Author Archives: Lauri Stricker

June 23rd: Colorado Springs Teacher Training

Have you ever considered teaching ballet barre? If you want results, and a workout you absolutely adore, then BarreElevate is for you! While we love that our clients lift, lengthen, and tone, we have a vested interest in teaching "healthy movement" that strengthens, stretches, and balances the body. Join us for this training and you'll receive all the tools and techniques to teach a great class! Please help us to raise "the barre" on barre fitness!

In Health,


Teacher Training – May 19th you are even thinking about learning to teach, you won't want to miss this awesome, energy filled, inspiring workshop in our home studio in Evergreen.

You will learn so much and be on your way to sharing BarrElevate in your own home studio.

Included in your workshop -

The Art of Props
The BarreElevate Template
Video Resources
And so much more!

Early bird Registration is just $275 and ends 5/3/13.

Congratulations to our newest teachers!

Felecia & Lauri demonstrating oppositional energy in "BarreElevate Push Ups".

Felecia & Lauri demonstrating oppositional energy in "BarreElevate Push Ups".

What a great weekend we had in            Colorado Springs!  A big thank you to    Kathleen Haden at Pilates Plus where 10 new instructors took part in an all day Level I training and joined the BarreElevate team!

Great job to everyone!  Your hard work and energy were an inspiration to us all!  We look forward to supporting you in your work as you share BarreElevate in your community!


Elevate your Studio Bottom Line

IMG_0696Teacher, manager, accountant, marketer - do you were these hats and more? As a studio owner, there are checks to write, website and social media updates, newsletters, ad proofs, recruiting and training teaches, scheduling and maintaining client accounts, follow up calls, and thank you cards. For profit or not, all of these tasks require money, time, and energy.

Return on Investment: When considering how use your money, time, and energy, always ask questions: "How will this improve and grow my business? Will it keep current clients happy and satisfied, or will it bring new clients to the studio?" Here are a few things to consider.

Budget your Resources:  Cash flow is a dynamic variable that ebbs and flows with the tide of economic change. Setting a budget safeguard your business’ cash flow.  Cash flow is the amount of money you have in the bank at any given time. Experts recommend a minimum of three months worth of cash to cover minimum operating expenses (rent and utilities, bank card processing, and payroll). If your monthly minimum is $5,000, you would need to maintain a cash flow of $15,000.

Forecast Revenues:  Do you know what your revenue and payroll were last year and the year before? How about your product sales, expenses - fixed and variable? Being able to anticipate, allows you to plan. You’ll know when you its best to make a large purchase and when it’s best to wait.

Improve your Offerings:  Being confident that you have more than enough capital to pay your fixed expenses each month, gives you the confidence to grow your business.  Selling memberships whenever possible negates the need to "re-sell" clients each month, and allows more time for reach new prospects and improve offerings.

Be Efficient:  Use a software program to manage your business such as the Body Mind Software program.  Clients can make purchases and reserve classes on-line, and you can manage your studio even when you are not there. Create efficiency such as form letters for your newsletters, emails, and ad promotions. Constant Contact is a great program for web emails. Once you create something that really works, keep using it.

Trade for Services:  Always ask yourself how best you could be using your money, time and energy. Trade a client for cleaning, accounting, or personal services. Trading with hair stylists can have the added benefit of being a great source of referrals as they know countless people in your community.

Earn Referral Business:  Our value is based on the quality of our client's most recent class experience.  Countless other exercise venues compete for our client’s time, energy, and dollar. If we take care of our clients, they will take care of us. Our clients are our greatest source of referral. Always place tremendous value on client contact and service.

Kale Everyday Salad

th-4-1Kale, long known for its "super food" nutrition, is "super delicious" not only in stir fry, and as chips, but also perfectly raw.  Try this salad and see if it doesn't become an everyday side dish at your house too.  

Kale Salad w/ Cranberries & Toasted Walnuts: 1/2 Cup Walnut pieces. 1 Large Bunch Kale. 1 Orange. 1/4 Cup Extra-virgin Olive Oil. 2 Tbs. Lemon Juice. Sea Salt and Pepper to taste. 1/2 cup dried Cranberries.

Flattering & Functional

Bella_GripSocks_FTBlack_web-3Toesox Bella socks are adorable, and make the perfect Barre-Elevate workout footwear.  The Bella will improve your confidence as you Plie and Releve your way to sculpted legs and a raised seat.  Your feet have never felt so good and looked so pretty - at the same time.  Now available at online store.