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What Is Barre?

Barre is a workout stemming from Pilates and ballet, that’s done to the beat of motivating music and typically includes a ballet barre, but doesn’t have to. It’s low impact, focuses on isolating each muscle group, includes work and stretches, and is suitable for anyone of any fitness level.

OTHER GREAT CLASS OPTIONS AT RTB

Express is the same great burn but compacted into 45 minutes so you can get your workout in on your lunch break, or get a quick early class in!

Booty Barre is a 30 minute glute (booty) intense barre class.

HIIT "High Intensity Interval Training". A form of interval training, or cardiovascular exercise, alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue.

BIIT A 30 minute class that combines the cardiovascular qualities of a HIIT class, while using barre moves and keeping the low impact style of a classic barre class. A great way to burn some calories while also achieving that barre burn we all love!

HIGH Fitness is the combination of aerobic and anaerobic training, complemented by active recovery tracks, makes our flagship format an extremely effective and efficient form of training. Alternating bouts of high-intensity movement with moderate/active recovery means you avoid plateaus, and constantly challenge your body in a safe and effective way that works for YOU. HIGH Fitness is a ZERO equipment, full body workout that has been shown to improve overall endurance, stamina, strength, and cardiovascular health. More importantly, it yields extremely important mental health benefits. Beyond the workout, HIGH Fitness brings fun, fabulous music, and a community like no other – connection, support, and inclusion reap their own benefits on both the mind and body!  

HIGH YO is Yoga inspired, music driven stretching. HIGH Yo was created to help people fall in love with stretching and start including it into their routines on a more regular basis. This lighthearted format incorporates stretching, strength and balance to improve overall health, and show what a difference stretching can make in our lives and for our bodies. HIGH Yo was created to leave you feeling amazing, help you appreciate and take care of your body, help prevent injuries, and maintain overall good health. With HIGH Yo we embrace the fact that every body is different, and we hope to inspire and encourage participants to embrace and love the body they have, both on and off the mat. Most importantly, HIGH Yo is FUN – say goodbye to boring old stretching and say hello to HIGH Yo!

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Download the free Mindbody App to sign up for classes, purchase packages, find other classes in the Mindbody community, and keep track of your health & fitness journey!

You can find our entire schedule on there, and it saves your passes! This is also where you can purchase and sign up for our On Demand classes.

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Raise The Barre On Demand

Can't come to the studio? We offer On Demand classes, or classes that you can view at your leisure, and complete at home. Sign up daily on the Mindbody app (like you would for regular classes), and the link will be sent to you each day. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or for help with this.


There are also some 30 minute classes on our Raise The Barre YouTube channel that are FREE to view, that focus on one or two muscle groups at a time.

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Meet Our Instructors

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Tani Stanko

Studio Owner
Barre-Tender
Personal Trainer
HIGH, LOW and YO Fitness Instructor

I grew up dancing on a competitive dance team through my childhood and early adulthood, and in 2010 found a love for fitness where I competed in multiple fitness competitions with my husband. Then in 2016 I found Barre... the perfect combo of fitness and structured movement to upbeat music. I fell in LOVE! I left class thinking "this was made specifically for me". I got certified and have been teaching ever since. My dream to open a studio started back in my dancing days and only grew as Barre became a huge part of my life. Raise the Barre is a place I get to help people de-stress, reach goals, and find their healthy happy! 
When I'm not teaching I'm enjoying every minute with my son and GJ Firefighter/Paramedic husband, who are my "Why" in life, and who make me the proudest mother and wife daily!

Cammi Muhr

Barre-Tender
Line Dance Instructor
HIGH Fitness Instructor

I started gymnastics when I was 3-years-old. I used to practice 3 hours in the gym and condition 30 minutes of that. I took my first barre class in 2016. It was similar, in ways, to in-gym conditioning. I walked away feeling so refreshed and loved the full body workout. You don’t just have to be an athlete to take a barre class and that’s one reason why I love teaching it. I love to challenge myself and hopefully challenge others.


I am an OR Nurse at St. Mary's Hospital. Outside of all that and the studio, I coach gymnastics and get to throw some skills here and there for the fun of it. I cannot wait to help people challenge themselves and so happy to be here at Raise The Barre!

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Madison Ketchem

Barre-Tender

I fell in love with Barre 5 years ago and have been teaching Barre for about 4 years. What I love about Barre is that it's an exercise that anyone could do and that you never plateau in this exercise! I love that it's low impact and easy on the joints and that it still challenges me, even after 5 years!


I'm a senior at Colorado Mesa University about to graduate from the nursing program in May! When I'm not in the studio or at the hospital, I'm out at the barn working with my horses. I'm passionate about health and fitness and helping people reach their goals and I'm so excited to be a part of Raise the Barre!

