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Our Team 

Meet the instructors who will inspire you every step of the way to your unique fitness and wellness 'best self'


Carson Simonton

B.S Public Health, Certified ABT Barre Instructor, Certified Functional Nutrition Coach, Teaching Fitness for 10+ Years

Studio Manager/Head of Teacher Training/Lead Technique Developer/ HABITS & Barre Instructor



My passion for working in fitness stems from my joy of connecting with others and finding that we all have something in common no matter how different we may appear. My goal is to make everyone that walks through the doors of Inspire East Cobb feel included, empowered, and stronger than when they walked in.


My other passions are: a great cup of coffee, playing a card game, traveling with my husband, and a yummy margarita 😉 


On my Playlist: Dermont Kennedy, Marshmello, Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy


Favorite Exercise: Arabesque (the more glute work in class the better!)


Favorite Book or Podcast: This is a hard one! I love reading empowering female author's memoirs, any historical fiction from WW2, or listening to a podcast from MindBodyGreen while on a walk.


Recurring Thought: Gratitude will change your perspective on everything.  


Best Advice/Quote: "Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you

do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't."


I can't wait to meet you! 


Kelli Gloekler

Certified ABT Barre Instructor 

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator/ Barre Instructor

My family moved to East Cobb seven years ago from Ohio for my husband Jake’s job. I have three kids - 16 year old twins, Brady and Claire, and 12 year old, Luke. Before having kids, I taught second grade for 7 years. Since then, I have been living my dream as a stay-at-home mom and fitness instructor. In my free time I spend hours each week watching my kids play ALL the sports, spending time at the lake with my parents and of course getting my workouts in any way I can!


On my Playlist: Pink, Lady Gaga and Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide!)


Favorite Exercise: Barre, barre and more barre plus Peleton rides with Cody Rigsby  


Favorite Book or Podcast:

Crime Junkies- True Crime Podcast  


Recurring Thought: What am I forgetting to do? 


Best Advice/Quote: If it costs you your peace, it's too expensive.


Mary Slocum

B.S Public Health, Certified ASFA Barre Instructor, Certified Zumba Instructor, Teaching Fitness for 10+ Years

Barre Instructor

On my Playlist: Thot shit (Megan the stallion), Turn Down For What (lil Jon), Moon River (Henry Mancini) and anything Bieber  


Favorite Exercise: Second position 


Favorite Book or Podcast: Even The Rich  


Recurring Thought: I’m exhausted but so grateful  


Best Advice/Quote: "Sunny days wouldn’t be special if it wasn’t for rain."

You will also see a class on the schedule called "Mary's Barty" which is a fusion of dance, cardio, and barre broken down by the top trending songs!


Sarah Mouser


Jessica Strickland

ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Barre Instructor

Hi! I love being able to blend my passion for barre with my passion for teaching within this amazing community. 


I grew up a trained dancer in tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe and danced in a dance company for 7 years. Throughout college I was a dance teacher, teaching ballet and tap to 3-12 year olds. To me, barre is the perfect form of exercise! I love the total body workout mixed with lengthening stretches. I truly believe taking barre at Inspire East Cobb builds strength, poise, and confidence. I am so excited to help others feel empowered, confident, and special through taking barre at Inspire East Cobb!


A little bit more about me: I am a 1st grade teacher in Marietta City Schools. I’ve been teaching for 11 years and I love every second of it! I have a Shihpoo dog named Callie who is my world. I enjoy reading books, taking classes at Inspire, and going to the lake or the beach with my family. 

I can’t wait to see you at the studio soon! 


On my Playlist:

Anything country, Ben Rector 

Favorite Exercise:

Leg lifts, foldover, sliding plank

Favorite Book or Podcast:

This one is hard! I love to read! I love books with a strong female lead, historical fiction, or easy and happy chick-lit books. 

Recurring Thought:

What can I do to help? 

Best Advice/Quote:

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Katherine Pieper

ASFA Certified Barre Fitness Instructor


HABITS & Barre Instructor


I’m Katherine, most call me Kat. I believe there’s a confidence that comes when you take pride in something and I love being able to inspire this confidence in the people I teach. I’ve been teaching fitness for seven+ years, the past five of those have been in Atlanta. I love good storytelling, being in nature, my family/friends, and my main bitch Beijo.



On my Playlist:

Depends on my mood. Likely some Ed Sheeren, Emili Sandé, Mumford and Sons, Little Mix…basically it’s a robust British Artist flavor with a warm notes of musicals and Beyonce.


Favorite Exercise: 

Depends on my mood 😊 Any solid glut, quad, or core exercise. 


Favorite Book or Podcast:

Mhhmmm…..Anything Brené Brown, Malcom Gladwell, CS Lewis or GK Chesterton. (Before you go looking, CS Lewis and GK Chesterton don’t have podcasts. You’ll have to hear their voices the old fashion way #books).


Recurring Thought:

That’s what she said.


Best Advice/Quote:

The trend of reducing a plethora of good advice (for a multitude of situations) into a single statement should cease.


AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Barre Instructor

Sarah is one of our virtual instructors and has been a barre instructor since 2016. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America. 


As a client, Sarah fell in love with the barre technique because of the transformation she saw in her muscle strength and the clarity of mind she felt after taking classes. This passion quickly became a desire to share the workout she loved with others. 


Sarah is a financial planner by day and lives in the Washington D.C./Metro area with her husband David and three cats who often make guest appearances during her online classes. 

On my Playlist: 

Whatever is playing on Sirius Hits 1 in the car

Favorite Exercise:

Kneeling Glutes and Hamstring Extensions - give me all the hamstring work!


Favorite Book or Podcast: 

Barron’s The Way Forward by day, Bravo TV by night


Recurring Thought: 

It’s a tie between “I’m hungry” and “Where’s my phone?”


Best Advice or Quote: 

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

Katie Ewaskiew


200 HR RYT, ACE Group Fitness Certifications

Yoga Instructor

Katie has been a professional in the fitness industry for over 10 years and has her 200HR RYT (yoga) certification, Spin Cert, ACE group fitness cert, and ACE pre and post natal cert

On my Playlist: 

Hits from the 90s/2000s

Favorite Exercise: 

All the yoga now and learning more about barre!

Favorite Book or Podcast: Podcast - Arm Chair Expert
Book - The Four Agreements

Recurring Thought:

As of mom of two, usually “what is that smell? What is going on?!

Best Advice/Quote:

Everything is temporary! The good or the bad. Enjoy when you can, wait it out when you can't.

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