Happy Friday, Happy Bodies! I don't know about you, but this Friday is as welcomed as ever! To celebrate the end of the week, we're talking with the awesome ladies of barReVA, a locally-owned barre studio in RVA! Check out how these Richmond natives tok the leap into owning their own studio and how they challenge barre babes every day. To learn more about barReVA visit http://barreva.com/
1: Tell us a little about yourself!
barReVA is a locally-owned barre studio in Richmond owned by Polly Taylor and Sara McGlothlin. They are both from Richmond! Polly is married and recently welcomed baby boy Bruce back in January and also has a dog (Tux). Sara is married with a dog (Charlie) and lives in the Fan.
2: Tell us a little bit about your fitness studio.
barReVA offers a unique, full body workout inspired by the Lotte Berk Method. Barre is a ballet-inspired workout technique, which also incorporates components of yoga, Pilates and isometric strength training. Each class is choreographed and set to fun motivating music to create an energetic and ever-changing workout. We not only offer a safe, fun and effective workout technique, but a community of like-minded women in a calming and supportive environment.
3: What inspired your journey/ career in fitness?
For as long as she can remember, Polly has always been active and incorporates exercise in her everyday life. She believes that it helps the mind and body in many more ways than just getting fit, therefore having it apart of her daily routine is essential. Polly took her first barre class in 2012 and realized over the next few years that is was more than a hobby, but a true passion. Sara has been passionate about fitness and healthy living in general for the past 10 years. She had tried every exercise in the book, and is a self-proclaimed former cardia "fiend." It wasn't until she started taking barre in 2012 that she noticed a significant change in her body and energy. She trained to become an instructor in 2013 and has been teaching ever since.
4: Name something about your business that most people don’t know.
We are not a franchise but a private, locally-owned studio. This gives us complete freedom and creativity over music, choreography and the accessories we use. Makes us much more flexible and allows us to be ever-changing!
5:What does the customer get when using your services?
An amazing workout and increased energy for the rest of their day.
6: Describe a typical day working at your studio?
Every day is different! We like to think we are laid-back yet fun and energetic. Every instructor brings with them a different personality and style, but that's what makes us unique! We can guarantee that no matter when you walk through our door, you will be greeted with a warm welcome.
7: The workout has just finished, where do most of your clients head?
Ellwoods (because barre sure does work up an appetite) or perhaps the breweries in Scott's Addition to continue their "happy hour."
8: What is the quote that best describes your studio?
Exercise is a celebration of what your body is physically capable of.
9: What is the best word that describes your team.
10: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy your space/ team/ members?
A week-long vacation somewhere tropical for the best team-building outing ever.