originally from san jose, california, nora has lived and worked in san francisco, london, and new york city.
she brings a fresh and innovative perspective to everything she touches and approaches each challenge with positivity and pragmatic creativity.
nora is a professed fitness fanatic who enjoys barre, indoor cycling, yoga, and of course the Megaformer.
nora is Lagree Fitness™ certified.
brett is a native of the lehigh valley, and a former local high school and collegiate athlete. for the past 20 years, brett has lived and worked in new york city, where he has been exposed to a multitude of fitness trends.
although he has always sought out new workouts to increase his general level of fitness, and improve his golf game, a recent focus on strengthening and lengthening while limiting the chance of injury is what ultimately provided the inspiration for barreform - an integration of strength, endurance, core, cardio, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
brett received his megaformer instructor certification from barreform.
maria recently moved to the Lehigh Valley from NYC with her husband, two kids and dog. while in New York, her career of dance and fitness carried her around the world and onto many big stages. she began dancing at age 3 and has not stopped since, she was a member of the Knicks City Dancers for 3 years, danced for modern dance companies and even traveled Europe as a back up dancer.
maria received her Pilates certification at Core Pilates NYC and her TRX certification at the TRX headquarters in san francisco. while in the city she taught at ChaiseFitness and Karen Lord Pilates. she has also been teaching and choreographing competitive dance for the past 15 years. she is excited to start another chapter at barreform and continue challenging her clients in new ways.
maria received her megaformer instructor training from barreform.
born and raised in the lehigh valley, katie developed a love of movement and sports at a very young age. she started dancing at the age of 6 and continued through her college years. after graduating from Millersville University, she began working as a speech and language pathologist for a school district in allentown, which has also provided her with opportunities to coach team sports. katie devotes her summer and fall seasons to coaching high school field hockey and spends her winter nights coaching 5th grade co-ed basketball.
she is working on obtaining her Supervisor of Special Education certification through Penn State University.
katie enjoys bringing the heat to her classes by pushing everyone to their max and kicking those #thasses, all while channeling her inner #DJK skills.
katie received her barre and megaformer instructor certifications from barreform.
amber's journey in teaching group fitness started with her 200-hour teacher training certification in yoga from The Yoga Loft. there, she fell in love with alignment-based classes that help to heal and strengthen the body.
she takes her foundation of yoga to her barre and megaformer classes.
always up for FUN and unique sequences that push students to their boundaries, amber likes "to push the boundaries, you need to know where the edges are!"
amber is megaformer instructor certified from barreform and also holds certification in prenatal yoga from Dig Yoga.
amber is a new mom, animal lover, and an equestrian, who loves to travel to the mountains.
hugo & ike
BFFs who are proficient at downward facing dog and savasana.
hugo and ike are our official smile squad and occasional lap warmers. they can frequently be found scurrying around the studio checking your form, delivering motivational kisses, working the reception desk and retrieving (ahem, stealing) unattended socks and/or towels.
hugo loves snuggling, while ike prefers bouncing a resistance ball off his nose and chasing squeaky toys.
hugo passed over the rainbow bridge on May 6th, 2020, he will forever be in our hearts.