Our Company

Bodhi Barre is a Syracuse Barre Studio and an exciting fast paced workout that will work your whole body in an hour.

– Fusion of ballet technique, core strengthening, pilates and yoga
– Designed for all levels of fitness so no experience is necessary
– The workout will push your body to the point of fatigue and then stretch it out to achieve a long, lean dancer body
– We are different than many Syracuse Barre Classes in that our professional instructors personalize the workout for each class and give every client individualized guidance and feedback

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Yesterday marked my one year barre-aversary. Just a little over a year ago I was struggling to take care of my body. Chronic disease and stress, made it challenging to figure out how to care for myself. One year later I am much more flexible, stronger, and have flare ups that are fewer and further between. Colette Meltzer and her team embrace, modify for, and encourage all of us wherever we are in our journey. I don’t get there as often as I want to, but I sure am glad I took the step to try something new”

 Whitney S. – January 12, 2018

 

“When I started barre I was so used to beating myself up with cardio and heavy weights. Even though I felt sore and my body trembled after barre, I still had to overcome the idea that it somehow wasn’t enough. So I started measuring. And wow the results!” A total of 11.5 inches later this client is a believer in the barre method!

Tracy C. – January 6, 2018

 

“I love the express class because you get the same work-out in less time. I leave class with tons more energy and less stress. We often think taking time off for a class as selfish but the truth is, it benefits everyone! When I come back to work happier, all my clients and co-workers benefit”

Jennifer W. – September 13, 2017

MEET OUR TEAM

Colette Calderala
Colette Calderala
// Instructor

Colette is a certified barre and level 2 TRX instructor who studied in Boston, Massachusetts. Having been a runner and yoga lover for years, exercise became very difficult when a major illness struck. Then she discovered barre which was exciting and fast paced; it worked muscles she didn’t know she had and renewed her enthusiasm for fitness. She was hooked and after practicing for several years decided it was time to bring barre classes to Syracuse, NY. An animal lover, Le Moyne College alum, gardener, breast cancer survivor, Certified Exhale Barre Instructor, and above all, a Bodhi Barre enthusiast; Colette’s hope is to share how life changing and fun barre has been for her and can be for you too!

Michelle Dolphin
Michelle Dolphin
// Instructor

Michelle aka Dr. Dolphin is a physical therapist and associate professor at Upstate Medical University. She is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and is a consultant PT for performing artists. Michelle finds challenge and joy in barre classes and is very excited to be teaching at Bodhi Barre. She has a background in dance, fitness instruction (including yoga), and a passion for helping people find health and happiness through movement.

Emmajean Speer
Emmajean Speer
// Instructor

Emmajean Speer is a barre fitness, PiYo and TRX certified instructor guiding students through fun, energetic, technique driven classes since early 2016. Upon graduations from her alma mater SUNY Cortland, she has continuously searched for a physical activity that was both demanding of the mind and body whiling holding a competitive edge. Trying to overcome physical restrictions due to numerous concussions, Emmajean turned to barre to solve her problems. As a proud member of the Syracuse community, Emmajean has found her niche working in finance at BNY Mellon.

Taylor Ennist
Taylor Ennist
// Instructor

Taylor is currently attending SUNY Cortland for Kinesiology; Fitness Development. Her background in dance is extensive; having danced since childhood, studying under various dance teachers. She has taught dance for all ages and danced for a local professional and semi professional team. She loves bringing her knowledge of fitness and background in dance to Bodhi Barre!

Julia Ebner
Julia Ebner
// Instructor

Julia Ebner is thrilled to join the Bodhi Barre team. She has been teaching movement, dance, and choreographing for the last fourteen years. A sought after performer, she has sung and danced professionally with Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand, Virginia Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, and Syracuse Opera, among others. Julia received her Bachelors in Music from Syracuse University, a Masters in Music for Binghamton University, and her Pilates Certification through Power Pilates.

Rachel Turgeon
Rachel Turgeon
// Marketing Intern

Rachel is a recent graduate of Syracuse University where she found her love for combining social media and technology. Whether it be exercises, cuisine, or locations she is committed to trying new things and experiencing all that new cultures have to offer, all while documenting it on social media! Over the years she has struggled to find a workout that remained both enjoyable and challenging week after week - until she tried Bodhi Barre. She is excited to join the team and bring attention to what makes this studio unique.

Allie Handler
Allie Handler
// Instructor

Allie moved to the Syracuse area to study Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College. She believes the person comes first and finding what is important to them is a way to connect with the client and make therapy fun and rewarding. She was trained through PureRyde Studios in Maryland on the RealRyder bikes and has experience teaching for two years now. Allie was excited to discover Bodhi Barre was one of the only studios in the area with the RealRyder bikes and can't wait to develop the first Straight-Up-Spin class!

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