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.