Friday, September 27, 2013

The Unique Features of Barbizon of Akron

Wouldn't it be fun to be cast in films, television shows and commercials that are very lucrative? Barbizon of Akron has graduates that are working around the world with national and international companies for print campaigns, with top designers and countless covers of magazines. We also have graduates that prefer to work locally on a part time basis, usually to earn some extra income and to have fun! Whichever route you choose, we can say with confidence that you will not regret having the Barbizon of Akron Program as a background in the field that you choose!
Did you know that Barbizon of Akron is well known for its major modeling programs for adults, teens and children in commercial and fashion modeling, as well as its personal development and acting programs? Did you also know that we have been established since 1939 and now have over 260 Barbizon Agencies worldwide? Barbizon of Akron continues to excel in the education and construction of self- confidence for all of its students.
Our teaching staff is professionally trained by the New York approved Barbizon method, and is continuously educated to meet international standards of excellence. We provide a professional facility and environment, along with the Barbizon staff that is educated in how to educate!
Upon graduating, agency registration with Pro-Model and Talent Mgmt. is available! This is a full service agency to its clients, and includes bookings for TV commercials, industrial and training videos, voice-overs, print work (high fashion & commercial), runway, catalogue, editorial and thousands of hours of promotional work! Each graduate always will have the option to refresh on a course at any time at no additional charge, and can transfer privileges to any of the worldwide Barbizon locations for the course the graduate was enrolled in! This is beneficial to our models to stay up to date with the industry.  
Many of our models in good standing have had the privilege to be a part of our membership in IMTA- International Models and Talent Association. IMTA hosts the largest international conventions for modeling, talent and the entertainment industry. Our local models are traveling more and more to Los Angeles, New York, Europe and Asia to pursue their dreams of modeling and acting.
To ensure the best for our models, we use a professional photographer for our photo-movement workshops to give our graduates the best images to pursue the modeling/talent industry. In addition, as a Barbizon of Akron graduate, you will be entitled to a professional color photo shoot with Barbizon of Akron and 1 8x10 digital image on CD.
Our television workshops are always a blast! These include commercials taped and reviewed over closed circuit television!
We cannot list all of the benefits you will receive by taking advantage of our program, as each person is working to reach his or her individual goals, but we can say that you will enjoy the outcome you receive! You WILL gain the poise, confidence and look that will carry you through a lifetime of goals and accomplishments. Be confident in your decision to enroll with Barbizon of Akron because we are confident in you.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Barbizon of Akron's Shop Wisely Tips

At Barbizon of Akron, we love to keep our students, and people interested in our training center, educated on who we are and what we do!

Barbizon was established in New York in 1939. The company has been in business for over half a century with models gracing the covers of every major fashion magazine. You can feel comfortable in your decision to enroll in our training center because we are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Proprietary School Registration!

Barbizon of Akron is a member of the International Modeling & Talent Association, which means model/ talent placement on a national and international level is available! Many of our once local models/ talent are currently in Los Angeles, New York, Europe, and in Asia, living the dream they’ve always wanted to become a reality! You could too!

We want the parents of our students to be aware that Barbizon of Akron is a family-oriented program, and is a proud supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving. Nothing is more important than being safe behind the wheel, and we do not support the underage consumption of alcohol. We heavily educate our students in anti-drinking and anti-drug messages along with teen bullying.

We strive to train our students in areas of personal development and in all aspects of the modeling and acting professions. The education our students receive gives them the competitive edge needed to succeed in today’s society. Our cutting edge curriculum teaches what you would traditionally expect from a training and placement facility: poise, posture, photomovement, skin care, hair care, makeup, nail care and acting for film and television. What sets us apart is that we also focus on important life skills such as, effective communication, speech, body language, etiquette, health and nutrition, self- esteem and other essentials for success in life.

Barbizon of Akron delivers a well-rounded education that teens and adults alike will be able to apply to every day for the rest of their life. Our professional facility and environment, along with the Barbizon of Akron staff that is skilled in how to educate make the experience a rewarding and beneficial one!

