The Whalen girls take Hawaii…..

After Christmas, our family took a trip to Hawaii. If you have met Saidey (the top of our stack) you know that she lives for fitness. She saw a pic of this triple stack somewhere and wanted us to recreate it somewhere in Hawaii. When we went on this pillbox hike and saw the only HOT PINK pillbox overlooking the ocean, we knew this was IT! If ever there was a test of core strength, this was it. Spencer stacked on me. Saidey stacked on Spencer. Duncan took the picture. It was truly an awesome moment.

We love to see Barre-Yoga Vacation pics– send us yours– we might feature it right here on our news page.

Love from the Core,

The Holiday Barre Blast has Returned 2017

Charlotte and Raleigh!  The Holiday Barre Blast is right around the corner!  If you are already a Core Member- all you have to do is show up and record you attendance for every class!  If you want to become a Core Member- we will graciously reduce the rate of your contract to $150/mo for 12 months to match the pricing of the HBB so you won’t have to wait to join!  Instead of saving $10 for one month, you’ll save $120 over 12 months on this already reduced pricing!   Ask about how to make this happen, TODAY!   Email

We will have Giveaways, prizes, extra classes, intensives, etc.  It really is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

The first 50 people at each studio to take and mark 8 classes on the boards will get a CBC Tervis Tumbler (and they are CUTE).

Come, be a part of our community- bring your friends- the more the merrier!

Happy Holidays CBC!!

History Repeats Itself

Who would have known that history would repeat itself with these two. Taylor and Anthony used to be musical theater junkies and performed in the Christmas Carol together several years ago. Now they both teach at Carolina Barre Raleigh every week. Check the schedule to see when you can catch a class with them.


Twinning at CBC!!!! Do you know Stacy and Ashley– catch them in Charlotte every week. They both teach amazing classes and you’ll be sure to love both of them!!!

LEM HOUSTON is bringing Cardio Funk to CBC Raleigh

Get ready for a Girls Night Out to remember!  Lem Houston is bringing CARDIO FUNK to Raleigh on June 1, 2017 at 7pm.

The cost is $20 for the class and will include a cocktail afterward– hang out with your girls at CBC!   Sign up now as space is limited.



Tribucha Kombucha has arrived in kegs!!!!


Yesterday our kegs of Tribucha Kombucha ( were delivered!! We now have Controlled Burn and Brainiac on tap!  We love this company!  They are right here in Raleigh and the owners are amazing.   They only add enough sugar for the fermentation process,  nothing afterward to flavor or sweeten the kombucha-  no syrups and no fruit purees.   It is healthy and it tastes GREAT!!!  We have 2 flavors on tap, and 4 in single serving bottles  (Controlled Burn, Flowers of Life, Cafe Con Bucha and Brainiac.

The energy in Charlotte is amazing…..

As much as I love being in Raleigh and growing a NEW community of informed barre students– I LOVE traveling back to Charlotte to be in the CBC “headquarters”.   When I walk in it is like a breath of fresh air to me.  It’s like on FB live when you are watching a post and seeing all the hearts and thumbs up flying by on the screen…… that is how I feel…. surrounded by love and hugs and smiles.  It is a truly awesome feeling.  I want to thank you all for carrying on my dream in that space, in my absence.   My teachers and front desk staff and the best there is, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.  And, I truly feel like we have the BEST guests ever.  I am so grateful for each and every one of you.

I’ll be back, SOON!!!



Local Athlete Uses Barre Classes to Step Up His Game

Future NBA star Kristopher Timmons has been working out with us at Carolina Barre Raleigh since the end of summer. For an athlete 6′ 7″ and not a shred of body fat, he is extremely flexible. He is also learning to use his transversus abdominis (the deep abdominal muscles) instead of just rectus abdominis (6 packs abs) while training- and in his everyday life. This, not only gives him more power, but also prevents injury while doing what he loves, playing basketball. He says that training with Carolina Barre Raleigh is helping to take his game to a whole new level!

Setting Goals and Kicking Butt

Meet Gayle-  Her story in incredible….


Turning sixty and adjusting to a new marriage late in life really took a toll on my fitness! I gained weight, had low energy, and the regular exercise programs that I had always counted on before no longer were effective. Crash dieting and exercising to the limit brought no results. It seemed I was in a downward spiral as far as my personal fitness and I began to chalk it up to old age realizing I may never feel like myself again.
Then a new neighbor moved in and said she was opening up a barre studio nearby. I had never heard of barre; never joined a gym or signed up for workout classes since I have my own commercial grade equipment at home. Still, I wanted to show my support and thought I would sign up for a few barre classes. I began with the introductory unlimited package for $50, thinking I would slowly fade out after that. But I found I enjoyed the workouts and being with other women while we were all trying to improve ourselves –no matter what levels of fitness we were at. Seriously, I laughed myself through the first several workouts! Unable to do even half of the exercises! But it felt good. The stretching especially. And by the time I had gone to a handful of classes I could see that little by little I was improving and getting results. I felt myself standing straighter, and holding my abs in while driving the car. Overall, I just felt better! I didn’t lose any weight those first weeks, but decided not to worry about that and just focus on toning and strengthening and feeling better about myself. I made a chart and told myself I would give it all I had for 100 classes and see where it took me.
By 25 classes I was seeing drastic results. I was able to do more and more of the routines and even though the pounds were not melting off, my clothes were fitting better and I was able to wear a few things I hadn’t been able to get into for years. By 50 classes the pounds were shedding and staying off! I also found I was able to take some of the exercises to a new level and get a more intense workout. And at 50 classes, as I looked back to where I was when I began barre in April, I could see that I was more than 50% closer to my goal!
This week I am 80% there and I feel like a new person—-or, well, the person I was in my 40’s and 50’s! A few weeks ago I helped move my 85 year old aunt into senior living and was surprised that after 3 days of heavy lifting I didn’t have any aches or pains in my back, shoulders…or anywhere! And my energy level seemed endless with no shortness of breath going up and down the stairs. I give all the credit to Carolina Barre and Core! My membership there truly has changed my life! I love spending an hour a day with other positive upbeat women who are trying to improve themselves. There is just so much positive energy in the studio and Amity encourages every effort you make!
Thank you to Carolina Barre for giving me a new look at life –feeling better about myself and able to do so much more in keeping up with my growing family. By December I will have 17 grandchildren —so I am finding that life doesn’t slow down even at my age! If it’s not going to slow down I at least want to be able to keep up!!!!


She has taken 84 classes to date!  She is such an inspiration to everyone!!!