Barre Teacher, Founder
Welcome to On Barre High! I’m Peggy Levi and I’m so glad you’re visiting this website and considering a fitness journey into BARRE. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. Nearly twenty years ago, I earned an M.S. in Molecular Biology from New York University. I went on to do research at Columbia University, but what I truly enjoyed most of all was teaching, both at Baruch College and for several years in the NYC public school system. After leaving the professional world for 10+ years to be a full-time Mom, I am back to teaching something I truly love and believe in: BARRE.
I am a certified BARRE instructor in the authentic Lotte Berk-based training. I chose to teach this technique because of the amazing benefits I saw and felt in my own body and mood! If you are new to BARRE or even to fitness, I want to assure you that taking a class with me will feel like a natural first step. Don’t take my word for it though! Below you will find some of the feedback I’ve received from clients who have taken my classes. I believe in methodical movement; therefore, when I teach a class, I like to explain what muscles we are moving and what benefit we’ll receive, just as much as I like to explain what we’re feeling during an exercise and why we’re feeling it. I believe that understanding why we move our muscles a certain way helps us make the body-mind connection that triggers those muscles in a unique and effective way. There is no doubt that my Biology background comes through in my classes - a perk for my students and a blessing for me, as I get to combine my two passions!
If you are ready for that new fitness chapter in your life, or if you wish to transform your body and mind, then I hope you will let go of any hesitation and join me! It would be my honor to be your trusted BARRE teacher.
“THANKS FOR ANOTHER AWESOME CLASS!"
“WOW PEGGY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU WORKED US IN SUCH A LOVING AND CARING WAY! I WILL FOR SURE BE SORE TOMORROW!"
“LOVED IT. VERY GOOD DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE MOVEMENTS. LOVED THE CHOICE OF EXERCISES, POSITIVE ENERGY AND YOUR SETUP WAS PERFECT!"
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“YOUR CLASS WAS WONDERFUL! I AM ALREADY SORE! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!"
“I THOUGHT YOUR INSTRUCTION WAS REALLY CLEAR AND YOUR APPROACH WAS A PERFECT BALANCE OF MOTIVATING US TO PUSH (I FELT THAT BURN!) BUT ALSO ACCEPTING WHERE WE ARE"
“GREAT CLASS! VERY MUCH FELT IT AND ENJOYED IT!"
“I REALLY ENJOYED IT... YOU SEEM LIKE A NATURAL INSTRUCTOR. I ALSO FOUND IT VERY HELPFUL WHEN YOU EXPLAINED WHICH MUSCLES WE ARE WORKING."
“I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK MY BODY AND KEEP ME IN SHAPE WHILE ENJOYING MYSELF. YOUR CLASS WAS THE PERFECT MIX!"