Earning the title of Certified Barre Coach is no simple task. American Barre Technique® recognizes the dedicated individuals who have successfully completed the required courses to become leaders in the barre fitness industry. 

Jennifer Henshall

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Jennifer is a long-time runner and fitness enthusiast whose favorite workouts include those that focus on sculpting and tightening the whole body using a variety of equipment, body weight and ballet-inspired movements. She's a two-time marathoner (Boston Marathon 2016 finisher), an American Barre Technique Master Instructor (2017), an American Barre Technique Certified Pre- and Postnatal Barre Instructor (2017), a Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness and Nutrition Specialist (certified in 2016) and a Master Trainer for Moms Into Fitness with Lindsay Brin. Jennifer received her AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certification in 2015, CIZE certification in 2015, and PiYo certification in 2016. She is currently working on her NASM Personal Training Certification and American Barre Technique H.I. Barre Certification. 

A former communication professor and mother of two daughters, Jennifer believes harnessing a strong connection between the mind and body while training is the most effective way to strengthen the entire form. Her goal is for students to feel they received an effective full-body workout, while having fun, and to leave class feeling strong, confident and fulfilled. As an American Barre Technique Certified Barre Coach, Jennifer is looking forward to sharing her love of and passion for the American Barre Technique, its mission and popular and effective workouts with other fitness instructors.

Holly Rice

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Holly is a lover of all things barre! Having began taking barre classes following an injury from running and a diagnosis of spinal and hip issues she quickly became enthusiastic about her new fitness regime and was taking a number of classes weekly. Having gotten the barre bug she began her qualifications with American Barre Technique in 2017 achieving Level One (2018) and going on to complete Advanced Level (2018) and Master Level (2019) qualifications. During her qualifications Holly became pregnant with her second child and completed her Pre and Post-Natal qualification (2018) during this time. She is enthusiastic about helping other women achieve a fit and healthy pregnancy and specialises in teaching both pre and post natal women.


Holly’s goal with every class she teaches is to encourage women to take time for themselves and their fitness no matter where they are at in their lives. And to take the strength, determination and results they achieve during class with them every day.

Kari Kraft

Certified Barre Coach | American Barre T

Kari has been working in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and is the owner of InSPIRE Studio: Pilates & Barre in Elk River, Minnesota.  Over the years, Kari has continued to advance her education in fitness by becoming Certified as a Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Medical Exercise Specialist through ACE, various Les Mills and other trademarked fitness formats, and in 2010 completed Pilates Mat and Apparatus Teacher Certification.  Her love for Pilates was a natural gateway to finding American Barre Technique Instructor trainings.  She completed ABT Barre Instructor Certification in 2018.  After expanding her studio, she advanced with the next three levels to become a Barre Coach, then added Ballet Aerobics and H.I. Barre in 2020.


I am a mom of two teenage boys, two fur babies, and wife of the one who supports all my dreams!  It is my passion to share ways to move and connect that truly improve the quality of our lives.  It is my hope that my clients leave class knowing that they worked their whole body and they had fun doing it!  I believe Pilates and Barre are the best foundation to help our bodies become efficient and strong.  Every body can benefit from these programs!