Q&A with Paris Jamiel
BG Instructor

When did you begin teaching at Barre Groove?

I started teaching at BG in February of 2021.

What class format’s do you teach?

Everything! (Except Pom)

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

Tuesday and Thursday evenings

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Why did you become an instructor at Barre Groove?

Even while teaching fitness at other studios, I always found myself taking classes at Barre Groove. Barre Groove’s inclusiveness and community welcomes everyone that walks through the doors. I was always impressed with how every instructor made me feel like I belonged (because let’s face it we all know I’m a lot!). Barre Groove celebrates every client’s sparkle, and I knew that energy was something I wanted permanently in my life. Plus, I just love to bounce!

What is your background in fitness and/or dance?

After graduating college in 2018, I moved to Boston and immediately started teaching barre and other fitness classes in the Boston area. While at college, I was a member of the UMass Amherst dance team where I got to dance at football and basketball games and compete at College Nationals. After graduation, I missed the studio, the creativity, and the energy which are all things that teaching fitness brought back into my life!

What motivates you as an instructor?

As a client, I loved the sassy Barre Groove energy, and I loved leaving every class feeling like my best self! As an instructor, that will always be my goal. I teach every class to help push each of us physically, but I also believe that the best workouts aren’t just about the cals! I want each of my classes to be the thing that can mentally turn someone’s day around–where you can leave class feeling like a BOSS!

What type of music will we hear in your classes?

A lot of throwback hip hop jams and upbeat EDM beats

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

Working in gene therapy clinical research for treating lymphoma and other cancers… or eating a yummy meal

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