Our Instructors

Jessica

Owner & Operator

Boston-born. Southerner at heart. H’Burg-obsessed. Mother to 2 girls. Wife to a Brit.

I am a life-long fitness fanatic and have taught several forms of group fitness over the years but Barre has always been one of my favorites! I recently obtained my bootybarre instructor certification!

AMELIA

We are thrilled to announce that one of our fabulous long-term clients – Amelia – is taking over as Studio Manager!

CAITLIN

Caitlin is a Harrisonburg native and lover of all things Barre!

As a professional dancer and certified bootybarre Instructor, classes with Caitlin are a fun-loving combo of Barre basics and ballet techniques for every fitness and comfort level.
Expect to leave every class feeling joyful, powerful and definitely a little sweaty.
See you at the barre!

EMILY

Emily Marsh has over 10 years of experience in teaching various movement modalities – from BASI Pilates to ballet to Barre and TRX. Working with clients in both private and group class settings, Emily is passionate about helping her clients feel stronger and more energized, whether they’re recovering from an injury, needing specialized care during or post-pregnancy, or simply desiring a good workout.

HOLLY

Holly has been teaching group fitness for over 20 years and loves coming up with creative classes for all fitness levels. She currently teaches Reformer Pilates, mat Pilates, TRX, Barre, and fusions of these formats in addition to private training. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist with a private practice specializing in integrative and functional nutrition care for all ages. Holly moved to Harrisonburg in 2016 with her husband and two sons.

JACKIE

Jackie is an educator in RCPS by day and a group fitness instructor in her “spare time”. She has been teaching group fitness for over 15 years with her favorite formats being Barre, Step, and Zumba. Jackie is AFFA certified and Zumba licensed. Her joy in teaching comes from inspiring others to challenge themselves.

Jackie enjoys playing outside with her favorite people – whether it be a hike with her husband, a jog with her friends, a walk with her dog, or a paddle down the river with her kids.

JEN

Jen fell in love with TRX suspension training as a client over five years ago. As a school teacher, she decided that her schedule provided a perfect opportunity to spend more time on the straps, and she became a TRX Qualified instructor in 2018. Ever since then, she has enjoyed coming up with creative ways to provide clients with dynamic TRX classes. She truly believes TRX is for every body out there, and would love the opportunity to show you!

JUSTINE

Justine (pronounced jUHs-tihn) moved to Harrisonburg in early 2014 after studying under many top instructors in Los Angeles to pursue a career in fitness. Justine specializes in Pilates, Barre, and TRX teaching both in groups and private training.  She is passionate and fun and awakens a similar feeling in each of her clients. Not only does Justine bring a unique and uplifting energy to every class she teaches, but she works tirelessly to deliver only the very best for each of her clients. Be prepared for some FUN in Justine’s classes!

KASEY

After years of taking Pilates classes as a client, she wanted to take it to the next level and became an instructor. Kasey completed BASI training and has now been a barre and Pilates instructor for over a year. She is a high school chemistry teacher and loves that she can now incorporate her passion for teaching with helping others achieve their fitness goals. 

LIBBI

Libbi holds degrees in both dietetics and nursing and has been a registered nurse at Sentara RMH for 16 years. Libbi is passionate about health and fitness and loves to motivate others, especially those who are just starting out in their fitness journey. She is a NASM certified personal trainer, NASM certified nutrition coach, and trained in BASI Mat Pilates.
Libbi lives in Harrisonburg with her 3 active teenagers. When she isn’t busy being a mom, working, or working out, she enjoys making jewelry, hiking, and especially ballroom dancing.

MARIA

Maria is a movement enthusiast who discovered Pilates, in order to help prevent muscle imbalances and injuries from other fitness pursuits. She started teaching in 2017. She loves working with a diverse range of clients in order to help them achieve functional mobility and strength, regardless of their current fitness level. She is BASI Pilates certified, but enjoys teaching TRX, Circuit, and Barre classes, as well. Teaching and moving her own body are enjoyable outlets from the stress that accompanies her full-time “day job”.

Sarah

Sarah is a massage therapist by trade, with a passion for healthy movement and helping people understand their bodies.  After dealing with chronic low back and hip pain for years, she found relief with Pilates, and decided to share this life-changing exercise with others.  Be sure to jump in one of her mat or Reformer classes, where you’ll find an emphasis on good alignment and making each exercise understandable and appropriately challenging for you!