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Announcing New Barre Teacher Certification From reCharge Pilates and Barre

Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

reCharge Pilates and Barre is expanding its teacher training program and collaborating with UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation to increase its options for fitness enthusiasts. In January, the Durham, North Carolina studio collaborated with UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation to help bring popular barre workouts to its campus of over 41,000 students and faculty.

“At UNC Chapel Hill, we strive to provide diverse fitness programs for the University community. This collaboration with reCharge Pilates and Barre provides an opportunity to expand our fitness offerings,” offered Lauren Mangili, Senior Associate Director, UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation.

The reCharge® Barre Teacher Training program was created by long-time fitness professional Sloan Rachmuth. The Harvard graduate and former orthopedic surgery consultant created the intensive 20-hour course to be completed in one long weekend at the Durham studio. The reCharge® training course soon be an approved Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a continued educational course.

“This intensive barre teacher training program meets the same standards as other certifications,” explains Rachmuth. “However, the weekend timeline allows our students to begin teaching quickly. Moreover, its intensive format promotes faster learning and builds camaraderie with our students — they become friends who support each other in their professional barre-teaching careers.” Graduates of the barre certification program, including some UNC instructors, receive the opportunity to acquire 50 additional hands-on training hours as assistants in the Durham studio.

Every year, the American College of Sports Medicine polls thousands of fitness pros worldwide to predict the biggest workout trends of the year. In 2015, this ACSM poll revealed body-weight strengthening and yoga as top trends. These two formats are the main components of the reCharge® Barre method. reCharge® barre is a total-body workout designed to tone legs and glutes, and strengthen core muscles with the use of a ballet-type barre for balance and structure.

Dates for upcoming teacher training session are April 24-26, 2015, July 17-19, 2015, and November 13-15, 2015 at reCharge Pilates and Barre (Durham location).

Details are available at!barre-teacher-training/c1y03 or by calling (919) 525-1310.

About Us: reCharge® Pilates and Barre, North Carolina’s largest studio dedicated to Barre and Pilates, offers over 35 classes weekly. Wildly entertaining instructors, jamming music, colorized rooms, and aromatherapy add special touches to the cutting-edge studio experience. reCharge® barre teacher training program combines anatomy lessons, choreography clinics, and cueing practicums that give instructors every tool needed to teach an effective and engaging class. For more information visit or call (919) 525-1310.

Announcing a new color grade plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProGrade Spring for Final Cut Pro X

Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) February 16, 2015

Theme and plugin developers from Pixel Film Studios have announced a new color grade pack for Final Cut Pro X entitled ProGrade Spring

“ProGrade Spring allows users to add a spring color grade to their media with absolute ease,” said Christiana Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We’ve given our users the tools needed to easily color grade their media inside FCPX.”

Spring is here with ProGrade Spring color grade presets and tools. With ProGrade Spring users can professionally color grade any scene with fully customizable color grades. Users have full control over temperature boost, climate, value, highlights, mid tones, shadows, exposure, contrast, clarity, sharpening, and more all within Final Cut Pro X.

With ProGrade Spring users have over 60 fully customizable color grades, a color wash, a customizable vignette, a media mask revealer, a noise overlay, a selective sharpening tool, and tint overlay. ProGrade Spring gives users total control over temperature, temperature intensity, climate shift, climate intensity, saturation, value, highlights, mid tones, shadows, contrast, clarity, sharpening, and more all with a click of a mouse all within Final Cut Pro X.

With ProGrade Spring users can quickly set the mood of any project with Spring color grades. With a drag and drop users can apply each effect to their footage, and with a few adjustments users can further customize each preset with a click of a mouse. With ProGrade: Spring footage will never look the same again all within Final Cut Pro X.

With ProGrade Spring on-screen controls users can simply adjust the position and scale of the color wash, colorized vignette, and selective sharpening with a click of a mouse. With easy to use on-screen controls users of any experience can get the best look that fits their media and style with a few quick adjustments all within Final Cut Pro X.

ProGrade Spring was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCPX effect, each ProGrade Spring preset can be dragged and dropped onto the users media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make further adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Established in 2006, Aliso Viejo, California-based Pixel Film Studios is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple FCPX. All Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.