As women, we desire a longer, leaner form through a fun, life transforming workout that won’t leave us feeling bulky, banged up or uninspired. We thrive through meaningful support, joy and inspiration – being treated like a work of art. As nurturers by instinct, we also find a deeper value in things that matter. Things like passion, health, freedom and rescue, for instance…

This is what you can expect from us, and if this sounds like you, you’re in good company! A part of my philosophy lies in meeting people where they are, and going together to meet others where they are. Supportive of each other, yet uniquely diverse, our clients (tribe) add to an atmosphere charged with their own unique presence gifted with genuine support and camaraderie – celebrating each other’s lives.

Each one is committed to challenging her own growth, driven by potential and destiny – and leaving out the jockish competitiveness that often makes relationships cringe. New friendships have budded, old friendships have been strengthened. Milestones have been reached, while new ones have been set… Their results, stories and commitment will inspire you in the same for you and others in the community. So, just show up. That’s half the battle 🙂

HERE ARE A FEW SHOUT OUTS FROM CLIENTS I’VE SERVED

 


 

New? Start Here

Welcome to Passion Barre and Karingah! I’m honored and excited to host you! Here are a few important things to help you get started:

HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

The best way to get started with your sessions at Passion Barre is to contact ‘Dami directly to discuss and schedule your first Private Solo or Semi-Private session. Packages are available for purchase in the pricing section. The Introductory Special is a great way to get started!

Reservations or pre-booked appointments are required for new clients to get started so I can prepare you well for class. After reading this page, please click here to view my session list options, specials and packages. You may then schedule an appointment or reserve a recurring semi-private session.

SPECIALS

NEW CLIENT TRIAL SPECIAL: $20.00
The Introductory special is crafted for new clients to offer an informative trial session, providing an introduction to Passion Barre Pilates series; or Santu Stretch, as well as the equipment and the studio.

This can be used toward booking a 30-minute private solo session; or towards a recurring semi-private session (limited space).

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WHAT TO WEAR

Comfortable, form-fitting clothes that you can move in. Stretchy fabrics are recommended – Nothing excessively baggy, and clothes that cover when you move, bend, twist, or have legs in the air; and will not obstruct our ability to assess and adjust your posture and form. Barre socks with grips at the feet (available to purchase in our boutique); or go bare-footed if you like. Please no excessive jewelry, oils or perfume/cologne.

WHAT TO BRING

Just yourself and optional small towel! We provide all mats, props, water and tea. You are welcome to bring your own mat.

WHAT TO EAT

Please no large meals before your sessions. A light snack is best if you find yourself hungry.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The studio has a private bathroom. We do not provide childcare. Children old enough to sit independently on their own without distracting others are permitted to sit in the lounge.

ARRIVAL

Arrive 15 minutes early for your first session to complete your registration and to avoid missing out on your workout. There is ample parking available. The private studio address is exclusive to current clients and will be given to new clients whose first booking has been confirmed.

MY APPROACH

I am passionate about providing not just a challenging workout, but also an inspiring, restorative, educating, freedom-ringing experience. So yes, joy and freedom are highly-rated! I will uplift you, teach you about proper biomechanics of movement in each class; and encourage you as you develop with healthy patterns of thinking.

I provide a lot of personal attention, modifications and correction to help you improve and get the most out of your sessions. You can expect lots of laughter, some hands-on help; and are encouraged to always ask questions. I get to know each and every client, and pride myself on having a warm, friendly, energetic tribe of clients!

YOUR FIRST SESSION

Please be comfortable taking class at more moderate pace; and pause or get some water as you need to. You are in judgement-free zone, surrounded by the most supportive and empowering clients and instructors. I love to brag on them! I spend extra time with a hands-on approach teaching you proper form, posture, alignment, and how to move. There will be more corrections and explanations to ensure you have the proper foundation needed to get the most out of each and every session you take with us! You can expect and look forward to a more flowing pace, mastery of movement and intense workout in future sessions!

CANCELLATIONS

Passion Barre enforces a 24 hour cancellation (12 hours for semi-private sessions) policy. To be fair to all clients, we cannot make any exceptions, even in the case of unexpected illness or conflict. Should you need to cancel with less time, your session will be deducted from your package. An additional $20 fee will be added to the session deduction if no cancellation notice is given (no-show).

A 48-hour minimum advanced booking is required for private sessions. A 24 hour advanced reservation is requested for recurring semi-private sessions.

 

REFUNDS

Refunds are not available, nor services transferrable or shareable.

 

GET STARTED

Click here to view your options and book your first session.

