Instructor Spotlight: Lena


Lena has been teaching SOAR since October of 2018 and if you've taken one of her classes you likely have had to take a shower afterwards because this lady makes you SWEAT. Read on to learn more about this powerhouse whose high energy and unique playlists make her classes challenging and fun!


How did you get introduced to SOAR?

From taking barre classes at Studio B.


Why do you SOAR?

I love it! Everything about it - it's fun, choreographed to amazing music, high energy, muscle building, fat shredding and you're never looking at the clock like "is this over yet??" more like, "I can't believe it's already over!"


What keeps you motivated and inspired?

I like to eat! I love the results I can see in my body, my strength and mind.



Favourite part of class?

Love it all. I love the variation of the burn vs. soar vs. sprint.


What is the best “side effect” you’ve noticed from SOARing?

Muscle tone and endurance.


What do you love about being a SOAR instructor?

The music, and the confidence it has given me to speak into a mic! (Hard to believe, I know! LOL.)


What other exercise(s) and/or fitness routines do you participate in?

Mostly barre, previously: running, weightlifting, triathlons.


What is your occupation?

Real Estate Agent.



What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

Wine and binge-watching Netflix.


Do you have a favourite book?

Umm no, I need to read more, it puts me to sleep!


Favourite movie?

So many faves! Pretty much anything Leonardo DiCaprio is in - Inception, Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby!


Favourite place you’ve traveled to?

Ireland.


Top 3 favourite places in Edmonton?

1. Studio B

2. Joey's

3. Bliss Yoga Spa


Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I love cars! When I was little I used to love helping my Dad in the garage, handing him tools, etc., learning about what everything does. My first car was a Chrysler Laser we bought from auction for $400.00. I helped my Dad rebuilding the engine (twice because I blew the first one!) and I changed out the starter myself!


Lena recently started teaching B Fusion and will be teaching barre classes starting next month, in addition to SOAR so keep your eye out for her on the Studio B schedule!