Curtis Hall - Head Creative Force
I'm Curtis Hall. I received a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Community Health from the University of Louisville in 2008. I was certified with the NSCA, CSCS in 2009, and I've since amassed over 7 years of training experience, from my humble beginnings at the Y, to building/managing training programs in small gyms, to helping create and grow BAREfit beginning in 2012.
In addition to my fitness background, I've led outdoor adventure and team building programs, and built everything from bikes to work trucks to houses. After seeing the ineffectiveness of "hamster wheel fitness," my desire was to create a program combining the community & personal growth of team building, the challenge & functionality of adventure sports, and the tactical edge of "do it yourself" minimalist culture. Thus BAREfit's training methodology was born with the goal of empowering people to ditch the machine workouts and "Make The World Their Playground."
When I'm not bomb-proofing bodies and crafting new exercises at BAREfit, I'm usually exploring trails, mountains, rivers & backroads near & far via foot, bike, paddle or rope, whatever the adventure calls for. This is usually followed by a locally brewed strong drink (preferably bourbon barrel aged stout) with good friends, the best of which being my beautiful wife.
Rob Bratcher - Chief Servant
I'm Rob Bratcher. I began my career in the fitness industry in 2004 as a sales rep at Gold's Gym in Louisville, KY. Later I moved into management for the largest Gold's Gym franchise group in North America.
After 3 successful years as a General Manager, my family took our show on the road, helping launch Enhanced Fitness Management, a health club consulting firm based out of Lexington, Ky. From 2008-2010 we lived and worked in 4 different states, as consultants in 9 health clubs from Des Moines, Iowa to Charlotte, North Carolina.
My next project began in 2010, starting my own consulting company, Pro Fit Management. Working primarily with franchised health clubs, PFM helped increase bottom lines all across Kentucky and Indiana until late 2012 when my focus switched to creating BAREfit.
I absolutely love being an entrepreneur. I'm a fitness industry nerd, so I'm excited about what I do every single day. Outside of work I love spending time outdoors, watching UK basketball, reading, and adventuring with family and friends.
Susie Richthofen - Adventure Coach
I'm Susie Richthofen, born and raised in Louisville, KY. I got into fitness in 2004 when I made a promise to my mother never to let myself get out of shape. I soon found out that I loved working out and became very passionate about it. After years of learning about nutrition and exercise, and realizing I have a gift for encouraging others, I decided to attain a longtime goal of getting certified with the ISSA.
I am excited to begin helping others improve their health and quality of life! I love adventure and being outdoors. When I'm not in the gym you can find me at the Red River Gorge with my husband rock climbing or hanging with family and friends listening to live music. I love helping people reach their goals and I'm so thankful to be a part of the BAREfit community.
Anthony Duong - Adventure Coach
I'm Anthony Duong from Fountain Valley, California. I am currently a Third Year Exercise Science Major (Sports Performance/Pre-Physical Therapy) and Nutrition Minor at Bellarmine University. With an athletic background in rugby of four years with playing experience with Trinity High School, UofL, LRFC, and Bellarmine University I have an affinity which gravitates me towards the biomechanisms of the human body and how to improve it. With a genuine interest and passion with connecting to those around and developing a sense of community, I find no difficulty with being an open book to the BareFit Family. Not only will your BareFit experience be a learning experience for yourself, but for me as well. I am always willing and will be more than happy to talk outside of sessions about anything. One mind, body, and soul!
Mary Margaret Sparks - Community Heart Director
I'm Mary Margaret Sparks. I've always been an active person and I really enjoy playing volleyball and doing pretty much anything in the water. I'm a beach lover to my core. In college I got into water polo playing intramural sports with my sorority but steered more towards my creative roots getting a degree in Fine Art. I spend my free time developing my small handmade business. My husband and I joined BAREfit early on when they were still at Farmington Historic Plantation. I was a member for almost a year before I joined the team helping out behind the scenes with administrative duties.
You can find me at BAREfit working out with my husband and sweet one year old Olive who cheers me on from the stroller. I love the accountability that BAREfit provides and the encouraging atmosphere. It's the best workout I've ever done!
Amy Arnett - Assistant Adventure Coach
I started working out at Barefit in August of last year. Prior to that, I had a membership at what Curtis aptly referred to as a "treadmill rental" gym. I dreaded working out there. Honestly, I've never liked exercise... until Barefit. I love it so much, I started working here! I believe in the methods (I'm seeing the results as we speak!) and I love the community that exists within its walls. I'm excited to be a part of the team!
Outside of Barefit, I'm the mom of an exceptionally cool 14 year old daughter, an avid music and sports lover (GO CARDS!), and a pretty active lover of the outdoors. My day job is working at a law firm and if you spend even a few minutes with me, I'm going to try to make you laugh.