Instructor Insight: Kelsey Harris

Instructor Insight: Kelsey Harris

Instructor Insight: Kelsey Harris

What classes do you teach & where?
Studio Owner + Instructor of barre3 @ barre3 Wesley Chapel

How did you get into the fitness industry?
I started working the front desk at local yoga studio in Savannah, Georgia in 2011 while I was in college and just became obsessed with the boutique fitness industry and group fitness classes. I loved the group atmosphere and the like-minded people I was surrounded by. I was always reading about other types of classes or traveling to take new ones. In 2016, I was working as Fashion & Accessory Designer outside of Philadelphia, PA and was unhappy & unfulfilled in my job, I wanted to do more & make an impact. I was taking group fitness classes before and after work every day because that is when I was the happiest! I knew I needed to make a change so I started teaching cycling classes and loved it! I quit my full-time job 3 months later, moved back home to Indiana. I continued to teach cycling classes as well as working the front desk, teaching & managing a barre studio. After working in & taking studio classes over those 8 years, I knew I wanted to open my own studio and move closer to the beach & warm weather. I started taking barre3 classes in 2015 and absolutely love the company, the class and the community and just knew that this is the company I wanted to be apart of! After a few months of traveling to and from barre3’s all across the country and interviewing with them, I signed to open up a studio here in 2018 & in 2019 we opened in Wesley Chapel, FL and the rest is history!

What’s your favorite thing about being an instructor?
The community – I love the people I am surrounded by every single day. They are the heartbeat of our studio and I am so grateful for them.

Where can we find you when you’re not teaching a class?
When I am not teaching a class I am working on studio operations for the studio. If I am not working you can most likely find me on a boat, with family playing games, or brunching with friends.

What’s your one piece of advice for someone who wants to live a healthier life? 
The hardest part is starting. It is all about balance. We seek it everyday but a state of balance is temporary. The moment we find it, life steps in and pulls us out of it, and we begin the pursuit of it again. Imbalances are normal, they are not failures, they are opportunities. It’s a chance for us to tune into our inherent strength and make it happen!

What is your guilty pleasure food and/or drink?
Cacio e Pepe pasta (Bella Brava in St. Pete has the best!) and Vanilla Sprinkles Cupcakes

Who is your celebrity crush?
It’s a tie between Miles Teller & Zac Efron