Xtend Barre Arlington is a 2,500-square foot facility featuring two state-of-the-art studio spaces. We offer a full range of programming with over 50 classes per week, including Xtend Suspend, Xtend Stick, Circuit 7, Yoga Flow, Fit Ball, Xtend Barre and Barrecamp.
We are located in the Courthouse area of Arlington off Wilson Boulevard, between N. Troy and N. Courthouse, and two blocks from the Courthouse Metro Station. There is ample street parking with additional parking in the 2001 Clarendon garage off N. Troy.
We invite you to tour our studio and all its amenities, take a class with one of our talented instructors, and join our Xtend Barre family.
Kelly has worked in retail and commercial construction, and when she found Xtend Barre, she had an epiphany. Her professional bent was helping clients find the perfect look or the right space to enhance their personal brand — but what she really cared about was motivating others to be their best selves. That’s Xtend: enhancing lifestyles by building healthier, more energetic bodies. What’s more, the elements of ballet made her feel nostalgic for her childhood dance classes. As an Xtend client, Kelly counted on the fun music and the intensive toning and cardio to help her start every morning on a positive note. Now that she has her own studio, she plans to show other clients how investing in fitness pays off in a major way in all aspects of their lives. She looks forward to meeting you at the barre!
Lara is a professional musical theatre performer who has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of 3. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she was an athlete who played multiple sports, but ultimately decided to make performing a career. Lara moved to DC to study musical theatre at the Catholic University of America. Immediately after earning her Bachelor of Music, she spent two years as a principal mainstage performer with The Walt Disney Company on Disney Cruise Line. Since then, she has performed in musicals at multiple regional Equity theatres in the DC area. Lara discovered Xtend Barre through a fellow cast member and Xtend instructor. Lara can’t wait to have fun, bring out everyone’s inner performer and help others discover their full Xtend potential!
Arina began exploring the art of dance at the age of four, and has been a professional dancer and choreographer for ten years. After only a few sessions of Xtend Barre, she fell in love with this vigorous workout and decided to share this love with others. She enjoys providing an exciting, well-balanced, and effective Xtend Barre workout using her experience in dance, choreography, and fitness. She looks forward to helping clients find their joy of movement and wellbeing.
Dana grew up in the New Jersey suburbs and although she will always be a Jersey girl at heart, attending Virginia Tech guided her to Arlington where she began her professional career after graduation. Her dancing career started at the age of six and continued on through college where she was a member of the Virginia Tech HighTechs Dance Team. During her tenure, she performed at games and national competitions throughout the country. After making the move to Arlington, she discovered Xtend Barre and was quickly hooked on the unique, challenging workouts. Dana loves sharing her passion for dance and always looks forward to helping her clients Xtend their limits in class!
Dana’s love of song and dance started almost before she could walk and talk. After graduating with a bachelor’s in finance from the College of William & Mary, Dana continued performing professionally with cruise ships and regional theaters, and even toured with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She recently relocated to the DC area from NYC and was introduced to Xtend Barre by some of her closest friends, who also happen to be Xtend instructors. She fell in love with the experience and can’t wait to share that love with the XBA community!
Having a ballet and Pilates background, Hayley was looking for a workout that would satisfy her love of dance as well as cardio and strength-training. In 2011, she discovered Xtend and it was love at first plié. She was immediately hooked and went on to complete her instructor training the following year. Hayley is a teacher with a passion for fitness and healthy living. She loves the results Xtend offers — increased flexibility, stamina, and strength. She is excited to have you in class and is confident you will leave feeling strong and confident!
Heidi is thrilled to be joining the Xtend Barre team! As a professional dancer, she has had the privilege to perform in over 50 opera and musical theater productions throughout the country and abroad in venues including The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Covent Garden. Heidi is also a licensed physical therapist assistant and has enjoyed teaching ballet, creative movement, Spanish dance, and Pilates throughout the greater Washington DC area and New York. Combining her love of dance and fitness, Xtend is Heidi’s favorite way to start the day strong and energized. She hopes to empower clients to find the joy in their challenge zones each and every class.
