About Neighborhood Barre
Meet our Owner
Hi, I'm Ashley! And I am so excited that you are interested in joining us at Neighborhood Barre Memphis! I first fell in love with barre when I took a Neighborhood Barre Class in Knoxville as a student at UT. I was hooked from the very first class and quickly became a regular attendee. Not only did barre completely change my body, but it also completely changed the way I thought about working out. No longer was working out a tedious and dreadful chore, but it was a fun and quick hour that left me wanting to come back again and again.
I moved to Memphis in 2012 and ever since I arrived, it has been my dream to bring Neighborhood Barre to this wonderful community. I am so excited to have finally brought that dream to fruition!
Neighborhood Barre prides itself on creating a warm, friendly, and encouraging environment that cares about every individual that enters our studio. Come and experience the NB difference. I can't wait to meet you!!
Meet our Founder
Neighborhood barre™ was founded by Katy Richardson. Katy is a certified yoga instructor and graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Concentrating in Finance, and a secondary degree in Accounting. She has embraced a healthy and active lifestyle since a young age participating in both cheerleading and outdoor sports. Her passion for cheerleading carried over into college where she was a member of the Samford University cheerleading squad for four years. During her college career she began to develop an interest in other non-traditional forms of exercise, including yoga and pilates. She was first introduced to barre-based exercise in 2009 and has pursued her passion for the technique by studying and training in a variety of methods. Having seen the change it has made in her own body, she believes in the NEIGHBORHOOD barre technique and it's ability to transform ANY body.
The mission of Neighborhood barre™ is to offer all clients, whether beginner or advanced, a quick and effective way to transform their bodies. The studio will evoke a sense of comfort and encouragement in our clients' quest for improvement, free of judgment and comparison.