Introducing the Physique 57 Barre Certification

Take your practice or teaching to the next level with our Barre Certification program

New York, NY – January 11, 2022 – Physique 57 is an international fitness and media company, founded by former Wall Street professional, Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi, and wellness expert, Tanya Becker. Their method embraces a more intimate, dynamic workout environment, incorporating rigorous interval training and creative choreography. Physique 57 was one of the first barre-based, boutique fitness studios to pop up in New York City in 2006. It was born from Jennifer and Tanya’s shared love of the original barre class, the Lotte Berk Method. With a deep understanding of how barre workouts can strengthen, sculpt, and tone with incredibly fast results, they designed their signature 57-minute workout. The Physique 57 approach helped jumpstart a global boutique fitness phenomenon.

Physique 57 is offering its Barre Certification program to take fitness instructors to the next level in their careers and for barre enthusiasts to deepen their practice.

By training with Physique 57, the fitness instructor will get certified in the most sought-after barre method and train under world-class fitness educators, as well as the opportunity to enrich their practice and be empowered personally.

“My training with Physique 57 prepared me for a decade of success in the fitness industry. I have gone on to certify in several other modalities and each time I have felt like I had a leg up on everyone else in my training cohort because of my transformative experience learning how to teach barre at Physique 57. They have distilled the art of leading group exercise into a replicable science.” – Summer Broyhill

Physique 57 is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America as an Approved Continuing Education Provider – 1.9 NASM CEUs & 15 AFAA CEUs.

Are you a fitness trainer or studio owner?

  • Increase your value proposition – a globally renowned program
  • Improve client retention, engagement, and satisfaction
  • 80-hour self-paced program
  • Receive 2 full Sculpt class formats to delight your clients
  • Access over 100 video modules with interactive learning paths
  • Learn basic group fitness teaching skills, anatomical cueing, and injury & pre/postnatal modifications
  • Attend weekly group forums to enrich your learning experience

What does your Barre Certification include?

By becoming certified with Physique 57, you will work with an experienced, world-renowned brand that already has proven success in this industry.  Physique 57 is one of the only certification companies with brick-and-mortar studios- this is unique and an asset for students.

Physique 57’s main core competency is teacher training- leveraging the experience for this program.

“The clarity, confidence, passion, and dedication that Master Trainer Ashlea virtually projects in every training session for the Physique 57 Barre Academy helps one feel very welcomed and safe as they jump into a new learning process. It is a tremendous opportunity to have this incredible trainer giving you step-by-step feedback as if it were in person, but with the advantage of having it accessible 24/7 from home. Having all the resources available in the palm of your hand and being able to review it anytime you want is so helpful. I love learning from Ashlea, I love the online course, and I love Physique 57!” – Joan Rodriguez

About Tanya Becker

Tanya Becker is an accomplished entrepreneur and fitness industry leader with more than 25 years of success leading a global organization from the ground up. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, fitness content creator, marketing, branding, leadership, field operations, producer, director, and editor for video-on-demand content.

Tanya co-founded Physique 57 a boutique fitness and media company in 2006 and expanded the business to four countries and multiple digital platforms with clients and subscribers in all 50 states and over 120 countries. Physique 57 continues to grow its US and international community.

As Chief Creative Officer, Tanya is responsible for ideation and strategy for the business growth opportunities, oversight of social media content, video-on-demand production, and barre certification program.

Tanya regularly appears in health and fitness segments on national tv including QVC, HSN, The Today Show, Martha Stewart Show, and Dr. Oz. She has been featured in Vogue, Shape, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, and People Magazine and has been a guest speaker at Stanford University and Columbia. She holds a personal trainer certification with American Council on Exercise. She was recently featured presenter at the World Barre Summit and continues to teach on a variety of digital platforms.

About Alicia Weihl

Alicia Weihl: Vice President of Content & Communications and Master Trainer at Physique 57

Alicia is a movement and fitness expert with rich experience as a performer, presenter, and global fitness industry leader for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include training and development, fitness content creation, alignment and kinesiology, choreography, global method oversight, strategic planning, global team leadership, marketing, copywriting, branding, field operations, project management, and corporate culture.

Combining her experience as a professional dancer with her passion for movement, form, and bringing wellness to others, Alicia joined Physique 57 in 2008 shortly after it was created. She has helped propel this barre-based fitness company to become one of the most sought-after group fitness programs globally. She spearheaded the creation and launch of their global barre certification program in 2021. As Vice President of Content & Communications, Alicia serves as the brand voice for corporate and marketing communications and as the keeper of the method.

Alicia holds a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College in Dance Performance and Choreography and a minor in Arts Management. She is certified in Group Fitness by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America, in Pilates Mat, and as a Pre and Postnatal Specialist from The Center for Women’s Fitness. Top performance credits include dancing with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the New York Grand Opera, serving as the dance captain and a solo vocalist in the Paris-based musical, Le Sel et le Miel, and featured roles with ballet and modern dance companies, and in film, television, and fashion shows in New York, Paris, and London.

Alicia regularly appears in health and fitness media segments including Good Morning America, The Today Show, AOL Healthy Living, The Daily News, M6 France, and QVC US and UK. She has presented at the World Barre Summit and continues to teach in NYC and on several digital platforms.

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