4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606



Barre Up! Pilates Meets the Barre

This class is taught by:

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.

Lisa DePinto

As a dancer through college, Lisa always loved moving to a beat. The lack of adult dance classes led her to replace dance with running, but she kept getting injured due to the lack of proper cross training. Lisa found Barre-Up after a friend suggested she try barre classes instead of wasting money on a gym membership she never used. She became obsessed. After a few classes turned into a monthly membership, her runs got easier, injuries diminished, and she felt stronger and more confident that she had in a long time. Barre became more than cross-training, so much so, that she got her Barre certification in 2016.

She enjoys teaching the early morning classes and making them fun, upbeat, and "Choose your own adventure" style to get the day started. She loves incorporating exercises you can do at the office or at home to promote overall health and wellness to make sure everyone is a rockstar from the inside out!

In her free time, Lisa enjoys taking care of her zoo (2 dogs, a cat, rats, turtles & a fish!), training for run-ventures with her better half, getting caffeinated at Cup A Joe, reading all the things, and geeking out over fandoms.

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.

Katie Jordan

Katie fell in love with barre after feeling her body become so much stronger and more flexible after just a few weeks of classes. She tried pretty much every form of exercise, and to her, the combo of classes at Barre-Up make the perfect balance of strength training and stretching to achieve a healthy body and mind. She feels that it is so empowering, and loves both taking and teaching classes at the studio. She likes to keep her classes high-energy, and always want clients to leave the studio feeling like they’ve challenged themselves just a little more every time.

Winter Holbrook

Winter has been a part of the studio ever since it opened in 2013. She started as a client and fell head over heels in love with the classes, the instructors and the small, supportive environment of women. After years of going to the gym and other studios, she finally felt like this was her "home". The studio helped transform her mind, body and soul and she took the plunge to get her Buti Yoga certification and then subsequently followed with her 200hr RYT, HotCore/Sculpt and Barre Certifications.
Her passion is helping people be the best version of themselves and motivating others to push past the limits that may hold them back. She loves helping people make that mind-body connection and watching the transformation physically, but most importantly, mentally. Winter was also voted as one of two "Most Moving Instructors of 2016" for the Raleigh area!
When not in the studio, Winter works for a construction management firm and also moonlights as the Vice President of a local not-for-profit - Models for Charity. Her free time is spent enjoying life with her husband - Sam, her 2 stepchildren - and her favorite furry babies - Drake and Annabelle. 
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:

  • Fri Sep 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Orla Swift
  • Fri Sep 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Margaret M
  • Sat Sep 23 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Lisa DePinto
  • Sun Sep 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Orla Swift
  • Mon Sep 25 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Caroline Wall
  • Mon Sep 25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Katie Jordan
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Katie Jordan
  • Tue Sep 26 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Leah Ward
  • Tue Sep 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Orla Swift
  • Tue Sep 26 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Orla Swift
  • Wed Sep 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Caroline Wall
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Thu Sep 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Caroline Wall