Our Instructors

Anna Segrave

Anna Segrave

Owner/ Operator
Core Barre and Indoor Cycle Instructor, DB20/20/20 Instructor

Anna Segrave is an owner/operator and instructor at the Downtown Barre. Core Barre and Indoor Cycle Instructorm, Anna graduated from UNC - Chapel Hill with a degree in marketing and advertising. She worked in this field for years while she explored teaching options in the fitness industry. She got certified to teach spin soon after she graduated college. Her desire to teach always pulled at her heart strings. Her passion to motivate others and help others with their wellness goals won out when she decided to open the Downtown Barre with her friend Samantha Ward in 2012. What started out as just a simple business running three classes a week has turned into a LOVED business adventure. Anna is certified in Core Barre, Core Suspend, Yoga and Indoor Cycling. She loves inspiring others to be their best. When Anna is not teaching, she is busy raising her family of 3 children with husband, Ryan.

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Samantha Ward

Owner/Operator
Core Barre, DB20/20/20 Instructor, and Indoor Cycle Instructor

Core Barre and Indoor Cycle Instructor Samantha is formally trained in the Royal Academy of Dance Method (RAD) and as an Associate Teacher of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). She danced professionally in Italy before embarking on her dance teaching career and family life. Samantha taught dance for 14 years in her hometown of Devon, England. She moved to the US in 2009. Combining her passion for dance and fitness, she became certified to teach Core Barre in 2012. Samantha has three children and loves raising them at the beach.

Stephanie McIntyre

Stephanie McIntyre

Core Barre Instructor, Floor Barre Instructor, Indoor Cycle Instructor, DB20/20/20 Instructor

Stephanie is a true Tarheel with a degree in Health & Physical Education with a minor in dance. This is proof of her passion in the field of fitness. Her desire began long before college and continues as a common thread in her lifestyle. Stephanie hold numerous fitness certifications and has worked in a variety of venues and clubs as a health instructor and has held coaching positions in swimming, dance, and cheerleading. She is very excited about her two newest additions of MAdd Dog Spin Certification and Core Barre. Stephanie never starts a day without her beloved morning coffee delivered by her fabulous husband. She never wants a day to go by without talking to her grown children and she considers herself truly blessed in many ways. "Working at the Downtown Barre has brought me such joy by being able to share my knowledge with each of you. Find something you like and do it forever.

Bryson McClean

Bryson McClean

Core Barre Instructor, Indoor Cycle, Yoga Instructor, DB20/20/20 Instructor

Bryson McLean - Core Barre Instructor / Indoor Cycle Instructor / Yoga Bryson received her BA from Elon College where she majored in Human Services. She has always had a love for physical movement and athletics. Bryson has worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, small group coach, running coach as well as a group instructor since 1997. She is AFAA certified and has Johny G, Schwinn, and Spin cycling certifications. She is also YOGA FIT certified and hold many certifications through the YMCA in pre/ postnatal classes. She loves what she does! "I am motivated by motivating others to appreciate the importance of flexibility, strength, coordination and overall cardiovascular endurance."

Katy Dyer

Katy Dyer

Yoga Instructor

Katy has always been a person of movement. She was a competitive cheerleader, softball player, and long-distance runner. In an effort to shed her shell of intensity hardened by competition, she stepped on a yoga mat for the first time in 2013. Today her intensity can be seen in her passion for a continuous practice and study of yoga. She offers space for others on all paths of a yoga journey to rid themselves of the rigidity that life and competition create – a place for them to find energy and vigor of fluid movement, quiet stillness, and grace that is created when we rid ourselves of expectations to find contentment in our present wholeness. Katy completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Transcending Yoga in Swansboro, North Carolina and is currently enrolled in a 300-hour study at Wilmington Yoga Center. She is deeply grateful for the compassionate guidance that her teachers have shared with her, for they have shown her that yoga is an ever-developing acceptance of who you are in a present moment -- an understanding of all the variances and changes that exist within you.

Paige Baily

Paige Baily

Core Barre, Floor Barre Instructor

Paige was born and raised in Morehead City. She graduated from Meredith College in 1999 with a B.A. in American History. She is happily married and attempting to raise two unique daughters. Amidst the constant shuffle of life, she began taking barre classes with Anna and Sam when they first opened the Downtown Barre and was immediately hooked! Paige was inspired because she felt better than she had in years. She became passionate about viewing her health and exercise in a more rounded way, with an emphasis on toning her body, while also protecting it. She became an AFFA certified group fitness instructor in 2012 and a Core Barre certified instructor in 2013. Paige loves to help motivate those around her to embrace life and enjoy the health of their bodies.

