Kristy Horton, Owner/Instructor

Kristy Horton, Owner/Instructor
Kristy Horton , owner of Bar Cardio, is a certified and licensed  Aerobics, Step, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Zumba and Senior Fitness Instructor along with over 35
years of dance experience and teaching of all genres. I teach and choreographed the Cardio Tap, Cardio Lite Balance, Full Body Toning, Zumba Gold, Exercise & Stretch, Deep Stretch, and Cabaret Chair Workout classes.
My passion in life is helping people to be healthy and happy.  Dance, exercise, and socializing are the best way to achieve this goal.  That's why I created Bar Cardio, a boutique exercise studio, with a warm welcoming atmosphere.  Every shape, size and ability feels at home here.  Bar Cardio is not your typical exercise studio.  We are "Fitness with a Twist"

Robin McNeil-Hoover, Adult Ballet/Jazz Instructor

Robin McNeil-Hoover, Adult Ballet/Jazz Instructor
Robin McNeil-Hoover is from Springfield, MO. She has a Bachelors in Science Physical Education degree and a Masters in Science in Education.
 We are very excited to have Robin with us, she brings 40 years of dance with 3 National Ballet Instructor Certifications from Cechetti Counsel of America.
Robin has training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, ballroom, fold and contra dance.
She performed and taught locally throughout her career.   Kristy Horton and Robin shared the stage together over the years and are very happy to be in the studio together.
 Robin currently teaches Physical Education and Dance in the Nixa school district.
Her passion for dance makes her classes extraordianary , she believes every one can and should dance!

Burnette Emerson, CIZE Instructor

Burnette Emerson, CIZE Instructor
Burnette Emerson is a certified Cize instructor and an Integrative Wellness Coach. She also holds certifications in Integrative Nutrition, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Foot Zonology, a type of energy work. She has a BS in Combined Sciences with a Biology minor. She used to struggle with her own health, and now has the passion and purpose for helping others find wellness too. She loves having fun while getting fit and that's why Cize is her soul workout - anybody of any age, size, or fitness level can get a good workout.


Kim Essick, Pound Fitness Instructor

Kim Essick, Pound Fitness Instructor
Kim holds several certifications in various group exercise classes.  Her classes are geared towards smaller groups for a more personalized program.  She owns several companies, including GEM Fitness and I.S. Health Wellness, receiving her training at the Center for Intuitive Development and is currently finishing her certification as a Master Herbalist. 

Stephanie Flattem, Insanity &PiYo Instructor

Stephanie Flattem, Insanity &PiYo Instructor
Stephanie Flattem has been a certified Beachbody Coach for years. Her love for fitness and helping others expanded when she became a certified PiYo Insanity instructor. Piyo  Live the  low-impact, high-intensity workout that will sculpt your body!  While Insanity Is HIIT Training working every muscle, burning around 1000 calories a class! The High Intensity Interval Training has clients achieving max results on their workouts.


Traci Hendrix, Cabaret Instructor

Traci Hendrix, Cabaret Instructor
Traci was a Ballroom Dance instructor in Las Vegas before moving to Springfield. Her love of dance is why she became certified as a Dance Trance Instructor.  The choreography challenges your mind, music that inspires movement and the fun of dancing!


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10 Class Card
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20 Class Card
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40 Class Card
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Harlequin Flooring

We are very proud to have the Harlequin Fiesta Woodtone Floor with their Liberty Sprung panel system in the studio. You will notice the difference as soon as you walk in. The floor absorbs your steps reducing the impact on your joints and bones.

Open For Business

Open For Business
Bar Cardio recognized in Springfield Business Journal's Open For Business section.