Cardio Barre® Simi ValleyMelissa Collins, owner and operator of the Simi Valley franchise, discovered her love for dance at an early age while attending Waldorf Primary Academy in the San Fernando Valley. She went on to University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Modern dance, and danced professionally for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, working in the interim with dance legend Joe Tremaine.
In 2005, Melissa had her third (and final!) child at the age of 37. Riley Collins was born by emergency Caesarean section, after Melissa spent over two months on bed rest. Looking for a system to help her lose the baby weight, and regain the core strength she lost, she discovered CARDIO BARRE® through a friend and became an instant addict. By early 2007, she was discussing the possibility of owning her own franchise and signed contracts that November. Collins, who spent a whirlwind five months building the studio while receiving the very first CARDIO BARRE® instructor certification, opened the Simi Valley franchise on April 5, 2008.
We are located next door to Trader Joe’s in the Target Center on Sycamore and Cochran, just off the 118 freeway. FREE child care is offered 7 days a week for ALL classes except for the 6am classes. Call for details or email Melissa at Simivalley@cardiobarre.com
Melissa lives in Simi Valley with her fiancé, Ken Haney, her daughter Rachael, her son Austin, and of course, little Riley. Melissa and her family look forward to the growth of the company, and are grateful to everyone for their continued support.