No dance experience required.
Set to upbeat music for motivation, our 55-minute class starts with a warm-up and sequence of upper-body exercises using light free weights, push-ups and planks. It’s here that we target the biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, back, and core muscles. Then we move into a series of ballet barre or floor exercises that focus on the thighs, glutes, and calves. All while maintaining your elevated heart rate to maximize calorie burn. Towards the end of each class there will be a stretch sequence. Barre classes at Barre Bellas™ have a wonderful mix of Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, with fun additions of weights, bands, balls and other toys to keep every class different. Try a Class today. FREE. Sign Up Below.

Ariel Hernandez

Owner

Born in South Miami Beach, Ariel Hernandez has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. As Owner and Director of Fusion Fitness and Barre Bellas™ his goal is to provide the community with a family-friendly, non-judgmental environment for all fitness levels, including those with physical limitations. "I want my clients to feel comfortable and motivated when they walk in my studios. I carefully select and educate my staff so that you will always get a great workout. I am passionate about healing, change, and results. My clients challenge me, and that keeps my job exciting,"

With experience in dance and gymnastics, and with 10+ years as a leading National Pilates Educator with International Pilates school PHI, Ariel has expanded his certifications and training methods to include all forms of rehabilitation and fitness trends such as Urban Rebound, PowerFlex and Body Sculpt, Spinning, Yoga l-lll, Step and Stick, Jump Rope, Box Board, Kickboxing l-ll, Funk and Hip Hop, Interval Training, and Mat Pilates l-lll. He's even worked as a Certified Life Guard for the YMCA! As both a well-rounded student and ambassador of fitness, wellness, and nutrition, Ariel has developed and conducted workshops for other Pilates instructors. For more information on setting up a workshop for your staff please contact us.

 

Dion Leonhard

A certified Pilates and Barre instructor at Fusion Fitness and Barre Bellas™, Dion Leonhard has been a dancer both regionally and nationally for the last 25 years. She has worked with three professional ballet companies, and regional groups throughout Central Florida. Currently she holds a position as one of the lead dancers for the Empty Spaces Theatre Co and its critically acclaimed offshoot troupe Phantasmagoria, as well as teaching and choreographing for the Lake Howell High School Chorus, Integrity Dance Center, and a variety of dancing studios in the area. In addition her work has expanded to choreographing shows at Valencia College.

Pilates has increasingly threaded itself through her career and training, and Dion strives to blend its technique into her students, her colleagues, and her ongoing work.
From actors to dancers, show choirs to cardio, working with individuals from all backgrounds and abilities has given Dion the ability and opportunity to customize each of her classes specifically for the individual student’s needs.

Dion looks to combine her strong ballet background with the core techniques of Pilates, all the while adding more than a dash of cardio burn – all fused together to make a unique studio experience.