Certified & Trained Instructors

 

Amy Price
Owner, Instructor & on-demand instructor

Amy Price is an experienced, trained and certified group and personal fitness instructor. Growing up in Dracut, MA Amy always had a strong love for dance as she began dancing at the age of 3. She continued her dancing career for over 12 years.

Amy began her fitness journey many years ago when she discovered Pilates Reformer and Barre Fitness and instantly fell in love. Her love of fitness continued to grow 2 years ago when she discovered Aerial Yoga and felt a deep connection to this wonderful new way of working out. It was then that Amy experimented with the idea of combining Barre and Pilates with the assistance of the aerial silk hammocks. This is when Barre Chic's Aerial Barre and Aerial Pilates classes were born. Both classes were created and developed by Amy and she continues to expand and grow these classes with our wonderful instructors.

Amy had an established career as a SharePoint Developer and Administrator for a local company while teaching barre and aerial part time. She quickly discovered that dance and fitness were her true passions and she was honored to take over ownership of Barre Chic in April of 2016.

Amy has over 13 years of dance and fitness experience with multiple certifications and training's under her belt including Beyond Barre, AFFA Group Fitness, TRX, Aerial Yoga and POP Pilates. Amy is excited to share her love of dance and aerial with YOU our amazing Barre Chic members!

Amy is thrilled that she can live her dream and continue to uphold a wonderful studio where all members can feel welcomed and have a blast while working out! Amy's classes are fun, energized and challenging! She loves to burn out the thighs in her classes and is always heard yelling "You're almost there!"....She lies a lot :-).  You are guaranteed to never get bored in one of Amy's classes!

When Amy is at the studio you will most certainly be greeted at the door by her furry little sidekick Jackson. Jackson is our 8 lb studio mascot with a HUGE personality! Be sure to give him some back scratches and belly rubs the next time you see him.

 

 

Nikki Girroir
on-demand Instructor

Nikki Girroir has been dedicated to fitness her entire life. Throughout Nikki's childhood she was involved in dance and gymnastics lessons. She fell in love with dance and turned her passion into her career. Nikki graduated from The University of the Arts with her BFA in Modern Dance Performance.

Dance, Pilates and Yoga were part of that curriculum, as well as Anatomy and Pedagogy. After graduation she wanted to explore the idea of teaching physical fitness so she started at a local sports club teaching Barre, Pilates and Stretch & Conditioning classes. Pilates became a practice for Nikki so she furthered her education by becoming certified from Balanced Body in Pilates Reformer. In addition Nikki has trained under Amy Price, Owner - Barre Chic in Aerial Pilates & Barre.

When Nikki is not creating challenging on-demand Barre Chic classes, she teaches dance to children in North Andover, MA. Nikki is also a professional modern dancer in Boston and has performed at established theaters such as the Joyce Theater, Paramount Theater, and the Boston Opera House. Barre Chic has become a second home for Nikki and she is devoted to inspiring her clients to achieve their personal goals.

Amanda morrill
Instructor & on-demand instructor

Amanda's love of dance and fitness started at a young age, 3 years old, when her parents' signed her up for her first ballet class. She continued to expand on this love playing various high school sports, acting as Captain of the dance team and completing the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Dance Education training course. After teaching children's ballet, tap and jazz classes for 3 years in high school, Amanda took a break from teaching and taking formalized dance classes to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Rhode Island.

After being delighted to find Barre classes in her new home state of New Hampshire, Amanda fell in love with the toning as a supplement to her running. Encouraged by her husband, she pursued a certification in Total Barre and began teaching Barre classes. This was followed by a certification in Piloxing Barre, an upbeat cardio pumping and toning class. Her full time job in the healthcare field as a pharmacist for over 5 years and as a professor of pharmacy at MCPHS University is a compliment to the guidance she looks to give her clients on their fitness journey and overall health. Amanda's classes are full of energy and really get the heart pumping! Come PUNCH it out with her sometime!

