The simplest way to put it is that through Pure Barre I found my true self. Pure Barre creates an environment of growth for both the staff and the clients. I have always had a satisfaction in life from supporting other people and helping them meet their goals. Being a Pure Barre studio owner gives the ability to touch the lives of people on a daily basis, which I know because I was able to experience this first hand as a client. Nothing has impacted my life the way that Pure Barre has, and I truly believe that to make a difference is to be the difference, which is another reason I was inspired to bring Pure Barre to the community.
I went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for undergraduate where I was a double major in Communication Studies and Religious Studies. I began working towards earning my Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication at High Point University in January 2013 (almost done, woot woot). Prior to becoming a Pure Barre franchisee, I worked for a multi-specialty health care organization and was selected to help with the development of a new department: business development. I then chose to transition into a role with another new department for marketing.
Trusting my gut and following your heart has brought me more than I ever thought possible.
Throughout my experience with becoming a Pure Barre franchisee, I have realized that the most important thing in life is to map my own course. Allowing me to step outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had.
That being said, I realized you can’t do everything yourself. Having strong mentors and advisers is crucial to continue to grow personally and professionally. I think devoting time and energy into bettering myself has gotten me where I am. Through the process of becoming a Pure Barre franchisee, I have learned that if you set your mind to something and believe in it, it will happen.
I encourage anyone considering being a Pure Barre studio owner to not just have ideas, but have visions and implement them. You will be faced with challenges or as I like to view them, opportunities. The only time a person truly fails is when they give up; so keep going, be passionate about it, and it will surely be worthwhile. Stay inspired. Be thankful of your critiques. If being a Pure Barre owner is something you are passionate about and believe is right for you, you can make it happen!