Elly simonich & khalil sabra

Khalil and Elly have a mutual passion for fitness, community and their versions of healthy living. They are so grateful for whatever forces brought them together from many miles apart - Khalil grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and Elly in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Khalil has a background in business, fitness and has been a group fitness instructor for almost 10 years - varying from weight training, cycling and now barre! Elly is a registered nurse and barre instructor whose passion for Barre District stems from the “all-inclusive” atmosphere she feels in every class, where each and every kind of person is celebrated for exactly who they are.

When they're not at the studio you can find them exploring their new Pewaukee community, eating Indian food followed by ice cream, or spending time with family, friends and official studio dog Coda!



Emily has always been a particularly active person. She has a background in martial arts and has a love-hate relationship with running. It wasn't until she found barre that she fell in love with a workout. Barre District is a community that has taught her to respect and love her body. She feels it's the workout that pushes you and shows how strong and capable you really are. Barre has been an escape from past insecurities, current stress and has been an overall support system for her. She can't wait to share what she has learned over these years as a barre bestie!



Her days are spent working in the Medical Software field and her nights are at the BARRE! Whether it is exercise or sports, Kris has always lived an active lifestyle. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Kris struggled to find a workout that would be beneficial to her new lifestyle AND keep her in great shape. Then, she found BARRE! Kris' unique approach to physical fitness incorporates health as a whole...she promotes Strong NOT Skinny :)

Besides BARRE, you can find Kris enjoying time with her two beautiful daughters, being adventurous, traveling, attending sporting events, or sipping some wine.