Renee grew up in Westchester, NY, and came to Lawrence to attend KU on a tennis scholarship where she graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. She has a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from KU Medical Center and an MBA from Baker University. Renee has worked as a Physical Therapist for Lawrence Memorial Hospital since 1997. She is also a certified Pilates instructor. Renee believes that "our bodies want to move" and fitness should be fun. Everyone needs to find the right fitness plan that works for them and allows them to stay healthy. Renee is a certified Booty Barre instructor.
Renee R instructs the following:
Just Barre is a ballet-inspired sculpting class that combines the best of Pilates with elements of dance, yoga and cardio sculpting. This class incorporates mat work and small accessories — including hand weights, playground balls and resistance bands — to challenge clients at all fitness levels. This is an all-level class.
Basic Barre follows the same format as our popular Just Barre class but uses a slightly slower pace, allowing for a greater emphasis on form and alignment as well as additional modifications if needed. Very few advanced moves are used in this class and choreography remains more consistent. But don't be fooled by the basics label...one class will leave you aching for more! You do not need to take a Basic Barre class as your first class but it is recommended.