Teacher Training Program

The Mega Barre: Barre Studio Certification Program will give you the ability to teach one of the most effective workouts in the industry today at the area’s hottest group fitness studio. This training will give you access to all of our 4 signature Barre Studio classes (barre, box step, bounce, circuit) and upon successful completion, allow you to be eligible to teach at MBYO. This certification will not only add to your repertoire as a certified fitness professional, but will propel you into the next realm of fitness.

The program consists of two parts.  The first training is done through BootyBarre® for your basic barre certification.  The second part of the program is done with MBYO founder, Laura Zavadil and lead instructors during a weekend intensive.  Through our weekend intensive course and subsequent training hours, learn how to incorporate our evidence based technique with your knowledge of fitness in order to give your clients one of the best workouts out there, and one that is motivating, rewarding, and fun!

At this time, Megaformer training is a separate module and not included. 

  • First

  • Next

    Attend the first training

    Complete the BootyBarre ® Module 1 and 2 training


  • Then


    Show us your form, musicality, and how you connect with others in the studio. If approved, you’ll begin our training program.

  • Next

    Attend MBYO Intensive Training

    A weekend immersive training held at MBYO with studio founder and head instructors


  • Practice. Practice. Practice.


    Put what you’ve learned into action by teaching practice classes. You’ll receive ongoing mentoring, training, and support.

  • Pass Evaluations

    Make It Official

    Get certified as a Mega Barre Instructor (Congrats— and welcome to the team!)

    Pass Evaluations

All participants interested in the Mega Barre Certification Program are required to complete the following prerequisite course, intensive and evaluations

  • Attend the BootyBarre ® primary training Module 1 and 2 as well submit an audition video to BootyBarre ® and to Mega Barre Youngstown
  • Optional: If interested in learning the BootyBarre®Suspension Method in addition, you must attend this specific training which is held on a separate date (see below)
  • Attend the full weekend MBYO intensive (there are two parts to this intensive: One for barre/box/circuit/bounce and One for TRX only)
  • Take a minimum of 50 MBYO barre studio classes (can be done before the certification program)
  • Observe 20 MBYO barre studio classes
  • Teach 10 practice classes
  • Pass the teaching evaluation
  • Pass the client feedback evaluation


The BootyBarre ® primary training (module 1 and 2) and the BootyBarre® Suspension Course are facilitated by Tracey Mallet’s teacher training program.  With this training alone, you will be equipped to teach bootybarre ® wherever you want with no licensing fees and no association with Mega Barre Youngstown.  If you are interested in taking this training to the next level and want the opportunity to audition for Mega Barre, you must also take the MBYO Intensive at an additional cost.

The MBYO Intensive Course 

  • Learn all the methods used in our 4 signature barre studio classes (barre, box, bounce & circuit)
    • Suspension Course Intensive is done as an add-on or separate from the 4 signature classes
  • Learn how to deliver complete instruction using informative and well timed cues
  • Learn exercise anatomy, exercise modifications for injuries and special needs
  • Learn how to breakdown choreography so that anyone can follow you in class
  • Learn how to create and combine your own choreography, style, and playlist within the class format
  • Increase your own strength and endurance using MBYO techniques, so as to better instruct these techniques to others
  • Develop an understanding of Mega Barre Youngstown’s core principles and values
  • This is a separate cost of $299 for barre/box/circuit/bounce and $149 for BarreX, one or both are in addition to your initial training

Non Negiotables…do you have what it takes?

  • Enthusiastic, confident and outgoing personality
  • Passion for fitness, wellness, and helping others
  • Ability and desire to build client relationships through outstanding customer service
  • Active lifestyle, already living a health-centered life
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic – natural willingness to go above and beyond
  • Confidence to energetically command a room of 20 people
  • Musicality – ability to keep rhythm and count to beat of music
  • Background in dance, fitness, cheerleading or barre concept (ideal but not required)
  • All instructors are required to complete all prerequisites and the MBYO Instructor Intensive before being eligible to teach classes
  • Minimum one-year commitment to teaching required before attending the intensive

In addition, you would be expected to…

  • Availability to teach a minimum of 2 classes per week (classes are offered early mornings, midday, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Plan and prepare diligently before each class, including study of choreography and class planning prior to each class
  • Self motivated and driven to continue to make classes new and exciting
  • Lift hand weights, demonstrate full body pushups, and maintain high-energy for 50-minute class is required
  • Complete team player and willing to step in and sub when asked
  • Assist with keeping the studio clean

Please note: teacher placement on the schedule is not guaranteed. Future instructors for Mega Barre must pass evaluations and auditions, and will most likely be put on the substitute list to start. Regular placement on the schedule is based on demand, performance and current attendance at the studio and not guaranteed at anytime. 

Certification Process:

Upon successful completion of ALL parts of the program, you will become a certified Mega Barre Instructor, and will be awarded a Mega Barre Certificate of Completion and receive the following benefits:

  • compensation from $25/class up to $40/class, depending on experience level and attendance
  • membership to the MBYO Instructor group with ongoing trainings and content/choreography
  • discount on MBYO apparel
  • discounted class prices and then a free Mega Barre Barre Studio membership when you teach 3 or more classes per week
  • be part of one of the most innovative and highly trained fitness teams in the area

Please note: teacher placement on the schedule is not guaranteed. Future instructors for Mega Barre must pass evaluations and auditions, and will most likely be put on the substitute list to start. Regular placement on the schedule is based on demand, performance and current attendance at the studio and not guaranteed at anytime. 

Upcoming Training Dates

April 2-3, 2022

  • MBYO Teacher Training Part 1: BootyBarre Module 1 & 2

June 5, 2022

  • MBYO Teacher Training Part 2: Intensive (Barre, Box, Bounce, Circuit)