Patti Brown-Chlapowski, Owner
Always engaged in the pursuit of a healthy way of life, I have continually maintained a physically active lifestyle. Softball as a kid, paddleball on the beach in my twenties, walking and biking on the trail in my thirties and forties, I have always enjoyed some sort of fitness routine. In early 2014 I took my first ever Barre class and was immediately and forever hooked. The variety and combination of just the right muscles being worked was exactly what I needed. I fell so hard for my newfound method that I instantly dreamed of having a studio of my very own. An amazing opportunity arose one year later, and Barre Central was born. I have been a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg. I’m married to the most wonderful husband, Van. I am so proud to have the most amazing, beautiful daughter on the planet, Sadie. I have been blessed with the privilege of owning and operating Accounting Solutions on St. Pete Beach for nearly 20 years and in 2015 opened the Beach Escape Game also on St. Pete Beach.
Sue Belyea, Member Services, Instructor
Susan Belyea is an amazing yoga instructor, personal trainer, barre and fitness instructor. Sue has been involved in some type of exercise for most of her life as it helps her physically, emotionally and spiritually. For Sue it’s plain and simple- no exercise-no energy. Other interests include nutrition, tennis, golf and paddle boarding
Teresa Cantrell, Instructor
I’m from Lansing, Michigan and have enjoyed living in Florida for over 25 years now. I joined a gym fresh out of high school and never stopped going. So, I guess you could say I have a passion for fitness. My early decades started out with floor aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, and many other forms of exercise. In the late 90’s I discovered Mat Pilates and found the first method of exercise that really strengthened my core and flattened my belly. I was sold! After a couple of years taking classes my Pilates instructor pursued me to get trained and certified to become an instructor myself. I really enjoy helping other people become more comfortable in their bodies, improving their strength and flexibility while doing a form of exercise they love. I am also a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga instructor, and Pilates Reformer instructor. I discovered the Barre a little over two years ago and look forward to teaching that as well once I’ve completed my certification.
Sandy Christensen, Instructor
Sandy Christensen is a certified Booty Barre instructor and is also certified in Pilates Mat/Equipment through Balanced Body. She recently moved here from Kansas City, MO and loves helping people of all ages challenge themselves and get fit. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys the beach and sunshine and spending time with her daughter.
Nicola Lynch, Barre Instuctor
"I have always incorporated some form of fitness program in my life, but the older I got the harder it seemed to be. I was searching for something that would be less invasive on my joints, enjoyable and bring part of the passion I had as a young adult. I took my first barre class and was hooked, it challenged me, made me sweat, made me sore but not to the point I could not walk. Recovery time was minimal. An opportunity presented itself where I could become a certified instructor and I had no hesitations whatsoever! I love to share this method which includes not only contracting the muscles but elongating too. There is no better feeling then empowering one another. We are not perfect we come in all shapes and sizes and I cannot stress enough how important it is to love ourselves just the way we are! Barre works for all of us. This is a phenomenal tribe and look forward to meeting each and everyone of you!
Debra Doughty, Instructor
I specialize in weight loss, weight management, muscle toning, muscle building, core conditioning, nutrition, individual fitness training, group fitness training, life coaching, weight loss coaching, and so much more! I am totally into fitness and wellness. I enjoy working out and eating healthy. Over 10 years ago, I decided to take fitness to the next level by making it part of my career (in addition to my Accounting career), and I am so glad that I did. As a result, I'm more than happy to "pay it forward". I enjoy helping others achieve their fitness and wellness goals, while making it fun and exciting. It's amazing how eating healthy, working out, and having a healthy mindset can change the way you look at so many things, including yourself. Mind, body, and Spirit – once all 3 are inline, you are golden!!
Tania Drago, Barre Instructor
Tania is an incredibly talented and passionate barre instructor. She is an enthusiast in pilates, yoga, and aerobics. Fusing all three of these together is what makes her a rising Barre Above instructor. Tania is also Reiki (Level 1) certified and has a love for crystal healing. She has been certified in Crystal Healing 101 & 102. Tania’s next goal is to become a Pilates Instructor. She continues to further her education in order to expand her knowledge in the fitness world. In doing so, she’s able to help others achieve their goals of wellness in order for her clients to have a much healthier & happier lifestyle.
Jodi Jantomaso, Instructor
Jodie has been known in the fitness industry as "The Joint Preservationist". She has had the honor of working with individuals and companies for 3 decades, educating and empowering individuals to make simple daily changes physically ,mentally and spiritually for over all wellness and quality of life.
She is a certified Health coach and private trainer with ACE and has a baby boomer fitness specialty with "no pain" joint health. Here at Barre Central she is represents the BEMER wellness device, giving free sessions to those who want to have more energy, better sleep and less stress, by increasing circulation.
Stop by and say hi and get her handout on the 5 main tips to decrease inflammation, stress or pain.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time outside or at the beach with family or friends and propagating succulents.