paige carper

pure barre studio owner | toronto - queen st west

I took the very first class offered at Pure Barre Wilmington, 6:00 a.m. on a Friday morning.  I’m not sure I would say it was love at first sight, but I came back the next day and was consistently taking 4-5 classes per week within the first month.

I have always wanted to do something for a living that I was passionate about. Don’t we all?  I received my degree in Biology (Pre-Med focus) from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I was working in the pharmaceutical industry prior to becoming a Pure Barre teacher, but my most recent “job” has been stay-at-home mom.  The hardest job I have ever had!

After becoming a Pure Barre teacher and quitting my corporate job to stay home with my kids, the opportunity to open my own studio came up.  I took the idea, ran with it, and never looked back!

My advice for someone considering opening their own studio is to take advantage of all the resources provided to you. This includes all the amazing franchise owners that have come before you!

In the process of opening my own studio, I have learned that in order to bring the amazing Pure Barre technique to a community, there are a lot of steps prior to opening. You need a strong work ethic in addition to a passionate for the brand and technique!