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The Story of Studio.12

Innovation, exclusivity & modern comfort

January 8th, 2014 – With a bright smile, satisfaction and pride, Tanja Krodel and Anja Riesenberg, founders of Studio.12, welcome their guests to the opening celebration of Munich’s first Barre-Fusion studio, the newest workout trend from the USA. As for their location, an old residential building in an art nouveau style located in Bogenhausen was chosen; a sterling city part of Munich.  “Here we are close to our clients and can offer them a challenging sports program in an exclusive environment.”

Back to the Year 2010 – Then, still an insider tip in the fitness scene, Barbara Becker tells Tanja about a new, unique workout, one which offers completely new and fast training results. With between 15 and 25 years of training experience, it takes a lot to challenge Tanja and Anja, two power women.

Shortly after, the two found themselves on an airplane to New York to get their own idea of Barre training. At Exhale the admiration for Barre, or Core Fusion as they call it there, arose in them. They experienced an entirely new exercise sensation, one with a certain “wow”-effect. In only 5 days of intense all-day training and Barre classes, their passion grew.

In the Fall of 2013, they were the first German trainers to complete the Exhale Barre Teacher Training in New York. The prestigious instructors Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, both with 30 years of experience in the sports scene, encouraged and motivated Tanja and Anja to open their own studio. Thus, the idea for Studio.12 was born.

Back in Bogenhausen, Munich, in November 2013, they quickly found the desired premises, one which could combine exclusivity and quality into one. The beautiful old residential building was renovated into a modern Barre studio with an exclusive ambient in only 3 months. The pantry was converted into showers and the former offices acquired grand mirrors and beautiful oak ballet bars. With great dedication and a strict schedule, the opening deadline in January 2014 was met.

Now, a gorgeous, well lit studio, completed with wooden floors and high ceilings, is presented to the clients; the private studio is a wonderful combination of modern comfort and exclusivity.


Tanja and Anja are pleased to be able to share their creation with their clients every single day.