Name: Siobhan Clohesy
Business address: 155a Seventh Street, Mildura
Social media: Facebook: Barre Collective Instagram: @barre.collective
Open since: May 2016
While living in Melbourne, Siobhan Clohesy was introduced to barre, and the unique workouts soon became an addiction.
“I think it was seeing the fast results and what an effective workout it was – it was really addicting,” she says.
“Moving back to Mildura I wanted to bring the region a new type of fitness that I had been trained in and loved while living in Melbourne.”
Barre Collective is a boutique fitness studio that has small class sizes and caters for all ages and fitness levels.
Siobhan’s classes work to strengthen bodies using pilates exercises, ballet techniques and yoga moves.
And the response from the community speaks for itself.
“The response has been excellent. I’ve got some people in my classes who started with me at the beginning who are still with me. It ranges from 18 year olds to people in their 60s,” she says.
“I really like helping people, so when I see results in people and they’re happy, that’s what drives me.”
Barre Collective is conveniently located in the City Heart on Seventh Street with easy access to car parking.
Other than your own store, what is your favourite shop within Mildura City Heart?
“There are so many to choose from! I love wandering through Rose Harvest looking at all the beautiful homewares and finding inspo as I love the studio to always look and feel stylish.
My other favourites are Fifi & Annie, George & Olive, Karma Kameleon and Iggy & Zee just to name a couple.”
What is Mildura/Mildura City Heart’s best kept secret?
“The many great coffee shops and restaurants I believe provide great service and quality food.”
What does shopping local mean to you?
“Having grown up in Mildura with my family who all have their own business, I know how important it is for the local economy to support local. In a regional area, it is important for us to support these businesses so that they all survive and be able to continue to provide great shopping, restaurants and boutique fitness studios like Barre Collective operating in Mildura.”