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Why Barre?

Our signature one hour barre classes incorporate movements inspired from Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. This is a effective total body workout that uses micro movements  that fatigue your muscles. We use small weights, resistance bands, straps, rubber balls and blocks. Be prepared to shake your way to a lifted, toned more flexible body. Instructors offer modifications as well as hands on assists. No two classes are the same.

Benefits of Barre

  • Low impact and low risk.
  • Works the entire body, targets every muscle group.
  • Builds core strength, balance and flexibility.
  • Improves posture.
  • Promotes a longer, leaner body.
  • Modifications for every age group.
  • It's fun and never boring!

 

Our Method

Every Be Barre Fit class starts with a warm-up, upper-body exercises and push-ups in the middle of the room, followed by a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre and core exercises on the floor. The method predominantly uses your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few basic props – free weights, resistance bands, mats and a ball.

Students are continually challenged with endless variations of each exercise timed to the beat of the music. While each class is unique, the method follows a consistent sequence to work the right muscles in the right order, in order to maximize results. Students of all levels work within their individual limits while receiving encouragement to continually push forward.

Our Story

In September 2014 Trish Davidson opened Delaware's first independently owned barre studio. Be Barre Fit has since helped 100's of clients achieve their goals, we believe that working out should be safe, inclusive and get results.

Meet the Team

Brima Kamara

Owner

Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes

In March 2019 I took over the ownership of Be Barre Fit from founder Trish Davidson. I am a professional kick boxer and the owner of Jack's Gym in Newark. I wanted to offer clients options of high intensity workouts with low impact workouts at Be Barre Fit. My goal is to continue to grow the studio with new offerings of cardio kickboxing, yoga and TRX.

Beth Hollaway

Barre Tender

It doesn't get easier, you get stronger.

Beth has been teaching at Be Barre Fit since January 2015, she started as a client and soon took our instructor training.
What keeps Beth coming back? Both clients and results. Toning and muscle definition results of barre are unparalleled.  She has been taking ballet and doing other fitness activities forever and has never had as much muscle definition as she does now. Our great clients provide inspiration.  She likes to plan classes and often incorporates routines or moves based on what clients say they like or would like to work on.
Beth stays active by teaching barre and take several ballet classes each week, walking and hiking
 Fun Fact: I perform with and serve on the Board of a community theater organization, the  Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society.

Wendy Morris

Barre Tender

Wendy grew up in a small NJ town.  She attended U of D with the intent to become a Marine Biologist, but followed her passion and graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Wendy had tried many different workout varieties and gym settings, but was never motivated to stay with them due to lack of results.  Then she found Be Barre Fit.  After just a few weeks of classes, she started seeing changes in her posture and energy level.  Wendy also fell in love with the community atmosphere of the studio and the support of the staff and members.  She trained to be an instructor and taught her first class in June 2016.  Wendy received her ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification in November 2016 and barre certification from IBBFA in 2017. She is supplementing her knowledge by studying to become a Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

Alexa Arnold

Barre Tender

Lexi started with us in 2014 as a trainee, she is also certified in Soul Body. Lexi loves adventure and hiking in the State Parks.

Kristen Abercrombie

Barre Tender

I fell in love with barre 5 years ago and decided to become an instructor 2.5 years ago.  I became certified at a local yoga/barre studio and then completed an online training through the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association.  Currently I teach several barre and yoga classes in and around Wilmington.  Teaching is truly my passion and I love helping my students find their highest heels and deepest seats.  Joining me for class means that you will certainly be challenged, yet I also pride myself on offering modifications for all fitness levels.  Because I believe that fitness is not one size fits all, I encourage all of my students to find the moves that work best for them.  When I am not at the studio you can find me chasing around my 3.5 year old daughter, Kat.  She keeps me busy!
I look forward to seeing you at the barre!

Jessica Winchester

Barre Tender

"Gratitude tells the universe that you're ready for the unimaginable"

Jesse has been a part of the Be Barre Fit team since we opened. She spent her childhood in the ballet studio (her mom was her first teacher) and fell in love with barre after her first class. During the week, Jesse is a Product & Process Manager at Capital One. She looks forward to spending her Saturdays at her home away from home, the barre. When Jesse isn't planking or project managing, she spends her free time with her husband and two year old daughter, Ella. 

Beth Sanchez

PiYo Instructor

Beth Sanchez has been teaching fitness for 10 years but it is only in the past 2 years that she discovered PiYo.  She discovered PiYo after recovering from injuries and was looking for a fitness program to strengthen and stretch muscles while building a strong core and upper body definition. It takes the best parts of pilates, yoga and barre to create an addictive class!  She feel in love with the dynamic movements and the great music of the program.  Beth also teaches Zumba Fitness, Cize, Barre and Piloxing.

Chuck Gebhart

Personal Trainer/Physio ball Instructor

"No excuses. No shortcuts. Do the work!"

Chuck has been a certified personal fitness trainer for more than 20 years. He holds national certifications from the AFAA and the YMCA. This Delaware native is also a U.S. Air Force veteran with almost 40 years of service in medical operations. He holds a B.S. in Management from George Mason University. He also volunteers as an ESL tutor with New Start of Delaware. He lives in Hockessin with his wife Rebecca. In his space time he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, Tyler, Ella, Gabrielle, and Holly Jaye.

Trish Davidson

Founder

Barre Certified by Exhale - NYC

 

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
― Fred DeVito, Exhale
Trish discovered barre in 2014 and never looked back, opening Be Barre Fit in September of 2014. What an amazing journey it has been to watch the Be Barre Fit community grow! Many friendships were made, bodies transformed and the best team of barre tenders one could ever have had the pleasure of working with. Thank you for believing in me, I am so grateful for each and every one of you.

Michael Romeo

Cardio Kick Boxing Instructor

Results Over Making Excuses.

Michael is a certified Personal Trainer. He started his fitness journey to get in shape and to live a healthier lifestyle. Over time Mike grew passionate about fitness and decided to take his hobby to the next level by becoming certified. His philosophy focuses on continual education in fitness. His goal is to empower his clients with his knowledge, skills, support, guildance and resources they need to succeed in a healthier life style. Mike strives to teach clients proper form and maximizes results so clients will stay motivated.

Monica Washburn

Yoga Instructor

After being diagnosed with Lupus, Monica felt the need to find something that would help her to escape
and bring some calmness to her life. She was looking for something that would heal her body, mind,
and spirit. A friend introduced Monica to yoga, and at the end of her first practice, Monica knew that
this was the something she was searching for. She never looked back! Each day she steps onto her mat,
she feels grateful to have a place to go when she wants to escape for a while and to bring some
calmness to her life. This is the feeling that Monica strives to cultivate in her students. She brings a
lightness and humor into her classes. With a drive and desire to help others, Monica emphasizes the
need to understand the importance of breath and movement and reminds students to find the balance
between comfort and ease. When you come to her class, she will encourage you to “come as you are”,
be present in the now, and to enjoy your escape on your mat.