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Barre Blend

Barre Blend is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program from barre expert, professional dancer, and Yoga Instructor Elise Joan.

Barre Blend helps create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. It incorporates a variety of techniques rooted in dance, focused on high-reps of small-range movements, dynamic exercises, core stabilization and active stretches, all while keeping your heart rate up.

You’ll feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen to energize your entire body. Get ready to feel graceful, strong, and gorgeous in just 60 days.

The Workouts

There are 8 weeks of workouts broken into 4 phases and 40 unique workouts. Workouts run from 30 to 40 minutes, and Elise changes up the moves and level of difficulty as you progress through the program.

While every workout is full-body, she gives special focus to one body part each day. These include:

CLASSIC FULL BODY BLEND

BOOTY BLEND

CARDIO BLEND 

CORE BLEND

LEAN LEGS BLEND

When you want some extra targeted toning, add these 10-minute enhancements to any workout:

ENHANCE THE CORE 

ENHANCE YOUR CARDIO 

ENHANCE THE UPPER BODY 

ENHANCE THE LOWER BODY 

ENHANCE THE BOOTY 

And on rest days, you can add these recovery workouts to release tension and restore mobility:

10-MIN YOGA BLEND 

15-MIN YOGA BLEND ROLL & REPLENISH

The Nutrition

The nutrition plan uses simplified portion controlled nutrition to teach you exactly how much of what foods to eat.

It’s simple nutrition and totally customizable to your goals. You’ll also have the option of a mindful eating nutrition approach.

Shakeology

Acts like salad, tastes like cake! This superfood packed shake has the nutritional equivalent to 7 plates of salad in one glass. I drink it daily as one simple, easy meal I don’t have to think about. It’s helped me so much with my mega sweet tooth and conquering cravings.

The Performance Line

The Performance Line is designed to take your results to the next level. Energize our plant based pre workout provides a natural energy boost before your workout and recover, a whey based protein shake, will provide the proper post workout fuel to help you maximize results and recover effectively.

The Support

My favorite part of this journey is the support and accountability to keep you motivated throughout your program! We check in daily in our online private Facebook community and also have a private tracker app, separate from Facebook to log your workouts, measurements, progress and more!

We share our wins, struggles, swap recipes, and provide all the support you need to successfully reach your goals.

Results!

Marina lost 15.8 lbs. and 10.75 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Jessica lost 16.6 lbs. and 7.25 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Laura lost 11.2 lbs. and 9 inches in just 8 weeks!

Amanda lost 16.8 lbs. and 12.5 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Who is this For?

This is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program for anyone looking to build long, lean, toned muscles.

Since it requires no dance experience, Barre Blend is a great workout for new exercisers or people who are just getting back into fitness. Plus, there is a modifier you can follow.

And if you’re more advanced, you can choose heavier dumbbells, add Resistance Loops, and follow the intensifier, who makes the moves more challenging.

 What Equipment Do I Need?

No Ballet Barre Required! You can use any sturdy household object at the right height (such as a chair, sofa, countertop).

You will need 1-5 lb. weights to complete the workouts.

Resistance Loops and Barre Socks are optional.

Are you in?!?! Apply below to join us!!!

Know what’s funny… after sharing last week that ‘hi I’m human’ and had fallen off a bit, I got so many messages from people who I hadn’t heard from in a bit to admit that they too had fallen off and needed to get back into things…⁣

It can be so easy to look at a picture on social media and not see the whole story. ⁣

You see one carefully selected snapshot from one day. ⁣
A perfectly curated photo album. ⁣

You don’t see the 20 other deleted pictures. ⁣
You don’t know how their day went. ⁣
You don’t hear how they feel about the image in front of that mirror. ⁣

I want to assure you that even if it appears like some people have it all together they most likely don’t. ⁣

Please don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. ⁣
Please don’t ever be afraid to reach out. ⁣
And please don’t ever feel alone on your journey. ⁣

It is normal to struggle. ⁣
It is normal to fall off track. ⁣
We are all human and we are all doing the best we can. ⁣
In this together. 💛

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Self Love

Did you ever realize how much your body loves you?

It’s always trying to keep you alive.
That’s all your body has to live for.

Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get to you.

Your body literally loves you so much.
It’s time you start loving your body back.

Do you?

Forever a work in progress in learning to love my body, find gratitude for everything it does, and embrace it exactly how it is right now… not 5lbs from now.

And that’s okay.

Stop beating yourself up for having the thoughts, let them come, let them go, and then find gratitude for something your body does for you. Every single day. 💛

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Crush SUGAR with me!

Next week we are officially 10 weeks away from the end of 2019 ⁣⁣

🎃 If you lost just 1 lb a week, you would lose 10 pounds.⁣⁣
🍂 If you lost 1.5 lbs, you would lose 15 pounds.⁣⁣
🎄 If you lost 2 lbs each week you’d lose 20 pounds⁣⁣
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All incredibly doable if you decide to make a change now! And I’ve got just the thing to help…⁣⁣
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🍭🍭Our 2019 Sugar Crush 🍭🍭⁣⁣
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For 30 days we’ll be crushing sugar cravings, nixing the energy slumps, teaching you the ins and outs of sustainable nutrition, and let’s be real, avoiding the traps of the Halloween candy.🍡⁣⁣
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You’ll get everything you need to reach your goals in 4 weeks from home! You’ll be fully equipped with a nutrition plan of action & optional fitness plan (plus major support from me).

If you’re interested in learning more drop your favorite emoji below ⬇️🍫🍬🍩 ⬇️ and I’ll send all the deets!!!⁣⁣

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𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐈’𝐦 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐨. ⁣

Something about moving had me terrified about maintaining my progress. ⁣

In the past, I’ve let moving get me completely off track with my fitness journey. ⁣

Couple that with the end of our 100 day program, a change in my gym schedule, and I knew it could easily be a recipe for disaster. ⁣

𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘕𝘖𝘛 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦. ⁣

It wasn’t easy for me. ⁣
I didn’t feel motivated. ⁣
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐰𝐚𝐲. ⁣

The night I moved I dragged myself to the gym. ⁣
The next day, I skipped a beach day in order to get groceries and a workout in. ⁣
Body dysmorphia has been getting the best of me. ⁣
Mentally I’ve felt off of my game. ⁣
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘐’𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺. ⁣

As a coach I hear a lot of reasons why people can’t do things. All valid. All great reasons but at the end of the day 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞. ⁣

You can let it be an 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐔𝐒𝐄 for why you’re not getting closer to where you want to be or 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐏𝐓 that it’s your current situation. ⁣

Push past it. ⁣

Start even when you don’t feel like it. ⁣

Continue even when you don’t see progress. ⁣

𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐰, 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟. ⁣

𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝟿𝟾% 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵. ⁣
𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝟸% 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰??⁣

𝐈’𝐦 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬? 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐨𝐮𝐭? 𝐀𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐲𝐦? ⁣

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