Barre Class: All Level


This class is taught by:

Alyssa Beerger

 
~ Barre Instructor
 
Alyssa was exposed to dance at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with the arts. She studied Classical Ballet from age 5-15 at a local Ballet school in Chestnut hill, and then became interested in musical theatre and classical singing. Alyssa followed her passion for singing, and attended Loyola University of New Orleans receiving a Bachelor’s of Music from Loyola in 2011. During her time in New Orleans, Alyssa would attend barre and yoga classes. She grew to love the studio lifestyle, and soon realized she wanted to teach Barre classes.
 
Alyssa completed her Balanced Body Barre certification in April of 2013 and has been teaching at Twisters ever since. Alyssa’s classes are upbeat, and set to a fast paced, pop soundtrack. Her goal is to have her students build strength, gain flexibly, confidence in themselves, and have a little fun while doing it in a friendly atmosphere.

Emily Neubert

 
Emily has joined the Twisters staff after completing her barre teacher training in January. After taking her first barre class at Twisters in 2014, Emily was immediately hooked! Barre not only fostered her childhood love of ballet and Pilates, but also helped her connect with her body to find balance, self-confidence, and inner strength.

Starting with her catchy playlists, Emily strives to create a positive and fun atmosphere, while motivating her clients to do their best. In addition to teaching barre at Twisters, Emily enjoys working with her students as a high school English teacher.

Allison Mildenberg

 
~ Barre Instructor
 
Allison Mildenberg is a suma cum laude graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she majored in dance and minored in dance education. Living and studying in New York City, she was exposed to a number of renowned teachers and dance legends that have influenced both her dancing and teaching styles. It was also during this time that she discovered and developed a passion for Barre and Pilates.
 
She continued to study Barre and Pilates upon moving back to Philadelpia. Her ownership of a collection of diverse styles and teaching methods for all ages has helped turn Allison into a profound instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience.

Stacey Timbo

 
Stacey Timbo has been teaching and practicing Pilates for more than 4 years. She loves Pilates now more than ever because it continues to evolve and allows Stacey to find more power and depth in the work. Her greatest joy comes from watching her clients experience profound changes in their bodies and seeing their excitement when they learn something new. Through her degree in Kinesiology, Stacey discovered Pilates and what it could do for her body. While completing her physical therapy internship with an emphasis in Kinesiology she discovered that Pilates incorporates both her love for general fitness and rehabilitation. Stacey studied under Balance Body by taking their comprehensive training program in Reformer and Mat Pilates. The Balanced Body program that Stacey learned under taught her a comprehensive Pilates training program on the Pilates equipment including mat and Reformer.
 
Stacey values learning and has continued her education through a variety of workshops and conferences through a myriad of different Pilates studios and seminars. While staying true to the principles of Pilates, Stacey integrates other props to assist in advancing movements to improve one’s strength, coordination and balance.
 
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
College attended and degree earned: Arizona State University
 
Years teaching Pilates: since 2012
 
Years taking Pilates: since 2012
 
Trained by: Personalized Pilates Studio, Phoenix Arizona
 
Mentor Program: Larry Foe under Balanced Body training program
 
Other related certifications/credentials: ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer; Barre certified
 
Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Short Spine because it just opens my spine up in such a delicious way.
 
Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love helping people learn to enjoy moving in their bodies. Movement should be fun and enjoyable for everyone!
 

Maureen Rathfon

 
~ Barre Instructor
 
Maureen began training in classical ballet at the age of 4, most notably with Olin Kearse (of the Royal Danish Ballet), The Rock School, The University of the Arts, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and went on to perform with Ballet Austin.
 
Her goal in her barre classes is to help her students find proper alignments in the various ballet fusion moves to maximize tone and strengthen the entire body.
 
All Levels Welcome

Barre class is a ballet-derived workout that doesn’t require actual dancing or a background in dance. Set to fun, fast-paced music, classes include a high energy warm-up and and lots of fabulous exercise to workout all parts of your body! Thighs and glutes will get a great workout at the barre, arms will be sculpted and strengthened through the use of light weights, bands and plank style exercises, lift and tone your tush through small movements and lots of great exercises to tone and strengthen all parts or your core - front, side and back.  Class ends with a cool down of stretching designed to lengthen and elongate muscles.

 

Barre classes are a great way to get strengthen your yoga practice or cross train for any other physical activity.

 

Don't miss out on the best workout in town!!


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Mar 27 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Mar 27 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Emily Neubert
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Mar 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Mar 29 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Allison Mildenberg
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Mar 29 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Ambler
  • Wed Mar 29 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Mallory Boothman
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Mar 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Mar 30 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm with Maureen Rathfon
    at Ambler
  • Sun Apr 02 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Maureen Rathfon
    at Ambler
  • Sun Apr 02 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Apr 03 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Apr 03 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Emily Neubert
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 04 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Apr 05 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Allison Mildenberg
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Apr 05 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Ambler