My 1st Barre class with Bethany was great! I was warmly welcomed as soon as I walked through the door! I feel like I really fit in at this studio
A lifelong dancer and performer, I was looking for a form of exercise that helped me to keep dance in my life as an adult. That is when I found Pilates and Barre. I started taking Pilates equipment classes in the fall of 2013 and was hooked right away. I took my first barre class not long after that. I felt right at home in both of these classes and knew I needed to make both forms of fitness a part of my life forever.
Here’s a little bit about me:
I’ve lived most of my life in Mechanicsburg, PA. I always thought I wanted to live in New York City, but upon graduating college, moved back to Central PA and it is the area I continue to call home (only a four minute drive from the home where I spent most of my life). I had always wanted to own a business, but never knew what kind of business I wanted to own. I always thought I wanted to be a wedding planner, but there was a big part of me that always needed to have dance and theatre in my life, even as an adult. A barre studio seemed to be the perfect fit for me. When my husband and I found our house in the fall of 2015, our new neighborhood was also the perfect location for a barre studio.
I’m beyond lucky to say that being a Pilates and Barre instructor (along with being a studio co-owner) is not just my for fun job, but my day job. I have a great business partner that I work with to make our studio the better each day. I’ve also found that I love teaching teachers how to teach. I look forward to holding teacher trainings and love watching my new instructors teach classes. It is one of my great prides when clients tell me they love my classes, but even more so when they love the class of a teacher that I trained.
I earned my two Bachelor’s Degrees in Marketing and in Theatre with a concentration in Dance from West Chester University in 2012. Looking for a form of exercise that was similar to dance, I started taking Pilates Equipment classes from Absolute Pilates. I started my Comprehensive Pilates training in May of 2014. By the end of 2014, I completed my 450-Hour Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification, and my Barre Certification. In 2015, along with Allison Zang, I wrote the current barre training program that we use with our teachers called Absolute Barre. Since then, we’ve done about two teacher trainings a year and are working on expanding our barre training program, along with workshops that we offer. I continue to take Pilates, Barre, and Dance classes when we travel, among other fitness classes, to stay current on trends and new methods of teaching. I also take workshops that benefit me, my instructors, and my clients when they are available to me.