Barre Blend Workout: Program Info, Review & Results

What is Barre Blend?
Barre Blend is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program that helps you create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. Super Trainer Elise Joan will make sure you feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen with moves that help chisel your waist, define your arms, lean out your legs, and lift and firm your booty—without bulking you up. You can feel graceful, strong, and gorgeous in just 60 days.

What makes it unique?
Elise draws inspiration from her extensive fitness and dance background to design full-body workouts that include high-rep, small-range movements and isometric holds, as well as compound, full-range exercises, targeted core work, and dynamic stretches. And every 30- to 40-minute workout includes light weight training and cardio intervals to keep your heart rate up so you can burn maximum calories and fat.

You’ll work out with Elise and the cast in real-time, 5 days a week, which makes you feel like you’re in a high-end barre studio with a super-supportive community. Best of all, no dance experience or ballet barre is required. With Elise’s impeccable cueing and any sturdy household object at the right height (such as a chair, sofa, or countertop), you’ll be able to unleash your inner dancer with full self-expression right from your first workout. And to keep you motivated and uplifted, Elise has created “I AM” Daily Motivation Cards with her
most inspirational messages to help you cultivate
a positive mindset every day

Where can you find Barre Blend workouts, program materials, and related content?
Barre Blend is exclusive to Beachbody On Demand, where you can:

• Stream Barre Blend workouts from your laptop, smartphone,
tablet, or TV

• Get 24/7 access to all Barre Blend workouts, including prep and
recovery workouts

• Get 24/7 access to all digital materials (Daily Motivation Cards, Get
Started Guide + Workout Calendar, Beachbody Guide to Nutrition,
in both Spanish and French)

Who is Barre Blend for?
Elise includes 3 options for each move: a modifier, mid-line and the up-level intensifier.  It's truly a program built for all fitness levels and ages!  

You'll love Barre Blend if: 
 You want to build long, lean muscle without bulking up.

 Like and/or need low-impact workouts.

 Want a quick, convenient and efficient workout that you can squeeze into your busy schedule.

 Enjoy barre, dance or pilates.

My Barre Blend Review and Results: 
I truly LOVED Barre Blend.  The workouts were challenging, more challenging than I thought, but fun. I laughed at myself almost every workout as I lost my balance and cursed at my tiny little 2 lb weights (that would somehow feel like they weighed 20 lbs). After completing my first round of Barre Blend I can say that I am leaner, stronger, and have seen improved flexibility and mobility.

Elise, the trainer/creator of Barre Blend, is magical. Her encouraging words and teaching style were just what I needed. I started this program in a funk and she lifted me up every day. She is a ray of light and I truly loved working out with her over these past 8 weeks.

Throughout my 8-week Barre Blend journey, I lost a total of 8 lbs and 4.5 inches.  The majority of the inches that came off were in my waist, hips, and thighs. As you can see from my before picture, the shorts were so tight they wouldn’t pull down over my thighs. But 8 weeks later they fit normally!

Check out these other amazing Barre Blend transformations:

Ready to begin your Barre Blend transformation?
If so, you may want to utilize this tool to help you choose which Barre Blend package is right for you.

Still unsure is Barre Blend is right for you?  Email your questions to me at and consider signing up for a 2-week free trial of Beachbody on Demand so you can try Barre Blend before you make a purchase.  

NEW PROGRAM: Morning Meltdown 100

One of my favorite things about Beachbody is that the company is constantly creating new and innovative workouts.  I never liked home workouts before because they were SO BORING! Group fitness classes used to be my jam but after I became a mom I just couldn't find the 2 hours needed in my day to get to the gym for these classes.  Beachbody programs were a game changer for me because the programs themselves offer a ton of variety, and they are designed in a way that you really get the feel of being in a live class... except it's way more convenient and affordable!  And they are frequently releasing new programs so you totally avoid ever getting bored or hitting a plateau.