 

Lisa Plourde
Instructor

After a career in education that spanned over a decade, Lisa decided to pursue fitness 8 years ago after the birth of her daughter. What started off as a convenient way to earn extra income as a Stay-At-Home Mom quickly had a life changing impact and the rest is history! Lisa is passionate about helping others to realize the impact that movement and a supportive community can have on the body and soul by providing a safe, judgment-free experience where laughter and fun are just as important as sweat and step count. Lisa has received certifications from AFAA and Barre, as well as licenses in Zumba, Pound, and PiYo. Lisa is an amazing instructor and you will instantly feel at ease in her class. Her class is one you do not want to miss out on!

 

 

jULIE HILLNER
Instructor & on-demand instructor

As a school teacher and cross country coach, Julie was looking for a complement to her running routine and schedule. In 2010, she tagged along with a friend to try her first yoga class. She found that yoga improved her flexibility and life balance. Over the next few years, she decided to try more group X classes and fell in LOVE with Barre and strength classes.

In 2015 she discovered PiYo -- a FUN fusion of fluid movement, Pilates inspired toning, and yoga stretching. When the opportunity to instruct presented itself she took it! She is AFFA certified, trained in PiYo and received her Balancepoint Barre certification in January 2017.

 

 

Ashleigh Maloney
Instructor

Ashleigh fell in love with dance at an early age. For years she studied tap, jazz, and lyrical, as well as ballet, dancing competitively from the time she was 12 until graduating high school. In college, she was a member of her school’s hip hop team where she continued to follow her passion. After her daughter was born in 2012, Ashleigh decided to commit more time to her fitness and return to dance but found it difficult to find adult classes that would challenge her at the level she has become accustomed to. This is how she discovered barre. With a love of workouts that combine toning and strengthening muscles, she fell in love with barre instantly. In 2016, with the encouragement of Amy Price, Ashleigh took the leap to become a certified barre instructor.

Her favorite aspect of teaching is helping clients achieve long, lean dancers’ muscles that will provide them with strength and confidence in their everyday life. Ashleigh is so thrilled to be back in the studio, teaching and sharing the energy and undeniable results that barre brings. All that tucking, squeezing, upbeat play lists and fabulous clients combined with the passion for dance makes her classes that much more enjoyable. When Ashleigh is not at the barre, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two little ones, Natalia & Jameson.

 

 

Jessica pantazelos
Instructor & on-demand instructor

 

Jessica Pantazelos has loved fitness and being physically active since the time she was three. From watching her mother teaching exercise classes to taking ballet and gymnastic classes herself, she did her best to stay physically active from a young age. Her love of fitness continued throughout the years. Playing basketball and softball to running or strength training, Jessica always found a way to fit fitness and activity into her daily life. Being born into a family that loved fitness, it was hard for her not to love it so much as well.

Throughout college and after college, Jessica always found exercise as an outlet to her crazy life and an opportunity to unwind and focus on herself, and still to this day feels the same. She was always interested in trying new ways to exercise to keep it fun- Zumba classes, kickboxing classes, fitness DVDs, hiking, interval training, etc. It was in the winter of 2013 when Jessica's sister insisted she attend a Barre class with her... thinking this class would be a breeze she agreed to go. She had no idea what she was in for. During this first class Jessica was cursing at the instructor in her head a good amount of the class. Instantly Barre became her new favorite. She loved working those small muscles one would never think of working on their own, and the shaking and [good] pain she'd feel each class was such an amazing feeling that she looked forward to it every time. Within months of taking classes, Jessica realized she'd love to teach Barre someday. In the srping of 2013 Jessica became a certified Barre instructor through the studio in Massachusettes that she used to take classes at. Jessica taught here until spring 2016, when she moved up north to New Hampshire. She searched for a studio close to her new home that she could teach at. After meeting Amy and visiting Barre Chic, she knew she would love to teach here. She was beyond happy to find Barre Chic, and began teaching there in 2017.

Being a stay at home mom to two amazing beautiful daughters, is the best full time job... but can become tiring. Jessica loves how she has the opportunity to get out of the house a few days/nights a week to teach such wonderful and inspiring women at Barre Chic, she finds this is the perfect escape and looks forward to these days all week! The hard work she sees the clients put into every class makes her so happy and even more excited and motivated to keep teaching. Jessica has her certification in Barre, and in the future hopes to get more fitness certifications like in personal training.