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Beyond Barre Pensacola Opens in West Pensacola

Jul 09, 2016 10:02AM


est Pensacola now has its own barre fitness studio with Beyond Barre Pensacola, owned by double-certified instructor Briana Knight and entrepreneur Kandy Mccloud. The studio offers full body workouts with limited to no impact to the joints. “Having taught barre and other group fitness classes at Pensacola's premier studios for the past few years, I decided it was time for me to finally open my own studio,” she says. “I also realized that West Pensacola needed its own barre facility, and so the timing was right for me to take a leap of faith.”

    Determined to find a location and build out the facility on her own, Knight, a single mom herself, worked with a limited budget and help from friends and family to design and install all the equipment, flooring, mirrors and railings. “It was a true labor of love that brought this facility to West Pensacola,” she says. “All the other barre studios were in other areas of Pensacola, but the West Side had none.” 

    One of the unique aspects of Knight’s facility is that she offers free childcare for members while they workout—“a definite necessity with all of the busy moms out there,” she says. She also offers yoga classes and incorporates the Glideboard, a no impact cardio element, into her classes. Beyond Barre Stroller classes are also offered at Pensacola’s Maritime Park. Knight and Mccloud, who holds a Masters in Business, are excited to bring this new style of boutique fitness to the area and hope to inspire woman to love themselves, create lasting friendship’s with fellow clients, and live sustainable, healthy lifestyles. 

Beyond Barre Pensacola is located at 5022-A W. Fairfield. For more information, call 850-972-8117 or visit

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