MEET NORRIE ZAPLATYNSKY, Studio Owner
Born and raised in Vancouver, Norrie spent her first 20 years devoted to dance. After graduation, Norrie spent a year traveling the Caribbean performing aboard a cruise ship. Realizing the need to balance her dancing with some practical exposure, she followed this up with a Degree from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Marketing Certificate from BCIT. Back in Vancouver, Norrie discovered Barre Fitness during the opening week of the Yaletown studio in 2010 and immediately fell in love! It didn’t take long to realize the potential of the technique, the brand, and the overall experience that Barre Fitness was offering. Within a year she left her career in advertising and opened Barre Fitness North Shore, the first franchise location in April 2012. Besides her love for the studio, her staff, clients and teaching, Norrie loves to stay active snowboarding at Whistler, riding her bike or walking her dog Tuco along the North Shore trails.