Boys 12 and Under Level 6 in New Haven, CT Rohan Suryawanshi was the CHAMPION! He had wins against #3 and #6 seeds Joseph Lublinsky reached the Quarterfinals Shane Mettler reached the Quarterfinals Boys 18 and Under Level 6 in Fairfield, CT Max Zimmerman reached the Finals; he had win against #2 seed Girls 16 and Under Level 6 in Fairfield, CT Samantha Svendsen reached the Finals; she had win against #1 seed Boys 16 and Under Level 6 in Fairfield, CT Jake Greenwald reached the Semifinals Rishabh Tandon reached the Semifinals Girls 12 and Under Level 6 in New Haven, CT Jordana Latzman reached the Quarterfinals Girls 14 and Under Level 7 in Milford, CT Olivia Gordy won two of three matches in her flight
Girls 14 and Under Level 6 in Glastonbury, CT Samantha Svendsen was the CHAMPION! Sarah Wagner reached the Semifinals Ali Daquino reached the Quarterfinals Girls 12 and Under Level 6 in Bloomfield, CT Jordana Latzman was the CHAMPION! She had wins against #1 and #2 seeds Boys 12 and Under Level 6 in Bloomfield, CT Sam Lublinsky reached the Finals Boys 14 and Under (Red) Level 7 in Weatogue, CT Jason Hyman won two of three matches in his flight
Girls 14 and Under Level 6 in Rocky Hill, CT Samantha Svendsen was the CHAMPION Boys 16 and Under Level 7 in Bloomfield, CT Jack Tooker reached the Finals; had win against #1 seed Boys 14 and Under Level 7 in Torrington, CT Bradley Sheppard won all three matches in his flight Boys 18 and Under Level 6 in Newington, CT Kyle Mettler reached the Semifinals; had win against #4 seed Nicholas Condos reached the Semifinals; had win against #3 seed Boys 18 and Under Level 7 in Torrington, CT Griffin Forberg reached the Semifinals Girls 18 and Under Level 7 in Torrington, CT Olivia Foster reached the Semifinals Boys 12 and Under Level in East Hartford, CT Joseph Lublinsky reached the Quarterfinals
10 years ago, when I became an owner of INTENSITY, I met Oxana, our Method instructor. Oxana was one of the original & rare Lotte Berk instructors who worked at the Barre Method studio on Riverside Avenue. The studio closed and Oxana came to see me about teaching classes at INTENSITY. We decided on the spot to call it Method! Until this week, when we felt like changing it up and now we call it Barre! I took Oxana’s class a couple of times, back then, but was informed that it was best to take it 3 times a week to get results. I was so busy running the club and teaching my own classes and progressing my tennis to a 3.5 level, there was simply no time to do Method three times a week as well. Around the time I started my new Leaner Body project one of our members asked me “what would happen if I took the Method every day”?… my response “Let’s do it, and see”? On top of all my other classes and personal training I decided to layer on the Method at least 4-5 days a week. I mostly take with Oxana as it suits my schedule. Some of us in the class call it Military Method ! (Military Barre now?) Some of the exercises are so intense you are shaking and almost crying (with laughter). The other night, on the ballet bar, Oxana had us in a “water ski” position. We were shaking and sweating and breathing and squeezing so hard and Oxana said “don’t waste all of the class by giving up now, just remember that by next summer you will look like someone took a knife [...]
Samantha Svendsen (left) & her partner holding their championship trophies! At the Level 3 Doubles in Longmeadow, MA, Ellyse Hamlin and her partner Melissa Lord were Champions of the Girls 18 and Under. Anna Rogers and her partner Lindsey Evans reached the Finals and finished 2nd Place. Anna Rogers and her partner Kateri Martin were Champions of the Girls 16 and Under. Nicholas Condos and his partner Bobby Neuner reached the Finals and finished 2nd Place as an unseeded team in the Boys 14 and Under. Alyssa DiMaio and her partner Mary Stoiana reached the Quarterfinals and then reached the Finals of the consolation draw in the Girls 14 and Under. Samantha Svendsen and her partner Julia DeLuca were Champions of the Girls 12 and Under, Level 3 Doubles in Rocky Hill, CT. Kylie Wilcox reached the Quarterfinals of the Girls 18 and Under, Level 3 in East Setauket, NY. Ben Kurtz and Joe Xiang reached the Finals and finished 2nd Place in the Boys 16 and Under, Level 6 Doubles in East Hartford, CT.