We teach a challenging class that will push you to your limits, in a fun and supportive environment. In addition to our signature barre class, our schedule features Pilates, TRX, & HIIT classes, so that you never get bored. Specialty classes are available for the pre & postnatal population. We're located in charming and historic Brooklyn Heights, just one block from the Borough Hall subway hub (2/3/4/5 & R trains). Absolutely no experience is required, just be ready to work hard and sweat!
1. Be on time! New clients will not be admitted into class after it has begun. Existing clients: no late entry after 5 minutes.
2. Grip socks required in class. BYO or purchase a pair from us. Sneakers recommended in TRX and HIIT classes.
3. Reservations recommended.
4. Late cancellations will result in loss of class credit or a cancellation fee. Cancellation deadlines are as follows: 12 hours prior (AM classes) and 3 hours prior (PM classes).
5. Absolutely no cell phones in class.
6. Mats, towels, filtered water and lockers are provided.
7. Always inform your instructor of any injuries or medical conditions so we can safely guide you through class.
8. Have fun!
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.
Amber was raised in Massachusetts, and has been dancing since the young age of 4. She performed as a soloist for many years across U.S. venues, including Lincoln Center. Now retired from professional dancing, she continues to share her love of ballet and dance through teaching and choreography. In addition to barre, Amber is also a BASI-trained Pilates mat instructor and certified TRX trainer. Amber teaches a challenging, exhilarating and uplifting class that pushes you well beyond your limits.
Nicole is from upstate NY and studied Dance and Marketing at SUNY Buffalo. She’s been teaching, choreographing and performing since college, including stints in Vegas, China and on Carnival Cruise Lines. Nicole completed a BASI Pilates mat certification in 2017 to round out her already diverse resume. She delivers a well-rounded and seamless class that draws upon her eclectic background and her passion for dance, music, fitness, and mind body wellness.
Kelsey hails from the Texas Hill country and found her way to NYC after working as a professional dancer, performing in over 10 countries. She recently completed her undergraduate degree and is working for a wealth management firm in Manhattan. Her free time is spent performing part-time with a contemporary ballet company and teaching at Xtend! Kelsey exudes a sweet, southern charm while she works you! You may even hear an occasional “y’all” slip out.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Hannah moved to NYC in 2016 to pursue a career in musical theater after earning a BFA in musical theater performance from The University of Michigan. She’s a Balanced Body certified Pilates instructor and has fallen madly in love with Xtend Barre. Standing at 6′ tall, Hannah is a vivacious, positive and encouraging instructor with a strong presence and a warm and welcoming energy.
Born in California and raised in the French countryside, Juliette made the big move to NYC in 2013. Jules is also certified in Pilates mat and is in love with the method. Outside of fitness, she’s a huge fan of music, and performs as a burlesque dancer in her spare time. Despite her refreshingly chill personality, Jules serves up a strong and challenging, well-rounded class.
Originally from South Florida, Brittany moved to NYC to pursue a BFA in Commercial Dance at Pace University. Her performance career has taken her to over 80 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, spanning Musical Theater, TV, and Film. Brittany absolutely loves being part of the Xtend Barre BK team and community (thanks to her fellow instructor Hannah for the intro!) and can promise you a class that leaves you sweating, shaking, and maybe even giggling.
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Claire studied Dance & Movement Science at nearby University of Michigan. After graduating in 2017, she relocated to NYC to work as a freelance dancer. Claire joins the Xtend Brooklyn teaching team already an ACE-certified personal trainer & a TRX-certified trainer. Claire is sweet, upbeat and positive as she leads you through a strong and flowing class.
Natalia is originally from Poland but has called NYC home since 2006. A lifelong dancer and athlete, Natalia pursued teaching fitness as an outlet to share her enthusiasm and passion for movement with others. In addition to barre, Natalia is a BASI certified Pilates mat instructor. In July 2019, Natalia added to her already packed resume new mom to twins Ethan & Dahlia. Natalia teaches a powerful, sweaty, action-packed class that has you moving constantly and enjoying every minute.
Narissa’s working up a sweat in New York, but she’s originally from Las Vegas, NV. Having been active all her life through dance and fitness, when she continued to get injured she knew something had to give. That’s when she came into Pilates and barre and quickly fell in love with both. She believes fitness can be fun and life-changing and as an instructor values the bond that can be formed with the client, in a fun, supportive and high-energy environment.
Isabella was born and raised in Virginia, and relocated to NYC in 2018 after she completed a BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Isabella, an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, is passionate about helping clients feel strong and comfortable in their own skin. Isabella’s classes are full of energy and encouragement (plus the occasional corny joke) to help push you through a challenging workout.
Alexa is a small town girl born and raised in south Detroit. She has a passion for educating and motivating young dancers and has found a new passion in fitness. After 2 years behind the front desk (and countless classes), Alexa finally took the plunge and made the transition from student to teacher in 2019. Alexa is a light-hearted yet motivating instructor who may also from time to time be accompanied by her adorable Cavapoo Coby.
Originally from Cleveland, Jaimie came to NYC after receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She also holds a Masters in Childhood Special Education from Fordham University and currently works as a special education teacher in Brooklyn. Additionally, Jaimie holds a 200-hour yoga teacher certification. Jaimie brings her fun and peppy personality to the barre, where she pays close attention to alignment, breath, good music, and most importantly, having fun.
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