About Us

Body Barre Fitness & Training Studio™ is a women's only gym in Vaughan, Ont. Body Barre™ offers an innovative and balanced approach to group fitness classes for women in a private studio setting. Barre is the latest fitness craze hitting the globe. It's a dance inspired fitness class that blends pilates, strength training, yoga and sports conditioning. These challenging one-hour classes effectively strengthen, tone and lengthen the entire body.

 

This isn't your daughter's ballet class. At Body Barre™, you'll get an upbeat, high energy and fun workout suitable for all levels!

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Teachers

TINA
FOUNDER OF BODY BARRE
BARRE CONCEPT Master Trainer for Canada, Balanced Body Pilates Instructor,  Canfit Pro Personal Trainer,
Fitness Instructor, Pre and Post Natal Specialist , Pilates Union UK Certifiied , Sports & Exercise Nutrition Coach
With over 20 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition world, working as a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer, Tina's knowledge of health and fitness is integrated. Determined to overcome obesity, being 200 lbs at 16 years old, Tina learned the importance of living a healthy and active life through various forms of fitness that she still utilizes today. These forms include running, strength training, yoga, pilates, Barre and Martial Arts. She's a Black Belt! Tina has also studied Holistic Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and opened up Toronto's first Organic Vegetarian Raw Food Restaurant. Tina is an  innovative and dynamic fitness trainer who is determined to help motivate women to be their healthiest, strongest and most balanced selves no matter what stage in life. 
Sofia
BARRE CONCEPT
.Sophia has always moved to thereat of her own drum. She began dancing at the of 10 but come her senior year in ballroom dancing, her studio closed down. Saddened by this turn of events, Sophia's mom encouraged her to accompany her to a few fitness classes at her local gym...The rest is history! With her new found love of fitness. Sophia used her danced background to her advantage within the industry and became certified  as a FIS with CanFit pro to teach Aerobics, Dance Fitness, Barre Concept,  Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp, Core Toning, Spin, Kickboxing and Muscle Functional Training. Sophia's dynamic spirit and passion for fitness are motivating forces that encourages others to strive for their personal best. With over 15 years of professional experience, Sophia is a well-respected individual in the fitness community!
Maria
BODY PILATES, BARRE CONCEPT, REFORMER 

Maria has been practicing Pilates since the age of 18, she moved to Boston and continued to practice as a hobby with well-known instructors at Boston Body Pilates, at which point she realized Pilates was something she wanted to pursue. Coming to Canada and finding BodyBarre Studio as well as meeting Tina, provided her with the opportunity to learn and get certified in what she is most passionate about. Maria Shares her passion through her Pilates classes, aiming for all those who attend to feel they can achieve to complete every single exercise , whether it be through modifications or advanced exercises. Holding a 200 hr certificate in Yoga, Pilates and Barre concept, Maria hopes to continue pursuing her passion and learning more in order to better herself as an instructor.

VOULA
Voula's expertise in fitness and health helps clients to utilize exercise and food to battle depression, lose weight and improve confidence and mental health. She educates and empowers women on how to take personal ownership of their health and ultimately their happiness.
 
