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Friday, 27 March 2015 11:11

Staccato Barre Hits Stride in Saratoga

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Studio Helps Clients Achieve the “Best Tush in Toga”

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Nestled on Broadway in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs is a fitness and wellness studio unique to the Capital District – Staccato Barre and Bodyworks.

The studio officially opened in August of 2014 and has since been steadily growing its client list. With “barre” workouts gaining popularity across the country, Staccato Barre fills that fitness demand and is the only barre-focused studio in the Saratoga area and greater Capital District.

Owned by Renée Taliana, founder of the Staccato method, Staccato Barre offers a variety of fitness classes and wellness services, such as: Staccato Barre Bootcamp, Staccato Barre, Warm Yoga, Iron Arms & Abs, Cardio Kickboxing, Cardio Barre, massage therapy and Chinese cupping.

“Staccato” is a word used to describe each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others and Taliana says it appropriately describes the pace of her classes.

Using a combination of principals inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates, the barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training while shaping and sculpting the body. Light handheld weights, resistance bands, weighted balls and other props are also incorporated.

“The biggest misconception is that it’s ballet but it’s not,” said Taliana. “We’re using the ballet barre as a prop and yes there’s some ballet in it, but it’s a good mix of yoga, Pilates, dance conditioning, interval training…every day is different, every class is different.”

Taliana, who is a licensed massage therapist and a certified yoga, Pilates and barre instructor, says Staccato Barre offers total body conditioning and long, lean muscle development.

“Specifically for women, it’s the one workout that defines and tones the thighs, glutes, arms, waist and abdominal in a way that they’re looking for,” said Taliana. “I didn’t find anything that gave me the same results that barre did, which is how I became addicted to it.”

To create a focus on overall wellness, massage therapy including: Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, hot stone and Chinese cupping, are also offered.

Because Staccato Barre isn’t a chain or a franchise rather, Taliana’s own creation, she says she doesn’t see herself opening multiple locations. However, she has developed her own Staccato Barre Certification and is educating and training potential instructors of Taliana’s Staccato method.

Staccato Barre offers classes every day of the week with the six instructors who work at the studio – Taliana included – in a welcoming atmosphere with no mirrors and no judgements. Taliana says people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will experience a great workout.

Staccato Barre is currently offering a special introductory rate for new clients – five classes for only $50. Single classes are available for purchase as well as a 10-class pass and several options for monthly and annual unlimited passes.

Staccato Barre is located at 489 Broadway. For more information or to register for a class, visit staccatobarre.com or call Renée Taliana at 542-3955. 

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