I attended my first Pure Barre High Point class on 1/15/16 during their opening weekend after waiting patiently for months for it to open. On the first official day of the studio being open, I started with the New Client Special and went almost every day of those first 5 weeks. I fell in love with the staff and the class immediately. It took me several classes to get the hang of the small movements but once I got it I started seeing results fast. I even exceeded the 20 classes in 31 days during 2016 Pure Madness Challenge – I was determined!
The day before I stepped through the doors of Pure Barre High Point, I found out that I had Stage 2 invasive breast cancer and would require chemo and surgery. This was heartbreaking news since my mother had just gone through treatment for breast cancer a second time. I took time after one of my Pure Barre classes and talked to our fabulous owner Melody about my diagnosis, and she assured me that if I wanted to continue classes she would work with me on modifications as I went through treatment.
So far, I have been able to continue my Pure Barre addiction throughout my chemo treatment. There are days that I want to give up and my whole body shakes during the exercises, but I hear my teachers say “you’re stronger than you think” and I push through. I have days that I cannot complete the classes but I do still get out of bed, get dressed and head out to take my class for the day. I am not as strong as I was when I started taking classes, and am still going through chemo currently for several more months. However, I would give up almost anything else except my Pure Barre Classes even with modifications to keep my spirits up, a smile on my face and join my Pure Barre Family as many days a week as I possibly can.
Pure Barre is my stress relief and my sanity during this time in my life! It is the best thing ever!
– Shawn L, Client at Pure Barre High Point