4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606
919-291-0104
julie@barre-up.com

 

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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.

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.

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:

  • Mon May 29 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Julie Smith
  • Tue May 30 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Julie Smith
  • Tue May 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lindsay Eldridge
  • Tue May 30 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Lindsay Eldridge
  • Wed May 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Caroline Wall
  • Wed May 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Winter Kilgore
  • Thu Jun 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Caroline Wall
  • Thu Jun 01 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Leah Ward
  • Fri Jun 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Julie Smith