Voula's passion is infectious, and she is determined to motivate women of all stages in life to find their way back to themselves.
CARLA
BARRE CONCEPT, YOGA FUSION, REFORMER
From her first ballet slippers at the age of 3, Carla fell in love with dance and music. She studied both classical ballet and jazz until 20 years of age and also taught ballet to young toddlers. In her early adulthood , she challenges herself with fitness classes, yoga and running. She came to realize that a woman body and shape changes with age. Maintaining a healthy , active lifestyle was vital. But she found herself bored. Imagine her excitement when one day she came across a new fitness regime that incorporated her love of ballet with fitness - the Barre Concept. At Body Barre, Carla's passion for music and dance re-ignited in a Piyo class with Tina. Tina;s classes incorporated the fundamental movements of ballet, the flexibility of yoga , the strength of pilates and the challenge of athleticism. She fed from the energy and passion from the ladies in the studio that left her wanting more. Physically she found her body slowing evolving towards the long lithe form of a graceful dancer with the subtle strength of an athlete. Under Tina's tutelage and vision, Carla completed the Body Barre Fitness Teacher Training and is teaching Barre classes at the studio. She hopes to bring inspiration to all her students. Train like a beast and look like a beauty!
SONIA
Sonia’s love of dance started at a young age enrolled in Jazz, Tap and Ballet at Performing Dance Arts School of Dance.  Her love of dance turned into a passion for all forms of activity & fitness.  Sonia felt empowered by the development of both mental & physical strength that came from training. As she phased out of her passion for dance in her early twenties, she maintained a very active lifestyle with more traditional forms of fitness, such as running, ashtanga yoga & personal training. Always setting goals for herself, she decided to run her 1st half marathon at 30 and loved the thrill of hitting that finish line! This led her to pursue running more seriously and ran another 4 half marathons until the age of 35, when she decided it was time for the next big goal.  At 35, she registered for the New York City Full Marathon on a charity status, with a goal of raising $14,000. After months of dedicated training, she completed the NYC Marathon in Nov 2011 full of pride; her biggest physical accomplishment, and an experience she would never forget.  Practicing ashtanga yoga offered her a great balance to running. But she realized she was starved for something unlike the traditional forms of fitness. That's when she discovered Barre classes at Body Barre Fitness through a friend.  Sonia fell in love with Barre as it offered her a fusion of all the things she loved about physical activity & movement.  Sonia had found her new passion in Barre. She completed the Barre Concept Training program in December of 2015.  She has since started instructing classes in Aug 2016.  In the hopes of one day capitalizing on her knowledge of various forms of fitness, Sonia decided to advance her training further by enrolling in a 9-month certification in Yoga, Pilates & Personal training which started in September of 2016.  
 
Sonia hopes to one day transition into the fitness world full-time in the hopes of helping others achieve their fitness goals.     
BARRE CONCEPT, REFORMER
bianca
For the past 15 years, Bianca has really embraces living a balanced lifestyle that encompasses regular workout sessions and nutritious food choices after years of disordered eating and poor health. These changes to her health have allowed Bianca to feel stronger, both physically and mentally. Bianca began training with Tina 4 years ago after having her first child. She instantly fell in love with the group training classes and had a strong desire to become an instructor. With her passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching background, Bianca completed the Body Barre Fitness Teacher Training and Personal Development Program in 2017 and began instructing classes at Body Barre shortly after.
Bianca is dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages and physical abilities by challenging them and encouraging them to achieve their health goals.
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Teachers

