I took my first Pure Barre class in spring of 2015 to get ready for my upcoming wedding. To say I was obsessed would be an understatement. My husband and I moved to the Sarasota/Bradenton area in 2018 from Kansas City. Prior to moving to Florida, I was a high school English teacher (my all-time favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; The Great Gatsby is a close second!). Now I spend my days chasing after my red-headed toddler, Ruby, and my evenings lifting, toning, and burning at Pure Barre Lakewood Ranch. In addition to Pure Barre, I love photography going to the beach, and reading.