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UP BARRE(please wear sneakers)


This class is taught by:

Brenda Elko

SPINNING, BARRE, ZUMBA, PILATES, COREALIGN, AERIAL YOGA,  POWERSTRIKE & BOXING, P90X CERTIFIED. ALSO TEACHES ZONE,  ZUMBA STEP, & ZUMBATOMIC
 
Brenda Elko is AFAA certified & has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry managing & instructing group fitness programs in Milwaukee, Connecticut, & locally from Great Valley & Paoli Health Clubs, The Edge in Frazer & Exton, Volant in Downingtown, & most recently Fairmount Athletic Club.

As a competitive swimmer in high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brenda has always loved athletics, but coincidentally began her passion for fitness classes at Suzanne Olson's studio in Washington, DC. Upon moving away from the DC area, she managed several group fitness programs in the Milwaukee area while obtaining a master's degree in Human Resources from Marquette University & a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

Brenda holds certifications in: Pilates Full Equipment & Mat, Zumba programs, Bokwa Dance Fitness, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Atletica, Barre Fitness, Yogafit, Crossfit, Spin Star 3, Aerial Yoga, Core Align, Aerial Yoga, Body Pump & has developed many other programs throughout the years.

Her previous career of 15 years was with the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for Ben Affleck's character in the movie Argo. She was undercover traveling to many parts of the world during most of her Agency career until her last assignment in Human Resources where she managed the diversity program.

Brenda has been married for 31 years & enjoys traveling & the outdoors with her husband. 

Suzanne O Olson

Partner
 
SPNNING, PILATES, BARRE, AERIAL YOGA CERTIFIED
 
With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Suzanne possesses a broad background and expertise as fitness club owner, fitness education conference producer & educator in the fitness arena.

Suzanne owned clubs in the Washington DC and Richmond, Va area for 10 years, Contours, known for outstanding group exercise programs. Co-founder/owner and producer of DCAC Fitness Education Conferences in Washington DC, Richmond, VA & Houston, TX for 17 years, Suzanne has extensive fitness program knowledge. ACE, AFAA, Spin, Barre & Pilates certified, Suzanne has traveled on a national basis presenting fitness education workshops and as an AFAA Certification Specialist and Trainer. Additionally, Suzanne has studied the Pilates Method for 10 years with various training organizations and is a fully certified instructor with the Body Precision Pilates training program. She has also written several fitness articles featured in American Fitness,Shape Magazine and was Fitness Blog Editor for Realbuzz.com. Also, Suzanne has starred, presented and created programs for several fitness workout videos/DVDs.

Presently, Suzanne resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and triplet boys where she was employed as Group Exercise, Barre and Pilates Director at Club La Maison Health and Fitness Center. Currently, she is Training and Program Director at Purenergy Fitness Studio in Paoli, Pa.

In her spare time, Suzanne is a competitive USTA tennis player with a 4.5 rating, co-captain to two USTA national teams, Deltri Division one Captain & coaches the Westtown School Girls' Tennis Team.

Introducing UpBarre! Another Purenergy signature class -- unique, high energy/no impact cardio interval training. Using a 6" elevated platform, you will tone and sculpt thighs, seat, legs, core and upper body.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 25 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Oct 27 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Nov 01 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Nov 03 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Nov 08 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Nov 10 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Nov 15 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Nov 17 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Nov 22 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Nov 24 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Nov 29 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Dec 01 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Dec 06 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Dec 08 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Dec 13 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Dec 15 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Dec 20 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Dec 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Dec 27 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brenda Elko
  • Fri Dec 29 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Suzanne O Olson