TINA
FOUNDER OF BODY BARRE™
BARRE CONCEPT Master Trainer for Canada, Balanced Body Pilates Instructor,  Canfit Pro Personal Trainer,
Fitness Instructor, Pre and Post Natal Specialist , Pilates Union UK Certifiied , Sports & Exercise Nutrition Coach
With over 20 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition world, working as a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer, Tina built a different women's only gym in Vaughan. Her knowledge of health and fitness is integrated. Determined to overcome obesity, being 200 pounds at 16 years old, Tina learned the importance of living a healthy and active life through various forms of fitness that she still utilizes today. These forms include running, strength training, yoga, pilates, Barre and Martial Arts. She's a Black Belt! Tina has also studied Holistic Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and opened up Toronto's first Organic Vegetarian Raw Food Restaurant. Tina is an  innovative and dynamic fitness trainer who is determined to help motivate women to be their healthiest, strongest and most balanced selves no matter what stage in life. 
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Maria
BODY PILATES, BARRE CONCEPT, REFORMER 
Maria has been practicing Pilates since the age of 18, she moved to Boston and continued to practice as a hobby with well-known instructors at Boston Body Pilates, at which point she realized Pilates was something she wanted to pursue. Coming to Canada and finding BodyBarre Studio as well as meeting Tina, provided her with the opportunity to learn and get certified in what she is most passionate about. Maria Shares her passion through her Pilates classes, aiming for all those who attend to feel they can achieve to complete every single exercise , whether it be through modifications or advanced exercises. Holding a 200 hr certificate in Yoga, Pilates and Barre concept, Maria hopes to continue pursuing her passion and learning more in order to better herself as an instructor.
CARLA
BARRE CONCEPT, YOGA FUSION, REFORMER
From her first ballet slippers at the age of three, Carla fell in love with dance and music. She studied both classical ballet and jazz until 20 years of age and also taught ballet to young toddlers. In her early adulthood , she challenges herself with fitness classes, yoga and running. She came to realize that a woman body and shape changes with age. Maintaining a healthy , active lifestyle was vital. But she found herself bored. Imagine her excitement when one day she came across a new fitness regime that incorporated her love of ballet with fitness - the Barre Concept. At Body Barre™, Carla's passion for music and dance re-ignited in a Piyo class with Tina. Tina's classes incorporated the fundamental movements of ballet, the flexibility of yoga , the strength of pilates and the challenge of athleticism. She fed from the energy and passion from the ladies in the studio that left her wanting more. Physically she found her body slowing evolving towards the long lithe form of a graceful dancer with the subtle strength of an athlete. Under Tina's tutelage and vision, Carla completed the Body Barre™ Fitness Teacher Training and is teaching Barre classes at the studio. She hopes to bring inspiration to all her students. Train like a beast and look like a beauty!
SONIA
BARRE CONCEPT, REFORMER
Sonia’s love of dance started at a young age enrolled in Jazz, Tap and Ballet at Performing Dance Arts School of Dance.  Her love of dance turned into a passion for all forms of activity & fitness.  Sonia felt empowered by the development of both mental & physical strength that came from training. As she phased out of her passion for dance in her early twenties, she maintained a very active lifestyle with more traditional forms of fitness, such as running, ashtanga yoga & personal training. Always setting goals for herself, she decided to run her 1st half marathon at 30 and loved the thrill of hitting that finish line! This led her to pursue running more seriously and ran another 4 half marathons until the age of 35, when she decided it was time for the next big goal.  At 35, she registered for the New York City Full Marathon on a charity status, with a goal of raising $14,000. After months of dedicated training, she completed the NYC Marathon in Nov 2011 full of pride; her biggest physical accomplishment, and an experience she would never forget.  Practicing ashtanga yoga offered her a great balance to running. But she realized she was starved for something unlike the traditional forms of fitness. That's when she discovered Barre classes at Body Barre™ through a friend.  Sonia fell in love with Barre as it offered her a fusion of all the things she loved about physical activity & movement.  Sonia had found her new passion in Barre. She completed the Barre Concept Training program in December of 2015.  She has since started instructing classes in Aug 2016.  In the hopes of one day capitalizing on her knowledge of various forms of fitness, Sonia decided to advance her training further by enrolling in a 9-month certification in Yoga, Pilates & Personal training which started in September of 2016.  
 
Sonia hopes to one day transition into the fitness world full-time in the hopes of helping others achieve their fitness goals.     
bianca
BODYHIIT
For the past 15 years, Bianca has really embraces living a balanced lifestyle that encompasses regular workout sessions and nutritious food choices after years of disordered eating and poor health. These changes to her health have allowed Bianca to feel stronger, both physically and mentally. Bianca began training with Tina 4 years ago after having her first child. She instantly fell in love with the group training classes and had a strong desire to become an instructor. With her passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching background, Bianca completed the Body Barre™ Fitness Teacher Training and Personal Development Program in 2017 and began instructing classes at Body Barre™  shortly after.
Bianca is dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages and physical abilities by challenging them and encouraging them to achieve their health goals.

TESTIMONIALS

Those Last 10 Pounds

“Over a three-month period, Tina became more than just a personal trainer, she became a friend. Tina really takes the time to get to know her client's body, mind and spirit. During the program, she is fully devoted to you and your transformation. Not only is she present at the gym, but she also makes herself available outside of studio. Tina suggested I text her at each meal, which not only held me accountable for what I was eating but also provided her with the opportunity to make suggestions to improve my food intake. Tina knows when to motivate and push you but she also understands when to take a step back and give you time to rest or reset. As a fit individual, I was at a plateau and I didn’t know how to lose the last 10 pounds. Not only did Tina’s program help me accomplish my physical goal, but she helped me build a new found confidence!“ – Ela

Fit After Pregnancy

"Tina is the best personal trainer and coach I could ever ask for! She is committed to getting to know you, your body and making sure you reach your fitness goals. She is extremely knowledgeable about anatomy, physiology and nutrition, which makes her personalized fitness and nutrition programs absolutely amazing.