Beachbody's newest program is called MORNING MELTDOWN 100 and let me tell you... this program does not disappoint!  I've been trying out the workouts and I can assure you that this program is fun, challenging and doable for EVERYONE regardless of your fitness level.  

What is Morning Meltdown 100?
Morning Meltdown 100 is a high-energy, fast-paced, and fierce fitness program designed to be completed first thing in the morning. Commit to 100 workouts, and Beachbody Super Trainer Jericho McMatthews will get you fired up to build strength and melt away fat. These are high-intensity cardio and resistance-training workouts that will blast your total body, while a live DJ keeps the energy high so you’re motivated to burn off the pounds. The goal: complete 100 workouts and unlock the best version of you.

What makes this program unique?
This is the first Beachbody program designed to be done in the morning. When you wake up and commit to giving Jericho everything you’ve got, you’ll go into the rest of your day energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the world. This is an intermediate-to-advanced program that features 100 workouts broken into 5 phases of 20 workouts each. In each phase, you’ll do a 10-workout cycle of 20- to 30-minute workouts, and then heat up the intensity and repeat those 10 with added 100-second challenges—all designed to give you a solid rotation of cardio, resistance, and mind/body training. However, you want to complete your 100 workouts is really up to you. Jericho has included recovery days along the way to give your body some TLC, so if you miss a day or want to plan for a day off you can stack that day’s workout with the next. The program outlines exactly how to do that. The most important takeaway is that you make a commitment to every single morning workout.

Morning Meltdown 100 also features music mixed live by DJ Jesse Blake, who ramps the beats to speed up moves, adding intensity and excitement. It’ll make your workout feel like a party and give you the motivation you need to keep going. At the core of the program is the Be 100 Book, a beautifully designed, interactive, daily motivational tool and tracker that will help you unlock your potential and guide your commitment as you melt off the fat.


- 100 DIFFERENT workouts - a different workout! 

- The workouts are short (20-30 minutes) but EFFECTIVE.  

- Jericho (the trainer) is amazing!! She has a mix of being gentle yet BAD ASS  - so you still love her even though she is pushing you hard.  

- The workouts are fun and innovative thanks to the creative moves put together by Jericho who is accompanied by a live DJ that is on set mixing music to go perfectly with the workout.  This is me is a GAME CHANGER because let's face it, music in home workout programs is usually LAME.  Not anymore!  Between the upbeat mixes and Jericho’s energy, you’ll have all the motivation you need to get through every sweat session - and have fun doing it!   “Working out with the DJ feels like a party! You’ll have fun, live in the moment, and connect to the workout like never before,” says Jericho.

Now you may be wondering... IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?  I would say YES if you are interested in any/all or the following:

- Need a program that can hold you accountable towards completing it.  

- Are looking to tone up, lose weight, and build muscle.

- Want to switch up your fitness routine to avoid a weight-loss plateau.

- Need/like short, at-home workouts that are fun and effective. 

- Enjoy the energy of group fitness classes.

- Looking to create or start a morning workout routine (FYI these workouts can be done any time of day if your schedule does not permit morning exercise). 

Morning Meltdown 100 will become available in the Beachbody on Demand library on October 1, 2019.  However early-release offers for VIP access will launch July 16, 2019 with VIP Early Access beginning July 29, 2019.

I have already started the prep workouts and will begin the program on the VIP launch date of July 29th.  I'd love for you to join me in my private accountability group!

If you are interested in learning more about this program CLICK HERE or email me at

Food Freedom: overcome emotional eating, make better food choices, lose weight & feel great!

I struggle with emotional eating, mindless eating, secret eating… the hardest part for me with these bad habits is that I know they do not make me feel good about myself, yet I still find myself resorting back to them over and over.

Good news: there is FINALLY a program available to help overcome these bad eating habits.  And even better, it's simple, affordable and won't make you miserable!  This program is called 2B Mindset.

