Today was a very special day at the Pure Barre studio. This morning, at 6am (yes that’s right, 6am) we celebrated the completion of one of my dear friend’s 600th Pure Barre class! More to come about what Pure Barre is all about (bare with me here as I develop Hannahsplaybook!) At PureBarre studios, we celebrate a student’s 100th class with an awesome pair of 100 Club Pure Barre Sticky socks and sticker.
But not many have approached anywhere close to 600 classes!
Laura has been an incredibly loyal and dedicated PureBarrista since 2011, but we never wondered how many classes she has completed over the years. My friend and fellow Pure Barre instructor Kat, noticed on the computer one day that Laura was approaching her 600th class. That’s right, 600 hours at the Barre. That’s 25 full days! We decided we should do something to celebrate such an achievement! Kat sent e-mails to our friends and made sure we could all plan to attend Laura's 600th class. At the completion of class this morning, we surprised her with flowers and a Pure Barre bag of goodies! She had no idea it was her 600th class!
After our final stretches we cheered and congratulated her on this huge achievement. What a great way to start off a day! Laura is very athletic and driven, but something about Pure Barre must really resonate with her, for her to devote so much time to it. We asked Laura about her favorite part of Pure Barre, she answered, “The positive, friendly energetic 6am peeps. It’s wonderful to be around high-energy folks. I’ll miss a class; the day just doesn’t feel the same. If a 6 am regular misses a few classes we start to worry and send an e-mail!”.
Her response made me think.. what brings me to continuously return to the barre? Yes I love the work out, but it really is for the atmosphere, the people and most importantly the relationships I have found in our studio. I have had the most rewarding experience teaching PureBarre. Through the studio, we teachers and students together have built our own community of strong women. We hold each other accountable and encourage each other to repeatedly show up, “Lift Tone and Burn” and accomplish our goals. I am so honored to be a part of this community and I don’t know what I would do without it.
A mixture of Laura’s willpower, and love of this community gave her the stamina to spend almost an entire month taking Pure Barre. I haven’t taken so many classes yet, but I know that with this group, I can achieve just about anything. Thanks to PureBarre I am stronger in so many ways.