KRISTA|OWNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Krista Gearhart is a native of Clinton, Mississippi. She has been married to husband, Allen, since July of 2014 and, together, they have two sons, Ellis (2016) and Jamie (2019).In addition to OTB, Krista is the Satellite Director for Kids for Christ Performing Arts and a dance instructor for Studio SLM.
Krista started dancing at the age of five under Susan Stowe at Mississippi Ballet Theater. Krista continued her dance education in ballet, tap, and jazz at Studio SLM under Angie Luke and Rivers Walker. After graduating from Clinton High School, Krista attended Mississippi College to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. It was during this time that she rediscovered her love of dance and began teaching for Studio SLM, as well as the Ridgeland-based Steps the Studio, and Kids for Christ of Clinton.
Krista was twenty-two weeks pregnant with her son, Ellis, when she began taking barre at athenafit. She immediately fell in love with the workout. “I had never been able to stick with any sort of workout until I discovered barre!” Krista credits barre for allowing her to bounce back from her c-section and is now the strongest she’s ever been. “I’m in better shape now, after having a child, than I was pre-pregnancy. I actually have definition is my tummy and arms. Something I’ve never been able to say before.”
When the opportunity arose to purchase athenafit, Krista knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. “I had been praying for a way to contribute more to my family financially, while still being able to have lots of time with my son. The Lord provided in more ways than I could have imagined!” The same day the offer came in, Krista was offered the position at Kids for Christ to become the Satellite Director for the studio’s many daycare and private school programs. “It has been a whirlwind, but this has been the most rewarding experience.”
Krista’s prayer and mission for Olde Towne Barre is that everyone who walks through our doors would feel loved and encouraged. We are here to meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be in your fitness journey. You will find no judgement or intimidation in our studio!