A barre class, unlike any other barre class.
Can be cancelled anytime.
“I’ve never felt this strong, confident, or connected to myself.” — MEMBER
Looking for movement that’s NOT dripping in toxic workout culture?
You already did the hard part when you decided you were D-O-N-E with obsessive exercise.
Done stressing over days where you didn’t log any “exercise minutes” on your Apple watch. Done doing workouts you hate just to burn the calories.
Maybe you’ve taken a year off from exercise after starting your intuitive eating journey. And you want to start back in a non-triggering environment. Or maybe you have a totally healthy relationship with movement, but if one more instructor yells “if you’re not about to vomit, you’re not working hard enough!” — your eyes will roll out your head and right off your Spin bike.
It’s not that you don’t want to sweat (you do!)...
But you’re ready for a kinder approach to fitness.
How would it feel to love your body, instead of trying to 'fix' it?
What if you found a workout not focused on losing weight?
Something that helped you feel more connected with your body than ever before?
Something with NONE of the diet culture messages you find so turnoff-y?
What if you stopped obsessing over the number of reps, days per week you “went hard,” or which body part you were working — and just moved because it’s fun?
What if every time you worked out, you walked off your mat in a glee-filled sweat, without sacrificing any of the health benefits?
Diet culture hijacked movement — it’s time we take it back.
It’s time you meet UNMEASURED
A virtual barre membership that celebrates your body — and never shames it
Can be cancelled anytime.
UNMEASURED is giving hundreds of people a safe space for movement via:
- Body-neutral cues related to functionality rather than aesthetics.
- Modifications - or as we like to call them: options - so your body feels safe always
- A non-obsessive, totally judgement-free way of moving.
- Space for YOU to call 100% of the shots. You know your body better than anyone — you won’t hear me recommending you “take it up a notch” or “water break!” All that’s up to you.
- A library of hundreds of of on-demand and joy-filled barre classes led by an anti-diet coach who healed her own disordered relationship with exercise.
“I so appreciate how you always cue with so many options, it made me feel so good and gave me space to choose what felt good to MY body. I felt so good afterwards, no just from the movement, but also from how you so seamlessly infuse so much joy into your classes. I can literally feel it through the screen!!”
UNMEASURED is to workout culture what intuitive eating is to diet culture
And if you’re thinking “but Simi, I already have a healthy relationship with exercise! In fact, I’ve got fitness goals!” — don’t worry. UNMEASURED will help you reach them! More strength? You got it. Better flexibility? At your service. Want to sweat? Me too. 🙂
You'll definitely feel like you're doing work inside UNMEASURED. It’s just that you’ll get to pick how you challenge yourself. And you’ll get through it with a lot more joy.
Everyone with an interest in barre is welcome here.
“Took my first class this weekend and LOVED it so much… I did a 20-minute barre class and it was surprisingly challenging and surprisingly loving. I’ve never felt those two things like that together. Finished class feeling strong, happy, and energized. I can’t wait to take another today! Thanks for bringing the love.”
“This is, hands down, the best workout class experience I’ve ever had. I’ve taught barre and pilates for almost 6 years now and taken so many classes (lived in LA and NYC, no shortage of classes to try that people rave about). This is beyond. How you connect in a way that feels like you’re in the room with me, the thoughtful instruction, your kindness is contagious, and the classes and combos are so creative. From one instructor to another I just needed you to know what a gem UNMEASURED is. It’s been transformative for me.”
Unlimited 24/7 Access
for the cost of 1 studio class drop-in!
- All levels
- Full-body movement
- Stream anytime with 24/7 access
- Created by Simi Botic
Library of Hundreds of Barre Classes
+ New content added weekly to keep things fresh
- An easily searchable library of classes so you can move how you want, when you want
- Ranging in length, focus, and style
- Available at any time
Pop-up LIVE classes
receive members-only real-time workouts
- Save the dates posted inside your membership
- Happens LIVE via Zoom
- Playlist, Zoom link + what you’ll need for class sent to you an hour in advance
- Hang out after to chat + ask Simi any questions
wildly fun but totally optional!
- 100+ on-demand playlists
- Both short + long class playlists available
- Your requests welcome!
- From meditation to tutorials to yoga and more, enjoy content created by guest instructors we love!
