Open Barre {Quickie}


This class is taught by:

Janelle Lyons

Janelle Lyons has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science, as well as a Masters in The Art of Teaching. She has studied Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and Exercise Physiology, and has been a Physical Education and Health teacher in Allendale, N.J for the past 8 years. Janelle has always had a passion for exercise, eating healthy, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has worked as both a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Janelle found that Barre was a great way to work every muscle in your body- while being safe at the same time. She was immediately obsessed with Barre and decided to pursue becoming an instructor. She loves that the class focuses on building lean long muscles and is based on the methods of Lotte Berk. Janelle is excited to be a part of the warm and welcoming Local Barre family, where the staff and the clients are open and eager to learn and work hard. She enjoys thinking of ways to teach a challenging class while encouraging her clients to push themselves. Nothing makes her happier than when she knows she has given her clients a great workout that will keep them looking and feeling their best.

Amanda R Robinson

Amanda is a New Jersey native, who began training in dance at the age of 3 and teaching the discipline at her local dance studio at the age of 13. During her teens, Amanda also studied classical ballet and pointe at the training school for the New York City Ballet, The School of American Ballet. During this time, she was casted as a member of George Balanchine’s, “The Nutcracker” and “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.” Amanda continued to dance throughout her college years on the nationally ranked TCNJ Dance Team, where she was captain her senior year. Currently, Amanda is a 3rd year veteran as an NBA Dancer for the Brooklyn Nets and has had the privilege to represent the brand performing overseas in eight countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, London, Spain, Jamaica, and Singapore. Performing over the years, Amanda has realized not only how important health and fitness is to her dance career, but also to everyday life. She understands conditioning on machines at the gym is not for everyone, including herself, and has found that Barre is an awesome total body workout that she cannot wait to share with you!

Kristina D Del Grosso

Kristina is delighted to join the LB Team! She discovered Local Barre in 2011 and has been an avid member since her very first class. Kristina is quick to share her passion & will tell anyone that Local Barre techniques are truly the only exercises that challenge her body and has given her clear muscle definition (Yea Core muscles!!). Kristina loves creating a curriculum that is engaging and effective with some cool tunes. She embraces a healthy lifestyle and is an advocate of mental and physical wellness overall. Kristina graduated from Villanova University where she received a degree in Psychology and she is currently working toward her spin certification through Madd Dogg spinning! Her transition to Barretender was rooted in her enthusiasm and desire to coach others in their own unique journey toward fitness- As Kristina always says "Strong is Sexy!"....

Charlotte Richman

Charlotte loves all things fitness and health. Born and raised in uptown Hoboken, Charlotte was thrilled to see Local Barre make waves in the community when it first opened and has been attending classes for years. When the opportunity arose to become a Barretender, Charlotte couldn’t wait to get started. Growing up as a dancer, competitive swimmer and yogi, Charlotte has formed a deep connection with her body’s strength and flexibility and looks forward to sharing a Barre or Night Cap class with you. Some of Charlotte’s physical and athletic accomplishments include: a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Hoboken for outstanding state-wide rankings in the 100 yard butterfly and 50 yard freestyle, High Tech High School Dance Department ‘Dancer of the Year’ Award (North Bergen, NJ), dancing professionally in New York and Los Angeles, the design, production and world-wide release of a fitness and mindset App called Fit, Flexible & Fabulous, and is 200-hour Hatha Yoga Certified from City Yoga in Los Angeles. As a graduate of University of Chicago with a double major in Linguistics and International Relations, Charlotte is enthusiastic about communication, business and travel, but health and movement still come first! She looks forward to meeting you in class soon!

Andrea Ellis

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in New Jersey where she began dancing at the age of three. Throughout high school she studied dance extensively at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s gifted and talented dance program, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and New Jersey School of Ballet. Graduating from Montclair State University cum laude, she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Dance. She is currently a member of Ariel Rivka Dance and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Andrea is eager to bring her passion for dance and fitness to Local Barre!

