H2L Barre Instructors
The Facts: Adrienne McCaskey teaches Pilates and Barre at H2L. She holds a comprehensive certification for Pilates mat and apparatus from Power Pilates. Adrienne teaches the Barre Body® method and as a Founder and Teacher Trainer, she travels the country to certify dance and fitness instructors.
Her History: Adrienne is a classically trained dancer who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Business Administration. Adrienne worked in Washington, DC in management and healthcare consulting for 10 years, most recently with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Her dance background and love of movement attracted her to Pilates. She taught for six years at Studio Body Logic®, Northern Virginia’s first and premiere Authentic Pilates studio, where she worked under the direction of Karen Garcia who is one of a handful of second-generation Pilates instructors in the world. Adrienne returned to Central Pennsylvania with her husband Matt to be closer to her family and now enjoys spending much of her free time with her young son William.
Favorite Quote: “No man- no machine can correct or create vitality, power, or health for you; everything comes from within, you have to unfold it.” – Joseph Pilates
The Facts: Amy Bloor teaches Barre and is certified through Barre Intensity.
Her History: Amy’s career, prior to becoming a stay at home mom to her twins, was in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. In her career, she enjoyed helping physicians to improve patient’s lives. Amy now brings that same passion to improving the health of others through exercise. Amy loves the impact that practicing Barre has on her life and wants to share it with others.
What to Expect: During Amy’s class the room will be filled with upbeat, fun music to keep you motivated. Amy will encourage you to invest in yourself and push your limits.
Favorite Quote: When women support each other, incredible things happen.
Guilty Pleasure: Dark chocolate
The Facts: Courtney Farinelli teaches Barre classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Ballet Barre Method, Inline Barre, Balanced Body Mat Pilates and TRX. She is also a Barre Intensity Master Trainer. She often attends conferences and workshops to keep up with trends and expand her fitness knowledge. When she’s not in the Barre Room, you can find her next door teaching Cycling.. or her favorite, the Cycle + Core or Cycle + Sculpt classes. She lives in Mechanicsburg.
Her History: She graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Her love of health and fitness began with running, picking up Pilates, Yoga, and Barre on her cross-training days. She fell in love with the methods and started practicing daily. Now, she enjoys sharing that passion with others. When she isn’t working in marketing or teaching here, she’s spending time with family and friends.
What to Expect:
During Courtney’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of pop music while pushing yourself to plie a little lower, crunch a little higher and hold a plank for a little longer.
Words to Live by: You can do anything for a set amount of time.
Guilty Pleasure: Sweets, for sure.
The Facts: Heather Eyster teaches Barre and Cycle classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Barre Above Method, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) and SCW Sports Nutrition.
Her History: Heather has played sports her entire life and after playing basketball in College at West Chester she needed to do something to stay active. Heather had avidly practiced yoga since she was a Junior in High School and she fell in love with weight training during college. In 2012 she became a personal trainer while living in DC and always preached to her clients and herself that you have to switch it up! She encouraged them to try different classes, different types of cardio and not just stick with the same methods of exercise over and over again. Heather came to H2L when it first opened and took a Barre class with Courtney and fell in love. About a two years later she decided to get certified and wanted to be part of the studio she fell in love with. As part of “switching it up” about a year after getting certified in Barre she got certified in Cycling. She is also one of our TRX certified trainers. When Heather isn’t working in Sales or teaching here, she is spending time with family and friends, hiking, going to concerts, always trying new food and traveling whenever she can!
What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of music from classic rock to rap music while incorporating more yoga and weight training.
Words to Live by: Own who you are.
Guilty Pleasure: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, and Red wine.
The Facts: Lindsey Wirth teaches Barre, Cycling, and TRX and is certified through Barre Intensity, TRX and Schwinn Cycling.
Her History: Lindsey graduated from Messiah College in December 2017 with a degree in Music and Worship and a minor in Human Development and Family Science. Her love for fitness began in her junior year of high school where she developed a love for running and yoga. Although her days of running became less frequent as she experienced knee problems, she began attending H2L shortly after the studio opened and quickly fell in love with Barre, Barefoot, Cycling, and Pilates. While she never thought she would become a fitness instructor, she is excited to share her passion for exercise and wellness with others. She is also passionate about empowering others to feel confident and strong in the skin they are in. When she is not teaching at H2L, she loves spending time with her husband and son, friends, family, and spending time outside.
What to Expect: During Lindsey’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of pop music (familiar or unfamiliar … she’s always on the lookout for new, fun music:), while pulsing and holding positions. She hopes to motivate you to push yourself, but more importantly to encourage and support you in your Barre/fitness practices.
Guilty Pleasure: Chick-Fil-A milkshakes and binging a good show on Netflix
The Facts: Sarah Arnold teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.
Her History: Sarah has been passionate about running for most of her life. Track&Field, Cross Country, 5Ks, half marathon training, you name it – she’s done it, or at least tried it. After experiencing her first couple of cycle classes a new passion was formed, and the links between cycling and running-inspired her to become a certified instructor. Outside of teaching cycling classes, Sarah loves to do DIY projects, outdoor activities, and is a stay-at-home mother of her two children – Owen and Thea.
What to Expect: During Sarah’s classes, you can look forward to jamming out to the latest hits, yesterday’s classics, and remixes in between. Expect a relaxed yet challenging atmosphere, as she encourages you to dig deep and rise to your next level of fitness!
Favorite Quote: “Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda
Guilty Pleasure: Brownies-no doubt
The Facts: Anna teaches barre and cycle classes here at H2L studio. She’s certified through Barre Intensity and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.
Her History: Anna graduated from Penn State in 2021 where she spent a year of undergrad training as a group fitness instructor. On Penn State’s campus, she instructed group classes for 3 years, teaching HIIT, strength, cycle, barre, and dance fitness classes. Growing up in the Mechanicsburg area, Anna attended classes at H2L when it first opened its doors. She is excited to share her passion for fitness with the rest of the community. Outside of fitness, Anna works as an elementary school teacher.
What to Expect: In Anna’s classes, you can expect to push yourself out of your comfort zone and have fun doing it! She incorporates a wide variety of upbeat music, paired with functional movements and challenges to walk out of class feeling motivated.
Favorite Quote: “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” -Mother Teresa
The Facts: Steph is a Pilates personal trainer with years of experience. She teaches private pilates training sessions, mat pilates, yoga and barre at H2L Studio. Steph is also a childbirth educator who works to educate women on all their available options to create a positive birth memory as they start their family.
Her History: York College – BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, 2009 Lamaze certified childbirth educator, 2010 certified in LesMills BodyFlow, 2011 AFFA practical pilates and practical yoga certificates, 2012 DONA certified birth doula, 2013 Breastfeeding Essentials 20 hour training, 2014 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: mat pilates and reformer certificates, 2016 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: wunda/combo chair certificate, 2019 Core Connector’s Academy: Diastasis Recti Resolution through Pilates and Everyday Movement Training, 2021 ICEA – Pelvic Girdle Pain training
What to Expect: Steph focuses on proper alignment and detailed instruction in every area of her teaching. She has a positive disposition, loves to encourage people and empower them with tools to be a good advocate for their own health and well-being.
Favorite Quote: Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
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