Motivation Archives - Xtend Barre
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12 Days of Gratitude

2021 has been a year of calling on our resiliency – once again. Now that the holidays are upon us and this is typically a time of surrounding ourselves physically with love and gratitude, we’ll need to call on resiliency and patience again in a big way, as we may not be able to share in each […]

Let’s Amp Up the Energy

It’s November! Can’t you just feel all the subtle shifts happening around as we head into this new month? Mother Nature seems to be waking up, summer’s on the way, even the air smells “new.” November has always been a favourite month of mine, and for me the word that captures it is ENERGY!  Ask yourself where your energy level is as we […]

10 ways to press play on fitness today!

As we celebrate 10 incredible years of Xtending our limits and reaching into our challenge zones, I thought I would share with you some motivation for staying engaged in your progress and focused on consistency, to achieve whatever goals are next for you!   I get health and fitness related questions on a wide variety of topics daily, and I thrive on sharing what’s worked […]

The Power of Music

Founder of Xtend Barre, Andrea Rogers, shares the benefits of music to make your life healthier and happier, and easy tips on how you can include it more in daily your life, including a Spotify playlist to use as your life soundtrack! Quite simply, music is my mantra. It’s the backdrop of my life. It is, […]

Workout motivation: 7 reasons to exercise that aren’t based on weight loss

Everyone’s catching on to the fact that exercise is good for you – but not everyone understands why. At Xtend Barre, we’re all about movement, empowerment, strength and community. From increased energy levels to better sleep, barre will improve your life far beyond aesthetics. If you’re in need of some exercise motivation, don’t worry – […]


Why work out in winter?

Winter is here and it’s cold, and when it’s cold, it’s really hard to stay motivated about your health and fitness! Winter brings the blues, illness, the cold and isolation. You might want to snuggle up indoors, but it’s during the colder months that getting active is even more important. 5 reasons why you should […]

Practicing barre while pregnant

Xtending with a baby bump

For me, pregnancy has been filled with equal measures of relief, excitement and uncertainty. You can’t help prematurely thinking about the long term (I’m sure I’m not the only person who started thinking of baby names within hours of finding out I was pregnant!), but you’re also dealing with the reality of NOW – hormones, […]


The key ingredients of goal setting

When a new member starts at Xtend Barre, the first question we always ask is: “What are your goals?” The answer is usually a variation of “I need to fit into the jeans I had when I was 18”, or “I want a flat tummy”, or maybe even “I want to do the splits.” Some […]