Callie Spitzer Jenkins, owner and co-founder of Poise Pilates+Barre, is a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor, as well as a Burn at the Barre and TRX certifed instructor. Coming from a cheerleading background of over 12 years, she began taking Pilates in 2005 and has not stopped. Callie is passionate about teaching others, allowing them to fall in love with the exercise and body awareness Pilates has to offer.  In 2012, the oppurtunity to fulfill her Pilates dream of opening a studio in her hometown came true! Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California State University, Long Beach and she and her husband George welcomed their first born, Carly in October of 2016.

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Nicole Helton, manager of Poise Pilates+Barre, was introduced to the wide range of benefits from Pilates as a young dancer and was immediately enamored.  She is a certified Pilates instructor through a private studio and Pilates Sports Center; as well as a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Nicole holds a BFA in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her personal experiences have led her to discover the immense value of personal evolution and healthy mind-body connectivity in multi-dimensional ways. As an instructor, Nicole is committed to lovingly challenging her clients to break through their barriers of preconceived limitations, and discover for themselves, their true potential. Nicole is thrilled to bring her passion for movement and transformation to Poise Pilates+Barre.

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Kimberly Bartlett is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Growing up playing competitive volleyball in High School and then into college, she developed a love and passion for fitness that led her to Yoga, Pilates and then Barre. There is nothing she enjoys more then seeing her clients push themselves while having fun during their workout. She has started BASI Pilates Certification and will finish this Summer. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California Santa Barbara.



Bettina Belter fell in love with the Pilates method through first hand experience in the effectiveness of Pilates for degenerative disc disease. She is currently pain free and wants to share her passion and love of Pilates with others. She is a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor.  In your sessions with Bettina, not only will you be challenged physically, but also mentally as together you dissect each movement with precision and accuracy. 



Bethany DeDonato is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Bethany was first introduced to Barre exercise classes when Poise Pilates+Barre opened in 2012 and has become a barre enthusiast ever since.  She loves the challenge of barre classes and has since recruited many friends and coworkers to share in her experience. Bethany joins the Poise Pilates+Barre team with eleven years of ballet and nine years of cheerleading experience. Bethany holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific and currently works as a Clinical Pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente. She is looking forward to bringing her love of dance and passion for fitness to Poise Pilates+Barre. 



Alison Dodder is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Certified TRX Instructor with over a dozen years of professional experience in the fitness industry. In addition to leading classes in the gym setting and a private practice personal training business, Alison is a faculty member at Civic Dance Center where she teaches ballet. Alison’s love of dance began at the age of 8, when she took her first ballet class at Civic Dance Center.

Alison looks forward to sharing her knowledge, experience, and love of dance and fitness with the clients of Poise Pilates+Barre.  Alison and her husband, Duke, have 3 beautiful children, Dominic, Grace, and Evelyn.

Natalie Dyson is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Natalie has always focused on a healthy lifestyle to keep up with her busy family but it wasn’t until she attended her first class at Poise Pilates+Barre that she finally found something she was passionate about. Barre was the first workout to finally target and successfully hit her fitness goals. She had no hesitation when the opportunity arose for her to become an instructor with Poise Pilates+Barre and share her passion. She can’t wait to motivate and encourage others to achieve the same!

In addition to being a Burn at the Barre instructor, Natalie has worked in the Health Insurance Industry as an employee benefits broker since 2004.

Natalie and her husband, Beau, have been married for 11 years and have two amazing children, Drew and Gracie.



Morgan Ekegren is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor and a qualified TRX instructor. Morgan grew up in Bakersfield, has a Bachelors Degree in English from CSUB, and married her high school sweetheart. With strength and fitness taking center stage in her life, she has always  been very active in sports like competitive gymnastics, diving, dance and cheerleading . Barre and TRX have shown her a new type of strength more than anything she has ever done before.  After her first classes at PP+B, she was hooked! 
Morgan is looking forward to sharing her new passion with the clients at Poise Pilates+Barre by creating a motivating and positive environment. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two beautiful children, Jaxon and Mila.



Having been an athlete her whole life, Liz has always been involved in fitness and health. She has played various sports since she was 5, and continued throughout high school, focusing on volleyball, soccer and softball. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies at UC Santa Barbara, but quickly realized that this was not her passion. She became a Certified Personal Trainer, but then discovered Pilates and knew that this was the path she wanted to pursue. Liz became certified through Power Pilates in 2010 and teaches within the Classical system. She takes regular sessions, allowing herself to continue to grow as a instructor. Pilates has enhanced Liz's performance as an athlete, due to core strength, and has greatly improved her posture. She loves sharing the gift of Pilates with her clients and seeing the positive changes manifest in their lives.


