Entrepreneur Minute – Meredith Trout, BEATS Barre Studio

November 28, 2023

The Who’s on the Move, Entrepreneur Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that entrepreneurs have on our communities. We will be highlighting 20 entrepreneurs in each of our markets (Columbia, Greenville and Charleston) with a short video. You will see a diverse group of entrepreneurs and we will be exploring the theme of overcoming obstacles.

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Meredith Trout, Owner and Founder, BEATS Barre Studio

Get to know BEATS Barre Studio founder, a one-of-a-kind workout method that blends multiple areas of exercise into one high-energy class. Owner and founder Meredith Trout will talk about the method that is designed to actively engage every muscle as class-goers burn, energize and tone sculpt in a fun and supportive environment.

Founded in 2018, BEATS Barre Studio is a one-of-a-kind workout method that blends multiple areas of exercise into one high-energy class. The unique method was developed by BEATS owner and founder Meredith Trout as a culmination of more than 15 years of exercise research, dance training, conducting private personal training sessions and leading group fitness classes. The high-energy class is divided into sections, including —dynamic 360-degree moves on a mat; with ankle weights to elevate heart rate; high repetition, low-weight arm series to engage small accessory muscles; dance cardio for calorie burn; and barre to strengthen the core and lower body.
Every aspect of the workout is carefully and intentionally put together, right down to the Gaiam dry-grip yoga mats and d-grip hand weights. BEATS is designed to actively engage every muscle group for an effective full-body workout that increases muscular endurance and fast-twitch muscle fiber, resulting in elevated calorie burn. Great music and positive energy are infused into the class to create an encouraging, fun and welcoming environment. Taught on the musical beat, the name also represents “burn, energize and tone sculpt.”

The studio launched in Lexington, N.C. and moved to Columbia, S.C. in 2022, opening its first stand-alone studio in fall 2023. Learn more at www.BEATSbarrestudio.com.