Where are you originally from?
I was born outside of Philadelphia, PA where most of my family still lives. I made my way south to Tallahassee, FL to complete my undergraduate and graduate programs at FSU. After graduating PA school in 2020, I joined my boyfriend in North Carolina and we absolutely love it!
How did your Pure Barre Journey Start?
I was first introduced to Pure Barre in 2014 as a sophomore in college. They were opening a Pure Barre location in Tallahassee and were hiring teachers that had a dance or fitness background. I had danced my entire life and was looking for a new outlet. They hired me and the rest is history!
How long have you been with Pure Barre Winston-Salem?
I have been teaching at Pure Barre Winston-Salem for just shy of one year. I started out as a client but once Maggie heard I had previously taught, she convinced me it was time to come back (LOL)!
What is your favorite part about Pure Barre?
The best part about Pure Barre is that it evolves with you. It will never get easy, it will continually challenge you both mentally & physically and it will always be the best part of your day. Pure Barre is not only a workout, it is a community of amazingly strong men and women who will support you and push you to be the best version of yourself. Pure Barre has been my outlet through all the ups and downs in life.
What is your favorite class format?
I will always be partial to Classic as this was the only class format when I first trained as a teacher back in 2014/2015. But I do have to say, there is nothing like a good Empower class! The shakiest and sweatiest class that humbles you but also reminds you how strong you have become!
What do you do when you aren’t a Pure Barre (other jobs/hobbies, etc)
When I’m not at the studio, you can likely find me at Wake Forest Baptist in the ICU - I am a Critical Care Physician Assistant in the Medical and Oncology ICUs. Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my yellow lab Buster and my boyfriend Mitch. We love to hike, go to the beach and travel.
What is one fun fact about yourself that you’d like to share?
I took my very first Pure Barre class at teacher training!