Who We Are
Brianna and David
Yolo Barre was designed especially for the people of Davis. In 2017 Brianna moved her family back to her hometown to bring You, Davis’s first Barre studio.
Everything from the location with ample parking, the bike path access behind it, the 45 minute workout formula, to the class times aligning with school drop offs, before work, soccer games and evening events. This studio was designed with you in mind.
Years of research and experience went into developing these workouts for you. Prior to Yolo Barre Brianna spent a decade teaching for a globally known Barre franchise in the Bay Area. David coached Women’s Junior Olympic Gymnastics for 20+ years before bringing his athletic expertise to you at Yolo Barre.
With their backgrounds Brianna & David created the optimal Barre program to improve your Posture, sculpt your Figure and Strengthen your body. To get you feeling Sexy again and back to the activities that you love most in life.
Just as our members' lives bloom at the Barre so have Brianna and David’s. These days you’ll find David as the UCD Assistant Coach for the Women’s Gymnastics team where ironically his area of expertise is bars.
You’ll see Brianna daily on our virtual program, in the studio or working with our stellar team who you can read more about below.
Remember this program was developed with you in mind we offer - personalized corrections, adjustments, modifications and challenges to connect your body and mind to usher results .
“Happier” that’s what our members report after starting Yolo Barre. Sound like something you’d like?
Instructor and Social Director
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.
Jasmine tried Yolo Barre on whim after winning an Intro Pass a Preschool event. A new mom, new to barre and newish to Davis Jasmine dove into Yolo Barre head first....
She states "after having my two babies my confidence was low. So I was excited to try something new.
After my first class I was in LOVE. The workout was challenging in a Fun way and the energy of the studio was so welcoming"
So welcoming Jasmine applied to join our team to spread the positive Yolo Barre vibes! She is ready to welcome You!
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.
*Native Spanish speaker
As a professional Color Guard instructor and performer Sho knows 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! Sho 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!
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.
With over 3 decades of teaching group fitness class Kristen comes to Yolo Barre with a wealth of exercises knowledge. Her passion for fitness and wellness goes far beyond the barre. When not at Yolo Barre you’ll find Kristen on the blacktop at North Davis Elementary running her award-winning Kids in Motion fitness program - Health and Wellness for all!