Amanda F Fontana

Amanda Fontana is originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA and started dancing at the young age of 2. She competed nationally in dance and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance. Since her arrival to NYC post-graduation, she has been fortunate to work professionally as a dancer and choreographer. Her favorite credits include the national tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain, Silly Girl) and ELF the musical (Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain, Swing). Newly married, she happily resides in Hoboken with her husband. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of such a talented team of Barretenders and can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion for dancing and fitness with you! Be sure to follow Amanda’s Instagram for class updates, health info, and inspiration to help conquer your fitness goals - @amandagracefontana

Olivia Bernardo

Olivia fell in love with cycling years ago as the ultimate way to de-stress and get those happy endorphins pumping. Prior to joining Wheelhaus Bikegarten, she instructed at the University of Miami (FL), the New York Sports Club, and the Bobbi Brown-owned 3Sixty Cycling Studio in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a certified instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. Since her college days, Olivia has spent her years working in NYC at three of the top fashion magazines in the world. Still she maintains an intense passion for teaching, which is evident in her instructing style: she loves to transform newbies and avid riders into Wheelhaus powerhauses!

Amber Hirsch

Amber Hirsch graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. In addition to her passion for dance, she has always had an interest in health and fitness and began to explore how the two can be brought together. In 2002, her journey into the fitness industry began as she immersed herself in learning as much as possible through different certifications and life experiences. Some of these certifications include NASM, AFAA, Practical Pliates, Spin and Scwinn. In 2010, her career found the perfect balance of dance and fitness when she began instructing at Local Barre and is now loving her position as Director of Fitness.

Robert Burke

Robert Burke graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University. He was recently seen in the North American Tour of "Cats" and can currently be seen dancing for Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Zella Dance, Yin Yue Dance Company, and Meagan Woods. Robert is also the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Robert Mark Dance and co-curator for "The 12 by 12 Dance Initiative" alongside Arielle Petruzzella. Robert is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Kali Crandall


Originally from Rochester, NY, Kali holds a Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management with a focus in non-profit administration from Pratt Institute and received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in Brain & Cognitive Science and Studio Arts. Having danced all her life, Kali moved to the New Jersey/NYC area to start her career in arts administration and quickly found herself at Local Barre, first as a client, then as Front Desk Associate, and now a Barretender. In addition, Kali is currently the Director of Development at The 52nd Street Project, an arts organization that brings together kids from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan with theater professionals to create original theater offered free to the general public. Previously Kali has held the positions of Associate and Manager of Events, Communications, and Development at NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, and the positions of Manager of Institutional Giving and Development Associate & Operations Manager at RIOULT Dance NY. Outside from her professional and fitness aspirations, you can find Kali enthusiastically enjoying new coffeeshops, exploring local eateries and taking in all that New Jersey/NYC's eclectic dance, theater, and art scene has to offer.

Our signature class, Open Barre℠, packed powerfully into a 45 minute format! Open Barre is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre℠ is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Janelle Lyons
    at Uptown
  • Tue Mar 28 6:45 am - 7:30 am with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown
  • Tue Mar 28 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Kristina D Del Grosso
    at West
  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Tue Mar 28 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Wed Mar 29 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at Uptown
  • Wed Mar 29 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at West
  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at Uptown
  • Wed Mar 29 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm with Amanda F Fontana
    at West
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Olivia Bernardo
    at West
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown
  • Thu Mar 30 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Mar 31 8:45 am - 9:30 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Katrina Jackson
    at West
  • Sat Apr 01 7:15 am - 8:00 am with Janelle Lyons
    at Uptown
  • Sat Apr 01 8:15 am - 9:00 am with Robert Burke
    at West
  • Sat Apr 01 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Amanda F Fontana
    at Uptown
  • Sun Apr 02 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jennifer V Valdora
    at West
  • Sun Apr 02 11:00 am - 11:45 am with Jennifer V Valdora
    at West
  • Sun Apr 02 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Kali Crandall
    at Uptown