Andrea Hansen is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor.  She began her dance training in Bakersfield with the Royal Academy of Dance at age seven.  Attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Bakersfield High School, Andrea continued to dance with the Kern Classical Ballet Company through high school.  Andrea received her B.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University and M.F.A. at the University of Arizona in Choreography. She has trained at the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Royal Academy of Dance Summer Intensives.  Andrea is the Vice President of the Fox Theater Foundation, President of the Kern Dance Alliance, and choreographs for California State University, Bakersfield Performing Arts Department. 



Jennifer Johnson is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor through the Pilates Sports Center. Always having a passion for a holistic approach to health and wellness, she was looking for a new workout that would be motivating, low impact, and improve her overall fitness level. After taking her first Barre Pilates class at Poise Pilates and Barre (PP&B), she was immediately hooked.  The low impact, all over body workout gave her strength and improved coordination like nothing else. The results inspired her to become a certified instructor and join the amazing PP&B team.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and thrives in teaching and helping others achieve their goals. She is looking forward to meeting you at the barre and helping you become your best version of you!



Growing up in Bakersfield, Melissa was always challenging her body to new sports, starting early with dance and cheer.  She is still becoming well diversified with everything from paddle boarding to hiking to snowboarding! Being type 1 diabetic for almost 25 years, health has become one of her top priorities after her difficult pregnancy. It wasn't until Melissa and her husband had their son, that Poise Pilates+Barre opened and she found barre to be her complete workout!  Barre has provided Melissa with a well rounded workout to keep her muscles engaged (and her blood sugars in check) year round!

Melissa can't wait to grow as a Burn at the Barre instructor.  She hopes to challenge her clients, from beginner to advanced, as much as she likes to challenge herself!

Darcy Lovvorn is a Fit in 60 Certified Barre Instructor. She has been practicing barre since 2013 when she took her first class at PP+B. Being an athlete and playing a variety of sports for most of her life, Darcy enjoys finding new ways to shake up her workouts and challenge her body and barre is her favorite.
Darcy loves that barre delivers a full body, high intensity, but low impact workout that leaves you feeling strong and confident. In Darcy's class you can expect to keep your heart rate up, your body moving and have a fun full-body workout. Darcy has her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Physical Education from California State University Bakersfield, and is currently working towards obtaining her teaching credential in Physical Education.



April Morphis has been a fitness instructor for over ten years and is Burn at the Barre and AFAA certified. She fell in love with Pilates eight years ago after a doctor recommendation to strengthen her back. Through Pilates, she has watched her body change, creating long, lean muscles and increased flexibility. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and is a mother of three beautiful children.



Becky and her husband, Kevin, moved to Bakersfield 4 years ago after living in the Houston and New Orleans areas where she worked for 12 years as a NASM certified personal trainer, spin instructor, and TRX instructor. Her enthusiasm for TRX training comes from the fact that Total Body Resistance training works for any fitness level. Whether you're new to exercise or an advanced athlete, TRX can help take you to your next level of fitness. Becky looks forward to partnering with you to make your fitness goals a reality.



Christine Travis, co-founder of Poise Pilates+Barre is a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor, Burn at the Barre certified instructor as well as a TRX certified instructor.  She was first introduced to Pilates in 2007.  Since then she has watched her body change through Pilates and enjoys sharing that experience with her clients.  While Christine finds value in all Pilates methods, she prefers the structure of the BASI Block System to ensure each client receives a full body workout to fit their needs.  Christine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and now resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two daughters.  Be sure to watch the scheudle for her classes as she will be visiting often!



Annemarie Ulbrich is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor.  Her nine year ballet background gives her the experience and knowledge to instruct others using the essentials of traditional ballet barre and and the principals of fitness. Knowing that she is teaching a fun and unique approach to physical fitness excites her. Annemarie holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling; both from Saint Mary’s College of California.



Being born and raised in Bakersfield, Kendall has enjoyed fitness and realizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle. From gymnastics, to swimming and running, she has always been athletic.

It wasn't until she started barre that she finally saw the results she was looking for. For her, no other workout offered the targeted total body workout that Barre provides. Kendall is very excited to share her passion with clients both new and seasoned to the barre workout.

In addition to adding barre instructor to her repertoire, Kendall is a mother of 2 beautiful children and is currently working on her Masters in Social Work. She and her husband have been married for 14 years! Kendall looks forward to meeting new faces and is thrilled to begin teaching this program at Poise Pilates+Barre.