Setting the Barre and Defining a New You

Maria McKendry, Physical Therapist, Buffalo Barre Owner

Maria McKendry, Physical Therapist, Buffalo Barre Owner

Buffalo Barre is a locally owned women’s fitness studio founded by Buffalo native Maria McKendry, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist. Maria was the pioneer of Barre Fitness in Buffalo when she received her Barre Fitness Certification in Los Angeles and started teaching in 2012. Buffalo Barre is located at 5843 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY in the Transit Valley Plaza near YOLO restaurant. McKendry will celebrate her one year anniversary at this location in December 2014. Buffalo Barre was awarded Best Fitness Classes in WNY for 2014 by Buffalo Spree Magazine.

Buffalo Barre “Setting the Barre and Defining a New You” highlights Maria’s commitment to bring you the very best group fitness classes in a female-oriented, boutique setting. Together with a team of experienced and certified instructors, Maria offers a variety of classes including Barre, Yoga and Pilates. Classes combine use of the barre, various props for resistance, exceptional instruction and choreography to maximize results. Buffalo Barre’s method involves total body strengthening, stretching, cardiovascular conditioning, postural and balance training, each providing proven health benefits. Classes are appropriate for the novice to advanced student and are safe, challenging and fun. Maria’s education and experience as a Physical Therapist afford the client professional, individualized attention with emphasis on proper form and technique. McKendry uses her Physical Therapy background to offer modifications to her clients based on past injuries or current limitations. The results are strong, elongated, defined and lean muscles.

McKendry is a hands-on business owner. “I take pride in the fact that women of all ages and fitness levels can come to Buffalo Barre and receive a safe yet effective workout. I’ve worked very hard to create an environment where women can feel safe, accepted and empowered.” Mckendry is involved in her community and hosts monthly “Buffalo Barre Gives Back” events at the studio. A charity is chosen and the class is donation-based. New and existing clients are encouraged to participate in honor of the chosen charity.  McKendry supports other local businesses and hosts guest instructors. As part of a partnership formed with the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance, she accepts a student intern per semester and teaches a Friday Forum class to Dance Majors.

Unique to Buffalo Barre is a 30 Day Challenge program developed by McKendry. The 30 Day Challenge is offered to clients several times per year as a way to encourage everyday healthy living. The challenge includes unlimited classes, before and after measurements such as girth and percent body fat, weekly nutrition meetings with emphasis on organic and whole foods, an educational grocery store tour, a cooking class, a steps per day goal, ongoing support and more. The next 30 Day Challenge at Buffalo Barre will begin on January 20, 2015.

As part of the boutique style studio at Buffalo Barre, McKendry carries workout apparel, accessories and NeriumAD, an anti-aging skin care treatment. NeriumAD contains a scientifically tested and patented antioxidant as its main ingredient.

To learn more about Buffalo Barre, please visit or call 716.880.7049. Gift cards can be purchased online or in the studio. Custom gift baskets are available upon request.

Never Give Up!

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Buffalo Barre’s “New Year, New You 30 Day Challenge” has come to a close and the winner of this challenge is Danielle DeMaison! Over the course of 30 days, Danielle took 41 classes (a Buffalo Barre 30 Day Challenge record), lost 5.5 lbs. of pure body fat (determined by her % body fat loss) and lost 4 1/2 % overall inches as measured in 5 key areas. She journaled her steps per day (10,000 – 12,500) her food consumption and Buffalo Barre workouts by using her Fitbit. She shared her journey throughout the challenge on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by using our hashtag #BuffBarre30DC. She participated in 4 Nutrition classes including a nutrition and ground rules meeting, a healthy cooking class, a grocery store tour and a Weston A. Price meeting on how diet affects your dental and overall health. She attended our Man up to the Barre event with her fiancee and our Go Red For Women event in honor of Women and Heart Disease. She fueled her body with nutritious food, her mind with positive thoughts and she pushed herself. 30 Days later… she is so much stronger, toned and confident. If you haven’t seen Danielle in a while, this is what she’s been up to! She’s been working very hard at Buffalo Barre!  Danielle was a dancer for many years and can often be found warming up before class starts by doing crazy upside down splits at the barre and other things that would put most of us in the hospital! She carries herself with this same grace during class and is never afraid to push herself to her limits. I don’t think she ever left a class without rosy cheeks, a smile and drenched in sweat! It didn’t start off this way though. It was hard for her in the beginning, but she kept coming back for more…again and again and again. She never gave up. That’s what I admire about you Danielle! YOU NEVER GAVE UP!

For winning the challenge, Danielle receives a free month of unlimited classes to Buffalo Barre, a gift certificate to Studio 2000 for a little pampering, a skin care gift set including NeriumAD night cream, day cream and firming cream to keep her skin glowing!

