• All sections should follow a version of True Cueing (traditional, accelerated, or cardio) as specified in each section’s guidelines.
  • Use technical or directional terms relating to the body. Continue to educate yourself on specific muscles so you can refer to them while teaching to give clients better body awareness.
  • Avoid saying phrases that are superficial and body conscious, such as ” getting ready for bathing suit season!” or “working off that thanksgiving meal!” (see brand messaging document). Instead, talk about getting stronger for the purpose of feeling energized, empowered, and connected with your body. A celebration of movement.
  • Reiterate "moving true to you and your body."
  • Instead of simply listing a modification to make the posture “easier,” give a functional purpose to build body awareness.
  • Always show the modification, don’t just say it.
  • Be mindful of your song’s content. Don’t use songs that have “explicit” tag in the title. Use your best judgment in determining the overall nature of the song, understanding that explicit content can be distracting or triggering for clients. Be aware that some songs include curse words even without the explicit tag, so listen to the songs all the way through before including them.  
  • Make sure music length AND beat are the same for both sides of two-sided postures.
  • Programs should always be planned ahead of time!
  • Be intentional and plan a class that is balanced. Try to balance opposing muscle groups and planes of motion.
  • Legs, combo, and glutes sections must be programmed with the posture calendar provided monthly. 
  • Provide clients with the most effective visual instruction. When teaching on the floor, position yourself front/center of the room. When clients are at their stations, demonstrate at your station, the other barre and in the center of the room, when applicable.
  • Be available for any questions. If you don’t know the answer, let them know you will find out and follow up with them.
  • Be commanding as an authority, but relatable using “true40 truths” that will help clients connect with their body.
  • Corrections/affirmative touches should always be a priority and be given to everyone in class at least once.
  • Corrections are most effective when performed after true-cueing is completed. 


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meet the team

Kristin's background in Exercise Science and passion for fitness led her to become one of True40® Studio's original instructors in 2016. Since then she has served in various management roles at different times for True40®, including her current role as Master Trainer. Over the years Kristin has trained and certified True40® instructors while developing and evolving the brand’s workout. She fully believes in the mental and physical healing powers of movement and mindfulness. Kristin's favorite thing about True40® is celebrating everyone's individuality while also fueling their inner fire to challenge themselves. She currently lives in Auburn, AL with her husband, two children and dog (War Eagle!)

kristin taylor, master trainer

The stars aligned in June 2020 when Sydney King joined True40 as the manager of the Downtown Birmingham location. Since then, she's managed the Birmingham team and run operations alongside Kaitlyn. When Kaitlyn became sole owner of the True40 brand and franchise, Sydney transitioned into her corporate role of Chief Operating Officer. Sydney is from Auburn, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and Sustainability. She has always had a passion, in both career and life, to work creatively and relationally. She has found her dream job at True40, fostering the community that is present today, by working alongside the corporate team and franchisees to create a singular, inclusive brand. Sydney currently lives in Birmingham, AL.

sydney King, coo

Kaitlyn Bentley’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to leave the corporate world behind and become a manager of True40® Studio in 2016. It wasn’t long before Kaitlyn went from manager to franchisee, to master trainer, and ultimately to brand owner. It’s fitting that Kaitlyn became the owner of True40® Studio on New Year's Eve, because the number 40 symbolizes a beautiful new beginning. Under Kaitlyn’s leadership, True40® Studio has created a mindset shift in the modern fitness space. Kaitlyn believes in celebrating the body, and continuously working to connect with your highest self. She is passionate about creating a sanctuary for clients, where they feel supported mentally, spiritually, and physically.

kaitlyn bentley, ceo


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