DB Accomplished Instructor
Core Barre, Indoor Cycle, Yoga Instructor
Core Barre / Core Suspend, Yoga 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 and Core Suspend in 2013. Spinning is her latest certiﬁcation that she has added to her resume. Samantha has three children and loves raising them at the beach.
Yoga Instructor Andie was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and always grew up playing sports. When she went off to college to study Accounting at UNCC, organized sports were no longer around. Andie eventually found Hot Yoga classes at a local studio and immediately fell in love with the heat and found she was also getting a great workout. She went on to get her 200hr certiﬁcation through Yoga Alliance and is certiﬁed in Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, and Hatha. When she isn’t teaching yoga, she can be found at her boutique, Cote, taking pictures of sunsets, or walking her golden retriever on the sound. Andie’s favorite quote to live by is “there are two ways to spread light: to be the candle or the mirror that reﬂects it.” Her passion for spreading love and light is apparent in her classes; by allowing students to step out of their comfort zones and feel more conﬁdent in their own practice!
DB Accomplished Instructor
Core Barre and Indoor Cycle Instructor
Anna Segrave is an owner/operator and instructor at the Downtown Barre - Core Barre / Indoor Cycle Instructor / Yoga Instructor 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 and never did much with it. 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.
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.
Core Barre, Floor Barre, Indoor Cycle 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 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."
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’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.
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.
Meg grew up in Apex, NC playing as many sports that could fit on her schedule. After four years of playing NCAA Division 1 volleyball at Elon University, Meg moved to the Crystal Coast to pursue a career in marketing and design. Full time, Meg serves as the Marketing Director at Mary Cheatham King Real Estate in Morehead City and, on the side, teaches spin classes, coaches volleyball at West Carteret High School and does freelance design work. Her love for good music and fun (yet challenging) workouts shine through in every spin class she teaches, where riders are guaranteed to leave sweaty and fulfilled!
Barre, Indoor Cycle, Yoga 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!
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.
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.
Cyle intructor Megan was born and raised in Maryland and moved to Morehead City in 2019. A life long athlete, she played lacrosse at Salisbury University. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Accounting, and turned to indoor cycling now that her lacrosse career was over. Megan loves group fitness and working with a "team" to achieve results. She became Spinning certified in 2020 and began teaching in 2021. She loves her classes to feel like one big dance party!