we're creating a mindset shift in the modern fitness space.


Our method combines principles of strength training, cardio, barre, Pilates, and yoga. As our inspiring community expands through Alabama and beyond, True40® Studio encourages and empowers people to move true to their bodies, and ultimately step into their highest, truest selves.

We inspire movement as a celebration of the body, by empowering a community of people to move true to their bodies, and ultimately become their best selves.

we hold intentional values


transformation: change happens from the inside out.


refinement: we all deserve to align with our highest selves


unity: it's not just a workout, it's an intentional community.


empowerment: movement is a celebration of the body.

meet our ceo

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 graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with degrees in Public Relations and Business Administration, and before True40 she worked in management in Corporate Public Relations. She currently lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, son, daughter, and dog. 

kaitlyn bentley

my true40

home studio: downtown birmingham

meet the corporate team

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, chief operations officer

home studio: downtown birmingham

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

home studio: auburn

Taylor Grater found True40 in 2017 in Birmingham! She has served in a variety of roles, including studio manager, instructor, and currently is our Creative Director. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband, daughter and labradoodle. She is passionate about getting outdoors and loves that True40 helps her to achieve her goals, like hiking a “14er!” Her favorite thing about True40 is the community it brings to so many people’s lives.

taylor grater, creative director

True40 Studio gives me an opportunity to have fun, be creative, challenge myself, and rest my mind!"

emma engelage, tuscaloosa instructor

Although this community encourages me to be the healthiest version of myself, it is a version of myself that fuels my body properly, surrounds myself with encouraging people, and makes time for movement.

shelby dilorenzo, birmingham

Giving modifications and challenges are my favorite parts of True40 - it's accessible to any fitness level and any age.

sara teel, auburn

team love

team love

Parents, we know that carving out even an hour or two for yourself during the week is no easy feat, which is why we offer childcare services during classes.  We treat your children as our own, in a safe, happy, and loving environment. Each childcare staff member is CPR certified and has extensive experience with children of different ages. 

We accept children ages 0-10, and spots are limited to ensure our team can give your little ones all the personal attention they deserve. Contact your local studio for pricing and policies.