7509 France Avenue South, Centennial Lakes Plaza
Edina, MN 55435
MINNEAPOLIS - NORTH LOOP
323 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Twin Cities Instructors
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!
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!
Meet Our Team
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!
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!
Jess grew up in California and graduated from San Diego State University. She has her BA in Psychology and MA in Psychology with a specialization in Health and Wellness. She is married, has a daughter named Maryn and two rescue dogs named Mae and Willie Nelson. She lives full time in San Diego and spends the summers in Minnesota, where her husband’s family resides. She loves that she has the opportunity to teach at two Bar Method studios. Her favorite Bar Method exercises are arabesque and arm dancing!
Dena DiMeglio grew up in Princeton NJ, and attended Rutgers University. When she is not at The Bar Method she is leading a field sales team in the consumer package goods industry, hanging out with her rescued pets (Moe, Stoli and Frankenstein) and her husband of nine years. Her favorite Bar Method exercise is Arabesque!
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.
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.
Ashley grew up in Indiana and is a proud Purdue graduate! She began taking classes at The Bar Method shortly after we opened our doors and immediately loved the workout so much, she wanted to be an instructor! Outside of teaching and taking barre classes, Ashley circles the globe as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines and sometimes even flies with her fellow flight attendant sister, Mary. Ashley comes from a long line of Delta employees with her retired pilot dad and retired flight attendant mom! Ashley’s favorite exercise is diamond thigh!
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!).
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!