- Added periodically
- Always grounded in the UNMEASURED philosophy to deepen + compliment our barre practice
to ensure safe, healthy movement
- Videos to get your form on point
- Includes modifications (or as we like to call them: options)
- Ensures your body feels safe + fully supported in class
Can be cancelled anytime.
Hi, I’m Simi!
A certified holistic health + anti-diet coach, certified intuitive eating counselor, author, barre instructor and doula-to-be.
For years, my workouts were desperate attempts towards body perfection. Trapped in exercise rules, I’d do anything I could to get in my “sweat session.”
I’d skip classes in law school.
Wake up (practically) in the middle of the night to get all the miles of my run in.
And ignore the stress fractures in my shins.
People praised my dedication to “health” but the truth was I did NOT have a healthy relationship with movement.
I was obsessed with making my body smaller.
And checked out of the areas of my life that actually mattered.
But in 2011, everything changed.
After moving from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, I was desperate to find community. I had never done barre before because I didn’t have the “ballerina body” for it. Besides, barre didn’t sound intense enough to “count.”
But I went anyway.
I walked into Studio B Wellness. And that’s where I met Nancy, my first-ever barre instructor.
After one class, something inside me started to shift. I guess you can say Nancy’s magic like that... I felt present in my body. And more connected than ever.
“I want more of this feeling!” I thought.
So I went back.
Soon, I traded my intense two-a-day workouts and marathon training schedules for mornings at the barre. Mixed with a lot of rest. With it, I traded a self-critical voice for more self-compassion. Punishment for loving challenge. And judgment for connection.
Inside those four walls, with major thanks to Nancy,
… my relationship with movement healed from rigid obsession to gentle freedom.
UNMEASURED was born because it’s time you feel it in your bones that you. are. enough.
After all you’ve been through, you deserve the right to feel confident in your natural body, to trust your intuition — and be empowered to live your truth.
I created UNMEASURED because it breaks my heart watching women struggle in their relationships with movement. Then get subjected to society’s negative bullcrap about how “health has a look.”
When you and I move together, you won’t hear me say “let’s work off our muffin tops!”
You won’t feel the unnecessary pressure to calf-raise as “perfectly” as the girl next to you.
UNMEASURED is your space to move joyously. And to find your version of freedom — just like I did with Nancy.
“I just did an UNMEASURED class with my mom and it was special… that class was so lovingly challenging and I’m so happy to show my mom your videos to help her get into her body and move mindfully and not just for an end result. She was like, ‘you workout with coffee?!?’ Yes! Thank you SO so much for creating a space of no judgment and a refreshing pause.”
Who is this for exactly?
UNMEASURED is inclusive of anyone who wants to move. It’s perfect for you if...
- You’re someone who’s struggled with an ED or unhealthy relationship with exercise — and you’re ready to introduce formal movement back into your life (provided you have the okay from your recovery team).
- You’re NOT someone who’s struggled with an ED or unhealthy relationship with exercise. Actually, you’ve got fitness goals you’d like to address! You’re just “over it” when it comes to toxic workout culture.
- You’re a stay-at-home mom, work-from-home mom, or entrepreneur looking for a convenient way to move your body without needing to drive 40 minutes round-trip to an overpacked studio. You’d rather roll out of your leather executive chair for a mid-day 20 minute workout in your PJs and scrunchie instead.
- You’ve avoided in-person workout classes up to this point because it’s intimidating.. Maybe you’ve never tried barre because the thought of walking into a room with 20 Lulu-wearing women and a giant mirror isn’t your idea of fun.
- You’re looking for affordable and accessible fitness. You love barre, but don’t want to dump any more of your hard-earned money into classes than necessary. Hence why traditional studios with high drop-in fees have lost their luster.
- You’re on your intuitive eating journey and have avoided workout classes because of the focus on weight loss. And you’re stoked there’s none of that here.
- You’re ready to enjoy a fun and joyful relationship with movement. You want to finish a workout feeling energized! You don’t want to be reduced to a collapsed-on-the-mat version of yourself who can’t make it to dinner because they’re so freaking exhausted. You want to start caring for your body in a way that changes it on a cellular level. So you can show up as your highest “Va Va Voom!” (aka your highest human potential).
- You’re confident signing up because membership is totally non-committal. If you find UNMEASURED isn’t perfect for you, you’re relieved knowing you can cancel within 24 hours of your next auto-renew. No major “heads up!” required.
