Marin Van Vleck is the owner/master instructor of The Bar Method studio in Plano, TX. Marin relocated to Texas after several years in Los Angeles, CA eager to open her studio amidst southern hospitality. Her love of movement began early on with years of ballet and jazz classes and later she found a deep appreciation for the intensity and dedication of a fitness regimen as a competitive swimmer. Always seeking an active lifestyle, Marin began taking Bar Method classes in Los Angeles and quickly fell in love with it. She became an instructor in 2008 following training and certification by Bar Method’s founder, Burr Leonard. Marin was quickly embraced by the Bar Method family: In 2009 she was selected to represent The Bar Method in an editorial in US Weekly; in 2010 she performed in the Bar Method DVD, “Dancer’s Body Advanced Workout;” in 2011 she taught at elite fitness resort Rancho La Puerta; and coming up in November of this year, Health Magazine will feature Marin’s favorite Bar Method moves you can do at home. Marin knows her name is not the easiest to pronounce, so the cheat sheet is: muh-RIN. She is inspired by teaching clients, managing her phenomenal staff, and creating a strong sense of community at her studio. In addition to Bar, Marin loves hiking, biking, reading, and if given a choice, every vacation would include the ocean.