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Named one of the best workouts in the country, The Barre Code just made its way to the Tri-State. See how it can give your fitness a boost in 2017.

The Barre Code will soon be opening its doors in Cincinnati after making a statement with its body sculpting workouts across the country.

Based in Chicago, the fitness franchise will open its first Ohio location thanks to Michelle Ziegler.

When The Barre Code was established back in 2010 by Ariana Chernin and Jillian Lorenz, it was a women’s-focused exercise regimen that aimed to change the way women perceive their own strength. The workout also came with a full-bodied program that was driven by empowerment, positivity, and community.

“The Barre Code is not your typical ‘barre studio,’” says Ziegler. “It brings the area a one-stop-shop of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration class formats.”

Ziegler was inspired to bring an exercise program like The Barre Code to Cincinnati after a heartbreaking experience of her own. She lost her dad after a long battle with cancer and was looking for an outlet to help her heal.

“Little did I know that I would find a community to not only help me find peace, but also a place that reignited my passion for dance and fitness,” she says. “The Barre Code became like a second home to me and I knew I wanted to create this same community for women in Cincinnati.”

The Barre Code is a new barre workout coming to Cincinnati.

“The Barre Code is a very special community,” adds Ziegler. “With an extremely loyal following across the country.”

The Barre Code will opens its doors in Cincinnati in early 2017. “It offers a health and wellness community in the heart of downtown,” adds Ziegler. “It will also foster a community that supports and motivates members to be the best versions of themselves.”

When you join The Barre Code, you’ll find that you can meet a number of fitness needs in one place. “The program promotes personal growth and self-acceptance and it promotes the importance of the mind-body connection,” she says.

Workouts at The Barre Code are fun and high energy, and is specifically engineered for a woman’s body with new routines each week as well as a variety of class formats.

Ziegler says The Barre Code is the perfect fitness facility to visit in the New Year because it’s something that you will become a part of. “You will be challenges and you will have a support system to cheer you on along the way – it’s an environment where women support one another,” she says. “De-stress from a hectic work day, prepare for looking and feeling your best for your upcoming wedding, stay active and healthy during your pregnancy, or just take some well-deserved time for yourself. Whatever your reason, The Barre Code will become your go-to place.”

When the studio opens, it will offer traditional barre classes as well as classes focused on HIIT (interval training), strength (boot camp), and restoration (stretch). The concept behind The Barre code is rooted in innovation that continually introduces new formats that will keep classes interesting and challenging.

Ziegler says that pricing for classes has not yet been finalized, but everyone’s first class is free. “There will be options to purchase class packs or monthly-unlimited memberships,” explains Ziegler. “We can say, however, that ‘founding members,’ or those who sign up for the unlimited monthly membership before or at the grand opening, will receive special pricing.”

The Barre Code will be located at 615 Main Street, just a few blocks from Fountain Square and on the streetcar line.

Keep an eye out for The Barre Code in 2017 as it opens its doors to downtown Cincinnati in late March or early April. Ziegler says they will also be announcing additional details on grand opening events. Ziegler says that you can also feel free to reach out at any time by emailing

To learn more about The Barre Code, click here. You can also follow the Cincinnati studio on Facebook.

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Busy schedule keeping you from a healthy routine? Learn about a new Barre3 studio offering online and late-night classes.

Barre3 recently opened a new fitness studio in Mariemont.
Barre3 recently opened a new fitness studio in Mariemont.

In an effort to bring fitness opportunities to additional parts of the Tri-State, Barre3 recently opened a studio in Mariemont on Oct. 3.

But what is Barre3, you might ask? According to Corporate Communications Lead Michelle Jahnke, “Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body.”

The concept of Barre3 was inspired by ballet barre, yoga, and Pilates. “Our instructors guide you through a specific sequence of movements that tone and lengthen all major muscle groups, rev your heart rate, and strengthen your body,” says Jahnke.

The Barre3 studio in Mariemont is owned by Karey Matteucci, who says that bringing a Barre3 to Mariemont was a no brainer.

