On March 1, 2010 I opened the doors of barre n9ne® studio in Danvers, MA., a town I grew up in since middle school. My goal was not only to build a successful business where I would enjoy going to work each and every day but to create an environment for women that is motivating, supportive and fun. There is nothing I love more than watching these women transform before my very eyes. I love the emails I receive when they share with us that they ﬁt in their pre-pregnancy jeans or when they tell us that they have never looked this great in their LIFE — and that they have barre n9ne® to thank.
My response is most often the same — don’t thank us, thank YOU. You put in the hard work. You gave it your all in class. You changed your eating habits — all we did is give you the tools to succeed, because we knew you would!
Back in January, after my son’s 1st birthday, I began casually looking for the perfect location to open a second barre n9ne® studio. I told myself two things: If it’s meant to be, it will be, and that everything happens for a reason.
…cliche sayings, pehraps, but to me they mean so much.
You see, that is the way I live my life each and everyday, sometimes a little bit obsessively 😉 When I am sitting in traffic and I ﬁnd myself getting aggravated and stressed out I quickly realize that I am just not supposed to be where I need to be at that very moment. There is a reason behind me being in traffic and being held at a standstill. Maybe it is a time to think, brainstorm, slow down….breathe. Between running a business, having a 9-5 job (that I just most recently left to be able to dedicate 110% of my time to barre n9ne®) and having a 15 month old, there is not usually a lot of time to just slow down, think, BREATHE. Therefore those moments that I could let frustrate me and stress me out, I try to embrace.
I digress, however there is a point to all of this 🙂
So in looking for a second studio, Julianna and I spent hours searching, visiting and contemplating a few different locations. At the end of the day we always went back to one — Andover. It just seemed like the perfect place for the second barre n9ne® studio.
During the process of securing the space we hit some hurdles and at one point we didn’t think it was going to happen but instead of pushing it, I took a step back and said “If it’s meant to be it’ll be.”
That is how I know Andover is the perfect second location for us — because here we are today 🙂
I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for making this dream a reality. Without your continued support, we would not be able to expand and we are excited to continue growing and offering you more awesome classes!
Now…on to the fun stuff! The grand opening party and our Andover class schedule! We have been working so hard to put together a fabulous grand opening event on Saturday April 21st from 11am-2pm!
Here is a sneak peek at what we have in store for you:
Not only will there be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and fun, fruity barre n9ne® signature beverages (served up by our very own Stephanie Greenough, ‘b9 barre-tender’ aficionado!) you’ll also enjoy some great samples from sponsoring companies including popchips, Zico coconut water, Love Grown Foods, Coach’s Oats, Vita Coco coconut water, Chobani, and more! In addition, we will have a bunch of raffles, one chock-full of barre n9ne® goodies (b9 tank top, b9 water bottle and a 5-pack of classes!) We’re also raffling off 3 Yoga mats, a water bottle and a gym bag from Zico! (must be present to win)
Lastly, what’s a grand opening party without discounted class packs! During the party you will be able to take advantage of our special Grand Opening Pricing: 5 classes for $50 (regularly $70) or 10 classes for $99 (regularly $130). (Limit one per person.)
We are so excited to bring you a second location, and hope you can join us as we celebrate the next phase of barre n9ne® studio!