S: Pure Barre Louisville 2011
BC: With Love, Barrett Gargala
FC: Pure Barre Louisville | Class of 2011
2: Karen "Commander in Chick" Handel | Time Spent Tucking: 2 years Teaching for 1 year Favorite PB Move: Standing Pretzel Song You Rock Out to in Class: Changes weekly, but anything with a great beat Most Likely to be Asked: "Are you teaching extension again today?" | Goal for the Year: To continue to grow as a unit with my PB troops and keep them motivated, disciplined, and happy so that we may all continue to help our clients reach their personal goals and reshape their bodies and lives!
3: Goal For the Year: To quit saying, "Ladies, grab your balls," and to grow everyday as a teacher and owner at PB Louisville!! | Time spent Tucking: 2 years. Teaching for 1 year. Favorite PB Move: Knee Dancing (PB's biggest calorie burner!) Song You Rock Out to in Class: "Smack That" Most Likely to be Asked: "When are we getting more LuLu?" | Lucy "Boss Lady" Gentry
4: Goal for the Year: To continue to grow as an instructor in my knowledge & understanding of PB. To visit at least 4 other studios. To help our studio grow and become a huge success. To continually change our amazing clients minds, bodies, and souls one tuck at a time! | Time Spent Tucking: 2 years. Teaching for 1 year. Favorite PB Move:The Chazzer Diamond, Back Dancing, Fetal , & anything Pretzel. Song I Rock Out to in Class: A sweet little country song for stretch and cool down. Most likely to be asked: " What the hell did we do to you?" "Are we doing fetal again?" | Chasity "Chazzer, Master Tucker" Given
5: Time Spent Tucking: Happily tucking since Oct. 2010. PB instructor since Dec. 2010! Favorite PB Move: Diamond, Wide 2nd, Pretzel & Back Dancing. Song Your Rock Out to in Class: All of them!! Especially anything featuring Pitbull! Most likely to: Make you curse my name in class, but love me so much after!!! | Tara "Tiny T" Gwynn | Goal for the Year: Progressively attend more classes weekly, visit other PB studios, and help women taking my to class to have the best 1 hour to themselves where they can relieve any stress from their daily lives and zone in on their minds, bodies, and spirits.
6: Time Spent Tucking: 1 year. Teaching for 8 months Favorite PB Move: Back Dancing Song I Rock Out to in Class: Every song. I am still "Rock N" it out in my car hours later thinking about it! Most Likely to be ASked: "How do I become a PB instructor?" | Molly "Coffee-Me" Webber | Goal for the Year: To spend more time working with and learning from my PB team because I am so lucky to be part of such a wonderful group of women whom are amazing people on the inside and out and who are changing lives daily. Cheers to all of us!!
7: Time Spent Tucking: 1 year. Running tucking drills 8 months. Favorite PB Move: Arms, Knee Dancing, Pretzel. Song I Rock Out to in Class: What song don't I rock out to? Most Likely to: Work my commanders so hard that the class time runs over. | Goal for the Year: For my comrades to have the hottest bodies in Louisville | Lieutenant Whitney Samuels
8: Goal for the Year: To get a PB ledge and to keep motivating my clients with new, colorful in-class tips. | Time Spent Tucking: Less than 1 year. Teaching 7 months Favorite PB Move: Standing Pretzel or Back Dancing. | Megan "Dancing Queen" Berry | Song I Rock Out to in Class: "Countdown" by Beyonce Most Likely to: Bust a move in the lobby with Barrett, plan what/ where to eat after.
9: Time Spent Tucking: Just shy of 1 year. Teaching 7 months. Favorite PB Move:Back Dancing or any form of Pretzel. Song I Rock Out to in Class: "Countdown" by Beyonce. | Goal for the Year: To slenderize my thighs by making them shake every class, continue to motivate clients to push themselves a little harder each class they take, and expand my vocabulary in que-ing and tips. | Nicole "NicNic" Mires | Most Likely to: Get stuck in bridge traffic on the way to PB from Indiana
10: Barrett "B" Gargala | Goal for the Year: To share my passion and commitment for PB by building deeper relationships with clients, being a positive role model and growing further as an instructor. | Time Spent Tucking: "Gettin after it" since April 2011. Teaching 4 months. Favorite PB Move: Extension! Duh :) Song I Rock Out to in Class: Anything good for "getting low" in wide second! Most Likely to be asked: "Do you ever leave?"
11: Time Spent Tucking: Just over 3 years. Favorite PB Move: Pretzel. Song I Rock Out to in Class: All of them, I love those PB play lists. Most Likely to be Asked: "Where are you from?" | Goal for the Year: To continue challenging myself and our clients doing the best work out in Louisville! | Mary "hey girlie girl" Bertke
12: Building the Barre "Don't count the years...count the memories."
13: "The fastest and most effective way to change your body."
