The best instructors who have a passion for fitness, teaching, and the community.
Sue Costigan // Owner + Founder
Sue began her fitness career over 35 years ago and understands it's more than how you look. She discovered Barre workouts during her rehab for a shoulder surgery.
Karina Barahona // Instructor
Karina grew up in Ukraine & moved to the states at age 7. She found barre post college and loved it ever since.
Sherri Riley // Instructor
A passionate animal advocate, she devotes many weekends to transporting animals from shelters and pounds to safe havens with rescue groups.
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.
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.
Anika Kent // Instructor
Outside of the studio, you can find Anika being creative— making art for herself & the community, playing music, or dancing in her living room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)