2B Mindset that was co-created by Ilana Muhlstein MS, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) and Beachbody.  2B Mindset is a video-based weight-loss program that will change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight. I’ve already gotten through most of the lessons in the program and have been putting the practices into play this week and so far it has helped me to make better food choices.  There have been food temptations, emotional eating urges, and just some odd cravings here and there.  I’ve been mindful of the mindset, principles, and strategies of the program and have mostly been able to avoid eating all together in these situations.  This is really impressive because I have been STRUGGLING to get back on track and STAY CONSISTENT with my nutrition. 

2B Mindset is not focused on what you CAN’T EAT.  Instead, it was designed to take on a simple and easy approach to focus on what you CAN EAT so you feel full, satisfied (never hungry or deprived!) and in control — without ever counting calories, points, cutting out food groups or even exercising if you don’t want to.

“You can lose weight happily,” says co-creator Ilana Muhlstein, who lost 100 pounds herself — and kept it off — using the 2B Mindset principles. She’s helped thousands of others lose weight through her private practice in Beverly Hills and a clinic at UCLA, and now she is able to help all of us achieve our goals by attacking the ROOT of the problem when it comes to our bad eating habits.

I'll be running a private support group for anyone who would like to lose weight and gain freedom from unhealthy eating habits, using the 2B Mindset.  I am so excited to continue on this journey myself and am even more excited to see what’s in store for all of you who join this FOOD FREEDOM movement! 

The support group will run from June 4-July 3.  Anyone who wishes to join must have me assigned as your free coach and have purchased the program by May 29th.

Interested?  Email me ASAP if you’d like to reserve your spot in the group or want more info!


March is a pretty exciting month for me.  March 2013 was the month my son was born, and March 2014 was the month when I had a little rebirth of my own.

After having my son I definitely put my self-care on the backburner and I really lost myself.  I wasn't eating healthy, exercising, or sleeping well.  I struggled daily with anxiety.   I hated my body and had very low-confidence...  It was not the happiest of times.  I desperately wanted to lose the weight and feel like myself again.  Every Monday I had a grand plan to start a diet and exercise and I could never make it through a full day with hitting my goals.  This went on and on for months.  The frequent failed attempts to lose the baby weight were causing me more harm than good, because I would feel so guilty about my failures that I would go on and binge on more unhealthy food as a way to deal with my emotions.

But everything changed on that one momentous Monday:  March 10, 2014.  This was the day I started 21 Day Fix.

For 4 years now I have continued to use Beachbody programs and Shakeology as two of my most critical self-care tools.  They're effective, affordable and convenient.  To quote the legendary Choice Is Yours rap by Black Sheep " You can't beat that with a bat!"

My results go far beyond the scale.  Yes, I have transformed my body.  But I have also transformed my mind, my attitude, and quality of life.  This has benefitted my family greatly because we eat MUCH healthier, and mom has MUCH more patience, energy, and confidence.


To celebrate my 4-year anniversary, I'm going to be hosting a special 7-day SPRING CLEAN WEEK challenge from March 19-25. 

It's going to be 7 days of clean eating and exercise. If you've been too unsure or intimidated to try a Beachbody program or try one of my accountability groups - this is the perfect way to dip your toes in to test out the waters.  It's also a great option for those who have fallen off track with healthy habits and need a little sumthin sumthin to get motivated again.  There is zero cost to join the challenge, however, you can upgrade for a small fee if you'd like to get a 7-day Shakeology sampler to enhance your Spring CLEAN WEEK experience.

Email me if you'd like to join the challenge or have any questions.  And feel free to pass along the invite to your friends - the more the merrier!

My Top 3 Time-Management Tips that will help you finally "find the time"

Have you ever been guilty of putting your health on the back burner?  Have you ever thought "I just don't have the time" when it comes to taking care of yourself?  

After I had my son, I put my health on the back burner for almost a year.  My lack of self-care caused anxiety, insomnia and a raging case of low self esteem.  It brought me to a low point physically and mentally, and my whole family had to deal with the consequences.  Almost 4 years ago, I decided to make a change.  Since I started this self-care journey back in March of 2014, I've been lucky enough to help many others in transforming their health and lifestyle.  Today, I want to share with you my top 3 time-management tips that can help you finally "find the time".  

