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National Book Lovers Day – Pure Barre Edition!

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Pure Barre enthusiasts have a lot in common beyond the barre. At two studios in Greenville, South Carolina, teachers are bonding over books.National Book Lovers Day

Teacher Trainer and Pure Barre Greenville, SC – Augusta Road and Pelham Road teacher, Kristyn Belote launched a monthly Pure Barre Book Club just in time for fall, the perfect season to curl up with a good read. Belote says it’s the perfect excuse to get together outside of the studio.

“It’s also a great way to force myself to take the time to read a book, something that has gotten difficult to do since becoming a mother,” she says. 

Usually, 6-8 teachers participate, and take turns hosting the club at their home.

Their first book was “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed, about a woman who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail alone as a way to cope with the loss of her mother, her marriage falling apart and her life being in shambles.Wild

“Over the months of hiking and pushing herself to her physical limits, we see her begin to heal,” Belote says. “It’s really inspiring because it is based on a true story and I enjoyed discussing the book with my fellow Pure Barre teachers, all women who inspire me.”

Their second book was the cult classic “Valley of the Dolls” by Jacquelyn Susann.

“It’s a fun and easy read,” Belote says.

Next up is “Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys” by Peter Evans.

We thought Greenville’s Pure Barre Book Club was such a great idea we decided to ask other Pure Barre Teacher Trainers what they’ve been reading lately:


The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd and “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt — Lindsey Teets, Teacher Trainer and studio owner of Pure Barre Denver, CO – Cherry Creek, Highlands, and Lone Tree.

Miracles Now” and “Spirit Junkie,” both by Gabrielle Bernstein — Katy Neville, Teacher Trainer and training specialist, Pure Barre Corporatebringingupbebe

Bringing up Bebe” by Pamela Druckerman — Noelle Whitestone, Teacher Trainer








What are you reading this fall? We’d love to know. Please share in the comments below, or on our Pure Barre Facebook page!


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