4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606



Barre Up! Pilates Meets the Barre

This class is taught by:

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.

Orla Swift

Orla teaches barre and deep tissue therapy ball massage at Barre Up. She loves the precisely focused movements and mind-body connection of these practices, and how doing them diligently over time — with ever improved form and technique — only makes them more challenging and transformational. In addition to barre and therapy ball massage, she is certified in kundalini yoga and Yoga Tune Up (RYT-300+), Power Pilates Mat I & II, and Little Guru children’s yoga. She also keeps active by dancing Argentine tango, swing, salsa and more.

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 Rich

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.

Corey Blondeau

A longtime runner and fitness enthusiast, Corey has a passion for helping others and making exercise enjoyable. Her certifications include EXOS, Barre Up, & TRX. She also has a culinary degree from L’Academie de Cuisine. Corey knows the importance of combining exercise and nutrition to feel our absolute best.

Lindsay Eldridge

Lindsay grew up playing soccer, running and snowboarding before her passion for the outdoors brought her to work as a kayaking and backpacking instructor. She suffered from a herniated disk in 2013 and found that Pilates gave her the strength, flexibility and stability to maintain an active lifestyle. Driven by her successful recovery, she took her Pilates certification with Balanced Body, which ultimately led her to her Barre certification at Barre-Up in 2015. Lindsay loves how every exercise and pose can be modified to suit individual’s needs and is excited to pass her knowledge along!
When not in the studio, Lindsay can be found traveling around NC and beyond. She loves to spend time with her husband, Ryan, and continues to find adventures to embark on with friends and family in the Triangle area as well.

Leah Ward

Leah grew up playing soccer, tennis, running and riding horses. After years of physically demanding sports and playing soccer in college at WVU, she had sadly accepted a fate of potentially never having any flexibility. Once Leah moved to Raleigh from Washington DC in late 2013, she discovered Barre Up and it didn't take her long to fall in love with everything the studio stood for. In early 2014, she decided to challenge herself and become certified to teach Buti Yoga, helping Barre Up become one of the first prominent studios to offer these empowering, strong classes for women around the triangle area.

Leah has since been able to become immersed in her passion for motivating and helping all levels achieve their own individual goals and is continuously inspired by the magic that Barre Up brings to the community. Her quirky, upbeat personality and always interesting 'Rhythm and Poetry' music choices are a favorite amongst our wonderful clients. If she's not in the studio, you can typically find her stop, drop, and yoga'ing around Raleigh with her corgi and camera in tow. In 2017 Leah was graciously voted among the "Best Fitness Instructors in Raleigh". She is currently 200 hr RYT Buti, Buti Flow, Vinyasa, Hot Core/Sculpt and Barre certified.

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 Nov 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa DePinto
  • Sun Nov 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Orla Swift
  • Mon Nov 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Caroline Wall
  • Mon Nov 27 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Katie Rich
  • Mon Nov 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Katie Rich
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corey Blondeau
  • Tue Nov 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lindsay Eldridge
  • Tue Nov 28 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Lindsay Eldridge
  • Wed Nov 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Leah Ward
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Caroline Wall