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This is Hunter, 
our studio dog.
He is a Bulldog.
He likes Pats.

meet our team

Kylie barclay

Owner • Pole & Bungee Instructor • Personal Trainer

Studio Owner, Kylie is a qualified Personal Trainer and Pole Instructor with years of experience in fitness and aerials.

Studio Exhilarate is the culmination of her passion and tireless planning combined with a desire to support and educate people about the benefits of Pole & Aerial fitness.
Kylie's energy, expertise, desire to lift others up and true passion for Aerials and fitness are at the core of her business.

"I want people to walk in and learn body confidence, not feel judged or out of place. Studios can be intimidating...I want to show clients what Pole & Aerials can be all about. Our bodies are quite incredible and are capable of anything with a bit of hard work and consistency"

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KYLIE
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BUNGEE & POLE & FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Loud, Positive & Determined

FAVOURITE MUSIC
Jimmy Barnes, Fleetwood Mac or anything 80's.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I am a Wife and Mum of 2 teenagers so you can safely say I don't slow down when I'm not at Studio Exhilarate.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love watching students confidence and strength grow as the weeks progress and watching the friendships build. I love watching my little Lara studio I created turn into something so many people call their "safe place" and somewhere you can walk into and leave everything else out the door..

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

My whole life I wanted a British Bulldog because my parents used to breed them. It took me 40 Years but I finally have the naughty boy Hunter. I also have a rescue dog, Misty, who is Kelpie x Staffy x Bull Mastiff. 

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SHARNA
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BUNGEE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Strong, Smart, Caring

FAVOURITE MUSIC
Anything really...but mostly the 80's.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I am a Wife, Mum of 2 girls, Barista and a student.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love the welcoming and supportive environment.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have a dog named Ella, Cat named Fern and 2 fish: Selma & Pattie

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CARINA
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POLE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Outgoing, Caring, Determined

FAVOURITE FOOD
It would have to be Scrambled Tofu.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I do a few things. Seasonally I am a Field Ecologist, but I also do Garden and Landscape Maintenance. I am currently studying to be a Registered Yoga Teacher.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love the community we have built and continue to build. All the instructors and students are so supportive and uplifting, continually pushing one another to be our best and welcoming everyone with open arms. Nothing excites me more than seeing students progress in streng\th and confidence and the joy that comes with nailing the tricks they've been working on.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I wish! Plants are my equivalent of pets at the moment.

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BUNGEE & FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Outspoken, Dedicated & Compassionate

FAVOURITE MUSIC
Anything I can dance to.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I am a group fitness instructor a another gym on the other side of town.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love how warm and inviting the studio is and how comfortable everyone feels just being themselves. We all feel like we have known each other for a lot longer than we have. Nothing but positivity and support at Studio Exhilarate!

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have a Whippet, 2 Rabbits, 2 Birds & Tropical Fish

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LYNN
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POLE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Calm, Caring & Compassionate

FAVOURITE FOOD
I love anything clean and healthy but I have a bit of a sweet tooth.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I am a Wife and Mother of 2 boys and 2 fur babies. My "day job" is in Community Care in an Administration Position. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love having the opportunity to be a part of an environment where you have a real sense of belonging, that feeling is good for the soul.

I love as a group we face challenges and together we celebrate our triumphs. I love the way we are all growing and most of all I love the feeling of being a part of something that is making a difference not only in my life but in so many others.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have a Labradoodle Called Lunar - She is 3. We also have a baby, Scout, she is a Border Collie x Lab and is 10 months old.

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FELICITY

POLE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Independent, Honest & Persistent

FAVOURITE MUSIC
Modern Pop songs that reference the 80's but I'll listen to anything depending on my mood.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

II am a leading teacher at a secondary school..

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

The easy and fun vibes.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

No, but I want a Golden Retriever really badly!

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AIMEE
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POLE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Loud, Sassy & Passionate

FAVOURITE FOOD
I love food too much to choose a favourite, although I love anything that is sweet. I'm a massive fan of desserts.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I work full time as an Education Support worker and study Part Time completing my Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love watching people come more confident in themselves, making classes fun for all ages and having a good time while teaching or training. I love the lasting friendships I have created with people from the studio.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have a 15 year old Black Labrador named Ninja

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ELLY
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LYRA (HOOP) INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Bubbly, Smiley & Giggly 

FAVOURITE FOOD

Chicken Nuggets

FAVOURITE MUSIC

P!nk

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I am a full time optical dispenser and studying my certificate 4 as well

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I absolutely love how welcoming everyone is at studio exhilarate, it’s my happy place and refuels me for my days ahead! 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have 2 dogs, Oscar who is a rescue 13years old and hank who is a dachshund who is 3years old

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TWERKFIT INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Bubbly, Kind & Energetic

FAVOURITE FOOD
I love avocado and seafood.

FAVOURITE MUSIC

I love Hip-Hop, R&B & Classical.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I work in Child and Family Services for a council as well as being a Wife and Mum.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I love watching people become more confident in themselves and seeing smiles as they learn something new. I love the energy of the studio, it is like walking into a place where you can be yourself and the people are like a group of your best friends who inspire me everyday!

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ADMIN / SOCIAL MEDIA / MARKETING

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS

Creative, Funny & Bright

FAVOURITE FOOD
Vietnamese and Mexican.

FAVOURITE FOOD

Hip-Hop & female rap, 90's Alternative and oldies - anything I can bust a move to!

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

I run 2 graphic design businesses, Ellie McGrath Graphic Design specialises in design for business (Logos, branding etc) and

Call You George! specialises in design for Events and Home (weddings, parties, art, cards).

I am also a (bad house)Wife and and mother to Clover, our relentless primary schooler.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT STUDIO EXHILARATE?

The acceptance. It's unconditional. Height, weight, race, gender - it just doesn't matter here. The teams main concern is your purpose. your "why" and helping you to achieve that purpose. I feel safe and respected whenever I'm in studio - whether that is while I am working or working out.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

A giant Staghound - his name is Byron and he is an old boi at 15.