About Us

Barre By The Bay

Barre By The Bay is Newport News' ONLY studio offering Barre, Spin + Barre, Spin, Hot Yoga, and infrared heated classes


Located in Port Warwick, we offer clients challenging, fun, and exciting workouts in a timely manner. Are you a stay-at-home parent? Don't worry, we offer child care services as well! 


Our #1 goal is to provide a fun, exciting, and unique experience in all levels of expertise. We plan to serve our clients, new and existing, high-quality fitness programs to promote a healthy lifestyle and personal growth within our community for years to come!

Meet Our Owner

Whitney Duenas

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Owner + Instructor


Whitney, with Chamorro and Dutch roots, started out her barre career numerous years ago in Eastern NC, then continued her fitness journey in Oklahoma while completing her Bachelors Degree in Marketing. She always found a way to involve barre in her daily and community activities since she saw the amazing results and wanted to share those with everyone around her. Barre, Spin, Yoga, etc. have all helped Whitney deal with stress and symptoms of Lupus SLE tremendously. Upon completion of her degree from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), Whitney knew the fitness world was where she wanted to take her career. Shortly after taking her first job in the "big girl" world, she knew where her heart was and took the leap to opening what we call Barre By The Bay