Open Barre℠


This class is taught by:

Charlotte Richman

Charlotte loves all things fitness and health. Born and raised in uptown Hoboken, Charlotte was thrilled to see Local Barre make waves in the community when it first opened and has been attending classes for years. When the opportunity arose to become a Barretender, Charlotte couldn’t wait to get started. Growing up as a dancer, competitive swimmer and yogi, Charlotte has formed a deep connection with her body’s strength and flexibility and looks forward to sharing a Barre or Night Cap class with you. Some of Charlotte’s physical and athletic accomplishments include: a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Hoboken for outstanding state-wide rankings in the 100 yard butterfly and 50 yard freestyle, High Tech High School Dance Department ‘Dancer of the Year’ Award (North Bergen, NJ), dancing professionally in New York and Los Angeles, the design, production and world-wide release of a fitness and mindset App called Fit, Flexible & Fabulous, and is 200-hour Hatha Yoga Certified from City Yoga in Los Angeles. As a graduate of University of Chicago with a double major in Linguistics and International Relations, Charlotte is enthusiastic about communication, business and travel, but health and movement still come first! She looks forward to meeting you in class soon!

Robert Burke

What's your teaching style? It's sort of like your Tuesday Happy Hour Drag Queen followed you to Wednesday Morning Barre- I'm here to motivate while also making bad jokes that make you laugh. (You just laughed- didn't you?) Guilty Pleasure? Traveling- I love to travel and have been to some amazing places around the world on tour. My favorite, so far, definitely has to be Cape Town, South Africa. Who best channels your inner Diva? Call me a "Monster" but Lady Gaga is it. Favorite (Barre) Position? I like it on my back- I love playing around with different Bridging Series. They don't call me Bobby Tight Buns for nothing What's your mantra? Always Check the Box Why Barre? Why Not? It fuses two of my passions, dance and fitness.

Donielle Janora

What's your teaching style? It’s humorous, anatomically and musically driven! Form and flow is so important to me but if you can’t take everything so seriously..JUST BREATHE! Guilty Pleasure? Cookies…One of my nicknames is Cookie Monster What's your hidden talent? Knowing what is going to happen before it happens/reading people. I should have been a FBI agent! Who best channels your inner Diva RuPaul. I go straight to the source…. Favorite (Barre) Position? Reverse chair to hinge “HOT TUB” What's your mantra? “WORK HARD. PLAY HARD.” “NO COMPLAINING. WE ARE TRAINING.” I have so many more but these are 2 of my top. Why Barre? It is the perfect blend of dance elements with a fitness vibe. Proudest Moment? Giving birth to Piper

Amber Hirsch

What's your teaching style? I'm a big believer in giving a class that cannot be duplicated and requires myself and my clients to be fully in the moment. I try to encourage everyone to take the class for themselves and customize as needed. If you're feeling amazing then push to the limit but if you need to be more gentle on that day that's ok too. I've been told that my classes are "sneaky hard" lol. I have a calm and soothing demeanor but I can certainly bring on those shakes! I'm all about having a good time too. Just because we're working out doesn't mean we can't let loose a little ;) Guilty Pleasure? Panda All Natural Raspberry Licorice and Netflix. Ok, and tequila. Who best channels your inner Diva? I'm going with a Pink/Beyonce hybrid. Favorite (Barre) Position? Mermaid. Get's my buns every time! What's your mantra? Workout because you love your body not because you hate it. Why Barre? I've danced all my life. While pursuing my dance studies in college I also started to work in fitness (teaching group exercise classes and other dance based workouts). However, it wasn't until I was rehabbing my knee after having my ACL replaced that I discovered barre. Not only was I obsessed with the workout BUT it was such an immense help in aiding my recovery. I've been in love ever since. Proudest Moment? Becoming a Mama tops the list but also very proud of the work I do with Local Barre. It's been an adventure growing with the company from the very first day Local Barre opened!

Kathleen Rooney

What's your teaching style?Encouraging, Challenging, Creative, Fun! I love pulling from my dance background and am a huge yogi so you'll definitely find those aspects in my class. I love pushing my clients to their own personal challenge points. Seeing clients gain confidence in themselves as they get stronger physically is my motivation. Guilty Pleasure? Waffles. And (re)watching The Vampire Diaries. #noshame What's your hidden talent? I can take a nap anytime, anywhere. Who best channels your inner Diva? Celine Dion. I love her quirkiness. Favorite (Barre) Position? Pretzel What's your mantra? There isn't a person you couldn't love if you took the time to read their story. Why Barre? I've been a performer most of my life and have a dance background. Barre allows me to connect to those roots while also bringing in other aspects of fitness. I've taken so many different kinds of fitness classes/programs through the years and always come back to barre. I love that its musically driven and leaves me feeling energized after class. Proudest Moment? I have two: 1.) Performing across the globe as Belle in Beauty and the Beast with Disney 2.) When my fiancee and I became puppy parents to our sweet puggle, Bacon.

Andrea Kain

What's your teaching style? My style is fun yet challenging. I like to push my class until they reach the point where they feel they want to give up. They always keep pushing through! There's no better feeling than pushing yourself like never before. It's so fulfilling for me to be able to witness that every day. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate. If it's covered in chocolate I'm in! What's your hidden talent? Is eating a talent? I have a HUGE appetite and am constantly eating. Favorite barre position? Stacked hydrant What's your mantra? Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. Why barre? When I moved to Hoboken I was looking for a class incorporating dance and fitness, my two passions. I stumbled upon Local Barre and gave barre class a shot. I was immediately hooked. I loved how it worked muscles I didn't even knew existed. The exercises make you feel pretty and you get a killer workout all at the same time. Proudest moment? Marrying my husband. He's my best friend and biggest fan. I'll never forget that day.

Meghan Grant

What's your teaching style? I like to get down to business and give a difficult, well-rounded class, while positively motivating and encouraging clients. Guilty Pleasure? Ice cream...and Bravo What's your hidden talent? My husband says cooking...ha!!! Who best channels your inner Diva? Music wise? 80's Madonna Favorite (Barre) Position? Pretzel...said no one ever (but me!) What's your mantra? Treat people the way you want to be treated Why Barre? It has changed my body like nothing else! Barre works so many important muscle groups and those shakes really work wonders. I love that between the different positions and variations as well as the creativity of instructors, you never get bored. Proudest Moment? Giving birth!

Amanda R Robinson

What's your teaching style? Hands-on Guilty Pleasure? Vino What's your hidden talent? Eating Who best channels your inner Diva? Mariah Carey Favorite (Barre) Position? Water ski What's your mantra? One day at a time & you shall be fine. Why Barre? Babes & Booty! Proudest Moment? Filming the movie Trainwreck
Our signature class, Open Barre℠ is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre℠ is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Sun Sep 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Robert Burke
    at West
  • Sun Sep 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Donielle Janora
    at Uptown
  • Sun Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Donielle Janora
    at Uptown
  • Sun Sep 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amber Hirsch
    at West
  • Sun Sep 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Donielle Janora
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kathleen Rooney
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Kain
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at West
  • Mon Sep 25 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Meghan Grant
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Andrea Kain
    at West
  • Mon Sep 25 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Mon Sep 25 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Tue Sep 26 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Tue Sep 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Robert Burke
    at West
  • Tue Sep 26 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kathleen Rooney
    at Uptown
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Robert Burke
    at West
  • Wed Sep 27 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown