Tess Bridges, Studio Owner
Tess Bridges, Mom of 2, and future counsellor. While living in California and Michigan, Tess fell in love with Barre. When she moved back to the prairies fuelled with a passion for Barre it was a no brainer to team up with her friend Nikki Smith and open up Winnipeg's first Barre Studio. A little about Tess:
What is your fave Barre move to teach? I honestly can not pick just one, but if i had to pick one it would be Pretty Legs. With everyone facing each other for this move, I get to stand in the center and watch the clients motivate, encourage and push each other (and see the dirty looks coming my way). Women supporting Women... best move EVER! Plus who doesn't wanna look pretty working out.
What is one of your weird quirks? I laugh harder then anyone else at my own jokes (or as most would say, I cackle NOT laugh).
What is your fave treat? Popcorn and Sour Patch Kids.
Who is your girl crush? Faith Hill, a country girl, always carries herself with so much grace, looks insanely amazing for her age, is humble and loves God! The entire package.
How many books have you read this year? Do kid books count... because I have pretty much every Dr. Suess book memorized. Adult books, that's not happening for a while.
Fave movie? The Other Boleyn Girl, I LOVE the 16th century and especially the history of King Henry VIII (who would have thought this gal was a little history nerd).
Emily Parkes, Instructor
Emily started as an Instructor at Sculpt Barre in September 2015. She is one of the sweetest souls around, a mother of 2 and a wonderful wife. Don't let her sweet demeanor fool you, she is known for her killer classes. A little about Emily:
What is one of your weird quirks? When i get nervous I crack my ankles and wrists. Just a weird habit of mine. :)
When I dance I look like? Evelyn Hart... LOL JK. That would be our Instructor: Shae-Lynn.
Fave Summer activity? Renting a cabin up at Victoria Beach and filling my face full of dream and smiley face cookies.
Fave Barre move to teach? I would have to say V-slider 1234! I love hearing the clients reactions when you move from 2-3 inches and they realize the direction you're going with the exercise. Also love seeing their faces after the move is done. Some happy, and some are just angry at you.
Who is your celeb look alike? I have gotten that I look like Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from Sex and the City)
What is your fave treat to eat? Oreo Fudge! If any client brings me some, I will NOT make them do V-slider 1234. haha
Taye Code, Instructor
Taye started as a Sculpt Barre Instructor in July 2015. She is also a grade 1 teacher, lake lover, and one of the most passionate ladies you will ever meet, a little about Taye:
Fave Barre move to teach? I love teaching anything with tube...was that a surprise.
What is one of your weird quirks? I always set the microwave for 1:20 even if I only need to warm something up for 10 seconds.
Who is your celeb look alike? I've been told Rosamund Pike
What is your biggest fear? Being stuck in the middle of the ocean with nothing around.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About 10 mins... hahaha
What is your fave treat? Guacamole and Chips
Katie Hoch, Instructor
Katie started as Sculpt Barre Instructor in October 2015. She is also a Grade 1/2 teacher which is perfect as she is passionate about helping little ones. Her kind heart, and big personality makes this gal one of a kind! A little about Katie:
Fave Barre move to teach? Pool. I always crack the joke that it looks like we are hanging pool side... yet no one seems to find it as funny as I do.
How many books have you read this year? Too many - I read daily to my students, does this count as well?
Who is your girl crush? Julianne Hough - I'm obsessed with her and loveeee it when people say I look like her.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? It legit takes me 45 mins of doing nothing and then 15 mins of rushing around EVERY morning.
Fave summer activity? Taking my Lab, Price to the lake.
What's your fave treat to eat? Ketchup chips.
Tierannai Lewis, Instructor
Tierannai, started as a Sculpt Barre Instructor in October 2015. She has the sweetest smile, and hands down the best sense of humor. She is a student at U of W, enrolled in Bio Chem. A little about Tier:
Fave Barre move to teach? Barre Lunge, it looks as if it will be easy, everyone underestimates its power.
What is one of your weird quirks? I am always cold, I sleep under a heated blanket, feather duvet, and 2 other blankets while wearing socks, pajama pants and a hoodie.
Who is your girl crush? Lauren Akins aka Thomas Rhett's wife.
What is your Fave treat to eat? Popcorn
What is your biggest fear? That I let my anxiety get the best of me and keep me from living a fun life.
Fave movie? Shrek 2
Shae-Lynn Martin, Instructor
Shae-Lynn started working as a Sculpt Barre Instructor in July 2015. A former Ballet Dancer, she picked up her life at only 12 years old and moved to Winnipeg from Alberta to pursue her dreams. One of the strongest girls we know, Sculpt Barre is blessed to have this beautiful soul on the team. A little about Shae-Lynn:
Fave Barre move to teach? Pool, I love seeing clients reaction when i set them up for it.
What is one of your weird quirks? I always need to say goodnight to my parents every night before I go to bed or I can't sleep.
Who is your girl crush? Rhianna, her entire look and the way she holds herself is to die for.
What is your biggest fear? Sharks
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Half an hour max, i prefer my sleep.
What is your fave treat to eat? Boom Chika Pop popcorn, you can get a massive bag from Costco. I'd eat it all in one sitting if I could.
Johanna Seier, Instructor
Johanna started working as a Sculpt Barre Instructor in Feb 2016. To say this girl lives and breathes fitness and health is an understatement. Johanna has big dreams after she completes her Bachelor of Commerce from the Asper School of Business. She is always supporting others, and motivating everyone to be their best, not only in her super popular weekly boot camps, but also on her Instagram where you can always find amazing fitness and health tips! A little about Johanna:
What is your Fave Barre move to teach? Pool
When I dance I look like? I don't know, and honestly don't ever want to know.
Who is your girl crush? Sculpt Barre Client - Christina Calen
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 20 minutes including breakfast, but I'm always 5 mins late.
What is your biggest fear? I'm terrified of sheep.
What is your fave treat to eat? Ice Cream! Always!
Whitney Boiteau, Instructor
Whitney started working as a Sculpt Barre Instructor in July 2015. She has been busy finishing up her Bachelor of Commerce at the Asper School of Business at the U of M. This year she studied in Busan, South Korea, and Bordeaux, France. She returned to Sculpt Barre July 2016. Whitney has it all, brains, beauty, and a killer sense of humor. We are beyond lucky to have this girl back on the squad! A little bit about Whitney:
What is your fave Barre move to teach? Pool - you can just see everyone's face cringe when I tell them to put their backs towards the barre.
When I dance I look like? I like to think I look like Rhianna, but in reality I look like an old woman ( I love a good Snap)
What is your biggest fear? Rodents!!!
Fave summer activity? Outdoor runs and picnics.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour... depends how cute I want to look.
What is one of your weird quirks? I am always overheated, to the point that I like the windows open while I drive during winter.