The Barre Fitness Studio

Who We Are

THE BARRE FITNESS STUDIO is a family owned and operated fitness facility in Corpus Christi, Texas and online. The studio is a culmination of many years in the fitness business. Together, Jay and Amy Heidecker strive to promote health and wellness in the Coastal Bend area. Jay is a native of Corpus Christi who is retired from the oil and gas industry. Amy is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, where she owned Studio Fitness for many years.  Amy’s experience allows her to adapt to the latest trends, while still offering tried and true safe and effective methods.

The Amy Heidecker Method™ is a combination of Amy’s background as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and instructor trainer, as well as many years of ballet study. Amy's own brand of Barre Fitness was developed by incorporating the components of fitness in a safety based methodology.  The Amy Heidecker Method™  evolved and is now available at The Barre Fitness Studio in Corpus Christi, Texas and online through the Barre Fitness Online subscription!


All instructors have completed the extensive training course to  hold a certification from The Amy Heidecker Method™.  If you have an interest in becoming an instructor, see the check list below and give us a call.

  • Do you have a fitness instructor background?
  • Were you a dancer or member of a dance team?
  • Do you hold a group fitness certification?
  • Are you pursuing a degree in the Fitness, Kinesiology or other Health Care field?
  • Do you enjoy encouraging others to accomplish their goal and be their best?

Instructor Training for The Amy Heidecker Method™  is extensive and requires dedication, time and desire to succeed. Please call the studio for details about Instructor Training.


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Amy Heidecker

Amy holds certifications from ACSM, AFAA, ExerciseEtc. has a Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern State University.She has specialty training in: Post-Rehab Exercise, Functional Fitness, Specialty Fitness for Obese Individuals, Prenatal exercise, and Facilitated Stretching. Amy also holds a Senior Fitness Specialist Certification. Amy has taught many disciplines of group and private fitness for over 35 years.

A leader in fitness, Amy has trained and certified fitness instructors and personal trainers nationwide. She has prepared contestants for the MISS TEXAS Scholarship Pageant and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Organization.

Her success as a Professional Fitness Consultant is a reflection of her knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.  Continuing Education and research keeps Amy up to date in proper fitness safety, techniques and knowledge.

Brandy Roberson

Brandy Roberson received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  She is also a licensed teacher in the state of Texas.  In 2005, Brandy graduated with her M.S. in Counseling from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and is currently a LPC.  Brandy has developed a passion for empowering people, in mind and body, through counseling clients and through her instruction at The Barre Fitness Studio.

Brandy received The Amy Heidecker Method™ Certification and began teaching at The Barre Fitness Studio in Spring 2013.

Bethany Fawkes

Bethany Fawkes

Bethany Fawkes is originally from the Chicago suburbs, where she earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Bethany relocated to Corpus Christi in 2012 and in addition to helping others reach their fitness goals, she is a full time Realtor.

As a Cross Country runner in high school, Bethany thought that group exercise classes were much more fun than hours of running, so she earned her American Council on Exercise (ACE) group Fitness certification. She has been teaching all kinds of energetic classes since the age of 17. Bethany has competed in triathlons and figure competitions, and has certifications in Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing, and Personal Training. Bethany received her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method™ in November 2013.


Megan Williams

Megan Williams is a coastal bend native, graduating from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2005 with a degree in finance and accounting. A student of ballet and modern dance since 1991, Megan also studied classical piano and cello, and is currently on the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Board of Directors 2016-17 season. Volunteering full-time in an international Bible education work, Megan enjoys paddle-boarding, competitive obstacle courses and spending time with family. She lives in Portland with her husband, Sean. Completing her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method™, Megan began teaching in May 2014.

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Dee Galvan

Dee Galvan has been a fitness professional for more than 25 years. She started her fitness career with Aerobics Plus in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has maintained certifications through AFAA, ExerciseEtc., and FitTour in Step, Mat Pilates, GroupEX. Dee completed her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method in November 2014.  Dee is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas.


Lacey Lawrence

Lacey grew up in Corpus Christi. She studied Environmental Studies and Biology at the university of Colorado at Boulder. She has always been very active, playing basketball, soccer and rowing crew in high school. Her mother introduced her to yoga when she was 13 and she completed a 100 hr YTT with CorePower Yoga, and attended The 90 Monkeys School with Amy Ippoliti and earned her 200 hr YTT. Due to a long history with back and neck issues, Lacey was unable to teach yoga when she moved back to Corpus Christi in 2014.

Lacey started looking for a safe and effective way to work out and The Barre Fitness Studio was recommended by multiple friends in town. After completing her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method Instructor Training in 2015, she has never felt stronger and is excited to help people find their best workout.


Tracey Ritchie

Tracey Ritchie has a passion for teaching. She received her B.A. in  with a English and MS in Secondary Education at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She currently teaches 8th grade English and works as an adjunct at our local junior college. After years of living a sedentary life, Tracey began her personal fitness journey which eventually led her to The Barre Fitness Studio. After five years of  faithful participation in the invigorating and transforming programs offered at the studio, Tracey’s self transformation and passion for teaching sparked a desire in her heart to become a fitness instructor so that she could help others reach their personal physical goals.

Tracey received The Amy Heidecker Method™ Certification and began teaching at The Barre Fitness Studio in Summer 2017.