Athletic Club at Avon Westin offers Barre Fitness certification workshop |

Athletic Club at Avon Westin offers Barre Fitness certification workshop

AVON – The Athletic Club at The Westin is offering a Barre Fitness certification workshop for instructors on Feb. 23.

The workshop, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will offer “Definitive Barre Fitness Certification,” a nationally-recognized program that is approved by the American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA).

The Athletic Club is also hosting a “Barre Master Class” on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. that is open to public at a cost of $20 per person.

Instructors must meet several pre-requisites to participate in the certification course, including:

Must currently hold, or be enrolled to receive a certification from a Nationally recognized Fitness Association (AFAA, ACE etc.) within six months after DBF Certification.

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Must take one Barre Class from either Elizabeth Sullivan, Marisa Malzone, Elizabeth Vino or Randi Coy prior to attending the certification.

Must have rhythm and be able to count to the beat of music.

Background in dance, pilates, yoga, Zumba, or group exercise preferred.

The class will be taught by Denver-based Definitive Barre Fitness, LLC co-founders Elizabeth Vino and Randi Coy. A former ballerina, Vino has been teaching dance since age 15 and has taught adults, children in pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, creative movement and barre. Coy, a nationally-certified group fitness instructor, teaches a variety of fitness classes, including spin, boxing, kickboxing, mat pilates, yoga, circuit training and sculpting.

The cost of the workshop is $425 per person. To register, call 970-790-2051.

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