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.

rachel hunt, instructor/office staff

 

I am married to James and we have one daughter, Emma. I am a girl passionate about making sure every woman knows her worth, beauty, and lovability.  My why in life is the women that feel forgotten, invisible, and alone. This is what started my health journey. I have lost over 100 pounds (170+ pounds of pure fat lost), gained 80+ pounds of lean body mass, lost over 15 inches from my hips – and I still struggle with the same inner issues I did before my health journey began. That has led me to understanding that health is not just about weight, food, or muscle – it is a holistic aspect of being human – and we must pay attention to all the parts that make us who we are. Full Out Barre was pivotal in helping me make gains in muscle mass while losing fat mass so my muscle mass outweighs my fat mass for the first time in my life, but there’s so much more in this community. I have had a lifelong struggle with confidence, body image, worth, beauty, weight, and so on – losing pounds did not change that. Being loved and accepted in the Full Out Barre community is changing that and helping me heal some of the inside places.

I am excited to be a part of Full Out Barre because it is changing the culture of women’s fitness – we are not competing with one another:  we are encouraging one another, loving one another, and cheering for one another. When we change our culture, it changes our lives and the lives of the next generation(s)! That is exciting! I think you and me could be friends! Come belong with us!

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.

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.

Samantha joslin, 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.

olivia, 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, 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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