Here is what Danielle has to say about her experience with Buffalo Barre’s “New Year, New You 30 Day Challenge:”

“Participating in Buffalo Barre’s 30 Day Challenge was a life-changing experience.  Not only did I lose weight and improve my overall health, I set myself up for continued success down the road.
The community at Buffalo Barre is amazing. I never once felt like I was in this alone.  Not only did the dedication of my fellow challengers inspire me (these women really were a group of rock stars!  I found energy from their strength!) but the support from the ENTIRE studio was just overwhelming!  Previous challengers would reach out & share their triumphs and struggles, women I hadn’t even met before would ask me how the challenge was going, and regulars in class would check in daily with “you’re coming tomorrow, right?!”  The sisterhood at Buffalo Barre is like no other! Even more exciting than seeing all of our final numbers, were the small victories along the way, and being right there beside my fellow challengers to celebrate them… cheering Mary on the first time she “flipped her dog,” getting a text from Ashley that she held her crow pose, or my personal best, holding a 60 second plank!  I NEVER could have done that before the challenge!
I know for each of us this is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to see where the rest of 2015 takes us, thanks to Maria and her amazing team!”

Thank you Danielle for participating in Buffalo Barre’s “New You, New You 30 Day Challenge!” All of us at Buffalo Barre are dedicated to continue supporting you and helping you achieve all of your goals! We look forward to experiencing the rest of your transformation with you!

To the rest of the women who participated in this challenge, thank you for your commitment, dedication and positive energy.  You should be very proud of all of your accomplishments. Thank for participating and congratulations to all of you! It was a lot of fun! Keep up the hard work and we’ll see you soon at Buffalo Barre… where we are “Setting the Barre and Defining a New You!”



Maria McKendry
Buffalo Barre Owner, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Nerium Senior Brand Partner
Buffalo Barre ~”Setting the Barre and Defining a New You”
5843 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051






Buffalo Barre’s “Go Red for Women” Yoga Event

In honor of the American Heart Association and National “Go Red for Women” Day, Buffalo Barre hosted a complimentary Power Yoga class. Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in women, killing more than all forms of cancer combined. As a Women’s Fitness Studio, we felt obligated to empower this group of women with information about Heart Disease. We spoke about the symptoms and often lack of symptoms of Heart Disease in women, encouraged healthy living and regular checkups with a physician. Each yogi who attended received information from the American Heart Association and a red dress pin. For more than a decade, the red dress has been the symbol of women joining together to end heart disease. When you wear the red dress, you are raising your voice to save the lives of women! Thank you to all who attended this event. #BuffaloBarreGivesBack #GoRedForWomen

Maria McKendry
Buffalo Barre Owner, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Nerium Senior Brand Partner
Buffalo Barre ~”Setting the Barre and Defining a New You”
5843 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051


From left: Renee Ikefugi, Buffalo Barre Power Yoga Instructor and Maria McKendry, Buffalo Barre Owner

From left Renee Ikefugi, Buffalo Barre Power Yoga Instructor and Maria McKendry, Buffalo Barre Owner

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“Success is a Journey, not a Destination”


We are so excited to announce that Jen Klyczynski is the winner of our “Countdown to the Holidays 30 Day Challenge!” In 30 days, Jen attended 24 classes and 4 meetings. She took a variety of Barre, Pilates and Yoga classes. She participated in an educational grocery store tour, a nutrition meeting, a healthy cooking class and a home remedies seminar.  She logged a food journal for 30 days, accepted the challenge to take 12,500 steps per day and even took back to back classes many nights after working all day. Jen lost 5 1/2 lbs, 3 1/2 inches and 2 1/2% body fat! Most importantly, she feels improved energy and is enjoying new confidence in herself. The photo above is when Jen hit her 100 class mark at Buffalo Barre about a month ago. Congratulations Jen on all that you have accomplished in such a short amount of time. You have a positive attitude, a great work ethic and you are receptive to trying new things. You truly deserve all of your hard earned success!

We would like to thank ALL of our 30 Day Challenge participants. I probably say this every time, but this really was a very special group of women. All attended every meeting and took advantage of the unlimited classes as much as their schedules would allow. The kindness that I saw between them was really amazing. I often heard words of encouragement and praise towards each other before or after class. A very special group indeed!

Here are some words from Jen, our overall winner. (The winner is based on weight loss, inches lost, % body fat loss, meeting attendance, class attendance, food journaling and taking a variety of classes.)

” I started taking classes at Buffalo Barre in April 2014, when a friend invited me to go to a class. I never thought that “bring a friend to class” would turn into such a lifestyle change for me. Buffalo Barre’s 30 Day Challenge showed me how far I really have come and that my hard work is paying off. I am able to notice changes that happened that I didn’t see before! Thank you to the amazing instructors and all the wonderful ladies sweating it out at class and supporting one another every day. I am seeing results that I never thought I would. The confidence I have built knowing that by going to class I am doing something to help better myself is priceless. Through the nutrition meetings, grocery store tours and other events I learned some valuable new things and reinforced some previous knowledge on healthy eating and making better food choices. It has helped me to lose 5 1/2 lbs and 3 1/2  inches in the past 30 days ! I cant wait to see even more progress as I continue my journey at Buffalo Barre!”

Congratulations Jen! Thank you for allowing Buffalo Barre to be a part of your journey!

As a reward for all of her efforts, Jen wins a complimentary month of unlimited classes at Buffalo Barre!

