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Barre365 was created out of a love for dance, barre exercises, and overall fitness. We wanted to create a barre class where each movement is specifically matched with the music. Song cues and choreography are essential elements in each Barre365 class. Unique from other barre programs, we feel choreographed classes provide participants with the greatest success. Students returning to Barre365 classes will be able to focus more on form and function to achieve maximum results. Barre365 is a barre exercise class designed to create long, lean muscles while having fun with movements matched to music. Targeting the upper body, legs, glutes and core, each component of the format focuses on specific muscle groups. Fun and inspiring music makes the workout unique, bringing the attention of how each movement corresponds to the music. Classical ballet exercises, positions & techniques are utilized to help obtain the desired dancer’s physique. The class is designed for all body types and ages by providing modifications when needed. Barre365 is an inclusive class that provides the participants an effective workout while having fun!
I received a B.S. and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While working as a CPA, aerobics was my favorite form of exercise; however, I knew the only way to make sure I attended fitness classes was to teach them. Consequently, I became certified through ACE as a Group Fitness Instructor. I have now been an instructor for over a decade. About five years ago my Barre365, LLC co-creator Whitney Gay took me to my first barre fitness class where I immediately fell in love with the concept. I knew at that very moment it was a perfect! Now after years of exploring the many options barre classes have to offer, Whitney and I have developed what we believe is the perfect class. I want everyone to experience the fun and the benefits of our unique exercise experience in Barre365!
I have always had a love for the arts. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. I began dancing at the age of 2 and have not stopped. Although still participating in dance during college, I focused my creativity on the "studio" arts rather than "performing" arts. After becoming a mother I began looking for an outlet for my love of dance, and dedication to staying physically fit. I started taking Cardio Dance classes and became certified to teach soon after. I loved how the classes were choreographed to music and very easy for participants to catch on. When I took my first barre class, I realized this was the perfect combination. A class that would develop long lean muscles and burn significant amounts of calories while enjoying choreography to great music. Jessica felt the same and Barre365 ,LLC was born!