Jessica became a certified barre instructor in the spring of 2016. Her love for barre began when she explored other types of workouts to stay fit and took her first barre class in April 2015. She was instantly hooked on the Barre-OM method, not only for the music and challenging exercises, but because of the community and fun she shared with others.
Originally from Dublin, Ohio, Jessica attended the University of Dayton for undergrad and returned to her hometown to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University where she earned her Master’s degree in social work. She works full time as a licensed social worker in the healthcare field.
Throughout her career and in her own life, Jessica recognizes the importance of physical health, and the benefits of a healthy body and mind. In her spare time, Jessica can be found taking her dog on walks, spending time with her friends, family and her husband, Tommy, and of course, shopping!
Jessica Horstman instructs the following:
PAI Barre offers Barre-OM(™) classes for its PAI Barre program. Barre-OM™ is a method that was developed by barre instructor/trainer Rachel Wilson. The method uses small isometric movements to work muscles until complete exhaustion and also incorporates orthopedic stretching to lengthen muscles. Barre-OM™ incorporates aspects of pilates, ballet, and yoga to help students achieve a dancer’s physique. Barre-OM™ creates long and lean muscles, whittles away the waistline, and tones arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes.
This sixty-minute class is a low-impact high-intensity class that includes a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga. These classes are designed to target different muscle groups including arms, thighs, seat, and abdominals through small, controlled, isometric movements. Clients will work their muscles until fatigue and then stretch and lengthen the muscles. Classes will incorporate strengthening and lengthening exercises and will incorporate breathing techniques in an effort to improve core strength and endurance.
The ballet barre is used for support and light weights, resistance bands, and fitness balls are incorporated into the workout to strengthen and sculpt the muscles. Students will overload their muscles until the point of fatigue, and then stretch and lengthen muscles in order to create a long and lean physique.