Michele McEntire: ÉLITE BARRÉ Fitness Studio Owner & Instructor
The Elite Barre method was developed by Michele McEntire, a dancer with 15+ years of formal instruction in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary styles of dance. A Redding native, Michele returned to Redding after living in the Napa Valley, where she gained business experience in the wine and hospitality industries as well as the corporate worlds of banking and real estate, in the Bay Area and Northern California. With the heart of an entrepreneur and wanting to follow her true calling, Michele aspired to bring the ballet-inspired Barre workout she developed in the gym world as a fitness instructor into her own studio. The Elite Barre method was debuted by Michele in September of 2015 at its first location on Henderson Street, introducing a fresh approach to group fitness Redding had never seen the likes of. The demand was there, and so was the business! Relocating in November of 2017 to the current location on Bechelli Lane, Michele continued incorporating her dance and fine art backgrounds into her exquisite, effective regimen her clients have come to love and appreciate. Since its inception, Elite Barre Fitness Studio has flourished into a supportive community where clients feel like they have a second home. In addition to teaching Barre classes, leading a support staff and running the back office, Michele celebrates life among her friends and family, including her beautiful teenage daughter. Independently owning and operating her business, she feels that commitment is the key to success in anything we do in life. Michele values her local community and is grateful for connections with her clients who in turn, inspire her with their dedication and results.