Who is Yolo Barre?
At Yolo Barre we are all family. Our team of instructors bring something different to the table, making Yolo Barre a truly inviting, energetic, and professional atmosphere where we love what we do, and we do it with passion.
Meet the Team
David and Brianna
Brianna & David had a dream to bring Davis it’s first barre studio. So in 2017 they moved their family back to Brianna’s hometown to do just that! Yolo Barre is a grass roots studio and is a magical formula of their fitness backgrounds.
Brianna, a dancer by heart, studied ballet here in Davis for 12 years, then after UC Berkeley worked in the Bay Area as ACE certified Personal Trainer and Master Barre Instructor for a decade in preparation to create Yolo Barre.
Before Yolo Barre David had spent 25 years coaching Women’s Junior Olympic Gymnastics. Where ironically, his specialty is the uneven bars. David has travelled the country coaching gymnastics and in 2017 he won California Women’s J.O. Coach of the Year!
Weaving together their strengths - 25 years of gymnastics, 12 years of Ballet, 10 years as a Master Barre Instructor – Brianna and David have created the optimal barre workout to maximize your strength, flexibility, results and time.
Yolo Barre goes beyond the barre. Since having worked in many gyms, fitness studios and boutiques Brianna and David know first hand that a studio's culture can make or break your experience. They work hard to foster a positive, welcoming, active, nurturing community both in person and virtually.
Yolo Barre offers personalized corrections, adjustments, modifications and challenges to help clients connect to their bodies and minds to get deeper in their practice for best results. You will feel refreshed, happy and walking taller after every Yolo Barre workout.
Brianna & David live for getting you results - the time is now! #yolo
Elise was lured to the barre thinking "standing Pilates to music.” The low impact movements worked well for her body - for she’s had chronic physical pain since childhood. She fell in love with it, leading to her becoming a barre instructor in 2017. Elise is a founding Yolo Barre instructor and here to help you too! She is passionate about strengthing your pelvic floor. By bringing enjoyment and education to your workout, you will leave Yolo Barre feeling stronger in your body and soul. Elise's favorite client quote: "After your class, I always stand taller and have to adjust my rear view mirror!"
Carolina was tired of feeling unhealthy and tried various forms of exercise before discovering something that clicked. After becoming a mother she was inspired to do a 200 hour yoga teacher training. She wanted to deepen her mind-body practice and, in turn, help others. Yoga was the stepping stone to Carolina’s career as a fitness professional. A foot injury brought her to Yolo Barre. The rehab work she did at the barre inspired her to do our in-house instructor training program to join the YB team! Her pursuit to deepen her fitness education continues as Carolina aims to help clients strengthen every part of their body so that they can move freely and joyfully.
Director of First Impressions
Rachelle is a Masters student at UC Davis working with salmon on rice fields in the Yolo Bypass. When she’s not busy studying and wrangling fish she spends her time outdoors hiking, traveling, and hanging out with friends. As a member of the Yolo Barre community, she enjoys creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone as well as hearing about their individual fitness journeys.
Social Director and Instructor
In 2018 Leanne left everything behind and immigrated to the USA from Ireland for love. Prior to moving to the states Leanne had been on an epic weightloss journey that she documented on IG, where she gained thousands of followers with the same struggle all over the world. She publicly shed over 100 lbs and became a personal trainer in Ireland. So when she says she understands your weight, body image and food struggles it's 110% true. Just like her love story it was fate that led her to Yolo Barre. Leanne is on double duty at Yolo Barre as an Instructor and our Social Director - which our members loving dubbed her the "Yolo Paparazzi."
From So Cal to Nor Cal in the midst of a pandemic to take over her husband's family business - Dixon Fruit Market; Brittany was thankful to find the Yolo Barre community as a safe haven. She'd worked reception at a barre studio in L.A. and had always dreamed of becoming an instructor herself. So when the opportunity of YB instructor training arrised Britt took on the challenge to make her dream a reality. Today she shares her love of dance and fitness with our community on the barre floor with a bounce in her step. If you're looking for a ray of sunshine Britt is your girl!
As a professional Color Guard instructor and performer Shoshana know first hand how important it is to stay in tip top shape to prevent injury. And that's exactly why our Yolo Barre technique sparked her interest. Just weeks into her Yolo Barre practice Sho noticed the new strength in her legs, gained mobility in her shoulders plus a boost in her mood! Shoshana brings a flare to her Yolo Barre sessions only a Color Guard can. When not at Yolo Barre Sho continues to teach Color Guard and Dance at two Sacramento high schools for she is passionate in helping people of all ages feel strong in their bodies!
Director of First Impressions
Fifth generation Davisite, DHS senior and cheerleader Aly discovered Yolo Barre during the pandemic when seeking out endurance cheer training. David (ex-cheerleader) has been working with Aly and her sisters now for nearly a year and her tumble passes are on point! During her afternoons at Yolo Barre Aly fell in love with our studio culture and desired to have a role on our team. One day Aly aspires to be a neurosurgeon but for now while finishing school, working the front house of the studio gives good bedside manner practice to this future doctor. Go team!
As a founding member of Yolo Barre Danielle's YB journey has come full circle. Originally she came for the dance inspired workouts but quickly found so much more, support, community, accountability, friendships and motivation - Yolo Barre became her health tribe. When the opportunity arose for Yolo Barre Instructor Training 2 years into her practice she leapt at the opportunity to join the team to inspire others. Every instructor at YB as a superpower and Danielle's is a ray of earthly sunshine. When not a barre Danielle is with her 2 sons or brewing up potions for her skincare line Pearly Everlasting Organic Botanicals which can also be found at Yolo Barre.
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