Meet the team.

Laura Escott

Laura Escott

Founder

Laura has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years.  Passion for fitness has driven her for as long as she can remember.  Laura is a Pilates instructor and certified thru the Pilates Method Alliance. In addition to being a Pilates enthusiast Laura fell in love with the BarreAmped Method.  She decided to be certified in 2011 under Suzanne Bowen, the creator.  Laura since is now a Teacher Trainer for the method.  You can expect to see trainings going on in the studio.  Laura is also a Teacher Trainer and mentor for Pilates students.  Laura will tell you that her journey in fitness and passion has evolved and grown throughout the years.  It is her goal to connect with clients and share her experiences finding a mind body connection thru movement. “I believe that there is a direct link between physicality of movement and emotion. If my clients can access this space then the workouts don’t become about the aesthetics anymore they become about being kind to yourself. That is where the balance and healthful living is achieved.”  Laura loves looking for new restaurants that accommodate her plant based diet and sharing wine with her friends and husband.  Laura has 1 son and is hoping to expand her family with a pomeranian fur baby in the near future! 🙂

Madison O'neill

Madison O'neill

Instructor

Madison is a native to the North Hills area, and an alumni of Duquesne University with a dual degree in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Communications. Madison has always enjoyed the art of movement for she started dancing at the age of three and continued her passion until the age of eighteen. Her passion transitioned to health and fitness once she realized how liberating other forms of movement could be. When she took her first BarreAmped class, Madison quickly came to learn that the method is more than a workout; it is an empowering experience that challenges you both physically and mentally. After seeing such positive lifestyle changes, Madison became BarreAmped Certified in November 2012 and continues to spread her love of the method every day. Madison believes to never underestimate the power of optimism and that the secret to happiness is in the acceptance of yourself. Madison loves to be creative, but truly enjoys to practice Yoga, Pilates, and BarreAmped. Her next personal goal is to become a PMA Certified Pilates instructor. When she isn’t working at the barre, she enjoys cooking, playing with her dog, and spending time with her incredible family and friends.
Nicole Berezo

Nicole Berezo

Instructor

Nicole graduated from Penn State in 2016 with honors in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education as a certified elementary teacher. While at Penn State, Nicole was a member of the Lionettes Dance Team where she performed at university events and the National Dance Alliance’s Collegiate Championship. She has an extensive dance background training competitively for 10 years in ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Dance inspired her passion for fitness and led her to BarreAmped. She truly believes in the BarreAmped method and is beyond excited to share the method with Meraki clients.

Lynn Gonzalez

Lynn Gonzalez

Instructor

Bio coming soon!