Heidi Beauchamp

Barre-Tender

I grew up in Grand Junction, CO where I excelled in dance and cheerleading winning numerous individual and team National Titles. I graduated from Colorado Mesa University which I attended on a full ride scholarship and cheered all 4 years. Currently I’m employed as a Math Teacher and coach the Junior Dance Team at Express Allstars. I’m very excited to be apart of Raise The Barre.

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Maryanna Powell

Barre-Tender

I grew up playing every sport I could and was always athletic. I played baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and volleyball. I was first introduced to barre in 2018 and I started going consistently leading up to snowboard season that year to build up my core strength and have better balance. I love the community that I have found at Raise the Barre so training to become an instructor was a natural next step in my fitness journey. HIIT is my jam and I love that barre is always challenging no matter how long you have been practicing. In my spare time I enjoy quilting and snowboarding and hiking with my husband.

Kari Oribello

Barre-Tender

I found Barre a few years ago while looking for something active that was different from the usual uncomfortable unstructured gym sessions. I really needed something fun and motivating to keep me coming back and this turned out to be perfect for me! I love that Barre is for every body, every age, and every skill level. I started training in 2020 to become an Instructor and have loved every minute of it! Helping people reach their goals for their physical and emotional wellbeing is what I am passionate about. For someone who has never tried it before, or has trouble committing to a gym or a physical fitness plan I would say come let us show you how fun Barre can be! I run a small business here in Grand Junction teaching classes on Resin art. I have two incredible boys and a fantastic husband who are my entire world. When I am not at the Studio or my shop I am hanging out with family or working from home. I feel so blessed to be part of the Raise the Barre team!

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Stacie Dix

Barre-Tender

I grew up playing competitive soccer here in the grand valley. I played collegiate soccer and tennis. I found Barre after having my third child and realizing I needed something new. I was very afraid that I would not fit in but quickly found that was not an issue. I love that everytime I take Barre it challenges me in different new ways. Teaching HIIT brings me back to the days of conditioning. It is my comfort zone. Outside of Raise the Barre I am a FF/ EMT and mother of three. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, baking, cooking, reading, and knitting.

Rochelle Thanh

Barre-Tender

Hi! My name is Rochelle and I am a Colorado Native originally from Denver, but since graduating Colorado Mesa University in 2021, have been loving building my life out here in Grand Junction! I got my Bachelor's of Science in Fitness and Health Promotion, and love all things Fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. I found my passion to teach group exercise classes in college, and started teaching barre my senior year. I love all aspects of barre, it is tough, creative, and every class is a little different so you can always expect something new and mentally/physically challenging! I love being a part of the RTB team because as instructors, we all bring our own spice to our classes and get to learn from each other. I can't wait to see you in class!

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Devin Quarles

Barre-Tender

After I had my babies I needed to find something that made me feel like me again to get my body moving. The standard gym just wasn’t the place for me I never knew exactly what to do. I ended up trying barre and absolutely feel in love with it and the way it made me feel. Not only is the community great but I saw results really fast it felt so good. When the opportunity came along to try instructor training I immediately jumped on it. I have been doing barre for 3 years now and have found a new love for teaching it. I love helping people meet their goals and feel good about themselves. I feel so lucky to be apart of the amazing Raise the Barre community. Tani has welcomed all of us with open arms. If I am not teaching barre  I am with my kids!

Emma Shileny

Barre-Tender

Previously Emma only did HIIT workouts; however, being a person living with chronic illnesses, her body couldn't keep up all the time. She found Barre in 2020 and instantly fell in love with the approachable challenge of each class, while still leaving refreshed and full of energy. Emma strongly believes in the importance of the mind-body connection to reach optimal health, both mentally and physically.


Emma recently graduated with her BSN and can't wait to start her career at St. Mary's Hospital. In her free time, Emma loves to do anything that involves traveling with her fiancé Matthew, spending time outdoors with their dog, Aspen, and being active. She also serves/bartends on the side. Emma feels so excited to be joining the RTB family to share her passion in barre with other strong women, and we are equally excited and lucky to have her!

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Stefanie Long

HIGH Fitness Instructor
HIGH YO Instructor

       

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Class Packages/Memberships

$18

Barre Class Drop In

$80 ($16/class)

5 Barre Class Pack

$150 ($15/class)

10 Barre Class Pack

$99

Monthly Unlimited Membership (Any barre class or RTB exclusive event included)

$80

Student Monthly Unlimited Membership

We offer discounts for military, emergency responders, students, and seniors, with valid ID.

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HIGH Fitness & HIGH YO

Drop In Class with No Sign Up

This class is a "Drop In" style that you can just show up to. The cost is $5 for one class, or $40 for a 10 Punch Pass. Punch pass cards are kept at the studio to punch each time you take class.

Choose "Pay in Person" when signing up.

RTB punch passes don't apply to HIGH Fitness.

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