Kimberly Robinson-studio owner, BarreAmped Advanced Instructor
I have so many people want to know “my story.” Why me? Why barre?
I have always been into exercise. Whether it be taking fitness classes or just walking miles on a backroad. Count me in!
My story goes a little something like this: I had been doing Crossfit for 2 years but I had been researching and was really wanting to try barre. I was just so dang nervous and did not want to go alone!
A sweet friend of mine called me up and said she had found a studio and that we should go take a class.
The night before my first class, I barely slept. I kid you not. I was so nervous.
Before I even finished my first class I knew. I knew I wanted to teach barre. I loved it that much. I was hooked. Like wanted to share it with everyone. But how? Not me. No way. I teach small children not women. I even tried to talk myself out of it several times. But, I kicked that self-doubt to the curb and decided to be the girl who went for it!
I have completed Level 1 & Level 2 (Advanced Certifications) as well as Band Sculpt, Barre n Pow(h)er, Bootcamp, and Tabata style class certifications. I look forward to bringing the heat and energy to every single class I teach!
When I am not at the barre, you can find me teaching preschool or making headbands for my Etsy shop. My other hobbies include shopping and gardening.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Tyler for 10 years and we have 2 children: Rome (7) and Livy Sue (5).
Lindsey Whitaker-Yoga and Barre Instructor
In the winter of 2019 I started looking for a new form of exercise. I had been a runner for years and tried crossfit, but I began to have aches and pains from these forms of exercise. I joined Brickhouse barre in January of 2019 and immediately fell in love with barre. I later tried yoga and found that yoga gave me a whole new sense of peace. I craved coming to class, and within a year I had completed 200 classes. Within 13 months of starting barre I became a certified Barre Amped instructor and a Yoga Fit Level 1 instructor. Teaching was never my plan, but I find it so rewarding.
Meet Jenna Hacket:
She completed her spine and core anatomy training and she is Level 1 Barre Amped certified in May 2021.
Here is a little about her fitness journey: I have always enjoyed exercise, whether it be through sports, running, or group classes. Most of my life, I have been dedicated to running and heavy cardio, but as I’ve gotten older, “cardio cardio cardio” just wasn’t something that was sustainable for my body long term. I really started experimenting with group classes in college and I really enjoyed that type of setting. Fast forward a few years, I heard about a barre studio in my hometown that a lot of people went to and loved. At first I was hesitant, because I really had no idea what barre was or what to even expect. Was it just stretching? Would I get enough out this type of workout? After my first class, I knew this was a great type of workout for me. I left that first day excited for something new and a little bit sore the days following. That was the fall of 2019. From then, I have continued to attend barre classes 3-4 times a week. I really enjoy the group setting and atmosphere of the entire class. Getting the motivation to workout can sometimes be difficult, but I never dread going to barre. With that being said, I’m super excited to be a part of this community of women working to better themselves, and I hope to be a small part of that overall goal.
A little bit about me personally:
I’m a Smith county native. I have always lived in the Rome community, and I love being from this area of Tennessee. I’m a Smith County High School graduate, and former cheerleader for the Owls. After high school, I went on to Tennessee Tech and finished my Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene at Western Kentucky University. I married my husband, Hunter, October 2020. In my free time, I love taking walks outside on our backroad, spending time with family, and watching HGTV or binging a good Netflix show.