Ignite Barre and Fitness Studio was founded and created by Layne Dunlap and Mallory Stafford.
Layne grew up in Plymouth, MA where she found her passion for movement as a young girl. In her early 20’s she started a career in real estate and moved to south boston. After meeting her husband, she moved back to her hometown of Plymouth, where they are now raising their two children. She was introduced to barre in 2012, after a friend raved about a barre class she had been going to. She soon began taking classes and fell in love immediately. In 2014, she started her journey as a fitness instructor teaching Barre and Pound and has never looked back.
Mallory was raised in the Berkshires where she fell in love with fitness. She taught numerous fitness classes at the cranwell resort and spa as well as at the local fitness center. She moved to California where she pursued her bachelors of science in nutrition, followed by becoming a registered nurse. While working as a nurse she fell in love with taking barre and pound classes and became an instructor.
During the pandemic there have been many changes, with only one life to live they decided to take a leap of faith and create their own health and fitness brand. They wanted to create a space where they could use their love for health and wellness and share that with their local community. Ignite was created on the belief that each person has the fire within to reach their goals, whether they are fitness related or beyond. Our mission at ignite is to inspire each person to find that fire within, let it radiate and guide you to live your best life.
Meet Monica Doyle! Monica grew up performing dance, gymnastics and cheerleading in the town of Hanover, Ma. She spent a lot of time at fitness centers all over the south shore, as her mother was an aerobics and spin instructor. Naturally, her love for fitness and body movement was embedded in her. Shortly after graduating from Bridgewater State, she met her husband and together they had two boys. one of ignite’s owners, Mallory, is Monica’s cousin. Over the years Monica took Mallory's Barre and Pound classes and fell in love. When Mallory announced she and Layne were opening their own barre and fitness studio Monica jumped at the chance to follow in her mother and cousins’ footsteps and has never felt more fulfilled. Monica trained to become an instructor at Ignite, is Barre certified and a Pound pro. Monica is always smiling and has a fun-loving energy that radiates into her classes!
Meet Grace Baler! Grace was raised in Plymouth, Ma. She grew up playing soccer and running track. She loves working with kids and is studying to become an elementary school teacher. She has always had a passion for fitness, sports and being active, she loves taking barre and other various classes. As soon as Ignite Barre and Fitness opened, she started coming to class regularly. Shortly after she decided to begin training to be an Ignite instructor and became barre certified. Grace is quiet and sweet, but don’t let that fool you! She knows how to bring the heat and you will leave her class feeling amazing.