For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on The Bar Method Phoenix, who claimed Best New Gym / Fitness Studio. Congrats, Bar Method!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about Bar Method Phoenix!
The Bar Method (TBM): The Bar Method Phoenix – Arcadia is a boutique fitness studio offering barre classes for students of all levels, child care during select classes, and a fully-stocked locker room with lockers and showers. The signature method uses your own body weight, the ballet barre and a few props to create a transformative workout that results in long, lean sculpted muscles. Not only does it reshape your entire body, but it allows you to channel your inner strength and leave class feeling strong, confident and poised.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
TBM: What an honor! Owning a small business can be a stressful journey, and this is such a fun reward for all of my team’s hard work! The Phoenix fitness community is impressive, so I am thrilled that we are making our mark!
AFM: What’s your favorite part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best New Gym/Fitness Studio?
TBM: This award makes me so proud of my hardworking staff and my incredible clients! My favorite part of this award is that is has allowed me to reflect on the strong community we have built in such a short time.
AFM: What advice would you give to others to be the “best” in your field?
TBM: Our mission at The Bar Method Phoenix is to empower woman (and men!) to be the best version of themselves, and everything we do at the studio is meant to embody that goal. My advice would be to decide what your values are and stick to them!
AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?
TBM: Winning the award is a huge honor that my staff AND clients get to celebrate, since we did this as a community!
AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
TBM: As I mentioned before, our goal every day is to empower women to be the best version of themselves. We use that as our guiding principle in order to create a supportive, inspiring, and encouraging community.
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!