Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bar Thoughts

Just kidding....I meant barre thoughts! 
(See what I did there...in case you didn't I underlined it!) 

By far the best thing that happened to me last year was joining pure barre.

In March I decided I needed something more to occupy my time. So I emailed the main address at the studio closest to me. I asked if they needed desk help. And the next day they emailed me back and said possibly. Hours later I was going on an interview with the new owner who had just taken ownership two months before. And by the end of the interview we were talking about schedules. 


A few weeks in I was overwhelmed with a capital O. My life til then was consumed by my "real job" and I heavily contemplated quitting Pure Barre. But I really hate quitting. Like it's not in my DNA. And I stuck with it until I realized that this is what setting limits looks like. This is what creating work-life balance is. Pure Barre was something for me. And if that meant leaving work....on time....a couple days, that's what it meant. 


And I am forever thankful I did. 

In January I went to training to become an instructor and this past weekend I found out that I had passed!! I'm officially an instructor and I'm SO excited! I've been co-teaching for a couple months now but will have my own classes moving forward. 


Beyond being an incredible workout and literally changing my body (I'm talking to you lifted rear end) I have gotten to know some of the most incredible women. It's hard to find a group of women where you like every single one of them. But I've found that here. 




Even our clients are amazing. Even though we only see each other a few times a week, we get to know one another. We've cried over lost jobs together, celebrated over babies and the return to the barre for baby bounceback. We've ooh'd and ahh'd over the return of the "skinny jeans" and overall just laughed a lot....(well and maybe cursed a lot during knee dancing!) 



The moral of the story....always ask. You never know where it might lead you to. 

Also, you should come see me at the barre! :) 

XO, A

8 comments:

P!nky said...

I have heard so many wonderful things about barre, but have yet to take the challenge and try a class. I think the price and knowledge is a bit intimidating to me. I can run and lift heavy weights but I don't always look graceful, haha.

If you wanna practice instructing over google hang out, you know I'm your girl!

CONGRATS! I'm really proud of you for doing something new, finding work/life balance and passing your instructor exam! You are just FABULOUS!

BLovedBoston said...

So so amazing that you are official instructor - congratulations! I could not think of anyone more suited to be a barre teacher!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Shannon said...

That's awesome!!

Someone once said, "find something you love and then find a way to make money doing it."

I did that with my photography. You did that right here. WIN!!

megan said...

Congratulations on becoming an instructor! I bet you're an awesome teacher!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yayyyy for becoming an instructor, that's awesome news! I've only done Bar Method and Barre3, but I'd love to try Pure Barre as well. Such incredible workouts :-D

Nadine Lynn said...

Congrats on becoming an instructor!!! That is awesome! I have been wanting to try a barre class around here...one day I must give in and go!

Barbara Vines said...

Knee dancing sucks! I had to do it Monday and Tuesday this week & cried (on the inside) when I was told to get on the floor facing the center of the room! CONGRATS ON PASSING!! Hopefully I will be in a class of yours soon! =D

Brittany said...

That's awesome that you're an instructor now!! Congrats I'm sure you'll have the best barre class around :)