Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Let what you love be what you do. These are the themes that Katy strives for in every-day life. Katy, who moved to Knoxville, TN in August of 2011, is the owner of Neighborhood Barre and has a passion for all things fitness (and all things Lululemon). She is honored to serve as an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica Knoxville, as she loves the community and the vibe of the fitness industry. Katy, a certified yoga instructor, graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Concentrating in Finance, and a secondary degree in Accounting. Coming from an adventurous household, she has embraced a healthy and active lifestyle since a young age and participated in both cheerleading and outdoor sports. Her passion for cheerleading carried over into college where she was a member of the Samford University cheerleading squad for four years. During her college career she began to develop an interest in other non-traditional forms of exercise, including yoga and pilates. She was first introduced to barre-based exercise in 2009, where she had the "this is it" moment and has since pursued her love for the technique by studying and training in a variety of methods.
Katy has a passion for seeing others reach their goals, both physical and mental, and enjoys watching the change that barre fitness can make in someones life. Her routines are heavily influenced by the Lotte Berk Method, but with a little bit of a twist, and they always present originality. She enjoys the progression that her own technique has taken over time as it seems to change and grow with her through the years. While the future is unpredictable, it is certain that in the here and now barre is it for Katy; and when recently asked to reveal her 'secret ambition,' the only answer she could give was "I'm living it!"