Mommy and Tot Barre ($10)

This class is taught by:

Jen Thorn

Growing up in Colorado health and fitness were a part of everyday life for Jen. At age 2 she started skiing and age 3 began a 20-plus year dance career that continues today. When she wasn’t skiing, hiking, or biking, Jen was studying dance; everything from classical ballet to flamenco, and hip-hop to Jazz. Jen has studied with the Kirov Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Orlando City Ballet, to name a few. Jen attended Rollins College in Florida where she pursued a degree in International Relations and minored in dance. Jen and her husband Levi eventually followed a job opportunity that landed them in Jackson, where she paired her love of dance and fitness to become a certified Jazzercise and Barre instructor, but it wasn’t until Jen became pregnant with her first child that she became truly passionate about barre. “I did Barre throughout my entire pregnancy and found that it contributed not only to the physical wellbeing of both myself and my child but helped me develop a physical and mental strength I had never known. I realized how incredible I felt after completing a barre class, and I want to share and empower others with that same mental and physical strength.”
Our Mommy-and-Tot Barre Class is a post-natal fitness class designed to give moms a dynamic full body workout while enjoying time with baby. This class is an ideal way to rebalance your body and rejuvenate your energy while concentrating on specific postpartum areas that need extra attention. Enhance your sense of body awareness and positive body image, improve balance, strengthen muscles and reduce stress and fatigue. Babies are gently and safely incorporated into the foundational barre practice and modifications specific to the post-natal female body are explained. This class is open to moms with babies of all ages, even those that are crawling or walking. Nursing, feeding, walking, bouncing and crying are all normal activities here! Please bring a sling or baby carrier, a blanket, and your baby’s favorite toy.