Jackie has been dancing and cheering for more than 16 years. Most recently, Jackie was a member of the NBA Washington Wizard Girls. After three years of dancing with the Wizard Girls, she retired and began looking for a new way to incorporate her love of dance into her life. With Xtend Barre, Jackie found an experience that merged all her favorite aspects of dance with a challenging workout. She can’t wait to share this experience with her clients, and hopes they love being at the barre as much as she does!
Jennifer is a professional dancer, who has spent over ten years sharing her passion for the arts and fitness teaching nationwide. Professionally she has performed as a Radio City Rockette, sang and danced in three Broadway National Tours, and at numerous regional theatres across the country. Additionally, Jen has appeared and danced on television in “Gossip Girl” and “PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center”. When not on stage, Jen shares her love with students, teaching and judging national dance conventions and competitions. Upon relocating to Arlington with her husband, she discovered Xtend Barre and immediately fell in love! Jen looks forward to sharing her passion for Xtend Barre and experience as a professional dancer with her fellow barre-bies!
Katherine is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, registered yoga teacher and mother of two young boys. As a lifelong athlete, she has always had a passion for fitness and working out. Her teaching focuses on form, alignment and proper technique. She hopes you leave her class feeling stronger both mentally and physically.
Originally from Littleton, CO Keela studied dance and performing arts on scholarship at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to dance in the NFL for the Denver Broncos. She spent four seasons as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader performing Sundays and in Armed Forces Entertainment tours that took her to Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Hawaii, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, and Italy. While living abroad in Malaysia, Keela found Xtend Barre, and once seeing the energy in just one Xtend class she knew she wanted to cultivate her own expertise in the method. She cannot wait to share her love and passion for Xtend with others. She looks forward to meeting you at the barre!
Lauren developed a deep love of fitness at an early age growing up in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains of NY and participating in every outdoor sport possible! A Yoga Alliance RYT-200, Lauren discovered Xtend Barre and found the benefits of the style, particularly the core and balance work, immediately enhanced her personal yoga practice. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and is excited to challenge clients through every class!
Lauryn took her first Xtend Barre class in 2014 after her boyfriend had signed her up for membership as her sole birthday present (yes, that really happened). At first she was not happy about the present but it 100% turned out to be the best thing that possibly could have happened to her. Lauryn immediately fell in love with the classes, the instructors and the principals behind Xtend Barre. Just after a few classes, she knew this was the best workout she had tried in the region (and she tried them all) because she could actually see the results. Lauryn had been in ballet from ages 3 to 12 when she hung up the ballet shoes for cleats. A collegiate soccer player, Lauryn finally found a niche to feed her fitness journey and that niche is Xtend Barre. She is excited to have you join her in class to share her enthusiasm and energy for this incredible workout!
Liz grew up in New Jersey dancing competitively around the Tri-State area. Once she left the Northeast for college in Maryland, she switched gears and started running to get that same killer workout that hours of dance gave her each day. After a few ten-milers and a half marathon, Liz sustained an injury and had to limit her long runs through DC. In July of 2016, Liz popped into Xtend Barre and was instantly hooked and is now an instructor! Liz’s favorite part about Xtend is that no two classes are alike. She can’t wait to meet you at the Barre!
Marti Jo discovered pilates and Xtend Barre in 2011. The safe and always challenging head to toe work out felt perfect to Marti Jo. She became a faithful student of both, and after taking dozens and dozens of classes she pursued instructor certification for pilates mat and Xtend Barre. In 2015 she achieved her goals and has loved taking and teaching Xtend Barre ever since. Marti Jo finds the head to toe work out is a great fit for all fitness levels. She loves challenging her students with Xtend’s blend of ballet and pilates, never forgetting the important cardio bursts!
Macey began dancing at the age of three and has since been involved in many other sports and fitness activities. After graduating and moving to the DC area to start her career, she jumped around from various workout studios and gyms trying to find a good fitness routine. Once she took her first Xtend Barre class, her search was over – she was hooked! The nostalgic ballet aspect, with weights and cardio mixed in, was exactly what she was looking for. Macey is dedicated to helping her clients improve, sweat, and have fun in each and every class.
