Open Barre Barretender's Choice Weighted Series


This class is taught by:

Amber Hirsch

Amber Hirsch graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. In addition to her passion for dance, she has always had an interest in health and fitness and began to explore how the two can be brought together. In 2002, her journey into the fitness industry began as she immersed herself in learning as much as possible through different certifications and life experiences. Some of these certifications include NASM, AFAA, Practical Pliates, Spin and Scwinn. In 2010, her career found the perfect balance of dance and fitness when she began instructing at Local Barre and is now loving her position as President.

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!

Andrea Ellis

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in New Jersey where she began dancing at the age of three. Throughout high school she studied dance extensively at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s gifted and talented dance program, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and New Jersey School of Ballet. Graduating from Montclair State University cum laude, she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Dance. She is currently a member of Ariel Rivka Dance and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Andrea is eager to bring her passion for dance and fitness to Local Barre!

Kristina D Del Grosso

Kristina is delighted to join the LB Team! She discovered Local Barre in 2011 and has been an avid member since her very first class. Kristina is quick to share her passion & will tell anyone that Local Barre techniques are truly the only exercises that challenge her body and has given her clear muscle definition (Yea Core muscles!!). Kristina loves creating a curriculum that is engaging and effective with some cool tunes. She embraces a healthy lifestyle and is an advocate of mental and physical wellness overall. Kristina graduated from Villanova University where she received a degree in Psychology and she is currently working toward her spin certification through Madd Dogg spinning! Her transition to Barretender was rooted in her enthusiasm and desire to coach others in their own unique journey toward fitness- As Kristina always says "Strong is Sexy!"....

Our classic Open Barre with a slight twist!  Your favorite Barretenders will keep you on your toes with a unique version of our Weighted Series and a slightly shaken program design each time.  Open to all levels! Grippy socks required. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Wed Aug 23 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Aug 25 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kristina D Del Grosso
    at Uptown
  • Wed Aug 30 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Thu Aug 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Sep 01 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Wed Sep 06 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Thu Sep 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Sep 08 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Sep 10 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Wed Sep 13 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Thu Sep 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Sep 15 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Sep 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Wed Sep 20 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Thu Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West