  No sweat!  It's a one-time payment, includes Plate

Joy at a discount, and classes expires in 45 from date of purchase.  

All sales are final. 

Platejoy Subscription Only$18.99

 

Want to feel good and eat well, but already have a package or membership?  

Add the Plate Joy subscription and get meal planning for you and your

family!

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stronger Together Promotion posted by Founder Amy B.

 

In case you missed it...the more we barre together, the more we save, and the BT tribe thrives.  Read on...
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Bundle of Goods to Make You Feel Better! posted by Amy B.

 

After an intense week, we all need to take time to create a peaceful moment.  These moments should be focused on your restoration and the repair of both mind and body.  We live in a complicated world and our workouts elevate our mood and release some stress, but some weeks (wink, wink) are more stressful than others, so we hope this basket of goods create peaceful moments.

Sourced by founder, Amy B.

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

#22pushup for our Veterans Fundraiser posted by Amy B.

Cick to watch the Youtube.com video!

November 11-13th was a success at the studio!  Thank you to all for taking our micro-challenge #22pushups to support our Veretans and active military men and women.  The BT Tribe raised $144 for Veterans.  Proceeds will go to the Catch A Lift Fund - an organization that pairs Vets with a personal trainers or gym memberships to stay healthy both mentally and physically.  And MUCH LOVE to long-time BT barre babe, Julia G for matching the funds ...bringing our total contribution to $248.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Becoming a boxing-beauty! posted by Amy B., Founder
Yes, the new fitness trend is boxing!  In recent years boxing (and kickboxing) has become more than just a backdrop to editorial fashion shoots.  Models and celebs are staying inside the ring and embracing the workout for its sweat-factor and bad a*$ feeling.  In fact, it has the fashion industry in a frenzy as designers make LBG (little black gloves) to match their LBD (little black dresses).   

Monday, August 29, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer! posted by Jenna S.

 

It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and #barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
barreTECH Jenna S. is the last to share her Summer fun!
 
Any special destinations this Summer?
Spending a long weekend in Maine with my awesome lady friends. 
 
What are you reading this Summer?
The Night Circus. I can't get enough of this book!
 
What is fueling your Summer workouts?
It's all about the Kombucha, baby. 
 
What tunes are inspiring you at the barre? 
I love adding some Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to my playlists. He has the best All-American summer songs.  Find his works and more on our Spotify.
 
Jenna S.  techs at 9:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays  and is a co-creator of our Yoga Barre on Sundays at 10:00 AM.  Find a spot at the barre with her HERE>.
 

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer posted by Hillary Z.
 
 
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and #barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
barreTECH Hillary Z. is your gal this week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer posted by Bri C.
 
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
barreTECH Bri C is talking Summer- listen up!

Monday, August 8, 2016

How mighty are your meals? posted by Amy B.

Last weekend we welcomed Mighty Meals, a healthy food service based in the DC metro area.  They partner with local farms to source humanely raised ingredients for their well balanced and calorie conscious meals.  I, as a small business owner myself, am always intrigued to learn more about the people behind the LLC.  

Here's what we learned...

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The BARRE TECH Difference posted by Amy B., Founder and Chief Motivation Officer

When BARRE TECH. opened its doors four years ago, it was the first studio in Alexandria dedicated to the art and power of ballet and barre fitness.   I was so proud and excited to finally realize my dream of establishing a studio in Del Ray, Alexandria providing a fitness routine that gave me such vigor and inspiration and its ability to change bodies.

READ MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE HERE>

Monday, July 25, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer posted by Cassandra T
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
New barreTECH Cassandra is making Summer juicy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer posted by Shannon B.
 
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
Here's what barreTech Shannon is soaking up this Summer!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TECHnically Summer Series posted by Mary Anne
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
Next up is Mary Anne!

Friday, July 8, 2016

TECHnically Summer with Erika S. posted by Erika S.
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
This week, Erika is sharing!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cherry Bombs- Happy 4th of July posted by Amy Barmes {by way of the Morgan from NJ Shore}

Happy 4th of July Barre Peeps!  

We hope that your holiday weekend has been full of fun with loved ones.  Here is a fabulous recipe to amp your Fourth celebration - {enter} Buzzed Cherry Bombs!  Click and read up on the recipe.*

#barrelove,

BT family

*the nonalcoholic recipe is also attached.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer Series posted by Nicole F.
 