Ginny Fitzgerald

Ginny Fitzgerald

Core Barre Instructor, Gentle Yogalates Instructor, Indoor Cycle, Pilates Mat Instructor, and Yoga Instructor

Core Barre, Yoga, Indoor Cycle Instructor, Ginny, has lived in Morehead City for 19 years with her husband with whom she has had the pleasure of raising three children. Ginny was a dancer as a child and has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years where she has taught a wide variety of fitness classes. Teaching everything from water aerobics to Zumba, she has always stayed fit by training others to do the same thing. Her newest addition to her resume is Core Barre and she loves teaching barre, Pilates, and indoor cycle at the Downtown Barre where she always wows clients with her amazing core kicking classes.

Juli Saylor

Juli Saylor

Yoga Instructor

Juli’s desire is to spread her passion for yoga on and off the mat. Teaching comes naturally to Juli and she brings great energy to the studio. She graduated from Seaside Yoga of Wilmington with her 200 RYT in September of 2008 with an emphasis on Anusara yoga. Juli completed her 300 hour program in January 2016 through the Asheville Yoga Center. She currently holds her 200 ERYT and 500 RYT. She honors her teachers Lis Colletti, Susan Koepp, Ashley Ludman and Rachael Crawford Goolsby.

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Hope Peterson

Barre Instructor

Indoor Cycle Instructor

Yoga Instructor

DB20/20/20 Instructor

Mat Pilates Instructor

Gentle Yogalates Instructor

Hope was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. Coaching women on their wellness journey's has been her passion for the past twenty years.  Growing up with the challenges of overcoming obesity, anorexia, hypothyroidism, hormone deficiency, and most recently menopause, she incorporates her own personal journey into coaching and teaching others.  

Hope recently left Corporate America and decided to dedicate her career to helping women navigate the transformative journey of menopause and postmenopause with confidence, vitality, and strength. As a Master Menopause Wellness Coach and Consultant, Hope offers personalized wellness plans and expert guidance to empower her clients through life's transitions.  She’s a certified Barkan Method Hot Yoga Instructor and Yoga Alliance member with over 2,100 hours of teaching Group Yoga classes such as Yoga Sculpt, Yoga-TRX, Vinyasa Flow. She's also certified in Personal Training, Indoor Cycle, Pilates-Mat, Barre and DB 20/20/20. Hope has also trained and consulted with the following corporate accounts; Bayer, Duke Health, EPIC Games, and Amberley Senior Living.  

In her spare time, she spends quality time with her husband, Brian and  "Yoga Support-Dogs" Bogey and Daisy. 

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Brea Sharron Estep

Barre Instructor

Brea Sharron Estep, Mrs. United States 2021, is an Integrative Health Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, business coach and author of Amazon #1 Bestseller “Holistic Health Clean Eating Cookbook.” With over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry, she uses her health struggles and education to teach and coach others who feel like they have tried every diet, every workout and/or every doctor, find the underlying root cause to finally get their health and body back holistically.
Brea was born and raised in Greensboro NC where she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her bachelor’s in business and became the owner of Foundation Fitness studio for 8.5 years. Brea recently moved to Morehead City NC with her husband Tim and pups, to enjoy living their best life at the beach. She is proud to represent her home state as Mrs. North Carolina United States and as Mrs. United States 2021 where she promotes her platform, her non profit Youth Fitness Link. Which shares her life’s mission statement “build health positive relationships on the inside and out in order to combat adolescent obesity and teach healthy lifestyle changes.”

Brittany Segur

Brittany Segur

Yoga Instructor

Brittany feels most in her element when she is helping others discover their own yoga practice. With a B.A. in Psychology and a passion for holistic wellness, her goal is to help students find balance both on and off the mat. She completed her 200 hr RYT at Embrace Yoga Studio in Fayetteville, NC in 2016. She enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes, from a hot flow to a relaxing guided mediation. She is also Reiki II certified and enjoys helping students explore the spiritual aspect of yoga.

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Mia Crawford

Barre Instructor

Mia is a social butterfly full of energy! Starting at a very young age Mia knew her health was off. From bad skin to weight problems, she soon discovered she had cystic acne, hormonal, and diabetic related issues. It’s taken 5 years and counting to regulate things but from the beginning she knew she wanted to help people with their health in the same way that she learned. Mia works in aesthetics across the street at Tranquility for skin health, and here, Downtown Barre, for body health! She started going to Downtown Barre 2 years ago and says she’s absolutely fell in LOVE! “Getting toned and healthy in the way i’ve dreamed, along with the best people at a beautiful place”. Knowing she wanted to give that feeling to other’s she got her instructors license in 2022. Mia now likes to say “Come see me for skin and body health, or better yet, some beauty AND burn!”

