Laurie started taking Pure Barre in 2015 and instantly became addicted to the workout. It was the first time in her life she was excited to workout, and she saw results quickly. She loved the sense of community and instantly became friends with all her fellow classmates and teachers. She started teaching in 2015 and has enjoyed every minute of it! Her favorite format to take and teach is Empower; she LOVES a quick sweat while burning out her muscles. Outside of Pure Barre, she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric, and her two kiddos, James and Hailey. She also has a full-time gig as a Licensed Professional Counselor and owns several private practice centers in the DFW area, where she specializes in trauma. Pure Barre is her escape; it helps to keep her grounded and is where she has met some of her best friends.