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
Next up is Nicole F., barreTech and Ohio native.
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's TECHnically Summer Series posted by Amy B., Founder
 
It's TECHnically SUMMER!  
Learn what the BT team and barrebabes are planning, reading, wearing, and eating this season.  You might just find something to adore or try every week.
 
First up is barre addict and BT founder, Amy Barnes

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The good stuff about barre that you probably didn't know. posted by Amy B.

THE GOOD STUFF ABOUT BARRE

by Founder Amy B. Morgan

 
Barre is the perfect workout in my opinion.  Biased or not.  Why would I proclaim such?  After a decade of experience and hundreds comments from clients, I can tell you that a barre workout such as ours will tighten, tone, and lift the muscular structures of the body.  At the same time, you are laying a foundation for the future by building bone density, becoming better balanced, and working towards eccentric (lean) muscle.  
 
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Resolutions Are Mental posted by Founder Amy Barnes Morgan

RESOLUTIONS ARE MENTAL 

by Founder Amy Barnes Morgan

Is keeping up with your resolutions turning into a series of hurdles.  One battle after another steering you away from success?  Can you get around it? Absolutely!

 Will power is like a muscle.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Power of Gratitude posted by #barrebabe Katelyn
The Power of Gratitude
G.K. Chesterton once said, "Thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
 
We all have those days (or months!) where life is rough - whether professionally, personally, or physically. Our spirits feel downtrodden, weak, and uninspired. While we can't always avoid those periods of life, we certainly can choose how we respond to them. Herein lies the secret of gratitude.  Read on to learn a few tips to refocus on the gifts in life.  
 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Barre For Runners posted by barreTech Bri C.

I literally ran to my first barre class. I was out for a run near our Del Ray studio when I stopped in to get a class schedule. I was looking for a low impact workout to compliment my running, so I signed up for a class.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Active v. Passive Recovery posted by Founder, Amy Barnes
 
The recovery phase of your workouts is just as important as the workouts themselves, not only to maintain performance levels but also to release stress and ease the mind.  There are two systems of recovery: active (light form of exercising) and passive (relaxation). What are the benefits to both, and better still, which one should you choose?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Two Fabulous Post-Workout Breakfasts posted by Anna Dukes

 

Two Fabulous Post-Workout Breakfasts
 
It's early in the morning, and you've just completed your morning sweat-fest.  What is an ideal meal to restore and refresh your body without creating a caloric deficit? 

Monday, September 7, 2015

An Inside Look at Erika S. and why she loves juicing. posted by Erika Smith

 

Teacher Feature and Blog by Erika S.

I've always been an enthusiast for health and fitness. I never was really big on going to the gym and working out on my own; I needed and loved the support and direction of exercise classes of all different types. Kickboxing, yoga, zumba, and cycling are a few of my favs! I heard of barre when a friend asked me to join her for a class at BARRE TECH., and I was hooked instantly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How To Stretch posted by barreTech Nicole F.

 

 

Tech Tips: How To Stretch

by barreTech. Nicole Fratianne 

Part of what makes Barre such an effective, total body workout is the combination of isometric strength training, weight training, and stretching. Let's look at three different stretching techniques that we incorporate into BARRE TECH. classes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teacher Feature - Ashley Bacon-Ward posted by Ashley

barreTech: Ashley Bacon-Ward

Tell us a bit about yourself; how did you become a barre Tech.nician?

I absolutely love working out and trying new fitness classes. A couple of years ago, I heard of barre and knew I had to try a class. I danced all my life, and I always loved going to ballet classes.  I thought Ballet Barre would be a great class for me. Boy! Was I correct. I love the class, and after a couple of sessions, I knew I wanted to teach and help spread my love of barre. I heard about Barre Tech having auditions and knew I had to try out. I was so excited when I became a teacher. I love how at this studio we can really add our own flavor to the class. I'm always excited each week to come up with a new playlist and challenging routines for my barre babes :).

Monday, August 10, 2015

From Work to Studio: How to Conquer the Streets! posted by barreTech Amy Conrad

 

     From Work to Studio Tech Tip: How to Conquer the Streets!

by barreTech. Amy C.
 
