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.
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!"....
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.
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.