Illuminate You Fitness

IYF brings the studio to you with online live barre classes, on-demand videos, gear for your workout or space, and ZYIA Active apparel. Illuminate You Fitness, or IYF is not your standard fitness studio.

We are a mobile barre studio offering online live classes for wherever you're located and on-site classes in Phoenix, AZ. The right equipment can provide support to help enhance your workout and take it to the next level. We are an affiliate to various brands and have curated some favorite accessories on our website for your barre practice. What we wear and how it makes us feel plays a big part in achieving a healthy lifestyle. We believe the quality, form, and function of ZYIA products complement our mission and we're proud to be an Independent Representative for this active apparel line.

Mission: Find Your Shine

Operating as usual

The IYF Unlimited Plan is shareable between you (the purchaser) and one other person (+1) in your household. This means for $75 monthly you can share the benefit of online live barre with someone close - working out together or separately as desired. Visit IlluminateYouFitness.com to Find Your (and/or their) Shine.

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Brrr! We can’t warm it up wherever you are, but can help to Find Your Shine! Join us for an online class live from the desert.

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The IYF Unlimited Plan is now shareable between you (the purchaser) and one other person (+1) in your household. This means for $75 monthly you can share the benefit of online live barre with someone close - working out together or separately as desired. Visit IlluminateYouFitness.com to Find Your (and/or their) Shine.

We appreciate our clients and are especially grateful for the opportunity to connect with those in ‘The Volunteer State’ regularly.

IYF online live barre classes are a great way to connect with family or friends - wherever they are located. Why not give us a try with someone near or far? Your first class is free and our small group sessions make for a healthy hangout.

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Why your brain loves it when you exercise, plus 3 easy ways to work out at home

“Start by thinking of exercise — or any movement — as part of your daily routine for caring for your body, like brushing your teeth.” This is a great post on the importance of making fitness a part of your personal regimen.
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At IYF we appreciate live, boutique-style workouts in an hour or less - this means little to no travel time. Our commute is measured in steps rather than miles.

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The benefits of exercise for your physical and mental health

“Exercise has many benefits, both curative and preventive, for physical and mental health. Any amount of exercise, even if it falls below the suggested amount, is likely to produce benefits.” This list provides good motivation for prioritizing fitness time for you.
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medicalnewstoday.com Even a small amount of exercise can have both curative and preventive health benefits. This article looks at the benefits of exercise for both the mind and body.

When life feels a little upside down, let IYF online live classes help. We can’t guarantee to fix everything but they will certainly help give you strength.

Need a little movement throughout your day? Try one of our free on-demand videos to supplement IYF online live barre classes or other workout routines.

Our low-impact, full-body workout blends elements of yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Here are six reasons our classes may be a good fit for YOU.
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Less is more - you are guaranteed to get a good workout using these ‘little soldiers’ during an IYF barre or cardio barre class.

We like to experience IYF offerings as a client would - so we participate in our classes, use recommended gear/products, and wear ZYIA apparel. This helps ensure quality and enables the opportunity for some fun - like randomly registering for class using movie names.

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Just 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Help You Live Longer, According to New Study

“The study itself sampled over 44,000 men and women for a period between four and 14 and a half years, during which 3,451 participants died (7.8% mortality rate). Using activity monitors to measure "moderate-to-vigorous" physical activity, scientists used these calculations and compared them to participant's time while sedentary.”
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travelandleisure.com According to new research from the Norwegian School of Sports Medicine, just 11 minutes of moderate exercise can give you some long-term health benefits and longevity.

We love how these LED dimmable light balls illuminate our barre space - they also float and are great for pools. Shop them and other gear to enhance your space at IlluminateYouFitness.com .

This is what our monthly challenge dashboard page looks like - it tracks your progress and anonymously displays where others are in their journey. Never a race - it’s updated daily to help provide structure and motivation to Find Your Shine!

One common misconception about at home barre classes is that you must have certain equipment or a lot of space. The reality is that some optional gear and a wall or door frame for support are all you need. Visit IlluminateYouFitness.com to get started - your first class is free!

There’s something calming about this space before the dawn of a new week of classes. Find Your Shine.

In IYF barre class, we often take form in ‘cactus pose’ Did you know cacti symbolize endurance? It’s a plant that can stand up to the test of time and the elements - they are admired for their strength, like you. 🌵 This new addition to our barre space helps remind us to stay strong and shine!

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How to set up a home gym space that works for you

At IYF, we offer online live barre classes with real-time instruction and feedback at a location that works for you. However, finding a class space that is comfy and fun can be challenging. We understand - creating our own space didn’t come without some compromise. What would typically be a bedroom has been transformed into a workout space in our home. Check out this article that has some excellent tips on creating your space ...
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cnn.com After getting a taste of at-home training during the pandemic, more people are considering making it permanent. Fitness expert Dana Santas shares pro tips on setting up your own dedicated home gym space.

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Have you ever tried CBD cream? We were unfamiliar until a couple months ago, but recently started offering it through IYF to help with recovery after workouts. In doing so, we uncovered so many more benefits. One thing we’ve learned is not all CBD is created equal, so with choosing the SimpliNano Daily Wellness CBD Cream we did a bit of research.

Here is why this product is different - it includes Glutathione. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that is produced in the liver, but as we age production decreases. There are studies that show glutathione can protect the body from harmful toxins.

Interested in learning more? Visit IlluminateYouFitness.com and shop CBD.
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Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

“Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury."

IYF barre and cardio barre classes aim to hit on these four types of exercise, but we also think they nicely complement other activities like biking, running, hiking, and swimming.

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nia.nih.gov What four types of exercise should you do as you grow older? Try endurance, flexibility, strength, and balance activities to stay independent for longer.

Shop direct with Illuminate You Fitness to enhance your workouts and space. We are affiliated with numerous brands to bring you some of our favorites. Get your basic workout equipment like mats, bands, sticky socks, and weights. Elevate your space or experience with barres, flooring, wall planks, and audio/video equipment. Or, find various items from towels to supplements and vitamins.

Giving and getting feedback is important to us. We love when our clients feel the same.

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Holiday balance! 💪🏼🍪

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The Role of Exercise in Preventing and Treating Depression : Current Sports Medicine Reports

This is a fascinating study on exercise and depression.

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Find Your Shine

Welcoming the weekend with open arms.

We’re trying out some new shirts - what do you think? Let us help you Find Your Shine.

Our Story

Illuminate You Fitness, or IYF owners Kelly and Matt Megyese met at a health club back in the '90s and have since lived an active lifestyle. The Megyese's feel that a physically and mentally strong foundation is critical for good health and can help with confidence throughout life. After relocating to Phoenix, AZ they started IYF in 2019 to share what they’ve learned about achieving mind and body balance. Rather than starting with their own physical space, Kelly and Matt devised a different business model - IYF is a ‘mobile barre studio’ offering online live and on-demand classes, equipment to enhance your practice or space, and ZYIA Active apparel.

As an advocate for health and wellness, Kelly uses her experience as a fitness instructor to help others achieve their personal goals. She is certified as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor; Barre Above Instructor; Cycling Fusion Indoor Cycling Instructor; and for CPR/AED through the American Heart Association. Kelly runs the IYF class schedule and sessions.

​Matt has always enjoyed running, lifting weights, and boot camp or high-impact exercises. He discovered barre as a way to supplement intense workouts then was hooked. He is certified as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor and for CPR/AED through EMS University. Matt runs the IYF affiliations, operational strategy, website, and social media.

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