Vancouver Mom to Follow: Jennifer Varney of Barre Fitness
This Week’s Vancouver Mom to Follow is Jennifer Varney. Born and bred in Vancouver, she has over 20 years of experience and a dancer and teacher in multiple dance styles including jazz, tap and ballet. After many years of traveling abroad as a professional dancer, Jennifer settled back into her hometown and began her teaching career as a dance instructor at various competitive studios in the Lower Mainland.
Not only is Jen a trained dancer and respected instructor, she is an avid fitness enthusiast. She started as a client at Barre Fitness in Yaletown and North Van, and it wasn’t long before she realized that Barre Fitness meant more to her than the exceptional workout it offered.
The barre community is something that resonated with Jen and she knew she had to be a part of this community in a big way. The technique behind the workout combines Jen’s love for both dance and fitness and it was a no-brainer to her that she would be the third franchisee owner. Along with her husband, Jen has two beautiful young girls that you can catch dancing up a storm at the new Port Moody studio!
Jennifer is beyond thrilled to bring Barre Fitness to the Tri-City area and she cannot wait to inspire you to live a happier, healthier life…one plie at a time!
Four places Jen loves to go
Rocky Point Ice Cream in Port Moody
This is a Port Moody must in the summertime! My kids and I love to treat ourselves to a double scoop of their double chocolate chip mint ice cream cone! They have so many flavours and the location is prime… right on the water!
2800 Murray St, Port Moody, 604.492.3119
ROSA’s Cucina Italiana
Our FAV place for the hubby and I to go to on a date night! A neighbourhood eatery for old-school Italian specialties, from baked pasta to grilled steak. This is a hidden gem in Port Moody.
2331 Clarke St, Port Moody, 604.939.7500
Another great family-friendly spot to pop in for a cold beverage! The kids love the shuffleboard and free video arcade games, and mom and dad like the cold brew. 😉
2731 Murray St, Port Moody, 604.492-2731
A 4.8 km long lake in Anmore. A top-notch beach destination to enjoy some quality outdoor family fun. A must see anytime time of the year!
Follow Jen and Barre Fitness on her social feeds and maybe even take a class!
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).