BRYANT INSTRUCTORS

Ashley Trover, OWner/Instructor

 

I am wife to Michael, and mom to three precious children: Mary Grace (7), Henry (5), and Hudson (3). I have been staying home with my kids since I had my first in 2010. My husband and I enjoy outdoor activities together such as running and cycling, and we also enjoy creating healthy food together in the kitchen. Motherhood has been the most incredibly rich, challenging, messy, beautiful, life-changing, and fulfilling job I have ever had, but mama needed an outlet. I found that in group exercise classes. I love FOB because  it makes me stronger and keeps me healthy, but I keep coming back for the community. Standing alongside other strong people and cheering each other on to keep going and get in just one more burpee has filled me up in a way I wasn't expecting. I am so excited to join this incredible team and be a part of sharing the experience, strength, and joy that I have been privileged to enjoy.

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Natalie freeman, RD. Instructor

 

I’m Natalie. I taught aerobics all through college and grad school, but gave it up when I started my career as a critical care dietitian. I did this for 5 years before having my first daughter and beginning my life as mommy. Three kids later, and YEARS of focusing on everyone else and I realized I had lost me. I didn’t do anything to take care of myself. I had tried to go to the gym here and there but I never committed. I felt awful about myself and beat myself up for not looking like I used to (ahem..three kids and 15 years will do it). And I just wanted to feel good again. To be honest, barre terrified me. But I finally gave it a try. After the first day, I was hooked. Don’t get me wrong, my body was screaming, but I kept coming. Everyday. I fell in love with the upbeat feel of it, the challenge, and the dance bent (I danced as a kid). What I didn’t expect was the mental transformation that was taking place. It’s about strong not skinny...if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you...not to mention the community and friendships it’s created. I knew I needed to jump in and become a part of the movement. It’s made me better and I want to be a small part of giving that gift to others.

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jenny kelly, md. Instructor

 

My first love was dance.  And soon I also fell for its punched up cousin, cheerleading.  I found joy inside these activities—both in practicing and in performing.  But it wasn’t until I discovered running that I was able to abandon concerns about what my body looked like and focus on what it could achieve in a specific moment.  Power, not pointed toes. Being strong, not slim.  

 

As years have passed, I’ve searched for activities to compliment my running in an effort to prevent injury and burnout and stumbled upon FOB thinking it was “a regular barre class.”  But I found the intensity was invigorating. The intentionality of the workout structure was reassuring. And just like a walk through your childhood home, the integration of dance-my first love-was inspiring.  

 

Since incorporating FOB into my weekly routine, I feel stronger and have managed to avoid any significant injuries.  FOB has helped me identify and strengthen areas that larger muscle groups may compensate for during other exercise routines.   

 

FOB is built on sound principles of exercise and metabolism.  Students are encouraged to challenge themselves while respecting their bodies and their boundaries.  As an instructor, I look forward to supporting our students’ progress by encouraging safe form, intentional progression of skills and an encouraging environment.

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Samantha joslin,RN, Instructor

 

I am a saline county native. I’m currently working as a RN at the CARTI cancer center. My husband and I got married in 2016. At the time we were living in Sherwood. As we were looking to buy a new home, he stumbled upon a great place in Benton. We’ve now been here for four years. I couldn’t be happier to be so close to the town I grew up in and close to my family. I was so happy to hear that FOB was expanding to my area. It took only one class for me to know that this is where I need to be. The feeling of acceptance is beyond measure. I am so honored to be a part of a tribe that is welcoming and encouraging, no matter where you are in life. As a nurse, it is my job to help people. I am beyond excited to be able to expand this need outside of a clinic setting, and I cannot wait to grow with you all.

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olivia BREWSTER, Instructor

 

I am wife to Clayton and mama to Wyatt and Kaylee.  I am a stay-at-home mom right now and have been for almost 6 years.  I love staying home and seeing my kids learn and grow, but I needed time for myself.  I joined FOB after a special event for a mom group I am a member of.  I fell in love with the workout, and most of all the community!  I am so excited to now be a part of the amazing staff so that I can pass this love and inspiration on!

Christina ABNER, Instructor

 

Christina is an enthusiastic, energetic, and tenacious Wife and Mother of 2 girls and, soon to be 3, and 2 bonus sons. She travels by day as a sales professional in the healthcare field, but by early morning and evenings will be motivating others at the barre to be the best versions of themselves. She started taking group fitness classes after her first child and did not know how to do a lunge correctly. Now it's her goal to make sure all honor their bodies in all exercises by practicing correct form.

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HEATHER BUCK, Instructor

 

Hi! I’m Heather Buck, and I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I met my
wonderful husband and moved to Arkansas in 2008. I grew up with a competitive dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading background. I was a college cheerleader at Wright State University and I have a degree in Early Childhood Education.

 

I have been active for most of my life and I love all things fit and fun. I really got involved into fitness about five years ago and just wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. I honestly really needed something just for me. Working out is my therapy. It’s my one hour of ‘ME TIME’. Once, I realized it was totally okay to do something for myself is when I really fell in love with fitness. I enjoy cooking healthy meals, spending time with family and friends, and taking my fur baby (aka my dog BamBam) outdoors for activities like; hiking, fishing, and kayaking.
 

I am so excited to be part of the Full Out Barre Tribe. What I love most about FOB is the community aspect of loving and supporting women. Everyone at FOB is kind, welcoming, motivating, and beyond encouraging. Come let me cheer you on!

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