Q&A with Emily Lyons
BG Instructor

When did you begin teaching at Barre Groove?

Since September 2022.

What class format’s do you teach?

I mainly teach bounce & barre and bounce & bands!

What day’s of the week can we typically find you on the schedule?

Typically Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays but I’ll always pop up on other weekdays as well.

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Why did you become an instructor at Barre Groove?

I had been a client for almost a year and absolutely loved the classes and the atmosphere. I wanted to be a part of an organization that makes working out fun and puts a smile on your face! I wanted to be a BG instructor to spread positivity and good vibes all throughout Boston!

What is your background in fitness and/or dance?

I have been involved with dance and cheerleading in some capacity for my whole life. I was a youth coach for cheerleading in high school and I was a choreographer for my college dance team as well!

What motivates you as an instructor?

The people who come to my class motivate me to make great playlists and incorporate fun new moves! It makes me so happy to see people enjoying my class and coming back week after week! My fellow instructors also motivate me to be a better instructor and to learn from them.

What type of music will we hear in your classes?

I love a good throwback that makes people come up to me at the end of class and say “I totally forgot that song existed!” Creating my Spotify playlists gets me super excited for my classes.

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When I’m not teaching at the studio I’m…

Reading, thrifting, or working at the MFA! 🙂

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