In 2012, CARDIO BARRE Quarry Bend owners, Megan Cross and Shantel Reitz, took their passion for life and fitness and set out on an adventure to find the best workout around. From Pilates to Yoga and even Crossfit, all seemed close but did not give us results that we wanted to achieve. After taking several Pilates classes at a local studio, we noticed that they also taught a barre class. We had not heard of “barre” before and it piqued our interest. We took a few classes and we knew we were close to finding what we were looking for. We took many different types of “barre” classes offered locally. In our search we found that none of them gave us the experience or workout we were looking for. Another roadblock was the lack of childcare. This drove us to open up our own studio.
We found ourselves frustrated as we could not find the perfect fitness experience. We wanted our instructors to be the highest of quality in experience and education who could give accurate instruction, technique, and training. Our trainers needed to give a life changing experience every time they taught a class. After much research, we still felt as though we were coming up short until, through a friend, we were introduced to CARDIO BARRE. The name itself was intriguing. Testimonials described it as nothing shy of phenomenal. We knew we were on the right path. After researching CARDIO BARRE Franchising, we found out that it was only a Southern California based company, BUT they were starting to open franchises in surrounding states, INCLUDING UTAH!!!! We booked flights to Studio City, California right away. We had to experience this for ourselves.
After taking a class taught by Richard Giorla, himself, we were instantly obsessed and knew we had found exactly what we were looking for. We were bound to CARDIO BARRE for life!