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.
a New Englander through and through, ashley moved to the Lehigh Valley from Rhode Island to pursue her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University. she entered the group fitness scene to stay active during her busy class schedule, and spin stole her heart and she has been hooked ever since, ashley became Spinning™️ certified in Boston the winter of 2018.
after spending 15 years as a dancer, she understands that music can release a wide range of emotions in us all, and she choreographs rides carefully and intentionally to help release any feelings you may be holding onto, good, bad, beautiful or ugly. for an extra challenge, add a turn any time she mentions caramel macchiatos, her English Bulldog (Rousey!), or true crime podcasts.
she apologizes in advance for calling the water fountain a ‘bubblah’, but hopes her blood-pumping, heart-racing class makes up for it and you leave feeling like your best self!
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”®️
born in central PA, amanda spent the past 3 years living in Maryland before calling the Lehigh Valley home in mid-2018. her love of indoor cycling began in Baltimore where she used her classes as an outlet for her crazy work schedule. as a BeatBoss™️ certified instructor, she makes tempo and tension match while adding some style to traditional moves on the bike. when she’s not busy chasing operating room schedules as a medical device clinical specialist, you can find her cheering on Penn State sports as an alumni, cuddling her kitten, charlie, hiking a nearby trail, or planning her next solo excursion. amanda is passionate about creating an inviting workout experience for all levels of riders, while still bringing everyone in the room, including herself, out of their comfort zone.
be ready have to have some fun because she’s a true believer in “we don’t ride, we dance!”