Pulse Barre Instructors

Kelly Connors, Owner of Pulse Barre Studio

Kelly Dearing

Kelly began dancing at the age of 3 and continued throughout high school and college. After college, she began to run but was always looking for an additional challenge. In 2009 she received her ACE Group Fitness certification and began teaching group fitness classes for women. In 2012 she took her first barre class and quickly fell in love with it! Kelly has been teaching barre classes in the Richmond area since 2013, and has certifications in both Core Barre and PulsePointe Barre.  As a Mechanicsville resident, she recognized the need for a studio in the Hanover area, and she decided to pursue her dream to open Pulse Barre Studio.

April Wells, Pulse Barre Instructor

April Wells

April has been teaching barre for the last seven years.  She started taking barre classes because she needed cross training for her marathon training.  She fell in love with the technique and got certified and hasn’t stopped since. April believes that barre is such a great and effective workout and loves seeing how it changes people’s bodies and strength. She is a wife and mother of three young girls and in her free time enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.

New Pulse Barre Instructor

Brenda Cassidy

Brenda discovered barre through a friend and instantly fell in love with the full-body results. She transitioned from student to instructor in 2017 after she received her PulsePointe Barre certification.  She truly enjoys bringing the student perspective to all of her classes. Her true passion is inspiring and motivating others to make healthy changes in their lives. Brenda lives in Mechanicsville with her husband and two boys, though during college football, basketball, and baseball season she spends a lot of free time in Charlottesville! She also enjoys volunteering at her boys’ schools and researching genealogy.