Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Egbert.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Brittany. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started with Pure Barre back in 2010, back when there were only nine studios nationwide. My UC Irvine college roommate came home one day and said that she could no longer work her desk job at a fitness studio and that she was given instructions to find her own replacement. I took the opportunity even though I was working two other jobs already and going to school full time to receive a B.A. in Drama. One year later, I became an instructor, then head instructor, and before I knew it I was teaching at four different locations.
In 2013 I made the move to the Valley in order to pursue acting and music, all the while teaching Pure Barre. By the point that I opened my own studio in 2015, I had taught at ten studios.
The Valley attracted me because of the amount of recording studios in the area. For a while, I got into the niche of working with young electronic music producers and writing vocals for them. But, I found it strenuous to drive all over Los Angeles to make ends meet with Pure Barre, then turn right around and spend the evening hours in a recording studio.
A dream was launched, what if I opened my own studio and was able to have an operating business while still being able to utilize my training in Drama and music?
Pure Barre North Hollywood was opened on July 31, 2015, and since then we have had over 2000 clients step through our doors to experience a top-notch fitness experience. Watching my clients’ lives change before my eyes is the most fulfilling experience….and it is wild to think that it all started with a “temporary” job in college.
This week, we are celebrating a full renovation with a Grand Re-Opening party complete with a 10×10 photo booth, frozen banana stand, chair massages, and giveaways as a way to thank this vibrant community for believing in me and the studio.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road. The biggest obstacle has been adapting to how transient the neighborhood of North Hollywood. We meet clients, fall in love with them, and on average they move out of the neighborhood within a year to pursue other aspects of Los Angeles. That inconsistency is challenging mentally, emotionally, financially, etc. The positive is that I/we are consistently meeting new, amazing people in our neighborhood, but it has definitely been a challenge to watch the neighborhood go through a consistent renaissance over the past 4+ years.
I have a feeling though that the best is yet to come in the Valley, and specifically the NoHo Arts District. With all of the industry that is moving into the area, it is really elevating the entire environment and we are getting the exposure that we have never had before. The best part of that is that we have been a stronghold in the neighborhood for years now, which is rare for many businesses in the Business Improvement District of our city.
Please tell us about Pure Barre North Hollywood.
Pure Barre North Hollywood offers 40+ classes per week and specializes in the traditional technique of barre — a musically driven, effective total body workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles to improve strength, agility, and flexibility for everybody.
We are known for rapid and noticeable results, incredible music, our epic athleisure boutique, and our uplifting community where we know every individual.
The thing that I personally am most proud of is our ability to become our clients’ “home away from home”. Growing up in Texas, I was concerned with how BIG Los Angeles would feel, but our studio definitely has a small-town vibe, even after four years. I know every client’s name who walks through the doors and the biggest feedback we receive (aside from how great the workout is) is that clients are consistently impressed and surprised by how much we care about each individual feeling seen and valued because they are!
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Growing up, I would spend every summer on the boundary waters in Minnesota at a camp that my parents directed. This was the highlight of every year. We had a family band called The Nuclear Family…awesome, I know…so singing with my family held/still holds the most special place in my heart. I learned to play volleyball, basketball, water polo, and softball at this camp which led to my love for athletics and fitness, learned to windsurf and sail which piqued my sense of adventure, and most importantly grew a foundational love for community and people.
- Free “Foundations” Class (specific class times and by reservation only).
- $99 First Month of any Unlimited Membership.
- Address: 4929 Lankershim Blvd. Unit D.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
- Website: https://www.purebarre.com/location/north-hollywood-ca
- Phone: 818-942-7098
- Email: email@example.com
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