14: 2 Chicks and a nickel
18: "The exercise sweeping the nation" | Ribbon Cutting
19: Open House
22: Sweetie Class
23: Barre-Busting Fox41 News
25: Raising the Barre- Carrie's Visit to the 'Ville
26: Pure Barre Corporate has partnered with Denver Dumb Friends League (DFL). DFL is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region. The organization is 101 years old and saved 25,000 pets last year alone. | Philanthropy | I'm so flexible. My mom teaches me Pure Barre
27: Pure Barre believes in giving back. We work to support organizations that do good things in each community we have a PB location. Pure Barre Louisville is proud to support The Kosair Children's Hospital.
31: this is the one class you won't want to skip
34: It works if you work it!
35: Pure Proof | Client Testimonials
36: Kara Sabin | I found Pure Barre in April 2011 and have been addicted ever since. No matter how tired I was from work, I made sure to be at the barre at least 5-6 days a week. Not only was it the best workout I have ever had, but I really loved the people I met there and the entire Pure Barre staff. By October I was in the best shape of my life. On October 17th I got my Pure Barre workout in early and continued on to work. On my way home that afternoon I was involved in a serious car accident. My car was hit head on at about 50mph and I was left with a broken femur and broken kneecap. I now have a titanium rod in my femur and my knee cap is wired together. I spent 9 days in the hospital and 6 weeks completely inactive, leaving my muscles to atrophy. My doctors assured me that because I was in such good physical shape at the time of my accident, I would recover far quicker than most. I owe that to Pure Barre. Until I found Pure Barre, working out was a chore and something I put off doing. Pure Barre changed my body, my attitude towards exercise and now gave me a reason to work through the pain so I could get back to what I love. They told me it would be six months at least before I was back to work or working out, but 2 months post-surgery I was walking on my own and in to Pure Barre. My doctors were so impressed with my progress and how quickly I was healing. And they agreed that this amazing approach to exercise was exactly what I needed to rebuild my muscle loss and get me back to normal as soon as possible. To me Pure Barre is far more than a workout. It's where I go to lift, tone and burn, but also get away from everything. For that hour I am able to completely focus on myself. Pure Barre Louisville is far more than your typical gym or studio, it is a community, a family. The same people that pushed me to work harder when I was well, were the same people sending me messages, flowers and encouragement when I was sick, and welcomed me back with open arms as I work my way back to a full recovery. I am forever grateful to have found Pure Barre and to be apart of this special family.
37: Brenda Brooks | When I found the Pure Barre studio in Louisville, I weighed more than I had ever weighed in my life. From my first visit Lucy, Karen, and Chastity were so warm, welcoming, and encouraging that I felt it didn't matter that I was overweight and out of shape. Each month brought more inches and pounds melting away or maybe I should say Lifted. Toned. and Burned. away! After 10 months I have gone from a size 14 to a size 8, and have lost 4 1/2 inches from my waist, 4 inches from my hips, and 2 inches from my thighs! I've become so hooked on Pure Barre that I celebrated my 60th birthday by taking a PB class! | BEFORE | AFTER!
38: JoAnn Brooks
39: I recently tried on REAL clothes again for the first time in 2 weeks and its now been 6 weeks since I started Pure Barre, and I am absolutely thrilled with how my clothes fit and look on me! I still have 15 pounds to lose and some toning to do as well but I can guarantee you that I wouldn't be as far along as I am right now if it wasn't for Pure Barre Louisville! I have always been a runner and into high impact exercise like kick boxing and none of that has worked like Pure Barre has! The results are amazing! AND, not only are the instructors fabulous but they are so motivating, supportive and they create such a positive atmosphere to such a point that you truly miss them and the studio when you are not there! Just give it 5 to 8 classes and I promise you, you will begin to watch your body sculpt itself into the body you have always wanted! | Joy Fow | BEFORE | AFTER
40: StylrBlueprint Faces Article Interview | What three words best describe you? Lucy: Loyal, compassionate, funny. Karen: Driven, determined and, at times, ornery. | Name three things you can't live without (excluding family, friends and God.) Lucy: Coffee, Listerine Strips, and my iPhone! Karen: Starbucks iced latte, my phone, and music.
41: Every month, StyleBlueprint Louisville will feature women that are making a positive impact in our community. We are always inspired by women who can achieve a balance with family and work, while having passion about what they do. Allow me to introduce you to Lucy Gentry and Karen Handel, the co-owners of Pure Barre in Westport Village. Both ladies juggle two kids each and two careers a piece, all the while lifting, toning and burning our bodies. | Karen, what is your favorite thing about Lucy? -Lucy is a therapist, so she has a very calming demeanor. This is fantastic about her, not just because I get my therapy for free, but also because she is very cool-headed during our most stressful and challenging times. I believe to become successful at any business, this is a key trait. It also is a nice and vital balance to my divide and conquer mentality. | Lucy, what is your favorite thing about Karen? -Oh my, does it have to be just one?! Her work ethic, honesty, loyalty, style, love for shopping and sense of humor!
44: Barre Belles
45: LIFT TONE BURN
50: THE HIGHER THE HEEL
51: the thinner the thigh