Express Barre


This class is taught by:

Jori Olmeda

Jori Olmeda was born in Mexico City and lived in Southern California until her early twenties when she moved to South Florida. She majored in Communications and Marketing as well as the performing arts. As a talented singer, she loves being in front of an audience. Jori discovered her passion for fitness after taking classes at Inner Balance as a client. She started exercising because her health had begun to deteriorate due to poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Over the course of 2 years, Jori introduced herself to Pilates, Yoga and Barre.  She shed 35 pounds and changed her physique completely. Jori's passion is barre.  She loves how it incorporates the best of yoga, Pilates and dance into one amazing workout.  It was her dedication for the work that led her to complete the rigorous Booty Barre certification.  She became a certified instructor in April 2014. Jori also completed Equinox's Pilates mat certification in September 2014.

Jori’s mantra is “ The price of excellence is discipline” and she believes that patience and dedication will take you where you want to be, no matter your age or health.

Amy Foster Berntsen

Amy Foster Berntsen began her ballet training with Patricia Bromley in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her studies with School of American Ballet in New York City. She danced professionally with Miami City Ballet for five years and as a principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet under Septime Webre. Amy joined Ballet West as demi soloist in 1998 and was a principal with Diablo Ballet in 2005-2006. She was the School Director at The Dance Institute of Washington, instructed for Miami City Ballet, Peaches School of Dance and Miami Children’s Museum. Ms. Berntsen is a Master barre instructor. Her barre classes consist of interval training, core strengthening and stretching using the disciplines of a ballet, Pilates and yoga. Amy has a passion for teaching and she devotes herself entirely to the wellness of her students. In 2012, Amy became a 200- hr RYT (registered yoga teacher) after completing the Inner Balance Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also a certified Gyrotonic trainer in the Miami area. 

Trisha Carter

Trisha Carter began her training in Maine with Bossov Ballet Theater and continued training abroad under the instruction of Irina Trofimova, Alla Sizova, Natalia Papinashvilli, Dimitri Simkin, and Vadim Pisarev. She completed her schooling at the Harid Conservatory and Kirov Academy before joining Houston Ballet II and later Ballet Florida. In Florida, Trisha has worked with multiple companies and choreographers performing both locally and internationally: Cuban Classical Ballet, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Now Ensemble, and is currently a soloist with Florida Grand Ballet.

Trisha received her Inner Balance Barre certification with Amy Berntsen and has been teaching at Inner Balance for two years. She continues to teach ballet throughout the Miami area when she is not performing or already on the Inner Balance Studio schedule. Trisha holds a B.B.A. in International Business & Trade and a B.S. in International Economics. Besides ballet, she loves to cook and is working on a food blog, while pursuing her own investment business.

Britt-Angela Williams

From Classical Ballet to Jazz and Modern, dance has been the cornerstone of Britt’s love of movement & physical fitness. Certified in Mat & Reformer Pilates, Britt is an instructor who loves to see her clients gain strength and body confidence. Her Barre classes are a fusion of dance, body sculpting and isometric movements coming together for one “kick-butt” workout!
A 45 minute express barre class. The perfect fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Weight training and Ballet. Sculpt your body from head to toe with a mixture of dance moves, isometric and targeting bar exercises.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jori Olmeda
  • Mon Jun 26 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Jun 26 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter
  • Wed Jun 28 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Wed Jun 28 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Britt-Angela Williams
  • Mon Jul 03 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Jul 03 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter
  • Wed Jul 05 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Wed Jul 05 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Britt-Angela Williams
  • Mon Jul 10 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Jul 10 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter