Kristen's love for Pure Barre goes way back to when they were 17. Their mom introduced them to the technique, and they fell in love with the workout and community right away. Shortly after, at the age of 18 they became certified to teach in October of 2017. Kristen is trained in Empower and Classic, and Empower takes the cake as their favorite format to teach and take, mostly for how energized it is and how fast you can get it done. Although they have been with the brand for many years, they are new to Chicago and our studios as of August 2022. They are a full time graduate student at Rush University, studying speech language pathology. Outside of barre, they like to explore different bars around the city, go to trivia nights and other events, and watch movies with friends.
"I love seeing people challenge themselves in class and love seeing the wide eyes when I tell you to go lower or grab heavier weights. Overall, I love that barre lets people forget about their stressors and gives an hour of self care."