After twelve years dancing on the stages of Paris’ Moulin Rouge and Lido, Shay Stafford decided it was time to come home.
And so it was back to Brisbane she came: bringing barre with her.
Shay spent three years teaching in Sydney’s top barre and Pilates studios before she opened Brisbane’s first Xtend Barre studio in Stones Corner in 2014. She has watched the popularity of the workout grow rapidly ever since and is thrilled to have opened her second studio in Newstead.
With a successful career in dance and as a certified Pilates instructor, Shay is one of Australia’s most experienced barre instructors. She is also an international Xtend Barre instructor trainer.
Shay prides herself on building studios that are more than a simple exercise space.
“Over the years I have trained thousands of people of all fitness levels. I have spent time creating a team of fantastic, inspiring women. We’re all about building a warm, hard-working community, getting results – and hopefully transforming a few lives along the way.”