Maria Olofsson is a Nike Master trainer, instructor, Trainer, COfounder of Barre Move & Inner Strength, Business Coach, moderator and more..



First day back at the office after spending one week in San Fransisco, or the Bay area. Not feeling tired or jetlagged in any way, although my flight was delayed last evening.. The reason is that it is something special with this place, of course it is THE place to be when you’re a startup and working with business development, but the key is the PEOPLE.
A few years ago, I tried to develop a platform for online instructor training, feedback with video chats, online courses etc. It didn´t take me very long to realize that what gives me energy is meeting the instructors, see their potential, and try to help them grow, online gave me zero of that (taking no part in that it could be an excellent idea for someone else..)
It has recently become so clear for me that my passion, and my WHY, is the people. To help/coach/guide/meet and match people is the thing that makes me get up from bed in the morning. That is one of the reasons why I am fully energized after one week in San Francisco, although there has been a busy schedule, my head is full of new thoughts and insights and I might suffer with a bit fewer hours of sleep.. The mindset is “pay it forward” to 200%, and it is all about relationships with others. Even though it is, of course, really hard work to start a company, but you get so much good energy from the people around you, and the law of Jante does not really exist over there.. and I have said it before, I think us swedes can get a bit better paying forward and lift others.
I have met so many amazing people the last week, where I could see the passion, that sparkle in their eyes telling WHY they are doing what they so strongly believe in. I also had the time to take some great yoga classes and on the way back I did a quick detour to Västerås for a Yournextmove event (the online platform that now is an IRL way of meeting people/instructors.. ) Working with the amazing professionals Malin, Åsa and Madelinn (which also are my loving friends) made me forgot about the 12 hour flight totally, and so strongly know that I am at the right place. Both working with amazing entrepreneurs and with instructors and participants loving what they do, people is key.. and hope that we can see some more sparkle in people’s eyes everyday.

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Nybakt bröd. Kaffe i favoritfåtöljen. Välbehövlig ledig lördag efter en vecka som krävt mycket jobb. Fantastiskt roligt sådant, men som tagit mycket energi. Idag ska jag fylla på, ladda, inför morgondagens Barre Move utbildning i sthlm

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En gång per år har jag förmånen att träffa nya och en del ”gamla” instruktörer, som vill utbilda sig vidare, under 3 dagar på min dans och steputbildning. Under åren har det blivit några hundra instruktörer som har utbildats…
Jag längtar redan! Att under 3 dagar få träffa nya instruktörer, eller instruktörer som vill fördjupa sig i pedagogik, musik, skapa klasser, teknik, ledarskap och kommunikation. För att nämna några saker..

Denna utbildning är för dig som brinner för att motivera andra, som vill ha en bra grund att bygga vidare ditt instruerande på (oavsett vad du vill instruera i sen..) och som gillar dans och/eller step.
Vi jobbar i en liten grupp så att alla kan utvecklas från där de befinner sig nu, max 12 deltagare, så anmäl dig nu om du vill vara säker på att ha en plats.
Tveka inte att höra av dig med frågor och funderingar.
DATUM: 11-13/5 2018
Kostnad 3900 kr exkl moms
Anmälan och frågor till:
(Vi håller till i IKSU Plus fina lokaler i Umeå och jag bjuder på lite påfyllnad genom Gainomax)

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I could do the regular yearly summery and make a long list over amazing things that happened in 2017. I had the opportunity to travel a lot, met many amazing people, still got challenged and love my job, and of course I have my family close ❤️

But for me one important part of my 2017 is when I put one word that was going to be the guideline for the coming 12 months (NOT a promise for the new year, just from a cold day in September )


More air in my life (to go outside, take a walk, run or whatever, just get myself some fresh air)

More air in my calendar (stop glorifying busyness, it is perfectly fine to have days with nothing in your calendar. And it is not how busy I am that’s going to define whether I am successful or not (and by the way, what is successful really? Simple to be healthy and have your loved ones close))

So I am ending 2017 by being outside, with my friends and family, skiing and just enjoying some really fresh (minus 20!degrees) air in the most beautiful surroundings you can imagine.. and my word will keep guiding me into 2018

Happy new year

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Barre Move

Barre Move is a combination of Ballet, yoga and functional training. It is a full body workout that gives you strength and flexibility in a new way.

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Instructor trainings coming up:
2018-05-06 Helsinki, Finland


My "old" Inner Strength concept is now totally updated with amazing Malin Berg as a cofounder. Online instructor training and home workout. Gymnastics, Core and Yoga in a nice flow!

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contact med for info!

Core Control 48 out now!

Gymnastics, Core and Yoga. 

Barre Move 10 out now!



Events, training and inspiration for instructors and gym. With some of my amazing collegues in the industry.
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