What Does The Barre Code represent?
The Barre Code logo intentionally features varied widths representing the individuality of women (all shapes and sizes) showing up as they are, standing together in pursuit of their own journey and supporting others along the way.
Meet your local Barre Code studio Owner and Senior Lead Trainer
Stacie Thomas will be the first to say that The Barre Code has changed her life, and for the better. It was 2014 when Stacie first discovered The Barre Code while living in Chicago. She had always loved working out but wasn’t having luck finding a fitness studio that sparked interest. At that point in her life Stacie was also in search of a bigger sense of purpose. After her first 50-minute Barre Code class, Stacie knew she was hooked and that she had found exactly what she’d been looking for.
Knowing The Barre Code was something special, Stacie dove in head first and became an instructor at The Barre Code Chicago studios. After deciding that helping empower women to be their strongest and most confident selves was her life’s mission, she took the next step and launched her own studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since opening the studio doors at The Barre Code Grand Rapids in 2018 she has helped build a wonderful and tight-knit fitness community that only continues to grow.
As the Senior Trainer at The Barre Code Grand Rapids, Stacie knows the ins and outs of the Instructor Training programs and has the exciting opportunity to train instructors from the ground up. She is a leader, coach, mentor & role model for the team and takes pride in watching instructors grow into the strongest and most confident versions of themselves on and off the mic.
Stacie, who is a Michigan native and a Western Michigan University graduate, lives in East Grand Rapids with her husband Matt and their daughter Sloane. When she’s not at the studio, you’re likely to find Stacie spending time with her family and two pups, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, biking, or trying a new recipe in her kitchen. She also served as a Lululemon ambassador from 2019-2021 and is a current ambassador for Clean Juice, a local organic juice bar.
How We Do It
We teach badass classes. We go beyond the barre with our all-in-one program: Barre, Bootcamp, and Brawl. Sweat under neon lights to music that drives you, and be led by the most passionate instructors in the industry.
We preach “Nothing to lose. Everything to gain.” We will never idolize slimming shapes or shrinking sizes. We are a safe space for every BODY.
We practice radical self-love. We show ourselves love through movement. We celebrate our unique abilities and strengths.
We work to let go of standards that do not serve us. We build a stronger society. We are a collective of women who accept the differences that make us beautiful, and together, strive for beauty that makes a difference.
Creating A Movement of Empowerment
Women face many challenges, and it is our goal to use The Barre Code platform to raise awareness about challenges and successes centered around body image, mental health, women’s health and wellness topics. We share stories of struggle and triumph to help others know they are not alone and offer a community of support by bringing ‘normalcy’ to issues women historically have faced alone or with shame.
As The Barre Code continues to grow, our vision grows stronger to continue to use our brand as a vehicle to positively impact the lives of individuals worldwide.