Sunday, December 24, 2017

barre3 Fort Thomas: A New Kind of Healthy for the New Year

barre3 Fort Thomas studio

barre3 Fort Thomas is an independently owned exercise studio located in Fort Thomas Plaza where balance, support, strength, and friendship are guiding principles. A rewarding workout is just the beginning of what barre3 offers. A culture of support and friendship is cultivated by the instructors and the design of the space encourages relaxation and simplicity.

barre3 Fort Thomas owner Bianca Lauck

Owner of barre3 Fort Thomas, Bianca Lauck began as a client at a barre3 studio and fell in love with the workout and community spirit that developed between instructors and clients.

From the website:

For Bianca, owning a studio wasn’t just a chance to have her own business, but a chance to offer other people what she had found in barre3: incredible workouts, a like-minded, inclusive community, and a respite from the demands of everyday life.
Each barre3 studio is a reflection of the community to which it belongs. barre3 Fort Thomas is a gathering place where members come for a break from daily demands and are able to connect with others, leaving refreshed and renewed. 

Instructor Megan Groneck at the front desk at barre3 Fort Thomas


barre3 was founded on the idea of empowering individuals with the tools, knowledge and support to lead healthier, balanced, more fulfilling lives through movement, nourishment and connection with others. From the barre3 website:

Every barre3 class works strategically to build strength and flexibility for optimal body balance and improved posture. Your barre3 practice will give you proportion in the body that is shapely and attractive. But body balance is more than losing weight and building muscle tone. When we stand tall with ease, a positive chain of benefits happens beyond what we see in the mirror. With body balance comes improved digestion, increased energy, minimized risk of injury, a clear mind, and a healthier and happier way of life. 

Jessica Donelan (instructor), Megan Groneck (instructor), Kara SchneiderAnnie Schneider (front desk & play lounge), Abbie Finnegan (front desk & play lounge)

Jessica Donelan and manager Megan Groneck are two of the seven instructors you'll meet at barre3 Fort Thomas. Annie Schneider and Abbie Finnegan work the front desk and the children's Play Lounge. Kara Schneider is a regular and has a warm generous smile.

barre3 Fort Thomas is a generous blend of vibrance, serenity and simplicity. An abundance of natural light streams in through the main entrance creating a light, airy reception area that flows to the cozy lounge area whose walls are lined with small lockers and comfortable benches. The color palette is a subtle range of grays from mist to slate to charcoal with lots of white and lively orange accents.

Cozy lounge area at barre3 Fort Thomas

You'll immediately feel welcomed at the studio. The instructors and clients of barre3 are all so friendly and inviting. Manager Megan Groneck said it perfectly when she spoke of the energy at the studio after a class:

"For me, it's contagious. When you finish a class the positivity from our clients make me happy. I am truly blessed to have a job where I can be with these amazing people. I didn't workout before barre3. It's truly amazing to find a workout you want to do everyday and can do everyday. It's truly for everyone".
Good vibes in between the 8:30am and 9:45am classes at barre3 Fort Thomas

I spoke to several members after the 8:30am class who were so enthusiastic about the classes as well as the holistic body-mind approach to health. 

I spoke with a woman named Sheri who has been a part of barre3 Fort Thomas since its beginnings, she said, "It's a full body workout that always different, always challenging. It doesn't get boring". When I asked about her favorite barre3 recipe she recommended the BARRE3 ENERGY BARS - you can find the recipe here. 

barre3 Energy Bars (photo: barre3)

Katy Leftin helps out in the children's Play Lounge and is passionate about barre3.

"It's nice seeing familiar faces. It's a great workout both physically and mentally. I've met so many people - it's been awesome. The people here are like a second family".

The studio between classes

The sense of family at barre3 Fort Thomas extends to the children of members and instructors. Instructor Megan Groneck said it's been wonderful for her children to grow up with the children of the other instructors and members in the close-knit community. 



B3 ALL IN is barre3's month long retreat-like program designed to make the journey to healthy rewarding, lasting and simple - it's the perfect way to start the new year.

B3 ALL IN was designed by a team of Master Trainers and Certified Health Coaches to strengthen, tone and lengthen the body, soothe the mind and nourish the body. No contract and no commitment means it's a perfect way to experience barre3 and see if it's right for you.

Tracking board to keep members on track at barre3 Fort Thomas


B3 ALL IN kicks off on Jan 1, 2018 with a powerhouse of FREE classes all day, raffle prizes, hot tea bar and delicious barre3 snacks and treats. Bring a friend and enjoy! B3 ALL IN sign up here

Jan 1, 2018 class schedule - 60 min classes:

  • 8:30am
  • 9:45am
  • 4:45pm
  • 6:15pm
When you sign up for B3 ALL IN you receive a handbook that takes you step by step from Jan 1 to Jan 31 complete with real stories, week by week meal plans, recipes, grocery lists and and personal inspiration. Taken from the handbook, founder of barre3 Sadie Lincoln writes:

"Find the joy. There’s nothing like a rigid goal to take the fun out of exercise. When I told myself that I had to work out for a certain amount of time every day, it felt like a chore. But when I realized that, for me, the joy in exercise comes from connecting with myself and the people around me, suddenly I began to crave it. Try letting go of the numbers and focusing on moving in a way that brings you joy instead".

Sign up for B3 ALL IN and you will be guided step by step, week by week with access to:
  • Daily 60 min classes at barre3 - Fort Thomas schedule here
  • Hundreds of online classes
  • Week by week inspiration and guidance
  • Weekly meal plans
  • Delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner
  • Grocery lists to take the guesswork out
  • Journaling exercises
  • Breathing practices
  • Support from instructors and other members

Gratitude, connection and nourishment (photo: barre3 Fort Thomas)


Have small children? Bring them with you and let them explore the Play Lounge, a happy little space with a caring adult while you workout and connect. Play Lounge is always free and available for members for the 8:30am, 9:45am and 4:45pm classes.

Play Lounge at barre3 Fort Thomas



B3 ALL IN - $99 (month of January)
3 Classes - $40
2 weeks unlimited - $55


No contract, no commitment
5 studio classes per week
Access to over 350 online classes
New online classes every Monday
Eat clean recipes
Play Lounge for children (included)


Single Class - $22
5 Class - $90
10 Class - $160
20 Class - $280


Kick off the new year with positive, healthy choices. Let barre3 take the guess work out of staying motivated, energized and eating clean. Show up with a willingness to get moving and a bottle of water - they'll handle the rest!

Vibrance and energy: barre3 Fort Thomas instructor Jessica Donelan 

Move. Nourish. Connect. See what it's all about January 1st.

barre3 Fort Thomas is located at 90 Alexandria Pike  Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075
Get in touch: 859-360-7420

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