Can be cancelled anytime.
Don’t let “the rules” steal one more precious moment of presence from your life — you deserve to live fully
At the core of our membership, you’ll find the Four C’s:
Connection: Is your goal to connect with your body more? If so, I’ve got you. Our workouts are designed to strengthen your mind-body connection. Each time you come to the mat, you’ll get to connect with your amazing self and just enjoy being in your physical body.
Challenge: Craving gentle movement, but still glow up over a challenge? In UNMEASURED, you’ll honor what your body needs as you embark on every challenge. You’ll also acknowledge that ‘challenge’ means different things on different days. Some days, the biggest challenge might be taking a rest. On other days, it might be holding a pose a few seconds longer!
Compassion: Want to gently turn the volume down on your inner “mean voice?” I hear you; we all have one. In UNMEASURED, you’ll strengthen the kind, gentle, encouraging inner voice of self-compassion. And learn to come back to it over and over again until your inner critic is a distant whisper.
Celebration: If it’s not fun, why do it? During each class, you’ll celebrate every bit of what’s going on in your present reality. Don’t be surprised if you crack a mile-wide smile as you jam out to a playlist on your mat. UNMEASURED is designed to be a joyful experience. I can’t think of anyone who deserves that more than you.
“I am literally crying happy tears. Thank you so much for creating this wonderful program. I can’t wait to do more!”
“As a disabled person, I cannot express the sheer joy that I was having with an instructor automatically giving options and modifications without having to ask for that. It was truly soul filling and so affirming.”
“As someone in a larger body I’ve avoided barre for fear of body judgment. You constantly remind me that my body is good exactly as I am. My sense of worth has grown so much since starting these classes. Thank you for this space. I love barre. I love UNMEASURED!”
“I have tried two of your barre classes so far. The first one literally made me cry. I have never encountered an exercise program SO fun, empowering, relaxing, and introspective all in one. I love this approach to barre.”
So what do you say...
Ready for barre without the body shaming?
Here’s what you WON’T find inside UNMEASURED:
- Intense instructors who shame you into earning your “bikini-bod”
- Rigid workout schedules with someone telling you how many times to work out per week, then reprimanding you when you don’t “work out enough”
- Elevating one body type, shape or size above another
- Before and after photos
- Guarantees of weight loss or other body changes
- Diet talk, including comments related to what you ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ eat
- Tracking how many calories you just burned
- Pressure to push your body when she’s asking you to rest
- Assumptions that I know more about your body than you do just because I’m the instructor
- Shame, judgement and guilt trips
- Rigidity and obsession
- Workouts as punishments
- False claims like “the answer to all of your life’s challenges is on the other side of this workout!”
- Tying your morality to exercise — because you’re not a ‘better’ person just for joining this membership
I want this to be risk-free for you. If you enroll in our monthly membership and you’re not totally in love with your experience inside UNMEASURED — shoot us an email at email@example.com. We’ll cancel your membership before your next auto-renew. No 30 days’ heads up required. If you joined under the annual membership, you can cancel after your year’s up. Even if it’s last minute. <3
Can be cancelled anytime.
Not every barre instructor….
- Is a certified intuitive eating counselor and anti-diet coach who’s gracefully moved past her own decade-long grapple with food and body image
- Has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Refinery29 and more
- Is a certified holistic health coach
- Was trained personally by Nancy Cushman Brown, master instructor and founder of Studio B Wellness
- Has authored “Letting Go Of Leo: How I Broke Up With Perfection” a memoir about overcoming her decade-long struggle of constant freak outs around food, her body, and not being enough
- Is certified in the Transformational Coaching Method
- Is a doula-to-be and has given birth to two beautiful babies: Yasi and Osh — so knows what it’s like to navigate postpartum body changes with love
Can be cancelled anytime.
Questions new members ask before joining:
Barre is a low-impact full body movement practice inspired by ballet, Pilates, and yoga.
Each class incorporates combinations of high repetitions of small controlled movements (sometimes using light weights or resistance) and stretching.
Form is cued extensively and plenty of modifications (or as we like to call them in UNMEASURED, “options”) are offered throughout class so you can feel safe and supported.
We even have a tutorial section in the virtual library for Form & Modifications. You can request a specific tutorial be added to this at any time!
