Julie Smith

Methods: Power BARRE, Reformer Pilates, Tone and Stretch, Yoga
 
Julie discovered Pilates after years of equestrian injuries caught up with her busy life. She holds mat certifications through Power Pilates and Balanced Body, comprehensive equipment through PhysicalMind Institute, and Prenatal/Postnatal Recovery specialized training through Fusion Pilates. The Gyrotonic® method deepened and expanded her movement practice. Creating Better Barre to make form-focused, Pilates based Barre classes accessible and fun, she opened Barre Up in Raleigh, NC and has trained teachers in boutique studios and fitness clubs. She added her 200 RYT and Buti® Yoga certifications to take the intensity of Kundalini yoga into a dynamic and active format. She enjoys weaving snippets of all these disciplines into every class.

Striving to teach the bodies in front of her in open and welcoming classes, Julie creates mind-body connection with sometimes quirky imagery to generate tangible results - and laughter! Her happiest moments are seeing her clients excelling in their daily lives with focus and poise.



Julie Smith instructs the following:
  • Power BARRE
  • This class blends together the best of Pilates, yoga, and body sculpting. Get a complete body workout through a high intensity and low impact class that tones your muscles with isolated movements, isometric exercises, and light weights complimented by a continual fat burning process. This class tones your seat, abdominals, thighs, arms as well as strengthens your legs, back, and improves your posture. You will use our own body weight for resistance targeting each of your muscle groups to the point of fatigue. Then, you will stretch those muscles in a way that promotes long and lean muscle growth developing a long and lean physique.

    Classes utilize light weights, exercise balls, bands and, of course, TRIBE's ballet barre, to lengthen and align the body. Space is limited to 12 TRIBE community members.

    If your goals include rock-solid glutes, toned and shaped thighs, and super-cut arms (IOW, the bod of a God), then reserve your spot for Power Barre today. We’d love to have you! Grip socks recommended (available for purchase).


  • BUTI Yoga
  • A calorie-scorching fusion of power yoga with cardio-intensive dance, core-work, and plyometrics.  BUTI challenges your body and mind. Based on the ancient practice of Kundalini, we tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body, challenging along all planes of motion, resulting in long, lean muscles, open hearts, and community smiles!

  • Reformer Pilates
  • This classic Pilates Reformer class focuses on the body as a whole, to increase flexibility, strength, balance, agility, create a stronger core, improved mental well-being and a fuller range of motion. All while turning the abdominal muscles, lower back and hips into your body’s powerhouse.

    Because Reformer Pilates is a non-impact, balanced technique, it’s great for just about anyone—from the super-fit, to beginners to those coming back from an injury. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).


  • Mat Blast
  • Wanna blast your midsection into shape? This is the class for you! Using traditional Mat Pilates protocols (the use of exercise mats instead of traditional Reformer equipment), light weights, resistance bands, and standing exercises, you’ll strengthen your body, define muscle, jump start your metabolism, burn fat, and increase your flexibility. All it takes is a little resistance and counter-resistance—and a whole lotta yes I can. Grip socks recommended (available for purchase).

  • Reformer: Tone & Stretch
  • This class is a great way to get going with the TRIBE. We’re talkin’ low-intensity exercise that incorporates traditional Pilates principles, including, some mild strength training and lots of stretching using the unique Pilates reformer springs to lengthen you out.

    Seriously, friend. If you’re looking for a stress-free intro, a man or woman rehabilitating an injury, or simply someone who wants to focus more on stretching and workout recovery, Tone & Stretch is the place to be. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).