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Karen Chaundy

The strong one!

Karen is the founder and inspiration behind Bodybarre. Karen has immersed herself in the world of fitness and dance all her life starting with gymnastics at 2 years old. As a professional dancer her career highlights include performing within the Millennium Dome Central Arena Show in London. Karen has choreographed and performed Burlesque and Pole Dance shows for TV, Stage and corporate and celebratory events.

Karen has a full knowledge of the fitness industry and has qualifications as a YMCA gym instructor - Level 2. She was handpicked to teach ‘New York City Ballet Workout’ as well as ‘Nike Rockstar Workouts’; her involvement in these different dance styles has inspired her to find new ways to keep her fitness knowledge current. Karen was one of the UK's first ‘AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga’ and ‘AntiGravity® Aerial Pilates’ qualified Instructors leading AntiGravity® Fitness classes at Bodybarre.

Karen is a Master Trainer for the ‘XPert’ Pole Instructor Training programs, a role that she fulfills across Europe.

Her Pole Dancing performance career reached its pinnacle as she successfully represented the UK at the World Pole Dance Championships. Known for her strong and unique pole dance style she has captivated audiences worldwide and delivers pole classes across the UK and the world.

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Penny Howarth

The bendy one!

Penny competes at a professional level in pole dance competitions and holds many pole titles. Penny has worked in the pole dance industry since 2007 but has been dancing since the age of 4! Penny’s training includes many dance disciplines from ballet to tap. Penny’s favourite pole moves are Jade, Star Gazer, Embrace and Flying Ballerina.

Penny’s pole influences are the ex-gymnasts who have made pole dance more acrobatic and gravity defying.

Penny’s aim is for every student to achieve something every lesson, no matter how big or small. Penny feels students should be able to forget any stresses of everyday life and enjoy the class, leaving the studio feeling empowered, self confident and happy.

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Cassie Bee

The sexy one!

Cassie brings a touch of super sassy sexy pole fun to Bodybarre, and teaches regular Lap Dance Workshops which always go down a storm!

Cassie loves to share her fitness knowledge, and makes each class fun whilst delivering safe, effective sessions with an encouraging nature. She finds it hugely rewarding to watch her students grow in confidence as their fitness goals become achievable.

Cassie understands the importance of being a student herself, and she regularly attends instructor fitness courses, keeping her fitness knowledge current to ensure she delivers the best classes for her students.

Passionate about fitness, Cassie enjoys working with clients who display the same level of enjoyment and love for fitness that she does.


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