Our Instructors & Class Descriptions

 

Body Love Classes:

We are very excited to bring Barre Flow Classes and Cardio Fusion to Zurich!

 

                                  

Our Founder Melanie is trained from both the Balanced Body Barre method from the #1 Pilates training in the USA and by Barre Concept, the only European certification. She is also a Lululemon Ambassador for the Zurich Store. She designed our Barre Flow and Cardio Fusion Classes.

Melanie has been in the fitness industry since 2005, while in Graduate School at St. John’s College Annapolis, she simultaneously studied to become a Personal Trainer and that is where her fitness career began. She also taught group classes as a Spin instructor and lead and developed many interval/Circuit training style classes.

Her training style has always been focused on alignment and both physical and emotional balance. After further education as a Natural Health Practitioner (CNHP) through the Trinity school, Melanie was able to finally connect all of the dots that seemed to be missing along the way…and how some people were able to quickly reach their goals and others were not.

Since moving to Zurich in 2014, Melanie has built up a large student base and developed her own Barre program, Barre Flow. She is very excited to continually expand the fitness industry in this city and share her knowledge, education and experience with everyone she meets.

Melanie works with clients in a group and individual setting. Her training style focuses on thoughtful body weight movements, core conditioning, balance and stability. She has worked with clients of all ages and has been in love with her job since the very first session!

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Our instructor Sebestian, is no stranger to fitness! Sebestian has many fitness certifications and has been teaching all over the world for years! We are very happy to have him on our team and he is excited to teach for us! Sebestian has been a Swiss National Presenter for Les Mills Dance Programs since 2012. He started in 2005 in Singapore and has taught in USA and Germany. Sebestian combines his background in dance and his love for fitness in his high intensity Barre classes.

 

 

 

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Meet Jeanine! Our newest addition to the Body Love Team! Jeanine was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and has been living in Switzerland for a year. From the tender age of 7, she danced competitively across North America and thus started her love for fitness, flexibility and body awareness. In 2009, Jeanine received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A) with Honors, at Ryerson University (Toronto). She has danced in T.V. commercials for Adidas and Foot Locker, holds 2 Maple Leaf Dance Masters of America Titles for Pageants, and recently completed 2 contracts with Wicked the Musical in London and on a U.K. and Ireland Tour. Over 2 years ago, in Leeds, U.K., Jeanine completed her 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course and has since then been teaching Yoga in the U.K. as well as Switzerland. She is a co-owner of Padma Yoga and Pilates, in Altdorf, Uri and loves being able to bring her passion for Yoga and the important connection between body and mind to her students. Jeanine is extremely excited to be joining the Body Love Fitness team and looks forward to meeting new people who share her love and passion for fitness and health.

Our class sizes are small, we plan to keep it that way. We have a 12 person per class limit. It is very important to us that you receive individual attention and guidance. Our instructors are trained to properly adjust your body and make sure you are working toward muscle balance. Our classes are scheduled for 10 weeks at a time in order to progress and improve as a group. We offer a true Savasana in all of our 60 minute classes. We believe taking a moment to stop all movement is just as important as movement itself. All of our 60 minute classes also include intermittent stretching and opening of the muscles being used. “You are only as strong as you are flexible.”

BARRE FLOW:

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What to expect in a Barre FLOW Class! **open to all levels of fitness**

At Body Love fitness our Barre Flow classes are a combination of standing Pilates, ballet positions and yoga. Our Founder, Melanie, designed this class for everyone! Her method takes all of the most beneficial movements from each discipline and combines them into a 60 minute workout, focusing on sculpting the arms, core and strengthening and toning the legs. Barre Flow is a unique movement that requires focus and builds balance, stability, strength and overall joy in the body. Email us to sign up for a trial class today! 

We offer the only Barre Flow Class in Seefeld, Zurich!

CARDIO FUSION:

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What to expect in a Cardio Fusion class: **open to all fitness levels**

Cardio Fusion is a class for everyone. Our Founder designed this class in 2010 while working at a yoga studio in the USA. This class is a great compliment to our Barre Flow Classes but, not the same by any means.

What to expect: In a 60 minute class we warm up together, then we move around the room to different stations for some High Intensity Training (HIIT), we use weights, TRX and gliders to increase your heart rate, speed and strength. Expect to feel every muscle in your body after this class. We focus on abs (core work) and stabilizing the body so that it can properly move with or without added weight. (The intervals in this class include cardio, jumping, squats, push-ups, dips, pull-ups, plank and some light inversion work.)

CARDIO BARRE

We are very excited to offer Cardio Barre classes in Zurich! This class is high energy, high calorie burning, muscle sculpting FUN!!! This class is for all levels!

This class has been designed to include the elements of a traditional Barre class with a completely different format. Cardio Barre is everything you love about barre class with a lot of extra sweat, heart beats and fat burning. Cardio Barre incorporates low impact, fast paced, body weight movements, eye rolling, balance, stability, stamina, laughing out loud and isolated core work.

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Melanie, Jeanine and  Sebestian offer private sessions at our studio. Email us directly for more information.

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