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!"
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 lovingly dubbed her the "Yolo Paparazzi.
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
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.
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!