The Barre originated in Spring Hill in 2013 as Studio 3 Fitness. A strong group of dedicated women started working out under the training of BarreAmped instructors Jennifer Barton and Calie Shakleford, and were amazed at not only the results they saw in their strength and bodies, but also in their spirits. Jennifer and Calie created an unprecedented environment of encouragement, challenge, and community.
About the same time, Suzanne Banker became certified and began teaching off Music Row with BarreAmped Nashville. When Studio 3 needed a substitute teacher from time to time, she would travel to teach. Along the way a desire and vision for owning a studio of her own became apparent to her, and she began to pursue that dream.
Through a long story of twists and turns, excitement and challenge, Suzanne purchased Studio 3 Fitness in May of 2016. For over 8 months she was in search of just the perfect location and spot to hold the growing community.
Berry Farms presented itself as just that. A wonderful community nestled in between Franklin and Thompson’s Station. Women from Studio 3 could still be a part but it would tie in the local Franklin community, and immediately Suzanne knew this was where we should be!
Studio 3 rebranded to The Barre and opened late 2016. The same heart of challenge and community carries on!