"I attended my first Pure Barre class while visiting my sister in Colorado. I felt so welcomed the second I walked into the studio and I loved the atmosphere. The workout was amazingly hard and worked muscles I didn’t know I had. I was hooked. My fiancé Ken and I were living in Canada at the time, and as soon as I returned, I bought as many Pure Barre DVDs as I could. I got Ken to try them out with me, and we both realized how much it improved our running. We then went down to Boca Raton, FL the following spring for my other sister’s wedding, and took a class at the local Pure Barre studio. On the flight home, I was looking through the Pure Barre website and realized that it was a franchise and said “Someday I want to do this.”
The corporate team overall made a big difference. These resources, along with our friends, family and other business owners, were essential to us because we were leaving our entire lives and careers in Canada to make a leap and put absolutely everything we have into our business in New Hampshire. The Pure Barre community has been an amazing part of the process. We have so many other owners that we can call for any reason, any time of day even just to run an idea by them.
We have really learned that it’s possible to do whatever we put our minds to. We learned where each of our strengths and weaknesses are, and realized how much we can actually impact other peoples’ lives.
"I think the key to having a successful studio is focusing on the community within the studio. You can provide a lot of classes, but if you focus on how people feel when they're here, that's what keeps them coming back and telling their friends, I love this, this feels like home to me."