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Katy G.

Originally an Austin, Texas native, Katy Bayless Gibson was immersed in competitive sports from a very early age thanks to the influence of her parents. When she was young she became passionate about dance – participating in dance competitions through her studio and with her high school dance team. Gibson received a Marketing degree from Clemson University, where she was elected and served as Student Body Vice President and Student Body President – the first student ever to be elected to both positions. Katy was one of only a handful of college students across the country selected to participate in the Commercial Development Program with The Dow Chemical Company, working in Michigan and then Atlanta, Georgia. It was during this time that she became an avid group fitness participant, practicing yoga and spinning, and developed a passion for fitness and self-improvement. Gibson returned to her alma mater after several years at Dow to open the first Clemson University Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC. It was in our nation’s Capitol that Katy first heard about Pure Barre and it was love at first class. In addition to owning the Pure Barre Virginia Highland studios, Katy loves teaching Pure Barre and is a former Pure Barre Master Teacher Trainer. Her favorite class is Reform and loves to end the day with a glass of pinot noir. Katy and her husband, Ryan, live in East Atlanta with their two children Sophie and Grant. Katy was voted as 2015’s Best Barre Instructor in Atlanta by Best Self Atlanta magazine and has been featured as a fitness expert in JEZEBEL magazine.

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