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The Barre Variations Podcast gets behind the barre! Join host Michelle DuVall as she interviews leaders in the industry to talk about how barre impacts their lives, what’s inspiring them today, and takes the conversations that usually stay in the studio out into the community. Grab a seat because there’s plenty of room at the barre!

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The Barre Variations Podcast gets behind the barre! Join host Michelle DuVall as she interviews leaders in the industry to talk about how barre impacts their lives, what’s inspiring them today, and takes the conversations that usually stay in the studio out into the community. Grab a seat because there’s plenty of room at the barre!

    Ep. 14 | Sharing is Caring! | Interview w. Marnie Duncan

    Ep. 14 | Sharing is Caring! | Interview w. Marnie Duncan

    Happy month of love! This month’s theme is “sharing is caring!” The way in which you share your insights with the community at large should be intentional so that you can offer support to others. Michelle offers her example and discusses the need for healing and regrouping. Then Michelle interviews Marnie Duncan, owner of MOD Fitness in Austin, Texas and former Division 1 athlete. After a severe cervical spine injury, Marnie found her way to barre, pilates, and yoga to help recover her body.



    SHOW NOTES:

    COMMUNITY QUESTION: What experience can you share that you think others will benefit from when it comes to barre and/or business?



    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall

    MORE ON:

    Marnie Duncan

    Social: @marnieduncan and @modfitness

    Website: www.modfitness.com

    PODCAST SPONSORS:

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio

    Barre Goods Co.



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 13 | Fear is ok! | Interview w. Daniel Hurst

    Ep. 13 | Fear is ok! | Interview w. Daniel Hurst

    Happy New Year and Welcome to Season TWO of the Barre Variations Podcast!

    Michelle announces her upcoming trainings and reminds listeners that there will be only about 6 in-person trainings in 2020 (because baby boy is on the way!). This month’s theme is fear - recognizing it, embracing it, and letting it go. Michelle provides an example from her recent teaching in London, UK. Later Michelle interviews Daniel Hurst, barre instructor for Equinox, Hang 5 Fitness, and Chicago Athletic Clubs. Finding movement through theater and dance as a child, his first foray into group fitness was teaching Zumba in the Bay Area. Now Daniel is a full time barre instructor in Chicago, IL and performs musical theater on the side. He is also delving into the writing world. Michelle and Daniel discuss the performance aspects of teaching; such as, how to use your voice in a range of ways to be commanding of your class. They also speak to how the fitness world provides opportunities and space to pursue other endeavors, not just one particular job.

    SHOW NOTES:

    COMMUNITY QUESTION: No question this month, just have fun!!

    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall 

    MORE ON:

    Daniel Hurst

    Social: @danhurst331

    Website: www.fitnessandfiction.wixsite.com

    PODCAST SPONSORS:

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio

    Barre Goods Co.

    Barre Where You Are


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep. 4 | MVP | Interview with Stephanie Lyons of Barre Intensity

    Ep. 4 | MVP | Interview with Stephanie Lyons of Barre Intensity

    Welcome to Episode 4 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall interviews Stephanie Lyons, president of Barre Intensity. We chat teaching as a career, burn out, and asking "what's next." Looking to investigate what drives your teaching forward? Tune in for some tips of how to hone in on your Mission, Vision, and Purpose! 
    ~Follow Barre Variations on social @barrevariations~ Subscribe and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or our website at www.barrevariations.com. Support the podcast by listening and leaving a review on iTunes. Thank you for supporting!  
     SHOW NOTES:  
    Community Question: How did you get your start in movement/fitness? 
    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall  
    Find out more about Stephanie Lyons and Barre Intensity by clicking HERE!

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 12| Recap!| Interview with Lauren George

    Ep. 12| Recap!| Interview with Lauren George

    In the final episode of 2019, Michelle reviews her personal and professional

    experiences of the past year. The good moments, the less than fun times, and the lessons she learned along the way. Barre Variations is entering its third year and Michelle has plans coming your way. She is looking for your input though so check out the community question.

    Then Michelle interviews Lauren George, co-creator of the “Enhanced Barre Above Program” and the creator of “The Musicality Method.” Lauren is also a master trainer for Balletone and own “Clemson Fitness Company,” a studio in Clemson, South Carolina. They discuss the changing teaching trends in group fitness, and barre specifically.

    SHOW NOTES:

    COMMUNITY QUESTION: “What highlights from 2019 would you like to see repeated and expanded in 2020?”

    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall 

    More on Lauren George

    Social: @laurengeorgefitness

    Website: www.laurengeorgefitness.com


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 11 | BEYOND THE BARRE | Interview w. Sofie Calvert

    Episode 11 | BEYOND THE BARRE | Interview w. Sofie Calvert

    In Episode 11, Michelle designates the entire month of November as the Month of Thankfulness, not just Thanksgiving Day. Listen to Michelle recap the amazing experience “Barre Babes Unite,” hosted at Michelle’s home studio in Brooklyn, New York. She announces a free live stream event happening the day after Thanksgiving and how to register. Later she interviews personal trainer and barre teacher Sofie Calvert, creator of Barre Brunch Club. As Sofie speaks from personal experience about the benefits of low impact exercise to rehabilitate injuries. They discuss how to ease clients back the confidence they had prior to injuries (hint: it’s all about language and choice). Sofie explains the history behind Barre Brunch Club and why she felt strongly that there should be more to it than barre and brunch. Take a listen to find out the successful secret ingredient.

    SHOW NOTES:

    COMMUNITY QUESTION: “In what ways would you like to take your barre classes beyond the barre and out into the community?”

    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall 

    More on Sofie Calvert

    Social: @barrebrunchclub

    Website: http://www.balanceyogabarre.com


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP. 10 | UNIQUE TALENTS | Interview with Jessica Bowman (Barre Boss)

    EP. 10 | UNIQUE TALENTS | Interview with Jessica Bowman (Barre Boss)

    Welcome to Episode 10 of the Barre Variations Podcast!



    This month’s theme is creativity and Michelle discusses some possibilities from where inspiration for such creativity could come (the obvious and also the uncommon possibilities). Michelle adds to last month’s community question with a task to help you blend your personal talents with your creativity. Listen for Michelle’s interview with Jessica Bowman, a Bar Method studio owner and creator of the Barre Boss blog. They talk about Jessica’s journey from dabbling with barre to owning her own studio and the rise of boutique fitness as a whole. Find out how Jessica recharges when away from the studio and where her inspiration comes from. They both offer pro tips on how to make it through those classes when the energy is off or the clients are hit a nerve. Enjoy!



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    SHOW NOTES:

    COMMUNITY QUESTION: “What steps are you taking towards owning your worth?”

    Remember to email or leave a voice message your answer to this episode's community question to info@barrevariations.com or https://anchor.fm/michelle-duvall 

    More on Jessica Bowman

    Social: @barreboss and @barmethodsolanabeach

    Website: http://www.barreboss.com


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    • 1 hr 43 min

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