1.  Do a Time Audit
The is the first step because it's the most important.  The reason why I say "find the time" in so-called quotation marks is because you'll never actually find more time.  You need to make the time!  And you can't successfully make time for new activities until you've got a clear picture of how you are spending your time.  This is where the time audit come in.  For 3-5 days, live life as your normally would and track how your spending your time each day.  This means from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep, you should be tracking EVERYTHING that you do (showering, eating, cleaning, working, watching tv, social media, email, driving, etc.)  I know, it sounds like a real pain to do this but I promise you it's worth it.  Once you are able to look over what you're doing each day, you'll likely see that there are some pockets of free time and/or things your wasting time on. Here is the link to the time audit spreadsheet I made when I did my time audit.  You can use this for your own time audit, or any other tracking method that works for you.  

2.  Prioritize
Once you evaluate your time audit, you should have a clear picture of the MUST DO activities and the time suckers/wasters.  You need to add your own self-care into the MUST DO category and in order to add in something new, you need to make room by cutting back (or cutting out) some of these unnecessary activities.  Think outside the box for ways that you can save time by combining activities, reducing frequency and setting time limits.  If I was able to make the time to do this (working full time, commuting 3-4 hours PER DAY, and caring for my family) ANYONE can do this!   

3.  Schedule
You've done all the hard work now, so this one should be easy!  Schedule your self-care time every day.  You cannot leave it to chance, otherwise it will not happen!  Just like you schedule work, appointments, and chores - you have to schedule your ME time.  Consider your self-care an important appointment that cannot be missed.  Even if you can only schedule 15 minutes a day, it's enough to make an impact.  Once you start building up some consistency with getting your ME time in, you'll likely be motivated to re-work your schedule so you can increase the time.  

Bottom line:  Having no time can feel like a legitimate excuse.  But remember, we have no guarantees on this beautiful life that we've been given.  Take advantage of the opportunity to improve your health and quality of life now - while you have the chance.

February Fitness Specials that you'll LOVE

Are you looking to make improvements to your fitness and/or nutrition?  Are you looking for a convenient and simple to follow system that will help you get great results, but won't break the bank?  If so, you're going to LOVE these exciting promotions that are being offered in February!  

Join NOW and SAVE!
Beachbody is running a special $10 discount off all Challenge packs purchased in February. If you're looking to make some improvements to your health, fitness, and nutrition, there is no better time than now to get started!  

Back in 2014, when I decided that I HAD to start prioritizing my health, I decided to give Beachbody a try.  it was clear to me that the Challenge Pack was the best value because it bundled all of the tools that I needed to improve my fitness AND nutrition - at a discounted price.  It worked wonders for me.  I saw incredible results in just a few weeks:  I lost 10 lbs, had more energy, stopped taking meds for my insomnia and anxiety, and finally felt like the ME that I was before I had my son.  It was one of the best investments I ever made!  

I've been supporting others for years as a Beachbody Coach, and I can assure you that the people who get the best results (and keep them) are the ones who start with a Challenge Pack and join a challenge/accountability group.  

In addition to the Challenge Pack discount, I'm also running a contest for a$50 Amazon gift card!  
In order to be eligible for the prize, you must have me assigned as your coach and: 

A) Purchase a challenge pack, or be a current BOD member WITH an active order of Shakeology in February.

B) Join my next accountability group. The group runs from February 12 - March 11.

C) Log at least 5 workouts and 5 Shakeology each week, throughout all 4 weeks of the group.

You know what they say about summer bodies being made in the winter? Well, there are only 16 weeks left until Memorial Day, so it's time to get to work!! Nothing can beat the feeling of good health and body-confidence. That is the BIGGEST reward you'll get... but the discount and contest will make it a little more enticing! 

Questions?  Email me at
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