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MEET THE TEAM

Our certified instructors will work with you to provide a comfortable and personalized experience at any fitness level.

INSTRUCTORS

Laura

Founder, Barre instructor

Laura has always been drawn to sports, dance and fitness. She was a dancer for 15 years and taught dance classes for four years at a studio in Iowa.  She’s been engaged in group fitness classes for over 20 years, as a student and instructor, and she loves empowering others to reach their health and fitness goals.  

Laura is certified in the Barre Amped and Barre 60 methods, although she’s comprehensively studied six different styles of barre, as well as the human anatomy of exercise and movement.  She strives to connect with clients and create a relaxed class setting where students feel comfortable challenging themselves and trying new postures when they’re physically ready. Laura has grown to love the extreme physical and emotional benefits of a well-crafted barre session.  She’s also CPR/AED certified.

When she's not engaged in group fitness, Laura loves baking, crafting, traveling, reading, outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

lauren

barre, pop Pilates instructor

Lauren developed a deep-rooted love for group fitness and nutrition over 15 years ago as college student.  But it wasn’t after until after having her first child and losing 3 out 4 parents to illness and disease, that she decided to make inspiring healthy living her life’s mission and career. 

 

Lauren is certified in Barre Above and Pop Pilates.  She’s also CPR/AED certified. Because of her journey and desire to change her own family's story, Lauren is deeply committed to helping people become the best version of themselves in health and to become more of who they were created to be.  When Lauren is not engaged in group fitness, she loves inspiring healthy living through hosting meal prep parties, attending educational events, educating others on the importance of nutrition, and creating online content and events to inspire healthy living around the world.

 

For fun, Lauren loves spending time with her family, the occasional massage or pedicure for self-care, traveling around the world, reading, and outdoor activities.  

HEATHER

barrelates, MAT PILATES instructor

Heather is a teacher and entertainer at heart. She's been a top contracted performer and trainer for Universal Orlando for over 20 years as Marilyn & Lucy.

 

Outside of the world of entertainment, Heather loves to teach fitness classes. She opened the first pole fitness studio in Florida with 3 locations where she taught exotic dance fitness, pole, barre, hula hoop cardio, and dance cardio choreography.  Not long after, she was blessed with 2 beautiful girls and decided to step away from studio ownership. In 2017 she jumped back into the fitness industry by adding Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer certifications to her roster of methods.

 

Heather has her B.S. degree in Health, Communications and Entrepreneurship and is trained in the Total Barre method.  As a lifestyle coach, she loves to combine her knowledge of health, fitness, beauty, and entrepreneurship with women so they can create their own sexy, healthy, happy and fulfilled lifestyles.  

zoe

barre, yoga, dance fitness instructor

Zoe has been a mover ever since she was born; her mom even said she tapped along to the rhythm at concerts while she was in her belly! Growing up, she danced, figure skated, and performed, eventually returning to what she truly loved: using movement to help people physically and mentally, and make them smile.

 

She began her instructor career teaching kids yoga classes at a summer camp. After spending a few years taking countless group fitness classes, she began teaching more advanced yoga flows for all ages, dance fitness, and barre methods. Zoe is barre-certified with IBBFA, 200-hour yoga certified, and Zumba certified. She is also certified in Adult/Infant CPR/AED and First-Aid. While she has many fitness disciplines, all of her classes focus on safety, functional movement, and strengthening the mind and body. 

 

When Zoe is not teaching, she works in public relations for a non-profit, and is working towards becoming a physical therapist one day!

Chrissy

ballet BARRE, adult ballet instructor

Chrissy has been teaching dance in the Central Florida area for almost 20 years. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, she began her teaching career at The School of Performing Arts, working with dancers of all ages, with a concentration in ballet and jazz.

 

During this time, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist and earned her Masters in Arts Sports and Fitness: Health/Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology from UCF. She now teaches at Tutus School of Dance in Oviedo and continues to work with dancers of all ages. 

 

Combining her multi-disciplinary expertise and specialized training, Chrissy integrates her knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and overall body functionality, into her dance and fitness classes. She’s excited to bring her love of Classical Ballet Barre, and knowledge of the body, to Breaking Barre to create a dynamic exercise experience for her students.

