October 2018

Pre-Holiday Haute Challenge

Pre-Holiday Haute Challenge

  • The holidays are right around the corner.
  • Join our pre-holiday haute challenge and sculpt a haute body for the holidays!
  • Non-Member Pricing = $175
  • No cost to participate for existing members!

Purchase Now!

20 classes in 30 days:  October 20th – November 18th

Complete 20 classes and you’ll receive a signature Haute Barre tank AND whole body cryotherapy session at HALO ($50 value)

You’ll also have an opportunity to earn bonus stars!


  • A Private Party at the Barre
  • for you and 19 of your closest friends ($200 value)

Don’t miss out. Email amber@hautebarrestudios.com to sign up!



Haute and Running

As you plan your training for your next 5k, 10 mile or marathon, did you know that Haute Barre classes can provide great benefits towards the running lifestyle?

We are excited to feature information from local physical therapists.  This month’s feature was published by our own Hautie, Dr. Reanna Frigge, DPT.


Cross Training—Allows the body a different challenge of strengthening than what is brought on with running mile after mile.  Throughout the body, there are 3 types of muscle fibers, Type I, Type IIa, and Type IIb; Type I muscle fibers are considered slow twitch fibers meaning they are the endurance workhorses; Type IIa and IIb are fast twitch, quick to fire but quick to fatigue fibers.  Runners, especially distance runners, work the Type I muscle fibers most often.  With Barre, all 3 muscles fibers are worked, allowing an overall improvement in all parts of muscles and improving the tolerance of performing the repetitive motion of running.

Injury Prevention—Two injuries that are found within the running population are Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) and Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome.  PFPS is diagnosed in females more often than males and is related to poor tracking of the patella (knee cap) along the knee joint mostly due to the hip/knee angle.  IT Band Syndrome is related to the pain felt on the outside of the knee.  The IT band is a long tendon that originates from the Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) muscle that sits on the outside of the hip.  The tendon runs along the outside of the thigh bone and attaches just distally to the knee joint.  With both of these pain syndromes, one huge culprit is weak abductors of the hip.  The abductors are the muscles that fire to move the leg out to the side of the body; they include: Gluteus medius, Gluteus minimus, Sartorius, TFL, and Piriformis.  Strengthening the abductors assists with better alignment and support of the hip/knee joints during movement and thus, can help stave off potential onset of pain in these joints.

Recovery—The stretching throughout class helps to lengthen out the muscles that have been working so hard to get you across the finish line.  The class also always time to refocus mental energy on preparing for the next race

Haute Barre Moves in the Spotlight:


Reverse Chair with Blue/Green Bands

Standing side leg lifts


The information provided in this article is meant to share general information regarding potential health benefits of Barre.  This information is not meant to diagnose nor treat any particular injury.  Haute Barre participants are encouraged to seek medical intervention from their primary physician or fabulous physical therapist before beginning this or any exercise program.


All About Karma Stacks

You’ve probably noticed the beautiful natural stone bracelets, called Karma Stacks, that are sold in the studio. These bracelets are created by one of our own Hauties, Jeanna Simonson.

With the recent launch of the new Karma Stacks website, we thought we would tell you a little bit more about Jeanna and how she started the line of bracelets.

In September of 2016, Jeanna was diagnosed with colon cancer. She underwent an extensive surgery to remove part of her colon, several lymph nodes (to which the cancer had spread) and had a partial hysterectomy. Being a very active person, she knew this whole situation would be difficult. Not only did she endure a huge surgery, but was up against a battle with chemo. The next nine months were going to be challenging.

Her entire treatment took place at the Mayo and that is where she was inspired to do something that would enable to her give back to the cancer community. During her downtime (which would be a lot), she needed something to do that would be fulfilling, yet have a purpose. Karma Stacks was born.

The idea of natural stone bracelets wasn’t a new concept. She used to make bracelets with her sister when they were younger. Its a creative outlet that gave her a meditative component, but also the satisfaction of having a new accessory to wear. Jeanna noticed the bracelets that she made 20 years ago were making a comeback and decided to put her own unique spin on them giving each bracelet a meaning and purpose.

karma stacks collage

Karma Stacks are created with love and intention. Each bracelet are designed with unique, high quality stones that offer different energy properties for those that wear them. She loves the clean look of one, or the fun style of wearing a whole stack of them. She especially enjoys knowing when they are going to be gifted to someone special. She says “They’re Karma Stacks, they are meant to be shared, just like spreading good karma.” And, a portion of the sales go to cancer foundations. When you buy a Karma Stack, you are already spreading good, positive energy because you are also giving back.

Shop online at karmastacks.com
Visit on Facebook and Instagram

She has some new items coming out soon – gorgeous beaded necklaces, so keep a look out!

It feels good to do good!

Amber + The Haute Barre Family