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.
.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!
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'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.
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’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
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.