About Southern Barre

We strive to create an atmosphere that challenges your body in new ways while leaving you relaxed afterward.

About Us

At Southern Barre Fitness, we have one goal: to become your Studio for Change. We want to change your mind, your heart, and your body. Our vision is for our clients to leave our studio feeling uplifted and empowered. We are truly dedicated to helping clients along their fitness journey.

Our “Barre-Tenders”

We don’t give that title to just anyone. All of our instructors have undergone intensive, multi-day training plus an apprenticeship before receiving their certification to teach and join our team of “Barre-Tenders.” They are trained to use tactile corrections to ensure both the safety of clients as well as the effectiveness of each workout. They are also required to renew their training every year and encouraged to learn from other certified instructors as frequently as possible.

That’s what sets us apart from other barre fitness classes. No class is generic. Each instructor plans their own classes according to the best methods they themselves have perfected through vigorous training.

Our Instructors

Kimberly

Kimberly

Owner, Certified BarreAmped, tap n’ pow{h}er, & Buti Yoga Instructor

Kimberly has always been very active, trying several different fitness methods until discovering BarreAmped in 2011 when she knew she had found something truly unique. A mother of 2 & dedicated runner, Kimberly loves BarreAmped & tap n’ pow{h}er because of how the methods have challenged & changed her body while making her stronger & more flexible. Kimberly is dedicated to empowering clients to change both their bodies & their minds in their journey for fitness & health. Kimberly completed her BarreAmped teacher training with Suzanne Bowen, creator of BarreAmped & tap n’ pow{h}er teacher training with the method’s creator Amy Weber. Kimberly has also completed BarreAmped Boot Camp & Fire certifications as well as Buti Yoga certifications.

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Jessi

Jessi

Certified BarreAmped, pow{h}method, & Bounce Instructor

Jessi began her movement journey at a young age with various forms of dance, softball, and basketball. She has always enjoyed being active but would get bored easily and bounce from solo workouts to different group fitness classes. Jessi studied nutrition in college and has a love for connecting food and fitness into a healthy lifestyle. Soon after graduation she moved back to Hendersonville and began searching for group fitness classes that weren’t punishing on the body but still challenging. After trying almost everything she finally found Southern Barre Fitness. The day she stepped foot into SBF she knew she was home; it was love at first class. Jessi is certified in BarreAmped methods and had the joy of learning The Pow{h}er Method directly from the method’s creator. Jessi left the corporate world after the birth of her daughter to pursue her passion of leading women through meaningful movement. She’s witnessed firsthand the impact barre and strength-fusion classes have on the body, especially post-baby, and has enjoyed growing her practices over the years, most recently becoming certified in trampoline classes. She loves that every class is different and challenging, but always taught with proper body mechanics. As they say, “It never gets easier, you just get stronger!” She enjoys challenging clients to understand that it’s more than just movement; it’s a deep mind-body connection that leaves the body feeling strong and toned, and the spirit renewed. She embraces the fun and upbeat and encourages clients to check-out of the real world, check-in to grace, and welcome the “me time” class offers so they leave feeling refreshed.

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Carol

Carol

Certified in BarreAmped, BA Bootcamp, The Pow(h)er Method, Piloxing, & Bounce

Carol visited Southern Barre with a friend several years ago and was hooked on day one! She had always exercised, but had become bored after hurting her back a few years earlier. Even though she left with “noodle arms & legs” she wanted more! It wasn’t long before she noticed an improvement in her posture. Barre not only made her stronger, but eliminated any back pain due to lengthening muscles and the mind, body connection with her core. Not only did she begin to feel stronger outside, but more confident inside as well.This is what led her to become an instructor. “I wanted to give back to other women what the instructors at SBF had given me.” Carol is proud to say she is the oldest instructor at SBF & hopes to set an example for others. You’re never to old to try something new. “Inhale courage – exhale your fears.”

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Erica

Erica’s journey with Barre began when she moved to Nashville at the beginning of 2016. After moving to a new city, she tried a Barre class for the first time and was an immediate fan! She realized what a significant impact Barre had on her body, by strengthening some of the smaller and deeper muscle groups. She truly believes in the multifaceted benefits Barre can have for anyone interested in gaining strength, lengthening muscles & increasing their mind/body connection. Erica’s practice in Corporate Training and Coaching has been to empower individuals and she has found that the common denominator of both Training & Barre is just that- empowerment. Outside of Barre, Erica enjoys Opera, Musketeer basketball, traveling to Paris, & spending time with her family & close friends!

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Alexis

Alexis

Certified Buti Yoga, BarreAmped, & Piloxing Instructor

Alexis has been involved in movement since she was young, as a gymnast, dancer, and now fitness and yoga instructor. Her transition into the fitness world began in 2013 shortly after her son was born. She missed workouts that were equally challenging as they were expressive and fun. Teaching quickly became a passion for her. After years of teaching Piloxing and BarreAmped, she found Buti Yoga which reignited her love for movement. She is now certified in Advanced Buti Yoga, Hot Buti, Hot Core, Buti Sculpt and a master trainee for Buti Yoga. It is now a mission of hers to spread fitness and wellness as a lifestyle to those looking for change, but in a fun, nonjudgemental, non-traditional way — away from the treadmills, weights and fad diets. She believes movement is medicine and can truly heal you physically and mentally. Alexis just finished her 200hr RYT to teach vinyasa and power vinyasa classes.

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Katie

Katie

Youth Services Director

Katie, along with her daughters Harper and Piper, love every barre baby that comes through our door. She truly enjoys being able to be here for the other mothers so they’ll be able to reach their fitness goals. Katie does her best to make every child feel at home while at the same time letting the mothers feel at ease knowing their children are being taken care of.

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Mary

Mary

Mary has been active her whole life but was searching for a more meaningful, less “body pounding” workout. The search ended the day she took her 1st barre class, in January 2014. Mary is a registered nurse and knows the importance of exercise and its physical benefits like; overall health, increased strength, balance, muscle definition and endurance. But…With barre, she not only saw OUTER changes but INNER changes as well! It truly IS a “Mind, Body and Soul” workout! For Mary, barre “connects” everything and is a beautiful journey into POWER, self awareness, inner/outer strength, grace and sisterhood. As a barre-tender, she hopes to take as many people as she can, on that journey with her!

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Meridith

Meridith is a Nashville native who has always enjoyed tennis and running. After finding more core strength, becoming more toned and feeling more engaged in the classes at Southern Barre, Meridith decided to become certified to teach. When she’s not teaching barre, Meridith teaches eighth grade American History, coaches junior varsity tennis, and is a mother to three children.

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Hannah

Hannah

Hannah, an events planner by day, is a natural at planning tough classes that will challenge even our most experienced “barre belle.”

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Bethany

Bethany has loved fitness from a very young age. Over the years, she has run marathons, lifted weights, taken spin classes, swam, taken group fitness classes & Crossfit as forms of exercise. In an effort to maintain her fitness level with a lower impact, she tried barre & fell in love! Over a year after participating in all types of barre classes, she became certified to teach trampoline classes & plans to become certified in barre soon. She is also a certified personal trainer & loves encouraging women to take care of their minds & bodies & to be the best version of themselves they can be!

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