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Our barres at the Flagship Studio in Montreal have two heights:
42.5” for the higher barre
24” for the lower barre
This accomodates the general public, in addition to taller, more flexible individuals and select athletes.
Don’t have a barre? Not to worry! We always use chairs in our DVD’s and PCW’s. For larger groups, benches are great too.
TEACHER OF THE MONTH: JANE VAN HOUT
Three years ago, if you were to tell L3 Essentrics instructor Jane Van Hout that she would be teaching a ballet-inspired workout all around herhometown of Amsterdam—she would have laughed. If you told her she’d be attending a worldwide symposium for this workout over 5000 miles away from her hometown, she would have thought you were crazy. Fast-forward to today, where you can find Jane at our European headquarters alongside Master Trainer Danielle DeWildt, and frankly, she couldn’t imagine it any other way. Jane’s story reminds us about the joy and fulfilment life can bring when we get out of our comfort zone and take a chance. We’ll thrilled to introduce her to you.
March 24th, 2014: Jane’s first Essentrics class. “Danielle was so sweet and energetic. I liked her music (I still remember that playlist) and I felt so good, flexible and full of energy.” After class, Jane couldn’t believe when Danielle asked her if she was a dancer, which she most definitely was not. Jane started following Danielle around town to all her workout locations. “I wanted to do Essentrics as much as possible.” A feeling we can all relate to. When Danielle approached Jane about attending an LTT—Jane felt honored, but also overwhelmed and full of doubt. “I had just started Essentrics and it freaked me out! For a long time, I never thought I would ever want to be a teacher. I felt very connected to this workout, but was too shy to teach.” Another feeling most of us can relate to.
As luck would have it, an opportunity presented itself and Jane started teaching her apprentice classes at a local gym. “People who do Essentrics are just so sweet and loyal. They don’t want to miss classes and they feel guilty when they can’t make it.” We’re sure you have students like that too! She developed closer ties with Danielle and started contributing towards the European communication side of Essentrics, which gave her an outlet for her creative writing.
Jane participated in our most recent 30-day Health Challenge at the beginning of 2017—to help motivate her group. “During the Health Challenge, I got more connected with my students. We talked even more about Essentrics and about ETV.” Jane posted everyday on Instagram and had her students take photos and help with poses. Because of that, “my groups became closer.” We love that idea! Follow Jane on instagram at @janenvt
We asked Jane how she’s personally felt the benefits of the technique. “I myself, became strong and flexible with much better balance and far less ankle and hip injuries than before. My posture has changed, my body is toned, and I lost almost 3 pant sizes. I’m feeling good! I just love my job.” Way to go, Jane!
So, what’s next? “My first goal is to become Level 4 certified. Afterwards, I would like to become a Mentor and Master Trainer and get more involved in the training department, but no rush.” Working with athletes is on her radar and a trip to Montreal is high on her list. In the meantime, you can catch Jane teaching outdoor classes on the IJ river and celebrating her 1000th Essentrics class. Amazing!
“I think this Essentrics path I’m walking, wasn’t planned at all. It was given to me because of my enthusiasm for this workout – but I worked very hard for it.” We’re so glad that you did Jane. We’re proud to have you on board and can’t wait to see what lies ahead.
What people often say about Essentrics is that it feels intuitive; it speaks to our bodies and feeds more than just our muscles. When we face uncertainties, it’s important to remind ourselves about that feeling; what drew us to the technique initially and what drives our passion moving forwards.
Food for thought:
OUR FAVE BARRE WORKOUTS TO ADD TO YOUR LIBRARY AND WHY
|Renee Moore||University, Maryland|
|Elizabeth Lynn||Novato, California|
|Sharon Carter||Newton, Ontario|
|Anna Buchanan||Regina, Saskatchewan|
|Dawn Mellish||St-Lambert, Quebec|
|Claire Valiquette||St- Sauveur, Quebec|
|Ok Sim Lee||Montreal, Quebec|
|Svetlana Lysenko||Vienna, Virginia|
|Patsy Lane||Port Lambton, Ontario|
|Susan Fisher||College Grove, Tennessee|
|Kathy Breen||Paradise, Newfoundland|
|Kim Andrews||Laramie, Wyoming|
|Shannon Atkinson||Cypress, Texas|
|Alejandra Moreno||Gatineau, Quebec|
|Amy Shope||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Vanessa Taylor||Cobourg, Ontario|
|Dominique Glass||Charlemagne, Quebec|
|Judy Templeton||Fort St John , British Columbia|
|Maia Zaykova||MT. Juliet, Tennessee|
|Elizabeth Yee||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Jacinthe Pellerin||Beaupre, Quebec|
|Carleen Miciano||Crestview, Florida|
|Ayssa Dantzler||Waldorf, Maryland|
|Janis Williams||Leicester, North Carolina|
|Kim Bear||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Ebru Ipek||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Esther Greveling||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Carin Widarto||Lijnden, Netherlands|
|Alya Nekhayenko||Naarden, Netherlands|
|Stephanie Ament||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Lucie Chantal||Gatineau, Quebec|
|Jeannine Cousineau||Gatineau, Quebec|
|Nileshi Goonesekera Jayasena||Malabe, Sir Lanka|
|Meaghan Mathews||Pacific, Montana|
|Nathalie Migneault||Montreal, Quebec|
|Sherry Ouimet||Grand Prairie, Alberta|
|Audrey Pratt||Sanoma, California|
|Kim Zimmer||Longmont, Colorado|
|Tammy Hart||Coquitlam, British Columbia|
|Karen Robertson||Caledon East, Ontario|
|Susan Ross||Townsville, South Carolina|
|Kay Baucom||Iron Station, North Carolina|
|Setsuko Jolly||Denver, Colorado|
|Lauren Mayhew||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Milissa Rush||Grand Prairie, Alberta|
|Genevieve Bedard||Montreal, Quebec|
|Jane Van Hout||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Sabine Parent||Goes, Netherlands|