SHERRY

TABATA/ZEN instructor

Sherry has been a lifelong lover of sports and strength training. After taking a hiatus for her two children, she returned to group fitness with a passion for boot camp, HIIT/Tabata, and Pilates classes. With a push from her own instructors, she finally took the leap into group fitness instruction where she gets to incorporate her music training and education backgrounds with her zest for helping others achieve things they did not think were possible.  She also appreciates the power of mindfulness and meditation as a means of uncluttering the mind and achieving greater focus. 

 

Sherry is certified in weight training and core training formats. She is also CPR/AED certified. 

 

Sherry loves trivia, travel, movies, and spreadsheets. You can usually find her in the kitchen, discussing good reads with her book club, singing karaoke, or at a festival.

erika

Dance Fitness Instructor

From the moment Erika slipped on her first pair of ballet shoes at the age of two, she was hooked. Erika has studied dance extensively with over  20 years of training. She graduated from UCF with a degree in Physical Education and served as a dance instructor in the Florida public school system for 10 years.

Erika is certified in both Zumba and Zumba Gold. She incorporates her knowledge of Zumba and her diverse dance background into a dynamic dance fitness class that's exciting and engaging. She's also currently CPR/AED certified.

 

Erika loves that dance fitness masquerades as a workout in disguise, providing an opportunity to let loose, sweat and smile. When Erika isn’t instructing, she’s running her wreath-making business, Handmade by Harvey. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, spending time with family and baking with her daughter.

suzie

yoga Instructor

Suzie is a 200-hour certified Hatha Yoga instructor.  She discovered the joy of yoga through meditation. Using meditation to calm her mind and ease stress, she discovered the physical practice of yoga and it changed her life forever! She's been teaching yoga full-time since 2009 and is skilled in all levels of yoga, including gentle, Yin, prenatal, therapeutic, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Power Flow.

 

Suzie understands the importance of educating her students on proper body alignment in each posture to assure a safe and productive practice. She truly believes that yoga is a life long wellness program of mind, body, and spirit and feels honored to be able to offer the wisdom of yoga to help others care for themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, in a loving and safe way. Suzie strives to ensure that all her students feel confident and satisfied with their yoga practice and, most importantly, that they have fun!

erin

barre instructor

Erin has had a passion for movement, dance, and fitness since she was a young girl. After years of studying dance, Erin turned to group fitness to stay active in college while studying music education. Shortly thereafter, she began her journey as a group fitness instructor.

 

Erin is certified in Barre Above and POP Pilates, in addition to other group fitness strength formats.  She's also currently updating her CPR/AED certification. She has been teaching throughout Central Florida for over four years. Erin’s classes are driven by music!  Her history of studying and teaching music inspires her classes to move with the music as you work toward a stronger, healthier you!

 

Erin works full time as an elementary music teacher. When she’s not teaching, Erin enjoys rock climbing and exploring the outdoors – though she is equally happy to be inside with a good book!

katie

Barre, adult ballet INSTRUCTOR

Bio coming soon!

Danny

dance fitness instructor

Bio coming soon!

erin

barre instructor

Erin has had a passion for movement, dance, and fitness since she was a young girl. After years of studying dance, Erin turned to group fitness to stay active in college while studying music education. Shortly thereafter, she began her journey as a group fitness instructor.

 

Erin is certified in Barre Above and POP Pilates, in addition to other group fitness strength formats.  She's also currently updating her CPR/AED certification. She has been teaching throughout Central Florida for over four years. Erin’s classes are driven by music!  Her history of studying and teaching music inspires her classes to move with the music as you work toward a stronger, healthier you!

 

Erin works full time as an elementary music teacher. When she’s not teaching, Erin enjoys rock climbing and exploring the outdoors – though she is equally happy to be inside with a good book!

katie

Barre, adult ballet INSTRUCTOR

Bio coming soon!

Danny

dance fitness instructor

Bio coming soon!

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barre instructor

Bio coming soon!

KID CARE ASSOCIATES

CHEYENNE

kid care ASSOCIATE

Cheyenne has been engaged in Early Childhood Education courses at Oviedo High School for the past several years.  She’s also worked with and educated children at the Oviedo High preschool for the past four years.  Her coursework, along with her experience working at the preschool, provide her with the basics of caring for and educating children. Cheyenne loves kids and takes pride in creating a fun, attentive and safe environment for them.

Cheyenne already has her Department of Children and Families (DCF) and ServSafe certificates, and she’s currently working on acquiring her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  She’s also First Aid and CPR/AED certified.

In her free time, Cheyenne enjoys being outside, crafts, smiling, being active and spreading positivity. 

Katelyn

kid care associate

Bio coming soon!