4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606



Barre Up! Pilates Meets the Barre

This class is taught by:

Julie Smith

Julie has loved barre work since she was a teen. She checked out the Callanetics video so many times, that her mother finally allowed her to fail to return it!
Fast forward to an adult that needed to shape up while being mindful of old equestrian injuries, Julie discovered Pilates and fell in love. She became certified to teach in 2006, followed by full Pilates equipment and Gyrotonic certifications. She always integrated some of her old barre routines into her classes, and wanted to more fully mesh her Pilates and Barre experience. BarreAmped certification perfectly combined the precision of Pilates with the intensity of barre. The attention to detail and form allows Julie to truly educate the bodies in front of her rather than just powering through a class routine. She loves watching people re-shape their bodies and lift their spirits with mindful physical activity.
In 2013, Julie stumbled upon Buti yoga. With her kundalini-based Gyrotonic and core-focused Pilates background, she recognized the potential this movement had to break open barriers to generate strong and supple bodies. Certified in Buti yoga since 2013, Julie completed her 200RYT certification in 2015. She has also completed additional Vinyasa Flow trainings with Stephanie Keach and Tamal Dodge.
Julie lives in Raleigh with her husband, Walter, their college age son and two daughters. She continues to ride hunter jumpers, and works to create time for her high speed driving hobby with her husband at VIR.

Orla Swift

Orla is a yoga teacher and an avid swing, salsa and Argentine tango dancer. She loves the precisely focused movements of BarreAmped, and how doing it diligently over time — with ever improved form and technique — only makes it more challenging and transformational. She's eager to help Barre Up clients refine their own technique in order to refine their bodies and feel increasingly strong and limber. Orla earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and her master's from Duke University. She is a native New Yorker and spent the first half of her career as a theater and dance critic and arts reporter before moving to her new life as director of marketing & communications at Duke Gardens, where she also teaches yoga and deep tissue therapy ball massage.

Caroline Wall

Caroline Wall discovered BarreAmped via Pilates, to which she became addicted when she was recovering from double mastectomy surgery. She was looking for ways to rebuild her strength and flexibility and found that Pilates offered those things and more. The changes in her body that she felt and saw as a result of her Pilates practice gave Caroline the self-confidence she needed during her recovery. For her, BarreAmped has the benefits of Pilates and goes one step further. One of Caroline’s favorite things about the BarreAmped workout is that it challenges your body AND mind, creating not only physical strength and a sculpted physique but also mental balance. Caroline is certified as a BarreAmped Instructor and Core Mat I and II Instructor through Power Pilates. She loves watching her clients meet goals that they didn’t imagine they could.

Outside the studio, Caroline loves being with her husband Marshall and their two sons. She also enjoys running, cooking and reading.

Grace Goodwin

Grace is RYT-200 as well as Buti Yoga and Barre certified. She loves creating an environment in which women can feel healthy and challenge themselves to be stronger. She has a passion for promoting proper body alignment, to maximize safety, effectiveness, and functionality. 

Grace has a Masters of Science in Nutrition and is currently undergoing the training to become a registered dietitian. Her area of focus is maternal and infant nutrition, though she is passionate about empowering all people to gain control of their health and happiness through quality food.

When she's not at yoga, you may find Grace drinking coffee at Liquid State, wandering the NC Art Museum, or eating pizza at Trophy Brewing (nutritionists eat pizza, too!). She loves her two kittens, political podcasts, and trying new coffee shops. Grace is originally from Alexandria, Virginia, and has loved the warm and friendly people she has met in Raleigh since moving here in 2015.

Barre Up classes combine the intensity of traditional barrework, alignment and length of Pilates, and centering heart-opening yoga to tone and strengthen your body from the inside out. Our method supports your active life outside the studio with a strong core, better posture, and a calm mind.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 22 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Julie Smith
  • Sun Jul 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Orla Swift
  • Mon Jul 24 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Julie Smith
  • Mon Jul 24 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Katie Jordan
  • Mon Jul 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Katie Jordan
  • Tue Jul 25 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Caroline Wall
  • Tue Jul 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Grace Goodwin
  • Tue Jul 25 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Grace Goodwin
  • Wed Jul 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Caroline Wall
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Winter Kilgore
  • Thu Jul 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Julie Smith
  • Thu Jul 27 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Leah Ward
  • Fri Jul 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Julie Smith