For the majority of us, as we grow older and life becomes busier, we lose sight of our passions. In this regard, Bonnie Eisenhart is no exception. From a young age, she was an avid dancer and studied jazz, tap and ballet. Growing older, she also found a deep seated love of musical theater. As a result, Bonnie derived immense satisfaction from being on stage and engaging her audience. Little did she know she would once again be the center of attention with The Barre Code and have her passion reignited.
Upon graduating from high school, Bonnie attended Carthage College in Wisconsin. Here, Bonnie studied Business while actively participating in both her sorority and the College dance team. These experiences provided a sense of belonging and a flurry of never ending activities. Graduation brought a move to Chicago and employment in the corporate world where she specialized in property management and functioned within a Global Researching company. Consequently, as she learned more about business, she found herself missing the social interactions from her former activities. Therefore, while she was growing professionally, she also felt as though she were lagging in other areas of her life.
Inspiration from The Barre Code
After leaving work one day back in 2010, Bonnie walked by The Barre Code in Chicago and was intrigued. She was instantly hooked and as a result she began instructing classes 3 months later. Finally, she discovered what had been missing in her life. The relationships, the movements, in addition to her own personal growth. As a result of walking through those days, she discovered what was in her heart, prompting her to continue working in both the corporate and for The Barre Code. During this time, she studied and within the next 18 months, she was a master trainer.
Fast forward two years and introduce an incredible fiance and a move to Omaha, Nebraska. With a little research, Bonnie discovered The Barre Code Dundee and reached out. She was hired with the studio as a Master Trainer, instructing both classes and instructors. These experiences provided the stepping stones to her next adventure. Hence, in 2017, Bonnie will be opening her own studio, The Barre Code West Omaha. This will be the place where she will combine her passion and expertise to provide an eclectic wellness program for all ages.
For Bonnie, this is the right place and the right time for her to rise to her next level. Because The Barre Code is a franchise, she already has corporate support. In addition to Corporate and her own personal experiences, she now has the ability to create an empowering space designed for all fitness abilities. With a personal belief in balance, Bonnie understands that moderation is the key to optimum happiness and is careful to balance her own personal life. Therefore she makes sure to spend quality time with her new husband and her adorable puppy. In addition, here’s a little known fact, Bonnie is an avid ice cream connoisseur, an indulgence she enjoys to balance her love for fitness.
Why The Barre Code?
Bonnie loves that The Barre Code is designed to meet the unique needs of a women’s body. The Barre Code provides a low impact workout that can be modified for each individual’s own ability level. She understands that building strength is imperative for women, particularly as they age, for the prevention of osteoporosis. The entire workout combines cardio, strength training and restoration, allowing a full body workout for optimum benefits. Of particular importance are the core muscles, which are imperative for good posture, proper form and maintaining balance.
While she instructs her students, Bonnie is carefully monitoring her class participants on proper form. Therefore she is always ensuring safety and good positioning, again which are critical for optimum function. By doing this, she ensures her client’s increase muscle strength while also building a trusting relationship with her, their instructor.
Bonnie! Passion and Leadership Prevail!
Bonnie derives energy from her students. She also believes in 3 key elements of instructing:
- Courtesy – courtesy is extended to every person who enters her studio. It can be seen between trainers, between trainers and students and among the students themselves.
- Communication – communication is critical to provide a safe environment. Bonnie is excellent at letting her students know what to expect, how many reps are left, and encourages each person to push harder.
- Proactive vs reactive – knowing her students and understanding their individual needs helps Bonnie to teach each student to the best of their own ability. Honesty is key in building those relationships that allow her to provide her best service possible.
Bonnie admits to being held to high standard by her students. By holding her to high standards, she is pushed to continually improve upon herself and her skills. Subsequently, seeing her clients exhilarated after a workout exhilarates Bonnie, also. As a result, the student’s responses push her to work harder, to push herself more, and to ultimately become a better version of herself.
Bonnie extends a promise to each of her students. She promises that when each and every one of you walk out of her class, you will feel great! How? She does this by EMPOWERING her students. Each student is in complete control of their workout while being led by a specially trained instructor. Upon completion of the workout, each student is guided through a cool down period to prepare them for re-entry into the outside world.
Leaving the studio, you will feel stronger and may even stand taller. Often, first and second time students feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and have an intense desire to return for more. The Barre Code provides a safe place for women of all ages to become stronger, leaner, and participate in a community of like-minded people.
Furthermore, you can find out more about Bonnie and The Barre Code West at: http://www.thebarrecode.com/studio/west-omaha/. You may also follow Bonnie on FaceBook for updates on the new studio and follow her evolution. Feel free to message her and join the mailing list for promotions and special events! Finally, simply send her a message and introduce yourself to begin the next leg of your fitness journey!