Welcome to SoulBody! A Note from Co-Founder Ann Marie Barbour
Hello!! Welcome to SoulBody's Blog - SoulBody Thrive! Stacey Vandiver and I are the co-founders of SoulBody and the creators of SoulBody Barre, SoulBody Barre Unhitched and SoulBody Power group fitness programs.
We offer progressive, unique, "Boutique-Style" programming to large Health Clubs, Gyms, as well as University, Corporate and Recreation Fitness Centers. We train instructors in a one-day comprehensive SoulBody Teacher Training, then go one step further offering them exclusive choreographed classes, set to amazing music every three months! We keep classes fresh, instructors vested and inspired and clubs ahead of the curve and competing by offering innovative programming with #rockstar instruction!
Here's the deal!! Stacey and I have been in the group fitness space for over 15 years. We have seen the growth of the boutique studio concepts offering unique, one of a kind, specialized experiences to their "tribes". We saw a need for these larger clubs and gyms to compete in this market to not only retain their members but bring in new sets and sub-sets with innovative programming. We saw the rise and popularity of BARRE so created SoulBody Barre, using the ballet barre, then SoulBody Barre Unhitched using the weighted bar for those clubs that didn't have a mind-body room - no installation required! Then saw not only the effectiveness but pure explosion of HIIT, so we put our mind-body twist on this concept and created SoulBody Power, our version of 30 min HIIT meets Strength - no props!
We are on a mission to "inspire through movement" GLOBALLY! We've created an amazing SQUAD of vested instructors helping to lead the charge and have a family of clubs across the globe feeling the SoulBody LOVE and offering their members the SoulBody "boutique" BARRE and HIIT experience.
We will continue to sift through the trends. Pick the programs that are safe, effective and body-changing - always progressive and unique, pre-choreographed and set to AMAZING music by current, original artists!
Our mission is to stay relevant, listen to the needs of our squad and clubs, and continue to rise with those innovators and trailblazers within this critically IMPORTANT world of health and fitness.
Be the Movement!
Best in Health and Fitness,