I trained with Tina before my wedding three years ago, and she helped me get the wedding body I wanted. This year, Tina helped me get my pre-baby body back. After three months of training with Tina, I was five pounds lighter than my pre-baby weight. I now feel strong, confident and ready for anything motherhood has to throw my way." –Christina

Working Out For Energy

"When I first started at Body Barre, I was out of shape and had gained some extra weight, so it took extra effort to complete the class. One year later, with a combination of diet and exercise, I’m 20 pounds lighter and I feel better than ever. My energy has returned. I sleep better. And feel stronger than I did in my 20s. Tina’s classes motivate me  to be the best possible version of myself. She is a great instructor, who encourages and inspires others and she always offers good advice on fitness and nutrition. I am now officially addicted! Go for it!! Make the change!! It’s hard work but you will see results and you will feel the difference. Love you Tina. See you at the barre." – Grace

60-Something & Fit

"In my 60s, overweight, tired, I had already tried all the gimmicks, diets from juicing, shakes, vibration machines, gyms.. You name it – I tried it. I thought 'this' was just how the 60s should feel – until I met Tina. Never have I had such great results with weight loss and body transformation. This gets results! Tina made me believe in myself, made me take action, and learn from my mistakes. With her support for nutrition and coaching, she has made me look at exercise as a pleasure and a privilege and I get excited about each new workout. She has made me love myself as I am and measure my success in how my clothes fit, my energy levels and the lessening of pain and stiffness. For me it is no longer about the number on the scale." – Judy

The A-ha Moment – Deciding to Lose 35 Pounds

"I had my a-ha moment after a family function in June 2013. After seeing a photo of myself and how much my stomach bloated after the meal, I decided that was it! I met with Tina, and we started training three times a week , along with changing my eating habits. My goal was to lose 15 pounds. I needed the one-on-one for accountability. It was hard but it paid off. Tina was very supportive and attentive. She always kept things interesting and motivating. Watching the weight come off slowly and noticing the huge difference in how I felt made me want to challenge myself more. I did her Body Barre classes along with the personal training. I lost 35 pounds, and my adult acne cleared up. I am stronger, more toned and fitter than I was in my 20s. Keep in mind I’ve made little if any attempt at fitness before Tina. I learned when you find what works for you and you enjoy it, keep doing it!" – Piera

Eating Better Made Easy

"I’ve been attending Tina’s bootcamps since last May 2012, and I am thankful to my friend who told me all about her classes. I say 'class' because Tina not only gives us a kick-butt workout, but she also teaches nutrition and simplify easy to make meals plans. She motivates and inspires me to take better care of myself. Before I took her classes, I was only concerned how I looked on the outside. My weight loss and lost inches have stayed off, and I continue her classes as it is now my lifestyle. She has been detrimental in my success, and I feel privileged to be a member of Tina’s studio." –Shannon

New Mom, New Body

"I started training with Tina eight weeks after the birth of my daughter. Within six months, I was not only back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I weight 15 pounds skinnier! I have always been active and athletic, but her bootcamps transformed my body to a shape I never achieved before. I am a happier, healthier and, quite frankly, addicted to her workouts. Two years later and I am still a regular. Thank you Tina and thank you to all the fellow Mommies that make sweating so much fun. That’s me in the middle." – Monica

Body Barre as Self-Care

"My workouts at Body Barre make me happy! About a year ago I was very disappointed when I tried on some clothes in a store change room and that’s when I decided to give Body Barre a try. I never imagined how mach strong, firmer and generally happier I’d be in just a few months of going regularly. Tina possesses a rare combination of experience, commitment and positivity that create the ideal environment for women. Body Barre has something for everyone and challenges you in such a way that will change you. I was a big doubter. There was no way with my full schedule and young children that I could devote time to exercise I thought. However, it turned out that this was one of the few things in my life that was adding quality to my life and actually making me better at everything." – anonymous

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