July 14th, 2015

Meet barre-Om instructor Jessica Craig

1) How long have you been taking barre classes?

I have been actively taking barre classes for over a year now. I was taking classes twice a week and fell in love with the classes.

2) What made you decide to become a barre instructor?

After my barre classes, I would feel so much better about myself. I was in a better mood, happier, and was noticing a huge different in my body. I wanted to share with all clients exactly how I was feeling, that’s when I knew I wanted to teach barre-OM® method.

3) What is your favorite section of barre class and why?

ABS. For a few reasons. I love having a strong core and I have seen the most results for myself coming from the abs section in class. Second, teaching abs is the most challenging part for me as a teacher because it is closer to the end of class and keeping my clients motivated is a whole new challenge in class. It’s all about motivating and cheering on my clients.

4) How would you describe your training experience?

Intense. Fun. Humbling. Powerful. I feel as if I am set up to be a great instructor because of this training. It was an extremely thorough and I feel lucky to be a part of it.

5) What advice would you give to people considering trying barre class?

Do it! Barre is such a great workout and it’s also very fun! I would advise to try a few classes before deciding if it’s for you or not. Barre-OM® is extremely challenging so be ready to be humbled and empowered.

6) What is your general fitness routine?

Chasing my two young boys is where the day always starts for me. In addition to being an active momma, I practice Power Yoga and Hot Power Yoga weekly. I like to mix it up through the week, so I will add a spin class to my routine once and a while and of course I practice barre-OM® three times a week. In addition to working out, I want to showcase healthy eating habits to my boys so vegetables, fruit and protein are always mixed into our day as well.

Jessica Craig currently teaches barre-OM® at PAI Yoga & Fitness on Thursdays at 7:15pm, Dublin studio and Sundays at 9:30am, Gahanna studio. Email barreominfo@gmail.com for more information about classes, workshops or training.