Upon joining, you’ll get instant access to your portal. You’ll be able to stream barre classes, 24/7. And you’ll always have the option to choose between 20-25 minute classes and longer ones (40-45 minute).
You’ll also get instant access to my playlists and meditations by Maria Tran. When there’s a live members-only pop up class, you’ll be the first to know.
Other than that, just keep an eye on your inbox. That’s where I’ll send you weekly updates about new classes that have been dropped into your portal. Plus anything else you need to know.
You have 24/7 access to the membership and workouts can be streamed on movementunmeasured.com after logging in to your account.
Since you’ll likely be doing the classes outside of a traditional barre studio, we do our best to keep equipment to a minimum. For each class, we encourage you to have a floor mat, a chair, and access to a wall. You can also see a list of recommended equipment here — these are optional and not required. While the list is minimal, we still recommend trying out a few of the workouts to make sure you enjoy it before purchasing the optional equipment.
Simi is an attorney turned Certified Holistic Health Coach, Intuitive Eating Counselor, and barre instructor.
After completing law school and practicing law for a number of years, she became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Shortly thereafter, she received her Transformational Coaching Method Certification through Health Coach MBA (now known as ‘Health Coaching Institute’). Simi is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (trained and certified by the original intuitive eating pros) and has completed additional private and group mentorships + supervision with experts in the fields of intuitive eating, HAES, and self care.
For her barre training, Simi was trained personally by Nancy Cushman Brown (master instructor and founder of Studio B Wellness) and went on to teach at Studio B Wellness in German Village, Ohio for years before it closed its doors in 2018. She's so grateful for ongoing mentorship by Nancy Cushman Brown.
Simi is passionate about merging her love of barre with her intuitive eating / HAES training. To hear more about her personal movement journey, click here and / or pick up a copy of Letting Go of Leo: How I Broke Up With Perfection, a memoir about overcoming a decades-long struggle with feeling like she wasn’t enough.
There are two class options: 20-25 minute classes and 40-45 minute classes.
You have access to 10 classes at any time: five 20-25 minute classes and five 40-45 minute classes. As two new classes are added each week, the oldest two will be removed, so your class library is always being updated with fresh content.
If you're new to barre, you can absolutely join us. The classes are created for all levels. Each class will be full of form cues so you know what you're doing and when. Plus, modifications (or as we call them in UNMEASURED, “options”) are offered throughout the classes for you to take as needed and / or desired. Options are not just for people with injuries or who are pregnant; they’re for EVERY body! We'd love you to give UNMEASURED a try and see if you like it.
Every body is different. First and foremost, always consult with your physician before doing any workout during pregnancy or postpartum. Many women enjoy barre throughout pregnancy and once cleared for physical activity postpartum. Modifications are suggested within the membership to make the workouts as accessible and supportive as possible. We always encourage you to listen to how your body feels during workouts, as well. If something feels painful or off, please stop and check in with a healthcare professional.
Every body is different. First and foremost, always consult with your physician and / or physical therapist before performing any workout with an injury. Modifications and alternatives are suggested within the membership to make the workouts as accessible and supportive as possible. We always encourage you to listen to how your body feels during workouts, as well. If something feels painful or off, please stop and check in with a healthcare professional.
No way! We know what it's like to sign up for a monthly membership and then forget you ever joined. But, that won't happen with Unmeasured. You'll get an email from Simi each + every week when your two new barre classes are added to your library.
First and foremost, always consult with your recovery team. For any and everyone: eating enough and resting enough are vital to having a healthy relationship with movement. If this is a season in your life where you need to take extended rest from formal movement, I want to fully encourage you to do that. I know it can be so challenging to do, but it's 100% worth it and so are you! Once you and your team decide that you're ready to introduce formal movement back into your life, I'd love for you to see if UNMEASURED is the right fit for you.
Yup! If you just love barre (or want to try it for the first time), UNMEASURED is for you. This membership is inclusive of anyone who wants to move. So if you want to sweat, you’ll sweat. If you have fitness goals, UNMEASURED can help you meet them. This isn’t a club that’s only for folks who have struggled with unhealthy exercise in the past. That’s just who UNMEASURED typically attracts. As long as you’re happy in an environment devoid of toxic workout culture — UNMEASURED is for you.
