Carisa started her Pure Barre journey in Savannah, GA after moving there in 2013. She had two little girls at home at the time and was looking to try something new. After her first class, she was hooked and became a regular client working classes in whenever she could. She loved that she could have some much needed time to herself, how much stronger she was becoming and the amazing community that embraced her from day one. In 2015, she become a teacher and her love of Pure Barre grew even deeper. Becoming a Pure Barre teacher is one of the most rewarding things she has ever done. For Carisa, seeing someone show up for themselves and work really hard to be the best them is so amazing and getting to be a part of it is such a gift. She now teaches all of the formats and each has a special place in her heart. Carisa taught in Savannah and Mobile, AL before moving to Virginia and finding a new home at Pure Barre Kingstowne. Her husband is in the Coast Guard so moving around is part of life but she has gotten to live in some amazing places including Hawaii. She also loves baking and spending time with her family, and if it can be at the beach, even better!