Maria is a critically acclaimed actor and dancer in the DC area. She has been nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, and was voted Broadway.com’s “Best of DC” in 2013 and 2015. Her love of dance and performance was fostered in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she lived until moving to DC to train and study. Upon being introduced to Xtend Barre, Maria felt she had finally discovered a challenge that could combine the flow of dance with the strengthening and sculpting of an effective workout. She is committed to making her clients feel as passionate and energized by the Xtend experience as she is!
A professional dancer with a 13-year career, Melinda has toured nationally with Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, CATS, West Side Story, and Contact, in addition to numerous regional credits. Melinda has taught dance for over sixteen years and has led group fitness classes, as well as, training clients privately for the past eight years, working for several high-profile boutique fitness studios including; Tracy Anderson Studios and The Bari Studio in NYC. Most recently, Melinda was recognized in the Jan 2017 Washingtonian as one of the “Top 8 Trainers To Whip You Into Shape.” She holds numerous certifications with NASM as a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Yoga Alliance RYT-200, AFFA, TRX, Xtend Barre, Pilates Basic Mat, as well as, an American Heart Association Heartsaver AED certification. Melinda’s delighted to be a part of the Xtend Barre Arlington family and extremely thrilled to share her passion for dance, fitness, and health with this beautiful community.
A former member of the Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders and NBA Washington Wizard girls, Michelle Poling has over 20 years’ experience competing in various styles of dance. Michelle took her first Xtend Barre class in 2012, leaving immediately sore and instantly hooked. Michelle loves that Xtend classes are always unique, combining dance technique and cardio elements to sculpt, strengthen, and lengthen her muscles, while simultaneously keeping her heart rate pumping. As a Registered Dietitian, she is excited to share her passion for health and fitness as an Xtend Barre instructor, using every minute of her classes to challenge clients to achieve their goals and Xtend beyond their limits.
Molly grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, but after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2011 she now calls Northern Virginia home. She works full time in corporate event planning, but has always been a health and fitness junky at heart. She grew up playing soccer, ran her first half marathon in 2014, and has tried every new workout she could get her hands on! Molly secretly dreamed of being a fitness instructor one day, but couldn’t find the workout she was passionate enough about to teach. Enter Xtend Barre! Molly was introduced to Xtend through a friend while she was training for her half marathon and was hooked after her very first class. The combination of dance, cardio, sculpting and strengthening sequences all packed into 55 minutes led to instant results and she knew she has finally found her addiction! Molly started teaching in 2015 and her goal for each class is to inspire, energize and challenge clients while also reminding them not to take themselves too seriously and have fun while they’re at it!
Rachel is an award winning professional choreographer in the Washington DC area, and master dance teaching artist with over 16 years’ experience teaching to pre-professional and professional dancers. As a 200 hour-RYT yoga instructor, Rachel has taught Baptiste Power Yoga since 2012. Having trained extensively with Baron Baptiste and his master teachers, Rachel is passionate about anatomy and alignment, as well as the mind body connection. She discovered Xtend Barre from fellow theatre divas after sustaining a hip injury from dance, and immediately fell in love! Adding to her passion for fitness and physical empowerment, Xtend was an ideal fit. Rachel is excited to join this dynamic team and share her love of dance and movement with you.
A former Villanova University cheerleader, Sara has an extensive background in gymnastics and competitive all-star cheerleading. After graduating with a BA in Economics and Communication, Sara moved to Arlington to begin her professional career, where a friend and former ‘Nova teammate introduced her to Xtend Barre. Sara loves Xtend for the familiar energy it brings to working out; while each class is your own individual practice, being in the studio creates the team environment that defined her days at the gym. Craving that experience, she immediately wanted to be a part of the XBA community and became certified in 2016. Sara looks forward to sharing her love and passion for Xtend with you.
Tess holds a 200hr RYT certification from Yoga Alliance, and has been practicing yoga for six years. She has taught at Lifetime Athletic, and been a private yoga coach for a competitive boys basketball team. She loves providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere in class where you can have freedom to explore the movements in whatever way feels best. As a professional theatre performer in the DC area, Tess found yoga and meditation to be a great way to prepare herself both mentally and physically for performing. She can’t wait to see you on your mat–get ready to follow your breath, listen to your body, and challenge yourself!
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