The best instructors who have a passion for fitness, teaching, and the community.

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Sue Costigan // Owner

"The hardest day of a new workout is the first day, because you don’t know what to expect. Everyone is intimidated on the first day - EVERYONE. All those people in that first class who looked like they knew what they were doing? They didn’t have a clue on their first day either. So take some pressure off yourself and be proud of yourself for trying something new….and come back tomorrow!"

Sherri Riley // Instructor  A passionate animal advocate, she devotes many weekends to transporting animals from shelters and pounds to safe havens with rescue groups.

Sherri Riley // Instructor

A passionate animal advocate, she devotes many weekends to transporting animals from shelters and pounds to safe havens with rescue groups.

Karina Barahona // Instructor  Karina found barre post college and fell in love. Her instructor journey began in 2015 and she’s been teaching ever since! She also has her 200hr yoga certification.

Karina Barahona // Instructor

Karina found barre post college and fell in love. Her instructor journey began in 2015 and she’s been teaching ever since! She also has her 200hr yoga certification.

Jen Hohman // Instructor  When she is not working as a nurse or instructing barre classes, she enjoys many outdoor activities like gardening, biking, hiking, swimming, water & snow skiing.

Jen Hohman // Instructor

When she is not working as a nurse or instructing barre classes, she enjoys many outdoor activities like gardening, biking, hiking, swimming, water & snow skiing.

Vanessa Cea // Instructor  After 15 years of taking dance classes, I started at Tru Barre as a way to keep up with a hobby I love. I enjoy reading as my favorite hobby, & am passionate about nutrition & love trying new healthy recipes. I would be nowhere without the inspiration of my role model, Taylor Swift.

Vanessa Cea // Instructor

After 15 years of taking dance classes, I started at Tru Barre as a way to keep up with a hobby I love. I enjoy reading as my favorite hobby, & am passionate about nutrition & love trying new healthy recipes. I would be nowhere without the inspiration of my role model, Taylor Swift.

Julianne Zatezalo // Instructor  Julianne grew up in gymnastics and dancing, mostly at the Medina Centre for Dance Art where she performed until graduation from highschool & into a short professional dance career.

Julianne Zatezalo // Instructor

Julianne grew up in gymnastics and dancing, mostly at the Medina Centre for Dance Art where she performed until graduation from highschool & into a short professional dance career.

Christina Burdiak // Instructor  Christina started her nursing career at Akron City in the ER. Then decided to pursue a career as an open heart ICU nurse, which led to becoming a Flight Nurse.

Christina Burdiak // Instructor

Christina started her nursing career at Akron City in the ER. Then decided to pursue a career as an open heart ICU nurse, which led to becoming a Flight Nurse.

Rachel Bohrer // Instructor  When she has time between grad school and teaching barre, Rachel enjoys being active, spending time with family & friends, and a good glass of wine.

Rachel Bohrer // Instructor

When she has time between grad school and teaching barre, Rachel enjoys being active, spending time with family & friends, and a good glass of wine.

Jessie Preisendorfer // Instructor  She grew up in California and moved to Ohio when she was 18. Outside of work and the studio, Jessie enjoys yoga, bike rides, concerts, strong coffee and spending time with her boyfriend & cat named Dexter.

Jessie Preisendorfer // Instructor

She grew up in California and moved to Ohio when she was 18. Outside of work and the studio, Jessie enjoys yoga, bike rides, concerts, strong coffee and spending time with her boyfriend & cat named Dexter.


Cindi Horkey // Instructor  Outside the studio, Cindi enjoys reading, biking (both outdoor and indoor spinning), hiking and golfing with her husband Jim. They have two cats, Scout and Archie (he’s a big one – 20 lbs!)

Cindi Horkey // Instructor

Outside the studio, Cindi enjoys reading, biking (both outdoor and indoor spinning), hiking and golfing with her husband Jim. They have two cats, Scout and Archie (he’s a big one – 20 lbs!)



Rebecca Alspach // Instructor  Rebecca is passionate about nutrition and healthy living. She fell in love with the way barre combines elements of pilates and yoga in a challenging full body workout. She has a career history in business management, and a masters degree in business education. Outside the studio, she enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband and three daughters.

Rebecca Alspach // Instructor

Rebecca is passionate about nutrition and healthy living. She fell in love with the way barre combines elements of pilates and yoga in a challenging full body workout. She has a career history in business management, and a masters degree in business education. Outside the studio, she enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband and three daughters.

Lana Carrino // Instructor  I began my fitness instructor journey over a decade ago. I love helping people look and feel their best. I am a Human Resources Director by day. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read a good book or gossip magazine and watch General Hospital!

Lana Carrino // Instructor

I began my fitness instructor journey over a decade ago. I love helping people look and feel their best. I am a Human Resources Director by day. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read a good book or gossip magazine and watch General Hospital!

Kim Ridge // Instructor  Kim enjoys staying active, and with two sons, Brendan and Bryce, who play multiple travel sports, she and her husband are always on the go. Aside from barre, Kim’s other passions include playing competitive volleyball, both indoor and sand, and long hikes with the dog.

Kim Ridge // Instructor

Kim enjoys staying active, and with two sons, Brendan and Bryce, who play multiple travel sports, she and her husband are always on the go. Aside from barre, Kim’s other passions include playing competitive volleyball, both indoor and sand, and long hikes with the dog.