In 2015 Stephanie took a leap and left the corporate world to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. At the same time, she also became a second-time student at the University of Delaware working toward a behavioral health science degree with
minors in nutrition as well as strength and conditioning.
And now you can find Stephanie at Be Barre Fit teaching the new 4p.m. Tuesday and Thursday class as well as the occasional early morning class.
“I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity to make the second half of my life mirror my passions. I am even more fortunate to have a supportive husband and family that backs me all the way,” Stephanie said.
Her hometown is Harleysville, Pa., but she has been a Delaware resident for 20 years. She currently lives in Newark with her husband, who she met on a cycling club ride. He saved her when she lost the wheel of the rider in front and they have been riding together ever since.
It was a desire for something outside her regime of running, cycling, yoga and weights that brought her to the barre. Stephanie said she was searching for something that would give her the intensity she loves without the impact. “I do find the burn addicting, but the fact it’s low-impact on my joints is even more appealing. Now in my 40s, I really try to listen and work with my body differently,” she said. And anyone looking for a serious workout can find it in Stephanie's class. “I can be intense. I believe working muscles to fatigue\overload, then stretching gets one stronger,” she said. “I keep that in mind when I work out. I also believe rest days are important. I listen to my body and have become better at giving it what it needs.”
Stephanie said she prefers to teach a more traditional barre class, leaning toward the Lotte Berk Method, which concentrates on targeting specific areas for strength and flexibility training. However, Stephanie will also throw in bursts of cardio to elevate the heart rate.
So, if you come to her next class, “push through it and go toward the burn,” Stephanie advised. “You will see results!”
Beth has been taking ballet since she was 5 (we won't discuss how many years that
has been) and teaching for the past 15. She has performed as member of the Delaware
Dance Company and Charlotte City Ballet. She began taking Pilates classes 11 years
ago and loves how barre incorporate aspects of both disciplines. Beth also serves as
the resident choreographer for the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) in
Kennett Square PA. She lives in PA with her husband and two children.
Beth Holladay - Barre Instructor
Trish is fortunate to have lived in many places; Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia; Cambridge, England as well as in Hoboken, NJ and East Lansing, MI. She recently married Jim Davidson and lives with him in Chesapeake City with their 3 dogs.
She has a Diploma in Library Science and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Queensland. She is certified in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross.
In 2014 she was introduced to barre and was instantly hooked. She not only saw almost instant results in her body, she was drawn to the energy and camaraderie that the studio atmosphere provided. Her enthusiasm for the exercise inspired her to become barre certified by Exhale. Trish desires to help others reach their lifestyle goals through barre and strives to create a fun yet challenging environment for her clients.
Meet Our Instructors
Audrey grew up in Kennett Square. Her passion is fitness, she claims that she was never good at sports but has always loved being active, she found her niche in group exercise and the gym. She has been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years. Her goal is to help others achieve an active healthy lifestyle.
Audrey has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Major in Accounting. She has a plethora of certifications as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, a Fitness Specialist, Yoga Instructor, TRX, Spinning Instructor, IBBF
International Ballet Barre Fitness Association and SB Barre Certified by Soul Body. She
is co-owner of Health Coaches of Delaware, LLC www.healthcoachesofdelaware.com.
What brings her to the barre? barre is that combination of tough and gentle. It allows your body to work hard, see results and not aggravate injuries. Years of running and pounding has taken a toll on her body, she said that barre allows her to work hard while listening to her body. Audrey has always loved teaching and this allows her to get back to what she loves. She has never let age stand in her way, she believes in trying her best. She competed in two marathons, she claims that she was not a good runner but her goal was to finish, she put in the work and finished both. She also competed in two figure competitions, the first at age 48 and did very well. She has always told her kids as long as you can look in the mirror and know that you could not have worked harder, the results do not matter. Audrey is an inspiration to the Be Barre Fit team.
Audrey Griffith-Barre Instructor
Trish Davidson - Owner
Emily Zucal - Guest Barre Instructor
Wendy Morris - Barre Instructor
Stephanie Prather - Barre Instructor
Wendy grew up in a small NJ town. She attended U of D with the intent to become a Marine Biologist, but followed her passion and graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Wendy had tried many different workout varieties and gym settings, but was never motivated to stay with them due to lack of results. Then she found Be Barre Fit. After just a few weeks of classes, she started seeing changes in her posture and energy level. Wendy also fell in love with the community atmosphere of the studio and the support of the staff and members. She trained to be an instructor and taught her first class in June 2016. Wendy received her ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification in November 2016. She is now progressing toward a certification from IBBFA and supplementing her knowledge by studying to become a Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Jessica Miccelli - Barre and Yoga Instructor