28 episodes

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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

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. 28 | Interview with Lina Alvarez

    Ep. 28 | Interview with Lina Alvarez

    Description: In episode 28 Michelle interviews Lina Alvarez, an Ottawa-based barre and yoga teacher who works in international business for the Canadian government all while pursuing her masters in strategic design and management. Lina’s creation, the BarreJar is a pop-up event and virtual space for everyone to find a safe, friendly barre community. Michelle remarks how she knew Lina was going to succeed based on how they first connected. Lina shares a sweet story about the beginning of her movement journey in a hot yoga studio and how her love and need for movement evolved over time. Michelle and Lina discuss the multiple teaching styles/energies a teacher can use to coach their clients and their thoughts on which styles work the best.

    Learn more about Lina Alvarez: The BarreJar



    Show Notes:

    Barre Where You Are

    Barre Goods Co.

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio 


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 27 | Interview with Nikki Branning of Door Barre Fitness

    Ep. 27 | Interview with Nikki Branning of Door Barre Fitness

    In this episode Michelle interviews Nikki Branning, founder and creator of Door Barre Fitness. They discuss Nikki’s professional dance career and how she fell in love with barre fitness in cities all over the country during her work travels. Nikki shares the story behind the idea for and creation of Door Barre Fitness. Being two small business owners, Michelle and Nikki talk about business competition and how much time, money, and love go into launching a small company.

    Learn more about Nikki Branning and Door Barre Fitness: https://doorbarrefitness.com and https://www.instagram.com/doorbarrefitness/

    Show Notes:

    Barre Where You Are

    Barre Goods Co.

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio 


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    • 59 min
    Ep. 26 | Interview with Danielle Havens

    Ep. 26 | Interview with Danielle Havens

    Welcome back to the third season of the Barre Variations Podcast! Michelle starts off by recapping and brings everyone up to speed about all happenings in the world of BV. Then enjoy the interview with Danielle Havens, who shares her journey in the wellness world where barre has always been there as a support. Also, hear how nursing has played a major role in shaping her coaching practices today.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Find and follow Danielle Havens on social media @daniellehavenshealth and visit her website at www.daniellehavens.com .

    Thank you to the sponsors:

    Barre Where You Are

    Barre Goods Co

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 25 | Interview with Becky Parker

    Ep. 25 | Interview with Becky Parker

    In this final episode of the year Michelle reflects on this wild ride that has been 2020, looks back on the three amazing years of Barre Variations, and shares a sneak peak of what is on the horizon for 2021. From having her baby in at the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to pivoting and shifting like the best of them to preparing new offerings for the Barre Variations community Michelle has accomplished a lot (even when she thinks she hasn’t). One new offering is the BE/U Accelerator Workshop on January 30th which aims to provide resources for fitness professionals, especially barre, pilates, and yoga teachers.

    This episode Michelle interviews Becky Parker, a Pilates and Barre certified instructor, a health coach obsessed with empowering women to become the best versions of themselves physically AND mentally, a guest teacher for the Barre Variations Video Library, and a co-creator of the Bump Safely at the Barre bundle. Aside from Becky’s journey to becoming a fitness professional, they discuss prenatal and postpartum fitness realities, the transfer of pilates principles to everyday life, her connection to Beach Body, and more!

    SHOW NOTES:

    BE/U Accelerator One Day Event Sign Up

    Connect with Becky Parker

    Instagram

    Website

    Sponsors

    Pointe Studio

    Fit For Barre

    Barre Goods Co.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 24 | Interview with Lexi Soukeroff

    Ep. 24 | Interview with Lexi Soukeroff

    Michelle DuVall and Barre Variations are excited to bring you a special BONUS episode about all things athleisure wear, entrepreneurship, pivoting in 2020. Whether you are a fitness professional, barre babe, at-home exerciser, or just love looking comfy and cute - this episode has something for you. Lexi Soukeroff, creative director and owner of Daub+Design, is the special guest this episode. Michelle and Lexi discuss the ten amazing years of Daub+Design, from the beginning when the company produced swimwear to now and its athletic and athleisure focus. Lexi shares her process of connecting with the fitness and fashion industries, notes that much of that has changed due to the pandemic, and reflects on the positive aspects of that.

    Show Notes:

    MORE ON:

    DAUB + Design

    Social: @daubanddesign

    Website: www.daubanddesign.com


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    • 59 min
    Ep. 23 | Interview with Eian Crockatt

    Ep. 23 | Interview with Eian Crockatt

    In the theme of Thanksgiving, Michelle looks back and appreciates the community of listeners, trainees, attendees, and others who have supported her and her platform so that she can share her methods of success with others. One way she does this is through workshops and programs. She is teaming up with previous podcast guest Shannon Werner to host the BE/U Accelerator program (more information in the show notes). Michelle also asks listeners to send an email listing things they are grateful for to be shared on the next episode.  

    This month Michelle interviews Eian Crockatt, the Barre Boy. Eian is the head of Barre at Move Your Frame in London. Eian has such a big love for Barre and how it can be such a powerful stand alone class or used to help assist any other workout or sport. Michelle and Eian discuss the journey to becoming a professional dancer, what it’s like to teach during a pandemic, and even a little about Eian’s home renovation interests. 



    Show Notes:

    MORE ON:

    Eain Crockatt

    Social: @thebarreboy

    Website: www.thebarreboy.com 

    BE / U Accelerator: www.barrevariations.com/ve-u/accelerator

    PODCAST SPONSORS:

    Fit For Barre

    Pointe Studio

    Barre Goods Co.

    Barre Where Your Are


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    • 1 hr 27 min

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