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Heather Faron

Barre Instructor, Indoor Cycle Instructor, Yoga Instructor, DB20/20/20 Instructor

Heather is a local Eastern North Carolina girl that was born and raised in New Bern. She is 200 Hr YTT yoga certified through the Kunga Yoga. She is also Schwinn Cycling certified, barre certified, and is a certified Tai Chi instructor, specializing in arthritis fall prevention through the Health Institute International. She loves teaching and meeting new people!

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Alicia Durham

Yoga Instructor

Alicia Durham is a graduate of the Yoga Mojo Teacher Training and is a RYT200 with Yoga Alliance. She brings to the mat a refreshing positive energy, as well as a lifelong love of teaching. Her relaxing stretches, playful Vinyasa flows, and moving meditaitons will help you expand your flexibility, increase your strength, and calm your mind. Her goal is to guide you to connect with your body, your mind and spirit.

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Beth Barnett

Barre Instructor

Indoor Cycle Instructor

Beth was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. After attending the University of South Carolina, she briefly lived in New York City before settling down in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Will. Beth and Will moved to Beaufort,NC in September 2021 and welcomed their first child that December.
Beth has had a love for “music driven movement” since she starting taking step classes with her mom in high school. While in Raleigh, she taught barre at YoBa studio and began teaching at Downtown Barre a few months after the birth of her daughter. In her classes she encourages students to take what they need and not to be afraid of an alternative that feels good in their bodies. Most recently, Beth has gotten her spin certification and has begun adding cycle classes to her schedule at Downtown Barre. If you want fun music and uplifting energy, she’s your girl!

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Megan Barber

Yoga Instructor, Pilates Mat Instructor, Barre Instructor

Megan Barber was born in the mountains of PA but was raised here on the Crystal Coast. Megan grew up a dancer and movement has always been an important part of her life. She received her BSc from Elon University in Dance Kinesiology which is where she was first introduced to, and fell in love with, both Yoga and Pilates. Thanks to the Elon Dance Department, she attended yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center and received her RYT200 through Yoga Alliance in 2019 and then went on to obtain both her Advanced Mat Pilates and BarreAbove Instructor certifications in 2020. After graduating college, and the technical completion of her dance career, she wanted to be able to continuing moving and share her passion for movement with others going nearly all in with her instructing. Her goal is to provide classes that challenge students while increasing their endurance, strength, and flexibility leaving them feeling better than before they came to class! In the future, she hopes to incorporate her passions for movement and mental health by perusing a career in somatic therapy believing that there is much healing to be found in connecting the mind, body, and soul. 

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Dodi Darrow

Meditation Instructor

Dodi grew up in eastern NC, but for the past 16 years has lived in CA, CO, NM, and is now back in NC! She has an undergrad in Corporate Wellness and has led fitness classes over 20 years. She is an ADAPT certified Functional Health Coach, and leads mindfulness group programs like Intuitive Eating and Embodied Spirit workshops. She is so excited to be back in NC and guiding meditation at Downtown Barre!

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Kenzi Mikolaichik

Infrared HIIT PIlates Instructor

Kenzi was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In December 2019 Kenzi and her husband took a leap of faith and moved to the East Coast of North Carolina with her 2 fur pups. Kenzi works in the medical field full time but has always had a passion for fitness and exercising her body. After years of training and going to fitness classes she decided to get certified in infrared Pilates training. Movement in the heat with a killer playlist puts a whole different spin on a workout. Kenzi looks to empower people to feel good through movement, while feeling confident and spreading positivity. 

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Leeanne Walker

Yoga Instructor

Leeanne is originally from Burlington, NC.  She attended UNC Chapel Hill where she met her husband (Morehead City native, Dr. David Walker).  She received her JD in 2009 and worked in private legal practice and then for UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine for 12 years before “retiring” in 2022 to pursue personal interests (yoga! and taking care of her two daughters).  Leeanne and David moved to Morehead City in 2013 and now live in PKS.  She grew up playing sports and distance running, and received her group exercise instructor certification at the young age of 16.  She has run several marathons and even more half marathons. She LOVES teaching yoga and helping students find their own internal and physical strength. Leeanne brings a beautiful balance of both peace and energy to her classes!

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Ginny Eagles

Barre Instructor, Pilates Mat Instructor, DB 20/20/20 Instructor, Cycle Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Ginny Eagles lives in Wilson where she has taught spin, Pilates, yoga, dance, barre, water aerobics and boat camp classes for the past 22 years. 
Ginny developed yoga and Pilates curriculum for Barton College where she taught for 12 years.
With a major in health and physical education, and a minor in adaptive physical education, Ginny taught elementary and middle school children in Wake and Wilson Counties. She also coached track and field, tennis, gymnastics and “Girl’s on the Run.”
When Ginny is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, and her daughters, Kate 21, and Libby 19.
Ginny is very thankful for the opportunity to teach at Downtown Barre. “It has refueled my passion for teaching and sharing what I love to do.”

