MINNEAPOLIS - NORTH LOOP

323 North Washington Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 200-2002

EDINA

7509 France Avenue South, Centennial Lakes Plaza

Edina, MN 55435

(612) 200-2002

Meet Our Team

Twin Cities Instructors

Alex grew up in Duluth Minnesota and moved to Minneapolis to pursue her degree in Psychology. Alex is now is a children’s mental health therapist at a day treatment center. Alex loves the sun and all the activities that go along with it. Alex is a lover of Siamese cats and Psychological Thrillers. Alex’s favorite TBM move is definitely back dancing because it’s fun, oh and because it's the last 3 minutes of class!

ALEX HANSON

Audrey is a full time instructor and training mentor at The Bar Method Twin Cities. She grew up in Kansas City (go Chiefs!!!) and graduated from The University of Kansas with a B.S. in Community Health. Outside of The Bar Method, Audrey enjoys spending time with friends, being outside and loving on her dog, Cade! Her favorite Bar Method move is arabesque and you can find her rockin' that move almost every day at The Bar Method!

AUDREY HOROWITZ

Priya grew up on Long Island in New York. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in neuropsychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She suffered a severe horseback riding accident which put her in search of a low impact, yet effective, workout and she has been a dedicated Bar Method client for over a decade! Priya relocated to the Twin Cities in summer 2018 and jumped at the opportunity to instruct others in the workout that changed her life.

Favorite move // "Fold-over, because I always feel a sense of achievement after it’s over!"

PRIYA NIHALANI

Alex grew up in Sauk Rapids, MN and attended St. Cloud State University where she received a bachelors degree in Psychology. She moved to the Twin Cities shortly after graduating. Outside of The Bar Method she works full time as a bond underwriting assistant and spends as much time as she can outdoors with her husband and German Shepherd, Stella.

ALEX KISSELL

Emma comes all the way to the Twin Cities from New Zealand! She found The Bar Method two weeks after arriving in the US and has been addicted ever since! With a background in performing arts, dance and yoga instructing, Emma is excited to join the Twin Cities instruction team because she loves the joyful community of clients from all walks of life.

Favorite move // Parallel thigh with the ball.

EMMA CARPENTER

Elizabeth grew up in South Minneapolis and began dancing at a young age at Ballet Arts Minnesota. She eventually received a BA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, Elizabeth struggled with immense joint pain that took the joy out of dancing and that's when she found The Bar Method. She became an instructor at the Boulder studio and after 10 years of living in Colorado, decided to move back to Minnesota. When she's not at the studio you can find her working at her family's business in Minneapolis, sipping tequila with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, gettin' down at a bluegrass show or fixing up the home she and her boyfriend recently bought. Elizabeth's favorite Bar Method move is foldover!

ELIZABETH WERLER

Kayla is the owner and certified instructor with The Bar Method Twin Cities. She is dynamic, outgoing business professional with extensive and progressive Business Operations and HR experience in diverse corporate and consulting organizations. Growing up in Abilene, Texas, Kayla pursued her undergrad degree at Hardin-Simmons University and has a MBA from the University of Texas. She joined The Bar Method family in 2014 as a client in Chicago and Boston and immediately was drawn to the vision of owning her own studio. In 2015, Kayla was selected to lead the effort of introducing The Bar Method to the Twin Cities by The Bar Method executive corporate team, relocating to the Twin Cities to pursue her dream. It is rare to see Kayla outside the studio, but when she is, she typically escapes to the Northwoods in Minocqua, WI with her husband, Mike, daughter, Shelby and their 3 pups!

KAYLA O'ROURKE

Katie Hughes grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. She has been married for 12 years and has 2 adorable daughters, Clara & Harper. Katie recently added to her family with an adorable puppy, Gemma. Katie loves coffee, traveling and spending time with her family at the lake. Katie's favorite Bar Method exercise is back dancing!

KATIE HUGHES

Libby Kessler is one of our newest instructors! She grew up in suburban Minneapolis and was an avid figure skater growing up, continuing that passion while skating for Miami University in Ohio. Libby has a degree in marketing from Miami Ohio and works as a technical recruiter in the North Loop. She’s a newlywed, marrying husband Aaron just last March. In her spare time, Libby loves getting outside and enjoying the lake/cabin life that MN offers! Libby's favorite Bar Method exercise is arabesque.

LIBBY KESSLER

Hannah Werth grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated with her B.S and M.S. in Exercise Physiology from The University of Akron where she also played Division 1 collegiate soccer. She found her love for barre as a way to cross train for soccer, before she retired from playing competitively. She became a founders member at the Edina location. When she is not at The Bar Method, she works as a Cardiac Physiologist in cardiac rehab at Mercy Hospital. Her favorite Bar Method exercise is back dancing because it guarantees she will leave feelin' the burn (as if there wouldn’t be one already!).

HANNAH WERTH

Jenna grew up in Plymouth, MN and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a communication and journalism degree. Outside of the Bar Method, Jenna works as the Director of Marketing at a lifestyle publication. She enjoys traveling, binge watching Netflix with her boyfriend, and spoiling their French Bulldog, Brie. Jenna has danced competitively since elementary school, and her love of structured classes led her to barre. Jenna has been teaching barre for over 6 years, and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the most effective & safest barre workout around. Jenna’s favorite Bar Method position is tilted seat.

JENNA COSSETTE

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