Robyn’s passion has always involved sports and nutrition, with an emphasis on being healthy while still keeping everything in moderation. Robyn earned a BS in Nutrition, with a minor in Exercise Science, from Penn State and her MBA from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She played Division 1 Tennis for four years on a full scholarship at Penn State. An avid athlete her entire life, Robyn also played lacrosse in high school and has run three marathons, including qualifying for the Boston. Robyn began taking barre classes 5 years ago while living in Chicago and fell in love with the energy and results barre gave her following the birth of her second child, and Robyn has found the barre method constantly challenging and confidence-inspiring, making her body feel both leaner and stronger. Robyn was certified in barre instruction through industry leaders Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp at Exhale Studio in NY in the fall of 2013. Robyn enjoys teaching others and seeing their bodies change and get strong, and her love and passion for barre just keeps growing!
Know that you are good enough ALL THE TIME – Live in appreciation – Own your potential – Eliminate self-criticism – Be patient with yourself – Trust your intuition – Shift your self-perception
Krista’s passion and vision is to inspire her clients to achieve their mind/body/spirit goals.
She draws from her knowledge of body composition, alignment, and kinesiology so that any type of practitioner (beginner through advanced) can benefit from her classes & private training. Krista’s teachings are multi-dimensional, including strength and flexibility training, centering, control, concentration, flow, breath & precision. Krista specializes in and is passionate about working with practitioners with injury.
Krista emphasizes the absolute importance of positive self-talk while creating a supportive, safe and encouraging environment.
Krista’s certifications include:
- Barre, Pilates & Yoga Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Sports Injury Specialist
- Fitness Nutrition Coach
- Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist
- Sports Nutrition Consultant
- Strength Conditioning & Weight Training Consultant
- Weight Management Consultant
- Power Plate Instructor
Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration, but her formal training lies in many years of listening to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin over dinner with her Italian family.
Krista has been featured on CBS with Pat Ciarrocchi & Anne-Marie Green multiple times for both Yoga and nutrition. She continues to immerse herself in the wellness field so that she can pass her knowledge along to her practitioners, for their continued success. Krista’s encouraging teaching style, keen eye for movement, and attention to detail helps her clients feel and look their best.
A proud Midwesterner, Lindsey grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL and graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in Dance and English. She earned her certification as a Mat Pilates instructor through Pilates Academy International while living in Chicago, and discovered barre while working and training as a dancer in New York. She found barre to be great cross-training for dance, and loves that it is a workout that anyone can do–but one that never gets easy! Lindsey believes that understanding and being mindful of your body are keys to happy, healthy living, and she is so excited to be a part of the TRUBarre team. Lindsey also teaches dance around the Philadelphia area, and is an Apprentice Teaching Artist with Koresh Kids Dance and a performer with Beyond Dance Company.
Barbara Powers' started dancing at the age of 3 and is an original member of the Jenn Oldfield Dancers, locally and nationally known for Philadelphia's major parades and performances. She was also a member of OPUS 1 Contemporary Dance Company and graduated from St. Joseph's University with a BA of Arts and Sciences.
Barbara is proud to share with anyone how she turned her happiness and health around, lost 50 pounds, and gained her best mind and body. The practice of barre was a major catalyst in her transformation.
After dedicating the last 5 years of her life to her fitness and nutrition journey, she left the corporate world and now helps women do the same. Her focus is to help women feel amazing, get fit, find happiness within and a long term healthy lifestyle, as her full time career and passion.
The 1st Barre class Amanda took 4 years ago reignited her intense passion for Dance. Amanda studied and practiced Ballet and Hip Hop for over 10 years. Since obtaining her Barre certification through BeyondBarre in October 2016, Amanda also became AAAI certified in Levels 1 & 2 of Mat Pilates. Let the positive energy she radiates during classes help you change your life by making that body-mind connection!
Jennifer McCracken has been interested in exercise and health since her freshman year of college. She is an avid runner, yoga teacher, and certified spin instructor. She joined the TruBarre family in December of 2014 and loves not only the workout but the great people she has met. Her classes embody positive energy and encourage students to tap into their best selves. Jenn is committed to a healthy lifestyle and spends time preparing new and nutritious food; she received her certification in health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She enjoys teaching barre to all ages- especially teenagers and babies/caregivers. Jennifer is a tenured teacher at Colonial School District, where she teaches history and coaches cross country. She works to incorporate mindfulness with her students everyday! Jennifer’s favorite part of her day is spending time with her husband, Sean, son, Braeden, and loveable dog, Jackpot in the wonderful Plymouth-Whitemarsh-Conshohocken community she calls home.
Brooke began dancing at the age of 4 and have been in love with it ever since. Skilled in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop, with a background in education and dance, she began to teach these dances styles to students of all ages, and help to coordinate recitals and performances. Along side teaching in a studio setting, Brooke was the dance team coach for the local high school, coaching and choreographing dances for the team to perform at halftime shows. After graduating from Temple University, she pursued a career in team building, and got to travel all over the country leading scavenger hunts and enhancing relationships among company employees, all while having fun. Brooke recently decided to return to her dance roots and love for fitness, and help others lead a healthy and fit lifestyle. She loves motivating others by sharing this passion and leading others to become their best and happiest selves.
Diana was first introduced to barre by a close friend several years ago, however it wasn’t until she took classes at TRUbarre that she TRUly fell in love with the exercise! The teachers are so warm and welcoming, all while challenging you to work hard and teaching you how to tone your body. Diana is so excited to be a part of the TRUbarre family, helping every client look and feel their best. A dancer all of her life as well as an avid athlete, Diana enjoys the way barre blends ballet-style movements with the intensity of a challenging workout. Being a regular at the 5:45am classes, Diana uses upbeat music with her classes to help motivate clients to power through the toughest parts of class and have fun. Outside of teaching classes, Diana enjoys practicing yoga, hiking and running half marathons. Diana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and works as a Business Consultant. She loves a good glass of wine, attending baseball games with her boyfriend, and weekend trips to the beach.