“The Core Fusion co-creators are like royalty in the barre world, so if you love the workout, you might as well learn from the best.”

— Well+GOOD, ECA Fitness Conference, 2015


Fitness legends, Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, have fulfilled the need for a credible, comprehensive, and in-depth barre teacher training program that develops quality teachers, not just instructors.

3X the industry standard, exhale's Barre Certification will help you create your own brand, your own class, and your own barre-style with the toolbox of high quality skills you’ll acquire.

Each training module is approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine for 1.9 Continuing Education credits.

So what are you waiting for? Get trained in the hottest fitness program with the most proven teaching curriculum in the industry!

The strength of our Barre Certification training program lies behind the 60+ years of combined teaching experience from husband and wife team, Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp.

These pioneers of barre began their journey in the early 1980s at the Lotte Berk Method in New York City. It was there that they developed a passion for barre, and began to recognize, research and implement important innovations to the barre classes they were teaching. Lis’ background as a professional ballet dancer, and Fred’s sports history were the perfect combination for alignment focused, athletic exercises and improvements that promoted workout longevity, joint and muscle health, and resulted in stronger, more youthful, and leaner bodies.

Their innovations eventually evolved into the widely recognized Core Fusion Barre class, an award-winning workout that sparked a national interest in barre.

Often dubbed the founders of barre, Fred and Lis have had national television appearances on The Today Show, ABC News, The CBS Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight and Dr. Oz, and have contributed articles in The New York Times, Fitness Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure and Shape Magazine.

As teacher trainers, they have certified thousands of barre teachers around the country and abroad, elevating the industry standard for barre teaching quality.

In addition to teacher training, Fred and Lis teach a robust schedule of sold out classes in New York City, have starred in 11 barre fitness DVDs, and, most recently, have co-authored the book "Barre Fitness: Barre Exercises You Can Do Anywhere for Flexibility, Core Strength, and a Lean Body" in stores now.

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