Long Band | May 2019 | Barre Now by Barre Intensity
Intense Shape. Intense You.

5/16/19: STEPHANIE

This long band class can be taught with mounted or portable barres. You may notice shorter reps in each series and that's intentional because the band is intense! If you're looking for longer mat series, this class is for you with side lying for the inner thighs, a bit of a Pilates focus abdominal series and a bridge finisher. You'll need a little more time through some of the transitions to set the long band in place but good news is there are a few minutes wiggle room in the choreography to account for that.

We used the black TheraBand cut to 7 feet in length. If you have shorter bands those should work as long as they are lighter than black in resistance. As always, try the exercises out with your props first before teaching.


Stephanie Lyons is the President of Barre Intensity as well as a Master Trainer. Prior to her career in the fitness industry, Stephanie spent 9 years in the digital advertising space as a Project Manager and Account Director. Although her professional background started in business marketing, Stephanie is no stranger to the art of movement. Combining her years as a dance student and professional dancer, Stephanie has 20 years of dance experience and 11 years as a barre fitness instructor.

Stephanie completed her STOTT Pilates mat and reformer training, is a certified Knocked-Up Fitness prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, ACE & AFAA group fitness certified and educated through W.I.T.S for personal training. Stephanie stays current with her fitness, movement and anatomy education through attending conferences and workshops on a regular basis. 

Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Michigan State University. When she isn’t working, Stephanie enjoys attending group fitness classes at local studios in her hometown area of Royal Oak, MI and spending time with her husband Rob and daughters Angelina and Evelyn.