No way! We know what it's like to sign up for a monthly membership and then forget you ever joined. But, that won't happen with UNMEASURED. You'll get an email from Simi each and every week when your two new barre classes are added to your library.
Think of it this way: 1 drop-in class at a big box studio will cost more than you’ll pay for one month of UNMEASURED. We have a lot of busy folks in the membership (entrepreneurs, mamas, etc.). That’s why you’ll have five 25 minute workouts at your fingertips at any given moment. So if you have time between Zoom meetings to squeeze in even half a workout — it’s worth it. Our bodies love movement, even in tiny doses.
If you’re still not sure, I suggest enrolling under the monthly membership. That way you can cancel anytime up to 24 hours before auto-renew for the following month’s billing cycle. No 30 day “heads up” required.
It depends on which membership you have. The monthly $25 membership is a month-to-month commitment. You can cancel anytime up to 24 hours before auto-renew for the following month’s billing cycle. If you signed up for an annual membership, you can cancel anytime up to 24 hours before auto-renew for the following year’s billing cycle.
"UNMEASURED has completely changed my relationship with exercise. I literally thought enjoying working out was something people were just lying about. The days I take class, I feel so strong and centered. The days I rest, I feel ZERO guilt because your voice is in my head saying to rest whenever I need to. I just want to shout it from the rooftops. This is something so special."
Acknowledgement of Privilege
If you’re worried I won’t understand what you’re experiencing because I live in a different body than you, I hear you. I have thin and white privilege (among others), so there are some experiences I don’t personally have because of these privileges.
As a coach, intuitive eating counselor, author, and barre instructor, I work with people in all different bodies—including ones that are different than mine.
I’m both passionate about and committed to diversity, equity, and working toward the end of all forms of oppression. This includes, but is not limited to, being actively body-inclusive and anti-racist.
From the very beginning of my business, I’ve always said, ‘I want to help people take care of and respect their bodies—not to try and have mine.’
I fully believe that my work is about helping you connect with YOU.
I believe in respect for ALL bodies and that is a foundational value of all the work that I do—including here in our UNMEASURED Membership.
I also believe in listening to people’s lived experiences, validating their feelings, and providing compassionate care to help them navigate their lives with decisions that honor their values and uniqueness.
I’m not here to fix you – I don't think you need to be fixed.
However, I’m very passionate about working to change the narratives (internal and external) about our bodies and our worth. I also strive to help us all navigate this world with more self-trust, self-compassion, and self-care.
It's so important for you to feel fully empowered to work with someone who you feel comfortable with. If that’s me, I’d love to support you! If it’s not, I truly believe you know what’s best for you and I would never try to tell you otherwise.
You are the expert on YOU.
You can read my full statement of privilege + business values here.
I’m grateful you’re here and honored to meet you with compassion and celebrate you along your journey!
Can be cancelled anytime.
“Usually when I try something new, I feel discouraged at this point. Your refreshing and supportive voice has me convinced that I can use UNMEASURED as a way to reconnect with myself and my strength. Thank you.”
“I started UNMEASURED years aho and it’s been a staple in my life since. First, I felt my relationship with movement shift, then with my body. I am someone who cares about herself now. I am someone who cares for herself now! I can’t thank you enough. Your genuine acceptance for the community has allowed me to learn to have that with myself. Each new class is a delightful surprise.”
“I had to stop going to bootcamp classes due to joint pain and just feeling so drained every day after working out. Plus I’m not a fan of the heavy emphasis most gyms have on weight loss… I found your videos through a non-diet Facebook group and I am so glad I signed up… I love that you give a lot of options for those of us with ‘bad’ knees. I’m also a runner and I feel like your videos have helped me a lot with keeping my hips from getting sore and tight. Thank you for making videos every week. I look forward to it every Monday.”
“Thank you for teaching me to release perfection and enjoy the workout. Those 40-minutes flew. Excited for the live class on Saturday! Thank you for all you do to encourage us to live in the bodies we have.”
“When you came out with UNMEASURED and offered a gentle approach with variations of intensities, I learned that barre was for me after all. Thanks for creating such an awesome resource.”
“As someone with chronic back issues, I'm looking for all the love I can give my body because it's been through enough pain through injury. Simi has tutorials & modifications that make it possible for a girl with a doubly fused thoracic spine to find her way back to movement safety. Thank you Simi!”
Can be cancelled anytime.