OUR TEACHERS ARE EDUCATED, CERTIFIED AND TRAINED!

Bar Method teachers undergo training for up to 6 months to become certified. In-house trainers, coaches and evaluators help them hone their skills in form, anatomy, physiology and performance. As our technique evolves, our teachers contribute and grow with us!

Select a Teacher below to view a list of their Bar Online videos.

  • Angie

    Angie Comiteau, hails from the thriving metropolis of Summit, NJ. When not teaching fun-filled, butt-kicking Bar Method classes, she can be found running around town with her 2 boys and her dog, Duke. Who said suburbia is boring?

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  • Burr

    Burr Leonard, a former journalist, opened her first exercise studios in 1992 as a licensee of The Lotte Berk Method. She co-founded The Bar Method in 2001 and is now President and CEO of the company. She is married to Michael Doud, The Bar Method’s COO, and owner of Pi, a Pomeranian.

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  • Catherine

    Catherine fell in love with the Bar Method as a client and opened The Bar Method Carlsbad in San Diego, California with her husband Ian in August 2011. As owner of her studio, she loves to see her students' bodies transform with The Bar Method, watch friendships develop between clients, and be continually amazed at how challenging and fulfilling the class remains for her after so many years.

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  • Denise

    Denise Burchard has always had an interest in physical movement and helping others. She has been dedicated to The Bar Method since 2005 and taught in the San Francisco Marina flagship studio. In 2010 she opened The Bar Method Portland, OR studio where she loves developing her teachers and watching her clients transform from the inside out.

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  • Emily

    Emily is co owner of The Bar Method of Westfield, New Jersey. She formerly worked as a risk manager and senior underwriter in the insurance industry, owned several small businesses, and is a sought-after interior designer. What Emily loves most is watching her clients’ bodies transform and their strength and confidence grow through the Bar Method.

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  • Emma

    Emma Jordan fell in love at first class with The Bar Method at the Chicago Lakeview studio in 2008, where one year later she became a teacher. Emma spends her days loving every minute of sharing her passion for The Bar Method with her clients, and when not in the studio she enjoys spending time with her other loves, her husband, Ben, and their three cats.

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  • Helen

    Helen Liu, a former lawyer, is a native Kentuckian who has called California her home since college. She owns The Bar Method Berkeley, where she enjoys helping her clients develop a strong love for this rewarding method while transforming their bodies and challenging their minds.

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  • Hoddy

    Hoddy Potter, a former lawyer and mom of three (including twins), owned The Bar Method studios in Kansas City. She discovered The Bar Method over a decade ago in her hometown of San Francisco and became a serious devotee. Hoddy fought a courageous battle against Lymphoma. We will miss her always, but her spirit lives on in all of us.

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  • Jen H.

    Jen Hertsenberg lives in San Francisco and was one of the first teachers trained for the San Francisco Marina studio and has been teaching since January of 2002. She is married to a handsome electrician and has two beautiful children. She is also one of the head trainers for The Bar Method Franchising company and loves her job.

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  • Jen M.

    Jen is an instructor at the Bar Method’s flagship studio in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. She has been practicing the Bar Method since 2007. Jennifer claims it was and still is the only workout that truly improves every inch of her body in one hour. She also credits The Bar Method with improved performance in other sports, running and dancing, and with ordinary everyday life tasks.

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  • Jen W.

    Jen Winger is the co-owner of the Wellesley, MA, Bar Method studio. As a former competitive gymnast, Jen is passionate about The Bar Method technique and loves a well-executed arabesque on relevé. When not in the studio, Jen can be found hiking with her husband and two dogs.

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  • Kat

    Kat is co-owner of Bar Method Studio City. She loves surfing with her boyfriend Andrew, Italian food with red wine, and the look on people’s faces when she says "drop down for a zinger!"

