Bring Barre District to Your Community

If you're already a Barre bestie that has been to a Barre District Lifestyle Studio, loves our method and has a dream to bring the Barre District Lifestyle to your community - start the conversation at

If you love barre but have never been to a Barre District Lifestyle Studio: send your interest and resume to If you love our method after your experience, we can begin the interview process.

If the area you desire to open a Barre District is available and fits the proper demographics we will reach out to set up an interview. Provided that you are approved to franchise, Nikki Meesuen - Barre District CEO & Founder, will be your dedicated consultant and guide through out the process of set up and evolution of your Barre District Studio. Christina Zarnowski, Barre District Co-Founder, Creative Director & MKE studio owner - trains you and your team; offering ongoing, dynamic choreography thanks to her myriad barre and workout certifications. 

Nikki Meeusen


Nikki Meeusen

Nikki Meeusen

is a Wisconsin native who has always had a passion for helping people better themselves through health and fitness. She fell in love with barre immediately after discovering a method from the Lotte Berk technique and knew that she had to make it a bigger part of her lifestyle. She opened her first barre studio in Milwaukee, WI in 2015 and has since partnered with Christina Zarnowski and founded the brand Barre District which has an emphasis on an all encompassing healthy lifestyle. 

Her goal for Barre District is to provide a place and resources, by partnering within communities and other businesses, that contribute to better products and solutions for people to create healthier lifestyle habits in addition to the life changing barre workout. 

When she is not taking barre classes, Nikki loves spending time with friends especially when Thai food or sushi is involved. She appreciates a good wine or craft beer and loves to garden, be outdoors and spend time with her husband, Eric, their daughter, Kenzie and their puggle, Nigel.




Allow your passion to become your purpose and one day it will become your profession.



Christina Zarnowski

Christina Zarnowski

Christina started her professional career in the beauty industry, working for Clinique, Prescriptives and freelancing for M.A.C. Eventually she moved her esthetics career into a locally owned salon in St. Petersburg, Florida and began managing the salon and spa. While living in Florida, she dabbled in fitness, eventually focusing on running. In 2013, her family decided to move back home to Wisconsin. Once their first winter hit, her running career was forced off the streets and onto a treadmill inside a big box gym. Christina began loving her time at the gym and soon decided she wanted to figure out a way to turn fitness into a career. After taking a group fitness class and watching the instructor have the time of her life while teaching, she decided THAT was what she wanted to do - she just didn't know what type of class. She looked into multiple fitness classes, but something always led her to barre, so she decided to sign up for a barre certification course in Chicago. Soon after being certified, she met Nikki who was opening a barre studio in Bay View. Nikki and Christina were instant comrades, which soon led to a business partnership and the creation of their own brand, Barre District. Today, Christina owns two Milwaukee studios and teaches up to 15 classes per week. Although she could teach less, she prefers to be present in the studios and a part of the amazing community they have built. She currently has seven certifications in barre and is constantly choreographing new content daily for Barre District. In the rare occasions that Christina is not at the studio, you can find her with her amazingly supportive husband, Chris, and their two crazy kids, Avianah and Crew, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

I’ve learned it’s never to late to reinvent yourself, and I’ve invented something I love.


Q. What does it cost to own a Barre District Lifestyle Studio?

The cost to own a Barre District Lifestyle Studio is $25,000 for a Wisconsin based studio and $30,000 for any studio outside the state of Wisconsin. There is a royalty of 4% or $300 minimum that is based off your gross sales, due monthly. The total investment to open a Barre District Lifestyle Studio can range anywhere from $50,000-$80,000 and depends upon your location and circumstances. 


Q. What support, training and resources are provided when owning a Barre District Lifestyle studio?

- Assistance with site selection through demographics and lease negotiation

- Buildout advice and complete vendor list for equipment and brand identity

- Assistance with MindBody software set up and training

- Merchandise at a wholesale price

- Featured information on our website with links to your Studio's info, Schedule and Social Media.

- Onsite training program for studio owners hosted at our Milwaukee, WI locations. 

- Continued education/training throughout the year:

      Weekly: “Choreography of the week” and BarreBase Choreography videos

      Monthly: BarreFight Choreography and music playlists


Q. How long is the process to open a Barre District Lifestyle Studio?

The timeframe to open a Barre District Lifestyle Studio can range anywhere from 3-12 months and depends upon your situation and circumstances.