Meet The Staff
Stephanie - Co-Owner and Instructor
Stephanie Reitz was born and raised in Upstate New York. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Arts Management with a concentration in Dance, she began her career as a professional dancer with Busch Gardens, Tampa. Following her performance career, she spent several years as a Dance and Pilates instructor in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Stephanie has also worked for local non-profits and corporate businesses where her focus was on business and operations management. After discovering the Body Barre Method, Stephanie's passion for fitness was further ignited. She is excited to be part of Body Barre Studio and to continue her passion for teaching and fitness.
Stephanie is a certified Pilates mat instructor through Power Pilates, certified Barre instructor with American Barre Technique and has completed her Body Barre Method teacher training program and certification. She is thrilled to be partnered with Danielle to be able to expand the business to have more people reap the benefits of the Body Barre Method.
Christine - Pilates Equipment Trainer and Yogalates Instructor
Christine Knox has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. Upon receiving her BA in Physical Education and Health, Christine has gone on to complete her certification in Personal Training and then in Pilates and Yoga. She is a STOTT PILATES and YogaFit Instructor. Her focus is to help each client with their needs and to continue with their journey in reaching their goals. She has experience in working with children up to seniors. Postural education is also an important aspect of her training. As a client, she helps you understand how your body works and how to become more aware of body alignment with the training and day to day activities. In her free time, she loves to bike ride and spend time with her husband and daughter as well as long walks with their dog, Princess.
Kelly - Barre Instructor
Kelly Hall was born and raised in Orlando, FL. She had danced for a number of years when growing up and still continues to share a passion for dance. She split her time between cheerleading and dance when in high school and went on to pursue a degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She teaches elementary school locally and is excited to combine both her love of dance and teaching with us. Her Barre journey started when she felt like there was not a lot of adult ballet classes offered where she lived. Since discovering Body Barre Studio, she has been able to touch back upon those dancer roots and enjoy a workout that is close to her heart.
Kaleigh - Yoga Instructor
Kaleigh is a yoga instructor, movement teacher, herbalist, Reiki 1, and artist in many mediums from Florida. She graduated from her 200hr YTT in July of 2016 and is currently in Herbal School at Traditions School of Herbal Studies in St. Petersburg, FL.
She teaches workshops, yoga and movement classes at music festivals all over Florida year-round. She uses her ballet, yoga, holistic health, herbalism, and energy work background to facilitate a fluid and safe space for her students to let go and feel free. It is her passion to hold space and spread her love for movement. She encourages her students to honor their physical vessel as they learn that their bodies are meant to move. While she isn’t teaching you can find Kaleigh out in nature (most likely at the beach), drinking an iced coffee, dancing, hooping, painting with watercolors, traveling, or at the gym.
Karen - Pilates Equipment Trainer
Karen fell in love with Pilates after taking years of Mat Pilates and Pilates on the Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair. Her passion for Pilates stems from its positive impact on her own physical and mental well-being, and she strives for others to find those very benefits. As a result, Karen decided to direct her passion by sharing the education of Pilates with others. She underwent rigorous training at the Balanced Body Institute in Jacksonville, FL and received her Reformer certification. Karen’s passion for fitness also extends into other forms of exercise as she is also a certified Kickbox Instructor.
Karen has taught privately and in Pilates studios in the Tampa Bay area. She supports her clients through their introduction to pilates and works to help each individual achieve their own personal fitness goals. Karen currently resides in Tarpon Springs, FL with her husband and children.
Jennyris - Yoga Instructor
Jennyris is a full-time 500-RYT certified vinyasa yoga instructor. After a little bit of time practicing, she was certified in 2010 at Asheville Yoga Center. Currently, she is still learning, researching, and constantly in search of innovative ways to teach, explain and create vinyasa flows and yin yoga classes that challenge any student; whether they are brand-new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner. When she is not teaching you can find her grocery shopping, chatting up a storm, laughing, sweating and most likely eating. With Jennyris, you can expect to challenge yourself both physically and mentally.