“My husband and I both grew up in a neighborhood about 10 minutes away from our studio,” she explains. “I started my Barre3 journey while living in California. As a new mom in a new city I instantly fell in love with not only the classes but the community the studio built as a client and then as an instructor! I knew that I had to bring this amazing whole body program back to my hometown. I can’t wait for this adventure with the Mariemont community. My passion is teaching and connecting with clients beyond the barre. I am excited to share my passion and barre3 with the local Cincinnati community and inspire others to find their own internal mantra and appreciate their own beauty from within.”

While the idea of attending a class like Barre3 everyday sounds like a good idea, it isn’t always something that can fit into the schedule of a working mom.

But, thanks to their on-site signature childcare classes, Barre3 Mariemont has flexible class times that begin as early as 6 a.m. and go as late at 7 p.m. “This allows us to encourage every client, male or female, to make their Barre3 workout their own,” adds Matteucci.

To help with the craziness of a busy schedule and lifestyle, Barre3 is offering online classes in addition to their in-studio classes.

Matteucci says the online workouts are highly efficient and adaptable to those of any fitness level. “It includes a new workout posted every Monday combined with a discussion forum that gives you access to the instructor featured in the video, who acts as a guide for that week,” she says.

Matteucci adds that additional information regarding the online classes can be found here.

Matteucci says that although the studio just opened, they’re already planning to debut a new program in January, which is something you’ll have to stay tuned for.

The Mariemont studio is located at 7449 Wooster Pike in Cincinnati. To learn more about the studio and the classes offered, click here.

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What if exercising was less of a chore and more of a lifestyle? What if someone ran a metabolic test on you to customize your workouts? What if you started to see results when nothing else worked? Find out how one local lady’s new gym is doing all of this and more.

CoreStrong Fitness
Stephanie Tieman, owner of CoreStrong Fitness

Being healthy and fit doesn’t have to consume your life. If anyone knows that, it’s Stephanie Tieman, owner of CoreStrong Fitness.

According to Tieman, the concept of CoreStrong has unknowingly been in the works for a long time. “I have been a trainer since 2002 and I always knew what kind of fitness studio I wanted. I wanted a place that was for everyone – a place where no one felt intimidated and got the results they wanted. I wanted to take the ‘guess work’ out of it and show people that it’s easier than they think to succeed with their health goals.”

“I also wanted to give people a place that they could come to every day,” Tieman continues. “We are structured like a group personal training class. We give you a variety so your body doesn’t get worn out or burnt out. We offer the CoreStrong class, Yoga, Barre, Boxing, IndoRow, Shockwave and TRX.”

Staying true to the name, CoreStrong classes are designed around your core. “If your core isn’t strong, then you won’t be strong,” says Tieman. “We teach you how to train in your correct heart rate zone by using a heart rate transmitter so you don’t over-train. Once the class starts, I can see your heart rate, your zone and how many total calories. When you’re done, we e-mail your workout summary.”

Since opening last September, Tieman has succeeded in helping many of her clients succeed and reach their goals. “I have made great relationships with the Covington community and local businesses like The Weekly Juicery and Lululemon, who I was actually just asked to be a Fitness Ambassador for. Making it my first full year has been HUGE.”

As a results-based gym, they meet every six weeks to go over measurements, body fat and nutrition. “We are the only gym in the area that offers heart rate monitoring, water rowing classes and cardio/metabolic testing. I can test your RMR (resting metabolic rate) and that will tell me exactly how many calories you burn at rest and how many you need daily to lose weight. We design your workouts to fit your needs.”

“CoreStrong is also the only licensed owner of a rowing class called Shockwave in Kentucky,” Tieman continues. “They are very low impact and work 80 percent of your muscle, which is more than any other exercise besides swimming. We also teach IndoRow classes, which is perfect for a new rower.

In looking to the future, community involvement is key. “It’s important to make health and fitness important at any age,” says Tieman. “This summer we developed two new programs to help that happen – KidStrong and our high school and college classes. I also want to start designing more specific classes that not only teach about fitness but also about life. I want to start empowering the younger generation sooner rather than later.”

For more information about CoreStrong and to view the class schedule, visit or e-mail Tieman directly at

“We want everyone to know about and come to CoreStrong,” says Tieman. “Your first week is always free, so we want you to come out and take as many classes as you can – then we can meet, talk about your goals and create a plan on how to get you there. I love teaching and showing people that they can do it. The more we’re out there, the more we can make that happen. We are here to keep everyone happy, healthy and fit!”