Students who miss a session are able to reschedule their class at no additional charge. They can also refresh any session of their choice at no additional cost either! This is a great feature that Barbizon offers to keep students marketable in the industry job field.

Upon successful completion of the program and graduation of the program, our students are invited to sign with our agency, Pro-Model and Talent Mgmt. The agency is a major working model/talent agency in the tri-state area, with models/talent working locally, national and internationally!

Barbizon of Akron wants to take the time to educate you with tips that everyone should know when looking to get into the field of modeling and acting.

Watch for and be wary of agencies that promise or guarantee work. Clients are always looking for different looks, so promising that a model will be given work is not something that should be happening. No one can guarantee work. It’s important to be on the lookout for agencies that want you to buy a portfolio/pressbook. These features are developed with the work you do as a model or talent, they cannot be purchased! As a male or female looking to become involved with the industry, it’s important to request to see the clients an agency works with. We love sharing this information with people interested in Barbizon of Akron! We are proud of the clientele that we have established over the years.

You should always be aware of how long an agency has been established! Small, unknown agencies with no established history will often be limited as to what they will be able to do. A tip that we love to share with people interested in our program that I referenced previously, is that we are a licensed training center by the State of Ohio. If a training center is not licensed, they do not meet state regulations and should NOT be teaching- it is against the law! Be on the lookout for agencies and training centers with these tips from Barbizon of Akron.

We want all of our Barbizon of Akron grads to succeed and being enrolled in our training center is the first step in a blossoming future!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

101 Ways to Burn 100 Calories

The holidays are right around the corner which means holiday eating is coming up too! But have no fear! We've found a list of 101 activities from our friends at that will help you burn 100 calories at a time. By doing just one activity a day for 30 days, you'll burn 3,000 calories. And who doesn't want to burn some extra calories here or there?

Everyday Activities

1. Grocery shop for 38 minutes
2. Cook for 45 minutes
3. Walk your dog for 29 minutes
4. Climb stairs for 11 minutes
5. Ride your bike for 11 minutes
6. Wash your car for 29 minutes
7. Push a baby stroller for 33 minutes
8. Play with your pets for 30 minutes
9. Spend 44 minutes getting ready in the morning
10. Walk your kids to school for 20 minutes
11. Carrying an infant: 24 minutes
12. Cleaning, moderate effort for 26 minutes
13. Chat with your friend on a walk for 20 minutes
14. Exercise at your desk, doing calf raises and leg lifts under your desk for only 15 minutes
15. Carrying groceries upstairs for 11 minutes
16. Playing with children for 23 minutes
17. Sip ice water all day long. Eight 16 ounce glasses of ice water raises your metabolism (the rate which your body burns calories.)
18. Shopping at the mall for 30 minutes (gotta love this one!)


19. Do Pilates for 25 minutes
20. Do Tai Chi for 22 minutes
21. Practice vinyasa yoga for 13 minutes
22. Do step aerobics for 10 minutes
23. Do pull ups for 10 minutes
24. Play kickball for 13 minutes
25. Do step aerobics for 10 minutes
26. Water jog for 11 minutes
27. Punch a punching bag for 15 minutes
28. Go for a spin on a stationary bike for 13 minutes
29. Lift weights for 28 minutes
30. Do pushups for 10 minutes
31. Run one mile in 11 and a half minutes
32. Jump rope slowly for 11 minutes
33. Jogging for 12 minutes
34. Skipping rope for 9 1/2 minutes
35. Swim laps for 8 minutes
36. Racquetball for 7 minutes
37. Run a five - minute mile. (You'll have burned 100 by 4½ minutes
38. Weight training for 13 minutes
39. Water Aerobics for 22 minutes (My favorite!)


