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 and education 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, please call the studio.
Amy Heidecker is a Medical Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist. Amy holds certifications from ACSM, AFAA, Functional Aging Institute, and Exercise, Etc. She 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 has taught many disciplines of group and private fitness for over 40 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 education and knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Continuing Education and research keeps Amy up to date in proper fitness safety, techniques and knowledge.
Dee has been a fitness professional for more than 30 years. She started her fitness career with Aerobics Plus in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has maintained certifications through AFAA, ExerciseEtc., and FitTour Step, Mat Pilates, GroupEX. She is certified with Functional Aging Institute as a Functional Aging Specialist. Dee completed her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method in November 2014. Dee is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lauren Cobb serves as an instructor and social media manager for The Barre Fitness Studio. She taught dance and fitness classes in Houston and Abilene, Texas over the past 4 years before moving to Kingsville with her husband. She studied musical theater and dance at Abilene Christian University, graduating with a BFA. When she is not at the studio you can find her teaching dance classes for the community dance program she started in Kingsville or assistant coaching for the Areilles Drill Team at Santa Gertrudis Academy. She is thrilled to be a part of the Barre Fitness Studio Family!
Emily Paulison recently joined The Barre Fitness Studio as the newest instructor, completing her certification in The Amy Heidecker Method in November 2022. While she may be new to teaching, she is a lifelong fan of barre and fitness. She is currently studying for her Master’s in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. If Emily is not studying or in barre class, she is busy reading, napping, or shopping for athleisure wear she doesn’t need.