If you are interested in our next “New Year, New You 30 Day Challenge,” please click on the 30 Day Challenge button found on the home page. We hope to help you bring in 2015 in a positive way!

Maria McKendry
Buffalo Barre Owner, Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Nerium Brand Partner
Buffalo Barre ~”Setting the Barre and Defining a New You”
5843 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051

Countdown to the Holidays 30 Day Challenge!



Our next 30 Day Challenge starts on Oct. 20th and will have you feeling and looking your best just in time for the holidays!

Buffalo Barre 30 Day Challenge
This challenge is designed to change the way you think about food and fitness. In just 30 days, you will receive information on how to improve your long term health for years to come.The challenge will provide you with tools that will change your body and your life for as long as you choose to live by the advice you receive. We hope you decide to take the 30 day challenge with an open mind and a desire for personal change and development! The challenge ends right before Thanksgiving so you can look and feel your best just in time for the holiday season!
What The Challenge Includes and What is Expected:

-One month of unlimited classes of your choice.

-Weekly meetings including nutritional guidance and support. Emphasis will be placed on organic and whole food choices.

-An educational grocery store tour with Carol Poliner, Wellness Consultant for Wegmans Organic/Nature Section, Co-President of Weston A. Price Foundation-Buffalo Chapter.

-A seminar on “How To Prep A Healthy Week”

-Weigh in before, halfway and after the challenge.

-Girth and % Body Fat Measurements before and after the challenge.

-Optional before and after pictures.

-Support of other women participating in the challenge.

-Private Facebook support group just for this challenge so participants can ask questions, share recipes and support one another.

-A pass for a free class so you can bring a new Buffalo Barre friend to class with you during this challenge.

-*New to this challenge*- Steps Per Day! We ask that you purchase a Pedometer. Pedometers can be found for as little as $20 or less at Target, Wal Mart, etc. Your goal will be to walk/run 12,500 steps/day and journal it. If this is not enough for you, set your own goal like 13,000, 14,000 or more! Also, as in our challenges in the past, keep a daily journal of food consumed. Journals will be checked at weekly meetings.
All participants will receive a Buffalo Barre tank top!

At the end of the challenge, a winner will be chosen. The winner of this 30 day challenge will receive a free month of unlimited Buffalo Barre classes! Winning this challenge will be based on total percentage of weight lost, inches lost, % Body Fat lost, attendance at classes and meetings and taking a variety of classes each week. We want a well-rounded winner that took the time to experience all that Buffalo Barre has to offer so you must try Barre, Yoga and Pilates classes to be eligible to win!

Each category will be weighted:

Class attendance: 25%

Meeting/Tour Attendance: 20%

Weekly Journal Entries of Food Consumed and Steps/Day: 10%

Weight Loss: 15%

% inches lost: 15%

%Body Fat Loss: 15%

Starting Measurements: Monday, Oct. 20 (sign up for a 5 min. time slot in studio or call 716.880.7049)

Kick off Meeting/Nutrition Seminar#1: Tues. Oct. 21, 7 pm-7:45pm @ Buffalo Barre with Maria McKendry

Nutrition meeting #2 -Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7-7:45pm @ Buffalo Barre. This meeting will feature a seminar on “How To Prep A Healthy Week” with Jessica Altman. Jessica will also cover roasting veggies, batch cooking grains like quinoa, and how to make a raw kale salad. Jessica’s credentials are :BA Environmental Studies, MEd Science Education, and she is currently enrolled in a Plant-Based Professional Cooking certification through Rouxbe cooking school.

2 week weigh in on Mon. Nov. 3. A day before or after is ok if you can’t make it in that day!

Nutrition meeting #3 – Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7pm-8:15pm, grocery store tour @ Wegmans, 5275 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. Meet in the produce section in the front of the store.

Meeting #4- Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7-8 pm @ WNY Chapter of Weston A. Price Foundation, 100 College Parkway @ Youngs and Wherle Rd., Williamsville with 3-5 guest speakers on Home Remedies.

Final Measurements: Tues., Nov. 18 (sign up for a 5 min. time slot in studio or call 716.880.7049) Please don’t sign up for the challenge if you can’t be measured on this day!
Winner will be announced Friday, Nov. 21!

To sign up please visit:

*If you cannot make the meetings, we are sorry but we cannot share that information with you.
*We cannot allow pregnant clients to participate for obvious health reasons.

Your Investment for The 30 Day Challenge is $175. Please register soon. Spots limited to 25 participants.

Please give us time to accommodate and prepare. Price goes up to $200 on 10/17!

If you already have an existing contract/package These can be placed on hold/existing package expiration can be extended. Cannot combine with other offers. No refunds or exchanges.

Good luck! We’d love to follow your progress so we created the hashtag #BuffBarre30DC. Folllow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Tag @buffalobarre on Instagram. Take pictures at the studio before or after class, doing your steps/day, making healthy food choices, etc. and post away! Let’s have fun with this!

Maria McKendry
Buffalo Barre Owner
Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Nerium Brand Partner
Buffalo Barre ~”Setting the Barre and Defining a New You”
5843 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051

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