Elise fell in love with barre during her first class. She enjoyed the challenge and the variety of exercises that barre classes provided – it was the first exercise class where she never felt bored! She wanted to share her passion for barre fitness with others, so she trained and became a certified barre instructor. A former CrossFitter, Elise incorporates functional training and traditional mat Pilates into her barre classes, so be prepared to use weights, core sliders, bands and other props in her classes (in new and interesting ways). Elise’s class is self-described as “hell barre,” although she offers plenty of modifications for beginners! When she’s not teaching (or taking!) barre, you can find her strutting around Point Breeze with her co-pilot, her dog Fritz. You can follow Fritz’s adventures on Instagram, @phillyfritz!