Barre babes are busy- juggling kids, careers, and class and we're always looking for ways to shave off a few minutes. That's why we love clothes that transition quickly from work to workout. One of our favorite tricks? Leggings underneath a skirt, which is why we love these Lucy Leggings.  They have just a hint of black and white around the bottom, but when you slide your skirt off...voila! Throw a top on, and you're good to go!
 
Another trick? Cute workout top under our suits. Jacket off, leggings on and you're ready for class. This top from Spiritual Gangster  works perfectly. And if your workplace is more formal, try these 
Athleta's tapered pants with a jacket and heels, and you have a fashionable outfit that transitions seamlessly from the street to the studio!
 
#barrelove
barreTech Amy C.    
{Sundays at Arlington and Mondays plus Tuesdays at Alexandria)
 
 

Monday, March 2, 2015

#barrelove letters posted by BARRETECH.

This month is a big thank you and farewell to two well loved ladies.  As some of you know, Marisa and Tessa are leaving the BARRETECH. family mid-March to pursue opportunities closer to home. They have been an inspiration to myself and many of you and they will be sorely missed.  Each has taken the time to write a #barrelove letter to you. Be sure to share your #barrelove and wish them good luck.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter Skin posted by by Jodey McGhee (Esthetician at Pure Aesthetica)

Why does cold winter air zap the moisture from our skin?  Because cold air naturally has lower humidity.  Hence, to keep our skin looking soft, smooth, and hydrated this winter as the polar vortex moves south, we need to exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize.  Knowing the ingredients that promote hydration can help us pick the right products that tackle dry winter skin.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

fitTECH Challenge 2: Lunges, Leggings and Love posted by BARRETECH.

February is short, but full of opportunity.  We are launching our fitTECH Challenge Series 2 called Lunges, Leggings and Love!

 

 

 

Friday, December 19, 2014

fitTECH Challenges Launch in January! posted by BARRETECH.

fit TECH Challenges and rewards jump start 2015. Complete a 30 day challenge to unlock a perk and enter a drawing for a sweet prize! We're giving away a fitBIT!

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Roasted Carrots with Spanish Spices (Adapted from a Bobby Flay recipe) posted by Barre-Tech

This healthy Thanksgiving side dish is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like pomegranate seeds and spices like cumin and paprika--all shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral qualities. If you can find them, colorful heirloom carrots (think purple, yellow, and shades of orange) will make this dish that much more festive and colorful.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cauliflower "Cake" posted by Barre-Tech

Cauliflower "Cake"

This healthy and savory cauliflower "cake" is packed with protein, making it a satisfying vegetarian main dish. Its best eaten warm, but keeps in the fridge for a few days and travels well. As the weather starts to cool off, this would make a great lunch! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

#TechTips posted by Barre-Tech

barreTECH Amy Conrad gives some pointers for the Pyramid Stretch in our first #TechTips Video Series.  What tech tips would you like to see? Anything you struggle with in class? Let us know and one of our barreTECH's will show you how it's done.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

#BarreBabes: Julia Gill posted by Barre-Tech

Our next #BarreBabe is Julia Gill. Julia started coming to BARRETECH because of a back injury - and chose barre class because of modifications that help support injuries so that you don't further injure yourself.  She's been coming now for over 6 months - 5 to 6 times a week! Her addiction? Burn Classes. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Barre Bazaar posted by Barre-Tech

We're bringing together our favorite friends and local vendors to set-up shop, host a silent auction and share some sweet news with you! All proceeds from the silent auction & barre for a cause class will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to bring hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against blood cancers. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fitness for Moms posted by Barre-Tech

Our Mommy & Me classes and Prenatal classes are a great workout pre and post pregnancy. Plus, did you know our Clarendon studio offers childcare? Read about our options for #barremoms here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#Barrebabes posted by Barre-Tech

Each month, we are going to tell the story of one of our inspiring #barrebabes.  This means your progress, your goals, the changes you have seen from taking barre classes - and more! Click here to watch our first #Barrebabe Bernadette Manara. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer #Shakeon Special posted by Barre-Tech

We've  created a Summer #Shakeon Special to help boost your motivation during the Dog Days of Summer. Purchase the package and get 1 month unlimited classes (including barre, burn and core classes) for only $159!