Brittany became a certified barre-OM instructor in the fall of 2016. Brittany played tennis throughout school but needed a way to stay active after graduation. She tried to be a runner many times but realized unless it was running to the mall, running just wasn’t for her. Group fitness classes kept her honest and motivated. She originally joined PAI to try yoga but became hooked on the barre-OM classes. She loves that barre-OM is modifiable for all fitness levels and gets excited when new clients experience the intensity of barre for the first time. Brittany is a Columbus native who graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and works as a payroll analyst. She currently resides in Powell with her husband Anthony and their three dogs.
When not at PAI, you can find Brittany watching sports or shopping, or shopping online while she watches sports. She also enjoys traveling – especially to the beach.
Brittany Stoffer instructs the following:
PAI Barre offers Barre-OM(™) classes for its PAI Barre program. Barre-OM™ is a method that was developed by barre instructor/trainer Rachel Wilson. The method uses small isometric movements to work muscles until complete exhaustion and also incorporates orthopedic stretching to lengthen muscles. Barre-OM™ incorporates aspects of pilates, ballet, and yoga to help students achieve a dancer’s physique. Barre-OM™ creates long and lean muscles, whittles away the waistline, and tones arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes.
This sixty-minute class is a low-impact high-intensity class that includes a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga. These classes are designed to target different muscle groups including arms, thighs, seat, and abdominals through small, controlled, isometric movements. Clients will work their muscles until fatigue and then stretch and lengthen the muscles. Classes will incorporate strengthening and lengthening exercises and will incorporate breathing techniques in an effort to improve core strength and endurance.
The ballet barre is used for support and light weights, resistance bands, and fitness balls are incorporated into the workout to strengthen and sculpt the muscles. Students will overload their muscles until the point of fatigue, and then stretch and lengthen muscles in order to create a long and lean physique.