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DIGO PADOVAN  

Founder, Master Trainer

 

Digo, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, began his career as a professional gymnast, winning six gold medals in the International Aerobics Championship competitions as well as performing at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Digo moved to Los Angeles where he had the great fortune to appear on stages worldwide and in music videos with titans of the music scene such as Mary J. Blige, Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, Toni Braxton, Shakira, Adam Lambert, and Sam Harris to name a few. Digo was featured in various world-wide ad campaigns and commercials, he choreographed for Toni Braxton’s “Revealed” Las Vegas extravaganza, starred in Cirque du Soleil, and made an acting debut in Rock of Ages The Movie. Retiring from the stage, Digo tapped his roots as a dedicated fitness professional. Bringing more than 20 years of experience to Beatz Barre he holds certifications as a Lotte Berk Barre Method Instructor, NASM, AFAA, Nesta, Indoor Cycling, Muay Thai, Kettlebell Specialist and TRX.

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BRITTANY

HOLDERBAUM  

Membership Director

 

Brittany, who calls Michigan, New York, and Texas home pursued a degree in Entertainment and Sports Management. While the professional sports management world is hard to break into, Brittany decided to stick with what she knows best, building strong relationships with clientele. With experience from several companies that lead the service industry and having almost 15 years in roles that put the customer at the center of every moment, she brings unique experiences and attributes to the studio. Brittany wanted to apply sports from her degree to her strong foundation of delivering high standards of service, relationship building, and her passion of leading people to create an environment that puts your needs and goals at the center. She joins the Beatz Barre team ready to elevate the studio experience for all in the Capital Region.

KARA CARTER  

Trainer

Kara is a Certified Group fitness instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America. She has been a fitness instructor for 5 years but her true passion has always been Dance. Kara started dancing at the age of 2 1/2 where she was a competitive tap dancer but also studied jazz and hip hop. At 14 she became a performer for Radio Disney and then started at Six Flags as a dancer, singer and choreographer for 7 years. This helped pave the way for her to start working with a well known cruise line as a performer, where she traveled the world for 6 years. Upon meeting her husband and making Upstate NY her home base, Kara found her true calling in wanting to help others with their fitness goals. After being a Kickboxing Instructor for 3 Years she found her way to Beatz Barre where she hopes to impact the community and help others achieve long and healthier lives. 

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KALI MELISKI  

Trainer

Kali, born and raised in Saratoga Springs, has found her way back to the area and is excited to begin her career in the fitness world. She taught early childhood education for 7 years, working with young students with disabilities. Kali loved the creative aspect of the job, as well as the opportunity to foster and maintain relationships with students and families and the ability to change their lives in the classroom and beyond. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification back in 2018 in order to help her find balance with physical and mental health and to be able to apply it in her classroom with her students and found the experience to be profoundly life-changing. After being a long-time member at Beatz Barre and feeling her health and well-being at an all time high, she was ready for a major life change. She joins the Beatz Barre team armed with excitement, positivity, extensive knowledge about anatomy and alignment, passion for education and empowerment, and certifications through the Yoga Alliance as well as AFAA for group fitness instruction.

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KRISTEN RENAUD  

Trainer 

Kristen, a certified yoga instructor, recently joined Beatz Barre to expand her career in the fitness industry. After several years as a management consultant Kristen decided to deepen her understanding of yoga, to help balance her mental health, and enrolled in a 200 hour yoga certification training. It was during her certification training that she found her passion for teaching yoga. 

 

Kristen’s goal is to make sure all fitness levels, abilities, and people feel welcomed, challenged and supported during class. Her classes do not aim for achieving perfect poses, but rather students are invited to find a space for self acceptance and growth. 

 

Originally from Clifton Park, Kristen recently moved back to the upstate New York area after living in Denver for seven years. She is excited to return to her home area and continue her yoga practice with the Beatz Barre community.