Get your hopes up and I’ll see you at the barre… or on the floor!

Fit with Flair!

Passion Barre story featured in Inland Empire Magazine's December 2015 edition.

Inland Empire magazine “discovered” Passion Barre a few months back & asked to share our story. Find us featured in the December 2015 edition on page 56 🙂

Human Trafficking Awareness Barre-a-thon 2016

Barre-a-thon 2016

Handholding picture symboling rescue of a child.January is human trafficking awareness month and we are thrilled to host the Barre-a-thon again in 2016! The Barre-a-thon is a series of Passion Barre classes in one day, free to the community for a suggested donation. Proceeds from our Barre-a-thon and overall Fight for Freedom 24/7 Giving Challenge go directly to empower our partners’ work in rescuing women and children from slavery. So Unleash freedom and just show up 🙂

Join us for free community classes during human trafficking awareness month
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016
at 8:30am, 9:45am, or 11am
$15 suggested donation
Click here to register and reserve your spot, or call . 909.276.5442

 


CANT MAKE IT TO THE EVENT? You can still DONATE in absence. Please click here to do so.


Plus, from challenging your attendance, spreading the word, and joining us at the Ontario Reign game – Get warmed up and keep your ears and eyes open on how you can be a solution during this incredible month of maximizing our awareness and giving toward rescuing and restoring precious lives from heinous slavery. #humantrafficking #barreathon #freedom247


Half-Time Show

Leading up to our Barre-a-thon event we have the fun opportunity to perform for the half-time show and raise awareness at the Citizens Bank Arena with Ontario Reign on:
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3PM! 

Find out why some call this Zumba on cr__k?! (You didn’t hear that from me 🙂
Come say hello, support your fellow “barre-mates” and tribe members, and help us spread the word about your upcoming Barre-a-thon! We’ll have tickets up till Friday, January 15 for friends and family at group rates of $11 for those who would like to see us perform.


History

Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery is an issue that you might have started to hear about. But more than just a buzz, the shocking reality is that there are estimated to be 27 million in the world who have been forced into labor and sex. This is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry, and the average price of acquiring a slave is $90!

We are passionate about Freedom and Inspiration at Passion Barre and Karingah; and we believe that:

Freedom has often come, and can only come, as a result of the free becoming distressed by the captivity of the enslaved.

Individual freedom is still being threatened, and we want to raise louder voices this month with other abolitionists worldwide.

We’re focusing our giving efforts on projects by A21 Campaign and The Exodus Road through our partner, Pearl Alliance.

Also, if you’ve never heard of Human Trafficking; or you have heard, but didn’t think it was possible to make a difference; please reflect on this short clip on top 10 human trafficking facts and how you can help end slavery in twenty five years!



P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you. Freedom and the sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we introduced Rancho Cucamonga to the barre! Your first trial class is only $15, or you have the option to try 3 Classes for $30 – and we’ll be donating a portion of that to our partners who rescue women and children from human trafficking, so click here to reserve.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre.

So you’re ready to unleash the freedom within and discover the longer, leaner AND stronger – you that you’ve been dreaming of! All you need is an easy transition to invest wisely, find a good fit, and get started! You’re just a few sessions away from this so rest from trying to figure this out on your own – it’s time to get your hopes up! Check out my new client special below:

INTRODUCTORY

NEW CLIENT TRIAL SPECIAL: $20.00
The Introductory special is crafted for new clients to offer an informative trial session, providing an introduction to Passion Barre Pilates series; or Santu Stretch, as well as the equipment and the studio. The duration of this trial session is 30-minutes.

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It’s a question I hear a lot at Passion Barre (and practically everywhere) – especially from women. And I mean from dedicated people who are trying relatively hard to shed those unwanted pounds of fat. The foundations of maintaining a healthy weight and body fat composition have always been the same, however it has become necessary in our modern time and society to take better ownership of our health and detect the varying lifestyle habits that could be weight gain or plateau culprits.

The good news is that solutions continue to abound – and not to worry, you don’t need to know everything! Just learn the foundations and pick out what you find to be helpful and actionable – then start from there. With the right attitude and accountability, you’ll be seeing desired results in no time.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, currently 36% of Americans are Overweight and 34% Obese, but the better news is that Americans are starting to wake up to the idea of exercise and a healthier diet to prevent or cure obesity and other related issues.

WHAT’S THE CAUSE?

Obesity has been around for ages, but the epidemic and cause has gone beyond over-eating or under-activity, leaving even active and committed individuals frustrated and confused.

