Lisa found her way to barre when she experienced lower back pain, recommended by a physical therapist. She started taking barre classes while living in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013. From the beginning, she was hooked on the workout that gets more challenging with more experience. After several years of taking barre classes and strengthening her core, Lisa has been essentially pain-free in her lower back. She is motivated to continue working on her barre practice while encouraging others to find inspiration at the barre.
After moving to Manhattan, Kansas and finding limited barre class options, Lisa jumped at the opportunity for Barre Intensity instructor training in nearby Kansas City. When not working out at the Little Apple Pilates Co., Lisa is a professor at Kansas State University, where she focuses her teaching and research in the areas of higher education and college athletics. A proud native Texan, Lisa lives by the motto “learning never goes out of style!”