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  • Kelly

    Kelly Higuera is an instructor at the Dr. Phillips studio in Orlando, Florida. She is also a professional performer, dancer, and dance teacher and has danced for Walt Disney World and the Orlando Magic. Kelly has a background in health and fitness, which is why her passion for the Bar Method fell right into place, merging her love for dance and exercise. Last year, Kelly was one of the first teachers to be certified in Bar Move, The Bar Method’s faster-paced workout. She has the support of her loving husband and is a mother of two beautiful, young boys.

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  • Kendra

    As a military child, Kendra moved around the country and developed a passion for people and performing. Currently she manages the flagship studio in San Francisco Marina and is a national trainer and evaluator for the company. She is excited to be a part of Bar Online and spread her love for the Bar Method worldwide!

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  • Kiesha

    Kiesha Ramey-Presner is a life-long athlete who has run every distance from the 100-meter sprint to marathon. Soon after discovering The Bar Method as a student at the San Francisco - Marina flagship studio in 2006, she traded her running shoes for grippy socks. Kiesha trained to become a teacher while on maternity leave in 2010, and is also one of The Bar Method's national evaluators and coaches.

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  • Kym

    Kym's musical theatre career lead her to her first Bar Method class and she fell in love with it. She has been teaching for seven years and is now a National Evaluator and the Teacher Manager for the West Hollywood, West Los Angeles and Brentwood, LA studios. She's the proud mother of a chihuahua, a cat, a fish, and a pigeon.

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  • Maggie

    Maggie Kelley Connard grew up in West Virginia, has a background in dance and theatre and loves teaching Bar Method.

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  • Mason

    Mason, born and raised in North East Georgia, has been an advocate of The Bar Method for 5 years now and has been instructing for almost 4. With a balanced diet, Mason has lost over 40 pounds mainly from doing The Bar Method. In Los Angeles, Mason is a professional matchmaker, specializing in gay men.

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  • Meghan

    Meghan Fabian has been teaching Bar Method in Berkeley, CA since the studio's opening in 2013. After dancing ballet since the age of three, she is now dancing professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area. What Meghan enjoys most about The Bar Method is helping students reach their individual goals. When she is not at a dance studio or Bar Method studio, you can find Meghan at a San Francisco Giants game both as a fan and working there as a member of the Orange and Black Attack team.

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  • Melissa

    Melissa is a former gymnast who started taking Bar Method classes in 2006 and instantly became hooked. She started teaching at The Bar Method Marina studio but shortly after moved to Tennessee to get her MBA from Vanderbilt University and taught at The Bar Method Nashville. Melissa returned to San Francisco after graduation and picked back up at the Marina Studio. Melissa is currently one of the national teacher evaluators and coaches for The Bar Method Headquarters.

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  • Millie

    Millie grew up in San Francisco and lived there until she went to USC for college. She still lives in Southern California with her husband and two small daughters. She fell in love for a second time after purchasing the intro package at The Bar Method West Los Angeles studio. She has owned and taught The Bar Method in her California studios located in Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes since 2007.

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  • Sharon

    Sharon Demko has been an instructor at the flagship Bar Method studio in San Francisco, CA since 2002. Her life-long love of ballet and her desire to remain fit and healthy after having children drew her to the Bar Method in 2001 and she never left. She is currently the Director of Training and Evaluation for the Bar Method Franchise Company and works closely with Burr Leonard and studio owners to maintain high quality teaching standards for all Bar Method classes.

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  • Tiffany

    Tiffany Baldwin has been teaching at the Bar Method Los Angeles for 10 years. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, plays the guitar and piano, and has performed as an actress on TV and in several films, including the classic movie “Twelve Monkeys.” Although Tiffany continues to pursue her acting career, music has always been her first love. Tiffany has toured all over North America with numerous bands, has sung backup vocals on various artists’ records, and continues to play shows and open mics in and around Los Angeles. For Tiffany, the Bar Method is the perfect workout, because it focuses not only on physical fitness, but on mental well-being, as well.

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