collette bankord

pure barre studio owner | littleton, co

After my first desk shift as a barre-tender at a local Denver studio, I took my first class. I remember shaking my way through the entire 55-minutes, loving a burning sensation I had never experienced before and jamming to the bumping music! I remember thinking to myself, “How can I be having this much fun while I can hardly stand up?!” I was hooked from day one. From becoming a front desk barre-tender, to teacher, to studio manager, to corporate teacher trainer, I kept falling more and more in love with Pure Barre both as a business and lifestyle. The logical next step was opening my own studio to spread the Pure Barre technique to my community.

I love what Pure Barre provides for women in regards to strength, empowerment, and inner beauty. I knew I wanted to be a part of something bigger in the Pure Barre world one day.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at University of Colorado Denver. Prior to opening my own studio, I was a teacher at a Denver Pure Barre studio, a Pure Barre Corporate teacher trainer, and a stay-at-home mom.

My advice for someone considering opening their own studio is:

  • If you are passionate enough about it, you can do it; and if you care enough about, it will thrive.
  • Be present.
  • It’s important to involve the people that you love and care about for support, encouragement, and as a sounding board for advice along the way.