FEATURED PRESENTERS

FRED DEVITO

A member of the founding exhale team and co-creator of the company’s highly publicized exhale Core Fusion program, Fred is EVP of Mind Body Fitness Programs. He is responsible for recruiting and training the teachers for the proprietary Core Fusion programs. He is also the co-director and co-creator of the exhale’s Barre Certification program- the most comprehensive barre certification program in the industry. As a lead trainer and fitness expert in the barre and well-being industry, Fred has been featured in The New York Times, Fitness Magazine, New York Magazine and Shape Magazine. Fred has created, choreographed, and starred in 11 Core Fusion DVDs and have contributed to many online classes on Yogavibes.com and forte.fit.com along with co-authoring the book Barre Fitness.

ELISABETH HALFPAPP

Lis is a member of Exhale’s founding team and one of the founders of the barre movement with 39 years of teaching and teacher training.
She was at The Lotte Berk Method for 22 yrs and Exhale for 17 yrs where she helped found and build the brand Exhale that eventually sold to Hyatt.  Lis helped co develop, with Fred DeVito, her husband, the Exhale boutique fitness program centered on barre (originally Core Fusion) and took the business from vapor to vision with 25 units in 11 markets and a variety of class programs such as Barre, Core Yoga, Cardio, Barre+Yoga, HIIT.  She regularly appears as a fitness expert on national TV including The Today Show, ABC News, CBS Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, and Dr. Oz.  Elisabeth has created, choreographed, and starred in 11 Core Fusion DVDs and have contributed to many online classes on Yogavibes.com and forte.fit.com  along with co-authoring the book Barre Fitness.

JILL DAILEY

Jill Dailey is a true innovator of the dance/barre fitness revolution on the West Coast. A degreed Kinesiologist, Jill became an early trainee of the famed Lotte Berk method. Taking what she learned through the Lotte Berk program in New York City, Jill brought the ballet barre to California. In 2000, Jill opened The Dailey Method in San Francisco’s Marina District. Amassing passionate devotees, The Dailey Method was soon expanding to new studios as an explosive community was born. Jill spends time each year certifying passionate individuals as Master Teachers, keeping The Dailey Method fresh, results-focused, and as authentic as the day it began. In January 2018, Jill launched Basics of Barre by The Dailey Method, a two-day training program that provides a foundation for future teachers.

TANYA BECKER

Tanya Becker is the Co-Founder and creator of the Physique 57 Method. Her passion for fitness began over 25 years ago at The Lotte Berk Method in NYC. In 2006, Physique 57 was born, and they now have 13 studios worldwide, a domestic franchising program, and an ever growing on-demand platform. Tanya has appeared in numerous national TV segments including QVC, HSN, The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Dr. Oz and The Better Show. She has been featured in Vogue, Shape, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and People.

JILL ROSE JACOBS 

Jill is currently pursuing doctoral research at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, having accepted an International Faculty Award for academic achievement.  She is on leave from her position at New York University where she is a professor for dance-movement in the department of Performing Arts Professions.  Jill was recently awarded ICURe funding for The High Barre which funded international travel and research in the fields of education, sports science, sports medicine, performing arts, fitness and resort.  Jill was also a Group Fitness Instructor with Equinox, where she specialized in and launched Barre programs.

ILLARIA CAVAGNA

Ilaria Cavagna is the founder and CEO of FEET-NESS™ - posture from the ground up -, an educational platform that develops an awareness of the work on the feet connected to the rest of the body. The Bachelor of Movement Science achieved in Italy in 1997, the Pilates Certification obtained in NYC with Romana Kryzanowska, and the recent and innovative Soma-Training studies give her an understanding of both the beauty and function of the human body when properly trained. Ilaria is based in NYC and travels worldwide to teach seminars for trainers for Pilates and ELDOA™ Method and of course FEET-NESS™.

TRICIA MURPHY-MADDEN

Elite fitness instructor and trainer, Tricia Murphy Madden, began teaching in 1991 and never looked back. She has taught dance and fitness workshops worldwide and is one of the industry's top presenters. She is an American Council on Exercise faculty member and Fitness Director for four health clubs in Seattle, WA. She has developed many highly acclaimed programs, including: Urban Striptease Aerobics, with over 1,750 instructors worldwide; and My Best Friends Workout, a fitness program designed for pet owner to get in shape while walking their pet (sold in pet stores and online nationwide). Between the two programs, she has sold over 50,000 DVD's since 2003.

ANDREA ISABELLE LUCAS

Andrea Isabelle Lucas, YACEP, E-RYT 200, is the owner and founder of Barre & Soul studios, named Best Barre Studio, Best of Boston 2018 and Barre Guild Academy, the world's most comprehensive and authentic barre training available to the public. With over 10 years experience teaching barre, Andrea has studied directly with Esther Fairfax, daughter of Lotte Berk, the original creator of barre. She is the author of Own It All, published 2019, and her writings, at the intersection of wellness, business and women's empowerment have appeared in Forbes, HuffPost, Entrepreneur, and more.   

LISA JULIET

Lisa has 35 years of classical ballet training in Ceccetti technique, and studied with Redwood Concert Ballet, San Fransisco Ballet, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, and Nevada Festival Ballet as a pre-profesional dancer. Additionally, She has been a certified fitness instructor through the state of California since 1999 and has been a certified group fitness instructor with The American Council on Exercise since 2009. Lisa specializes in teaching proper barre technique as well as working with students with injuries as well as prenatal/ postnatal Barre. Lisa is the founder of the first online certification program, Ballerobica, and the creative force behind organizing and bringing the IBBFA Barre Certification Program to the public.

KERRY CORCORAN

A lover of movement and the human body since childhood, Kerry created Anatomy4Fitness to help bring the human body to life for fitness teachers and enthusiasts. Kerry's in-depth knowledge of human anatomy comes first from her background as a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist.  She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. In addition, Kerry has been a teacher, studio owner, master teacher trainer and Chief Anatomy Officer of The Dailey Method since 2005. As a teacher, Kerry is known for bringing anatomical knowledge to life in a way that is accessible, immediately applicable and fun. 

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