Brooklyn, New York, 11201 USA
The studio boasts 3 spacious, sun drenched classrooms and is conveniently located within a short walk to the Borough Hall subway station (2/3/4/5/R trains) as well as the Jay Street MetroTech station (A/C/F trains).
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out a short waiver and to take a look around the studio. Wear clothes that allow you to bend and move freely in and that you don’t mind getting a bit sweaty. You’ll definitely want a pair of grippy socks, which you can purchase online or at the studio.
Kristine is a Brooklyn native and former Finance geek turned fitness buff. She discovered Xtend Barre in 2010 and knew immediately that it was her golden ticket out of the corporate world. She is a certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor, holds a B.S. in Business from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Stanford University. Kristine’s classes are jam packed with lots of cardio and replete with detailed alignment cues to help her students better understand the movements.
Originally from New Jersey, Amanda has been dancing since the young age of three and has experience teaching various different modalities of dance and fitness. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory and is a Balanced Body Pilates mat instructor. Her bright and sunny personality is a welcome distraction from the intensity of the workout. Amanda loves to work the booty, so expect a lot of seat work in her classes.
Amber was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has been dancing since the young age of 4. She has performed as a soloist in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts and NYC, including Lincoln Center. Although now retired from professional dancing, she continues to share her love of ballet and dance through teaching and choreography. Amber teaches an intense and challenging class, sprinkled with a bit of humor to help carry you through the workout.
Laura grew up in Baltimore, MD studying dance, choreography, theater and gymnastics. She is comprehensively trained, PMA certified Pilates instructor. She currently works with the Roschman Dance Company, teaches Pilates throughout NYC and is currently pursuing her Xtend Barre certification. Laura is a tough and honest instructor with an eagle eye and her witty quips will have you laughing throughout class.
Lauren hails from Pittsburgh, PA and holds a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University. She spent several years travelling the world dancing and performing before she settled down in NYC where she completed her comprehensive Pilates certification with Balanced Body, making the transition from dancer to Pilates instructor. When she isn’t teaching, Lauren is mom to baby girl Sienna. Lauren’s upbeat, enthusiastic and flowing style makes for a fun, fluid and sweaty class.
Melissa was born and raised in San Diego and has been dancing for over 25 years. While dancing with The San Diego Ballet, Melissa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of San Diego and completed a comprehensive Pilates certification. Melissa’s teaching style is whimsical and light-hearted and incorporates multiple disciplines, drawing from her diverse background and experience in movement.
Rochelle is originally from upstate New York and fell in love with mind body exercise disciplines while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University. This passion eventually led her to pursue a career in fitness. This braniac also holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, where she studied breast cancer research. She is a Power Pilates certified mat instructor. Rochelle teaches a strong, intense, athletic class … you will feel the burn!
Susan, a native Long Islander, has had a passion for ballet since she was a young girl. She is a certified AFAA group fitness instructor and teaches classes in Insanity and Cardio Sport. Susan has trained with Shaun T. since 2012 and is a cast member in various Focus T25 videos. Don’t be fooled by Susan’s soft-spoken personality…once class starts it is game on! Susan is truly an inspiration and is the absolute embodiment of health, wellness and positivity.