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Sarka Kocicka

Yoga Instructor

Sarka is passionate about helping people build strength and mobility, teaching a core-based functional movement style of yoga, to find freedom and joy on and off the mat. Her style is playful, positive, and motivating with fun, creative yoga sequences and optimal alignment cues for a safe, sustainable practice.

In 2013, Sarka completed her first 200-hour traditional, alignment-focused Hatha and Anusara-inspired teacher training with Ross Rayburn and Noah Maze, then in 2020, the 200hr + 100hr physical therapy-based LYT™ Yoga Method with Lara Heimann to learn more about anatomy, physiology, and neurology, to assist people with injuries, physical limitations, long-term pain and discomfort.  

  Born in Brno, Czech Republic, Sarka later moved to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, then after meeting her husband, they lived all over the world - New York City, Tampa, Seoul, Singapore, Australia, Bali, San Francisco, Austin, back to Vancouver – and now settling in North Carolina, her husband’s hometown State. They have two girls, age 10 and 8, and a chocolate Lab. Sarka loves to paddleboard and go camping.

 

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Casey Harkrider

Barre Instructor

Casey grew up in Raleigh, NC and has always had a passion for fitness.  Casey attended East Carolina University where she was a cheerleader (Go Pirates!).  She originally came to the studio to find a safe way to exercise after a neck injury and fell in love with the classes here.  Casey became certified to teach Core Barre in 2022. She’s a better person, inside and out, because of DB and wants to bring that same joy to others. 
She has a deep love for community and desires to create a welcoming, supportive and body positive atmosphere while teaching. Outside of the studio, her focus is raising her 2-year-old son, Hudson, with her husband, Brent, and having fun with their sweet golden retriever, Winnie. Casey strives to help anyone she knows feel loved, accepted, healthy, and strong!

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Emily Anne Graham 

Bike Instructor 20/20/20 Instructor

Emily Anne has a heart and passion for fitness that began at 18 years old when she realized a healthy approach to life would also save her life. During her undergraduate time at James Madison University, she was blessed with a group of strong girls that led her to a degree in dietetics and a love for well rounded nutrition and exercise.

Emily Anne has been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor for 13 years, with a passion for HIIT training, and foundational core training. She is certified in TRX.

While living in Virginia, Emily Anne was the Manager of Health and Wellness for Boar’s Head Resort; designing and implementing programming that focused on the entire individual.

Her favorite classes to teach at Downtown Barre MHC are Bike and Heated Core/Barre!

She is currently the Director at Ann Street UMC Preschool in Beaufort. You can check out her personal wellness page: Strong To Your Core at www.stycwellness.com.

Emily Anne's favorite humans in the world are her husband, John, and their two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. You won't often find her resting, but when she rests, it's soaking up precious moments with them!

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Jessicah Hegeman

Barre Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Jessicah received her Barre certification in 2016 and 200-hour Yoga Instructor certification in 2018 from Zenya Yoga Academy in Newport News, VA. 
- Jessicah lives in Beaufort, NC with her husband Dave and two fur babies, Patsy Cline and Piglet where they own the small bike rental business, Bike Beaufort. 
- Jessicah loves to ride her bike, go for boat rides, and bake. 
- Jessicah teaches barre and hot barre classes with barre & yoga inspired movement taught to the beat of fun uplifting music that will get you moving!
- Jessicah has her Communications degree from Regent University and a masters certificate in Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill. 
- Her fitness life adventure has included running a marathon, 5+ years of Crossfit and years of group fitness classes. 

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Sharon Geer 

Mat Pilates Instructor

Sharon found her love of functional movement almost 20 years ago while taking Pilates classes. Pilates made such a difference in her body, she decided to become certified in mat Pilates. She began teaching in order to share with others what she had discovered.
Later, becoming comprehensively certified in Pilates apparatus through Balanced Body. She had her own studio and trained clients individually as well as small group Pilates and Barre classes.
After moving back to the coast she decided to take a break from private training and went full circle back to teaching mat Pilates.
 She loves the energy of group classes and helping people become aware of their own bodies and how movement is healing!

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Lauren Rivera

Barre Instructor

 Yoga Instructor

Born and raised in South Carolina, Lauren has always had a passion for fitness, fun and community! Lauren and her family moved to this gorgeous coast in 2018, following corporate moves to Germany and Michigan. Lauren is a mom of three wonderful children and absolutely loves getting outdoors with the kids. She attended a barre class with a friend while in Michigan and loved the high-intensity/low impact exercise from the start. She was so inspired by the wonderful instructors at The Downtown Barre, that she became a certified Core Barre instructor in 2020. Yoga has been a tremendous part of Lauren’s life for many years. She graduated from the Wilmington Yoga Center’s 200HR program in 2021. Lauren absolutely loves living here and is so grateful for the community she’s found at The Downtown Barre!