Today we interview our Barre 2 Barre addict Ludivine Raffo who joined us first as a student then took our Barre 2 Barre Academy: BarreAmped® Teacher Training program!

1. Tell us about your journey with BarreAmped® and towards attending teacher training with Barre 2 Barre.

It was extremely interesting and… INTENSE ! Took me 1 week to recover from the 3 days of training. To be honest I struggled with the sciences / anatomy lessons because I am more a literary person than a scientific one ! I think I would love to teach one day but for the moment I want to keep my barre classes as a ME moment when I can exercise and improve my strength. This training helped me to correct my posture.

2. You’re a long time committee student at Barre 2 Barre. What do you love about attending in studio classes, as opposed to livestream or video on demand classes?

I am definitely a Barre addict, more than a Barre student. I started Barre 7 or 8 years ago in Shanghai, thanks to my friend Charlotte who I have introduced to Barre 2 Barre when she arrived in Singapore! Barre is part of my life balance, I don’t feel well when I don’t go to Barre at least 5 times a week. It helps me to clear my mind and to feel stronger. Barre had a huge impact (positive) on my body & my posture. I feel stronger, more elegant and more determined in my daily life. I do not attend any livestream or video because since the pandemic we spend our days on our laptop and I need to be in the studio with a teacher yelling and pushing my boundaries in order to enjoy my class.

3. What physical and/or mental benefits have you experienced in or outside of class since starting barre? Are there things you’ve learned or experienced in barre that apply to other areas of your life?

OMG MANY ! I would even dare to say that Barre is as essential in my life as wine and cheese ! And I am French ! Posture, strength, allure, attitude, I lost weight and I toned my entire body very very much. So it boosts your confidence as a woman obviously. I am standing high, and this can have a lot of different meanings. I can even see Barre’ benefits whenever I do any other workout, or when I paddle on a lake or when I climb a summit. Barre is life changing.

4. Who would you recommend BarreAmped® Teacher Training to and why?

Yes for the people who wants to invest in their techniques and understanding of Barre’s impact on your body. And obviously for people who want to teach, it’s a must. It can also trigger some talents or feeling to teach. But be careful it’s really intense !