Common causes of obesity could stem from genetics, food addictions, macronutrient imbalances, insulin resistance and cortisol imbalance, hormone signal impairments, certain types of medication, marketing (tsk tsk!), culture, ignorance, and simply doing the wrong type of workout for your state of health or body type, etc. However, there are other complicating factors that could slow down one’s ability to lose weight/fat. These include Depression, Inflammation, Digestive disease, Hypothyroidism, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Blood sugar imbalance, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Candida.

Where to start?

LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES

If one suffers symptoms from any of these conditions, you may start addressing the root cause by consulting a physician to get a picture of things; and learning to listen to your body. Then, revive your lifestyle and eating habits with strategies that specifically target these areas. Simultaneously, de-stress and get into a workout routine you can enjoy. There are a lot of good outdoor, brick/mortar and online options out there! You may connect with us for a customized lifestyle plan to support your goals, or for helpful resources like those at DrAxe.com to help in identifying symptoms and solutions. Below are helpful tips:

1. REVIVE YOUR DIET!

Reviving lifestyle and eating habits is extremely crucial as they also affect any of the possible conditions above as well as the ability to lose weight. So in a sense solving one issue solves the other.

In order to revive, however, it is wise to replace old patterns that have not supported your goals so far. They have no life in them, therefore, let them die. Focus on foods that support your body’s ability to heal itself. A lot of these foods are also fat-burning, so here is a general list of what to eat:

High fiber foods – Foods high in fiber like vegetables, nuts, seeds, and berries make you feel fuller, without increasing your caloric intake.
Vegetables and Fruits – These are high in nutrients and low in calories.
High Quality/Organic Protein – People who eat at least 3-4 ounces of protein per meal tend to experience more satiety and eat less overall.
Wild-caught fish – Obesity tends to increase inflammation, so include foods rich in omega-3 fats to balance the ratio of widely available Omega-6 fatty acid foods.
Coconut Oil and Ghee – These healthy fats are easy for your body to use as fuel but should still be used in moderation.

2. HERE ARE FOODS YOU WANT TO AVOID:

Processed and junk food – These aren’t foods at all; and are designed to be addictive, plus the quantity becomes difficult to control.
Refined sugar – Increases hunger and leads to eating empty calories.
Refined flour – Refined products are high in calories, and low in nutrients.
Sweetened beverages –As we shared last month on how to easily lose 30 pounds, a lot of people do not account for the calories in their beverages before consuming them.
Trans and hydrogenated fats – These fats produce inflammation and are only found in foods empty of any real nutrients.

If you find any of these frequently in your diet, you want to revive your diet with the real, nature present, life enhancing foods like those previously listed above. Think of food as medicine.

3. MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE TOO, AND SO IS LAUGHTER!
You may already know the extreme importance of being physically active. Your body was designed to move and it degenerates otherwise. But it’s also important to begin with the right type of workout for the current state of your health. For example, there are several good exercise regimens, but it could be counteractive for someone with Adrenal fatigue to do a high intensity workout, without initial protocols.
All things being equal the best workout regimen is one that includes a range of resistance training (body weight or weights), compound cardio intervals, walking, and stretching.

Barre, Pilates and similar forms of movement have been shown to improve health, weight loss, moods and appearance.
When done with focus and intensity, these workouts benefit:
Memory – Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Deeper muscle activation
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improved Posture and Spinal Health
Better balance
Improved flexibility
Increased muscle tone and firming of the body

How about that for a great class?

So get into a routine that you’ll enjoy, or invest in accountability that’s a good fit for you. As you get involved, give yourself real time. Crash dieting or forgetting to take into consideration present limitations while going after fitness goals can discourage you in the process. Also keep in mind that there is so much working for you even when you face limitations. Keep your mind on the possibilities and what you are already accomplishing. Get yourself in an environment charged with inspiration, encouragement and joy, helping you develop an attitude that will help you focus and become what you focus on.

 


P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you. Freedom and the sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we introduced Rancho Cucamonga to the barre! Your first trial class is only $15, or you have the option to try 3 Classes for $30 – and we’ll be donating a portion of that to our partners who rescue women and children from human trafficking, so click here to reserve.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre.

Barre Reléve for a Stiletto Lift

How to do a ballet Relevé properly in a simple sequence to get a low-impact, butt lifting and leg defining barre workout. Just grab the back of a chair and try this at home. It’s one of our very favorites during a barre workout.

 


 

P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you in class. The sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we brought the barre to Rancho Cucamonga! You get to try your first class for only $10, so click here to reserve 🙂

In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre 🙂