40. Play tennis for 12 minutes
41. Play beach volleyball for 11 minutes
42. Shoot hoops for 20 minutes
43. Golf for 20 minutes
44. Play soccer for 12 minutes
45. Dancing around living room for 20 minutes
46. Bowling for 30 minutes
47. Kickball for 13 minutes
48. Mini Golf for 30 minutes
49. Playing catch (with football) for 33 minutes
50. Hitting ball as driving range for 30 minutes
51. Frisbee for 30 minutes
52. Baseball for 18 minutes
53. Softball for 18 minutes
54. Treading water for 23 minutes
55. Water ski for 15 minutes
56. Tennis (doubles) - 21 minutes
57. Tennis (singles)- 15 minutes


58. Rearrange your living room furniture for 15 minutes
59. Caulk your bathroom for 19 minutes
60. Scrub your floors on your hands and knees for 23 minutes
61. Vacuum your house for 25 minutes
62. Sweeping for 23 minutes
63. Ironing for 40 minutes
64. Mopping the floor for 20 minutes
65. Scrubbing your bathroom for 15 minutes
66. Making beds for 23 minutes
67. Dusting for 1 hour
68. Washing dishes for 1 hour 10 minutes
69. Painting for 20 minutes


70. Clean out your gutters for 18 minutes
71. Clear out your garage for 18 minutes
72. Mow the lawn for 16 minutes
73. Rake leaves for 21 minutes
74. Shovel snow for 15 minutes
75. Pull weeds for 20 minutes
76. Trim bushes for 20 minutes
77. Garden for 23 minutes


78. Jump on a trampoline for 25 minutes
79. Ice skate for 13 minutes
80. Sled for 13 minutes
81. Ski downhill for 10 minutes
82. Play sidewalk games with your kids for 18 minutes
83. Play hacky sack for 22 minutes
84. Line dance for 20 minutes
85. Canoe for 25 minutes
86. Hike for 15 minutes
87. Hunt for 18 minutes
88. Fish in a stream for 15 minutes
89. Horseback ride for 22 minutes
90. Snorkel for 18 minutes
91. Hit the ballroom dance floor for 16 minutes
92. Play the drums for 22 minutes
93. Bowl for 29 minutes
94. Play pool for 35 minutes
95. Play catch for 35 minutes
96. Go sailing for 28 minutes
97. Paddle boat for 22 minutes
98. Throw darts for 35 minutes
99. Ultimate Frisbee for 11 minutes
100. Play badminton for 20 minutes
101. Play ping pong for 22 minutes

Thursday, September 5, 2013

6 Ways to Improve Skin with Lemons!

Hi, Barbizon of Akron! Did you know that the lemon is an amazing fruit. It is good for you on the inside and out. I had no idea that lemons could do so many great things to make my skin look and feel better. Check out these six ways lemon is truly a miracle fruit!

Fade age spots- Just apply straight lemon to the areas before bed and wash off in the morning with cool water. After a week or two, the lemon will have cleansed the skin and lighten the color. If you want an all over body treatment, just add 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice to your bath and soak for 20 minutes.

For brighter, softer skin- use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including the knees, elbows, and face to brighten up and soften your skin.

Get Rid of Blackheads- If you rub lemon juice on the area with your blackheads, it should make them disappear. Do this every night and rinse with cool water in the morning until blackheads are gone.

Make a moisturizing mask- for dry skin by mixing equal amounts of honey, lemon and olive oil. Apply the
mixture to dry areas on the skin and allow it to dry thoroughly for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

To exfoliate dead skin cells- rub a cut lemon dipped into a half-teaspoon of sugar over your face for a few minutes, or create a mild mixture by using lemon juice, sugar and a small amount of water. Do this once a week to help remove dead skin cells and refresh your skin.

To make a lemon anti-wrinkle mask- mix a teaspoon of honey, a few drops of lemon juice and a drop of sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes and wash off.

If your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons, you can dilute the juice with some water. Using a cotton ball to apply is the best way. Try not to use lemon juice on your skin before any sun exposure since it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.