When I was 44, I went into my first Pure Barre class, little did I know I would be following one of my lifelong dreams. Immediately, I fell in love with the Pure Barre community and the technique. I had recently been divorced and was looking for a business to own. Within a couple of weeks, I decided, I wanted to own a Pure Barre studio.
All of my life, I loved exercise and had tried many different types of group classes, personal training, and running. When I was in my late 20’s and early 30’s, I had a dream of being an aerobics instructor or a personal trainer. However, my husband did not want me to pursue that dream. He wanted me in his little box. I didn’t like conflict, so it was easier for me to just go along.
After the Pure Barre studio had been open about a month, I told the owners of the Pure Barre Studio that when they were ready to open up another studio, I would be an investor. At the time, that was all I could envision for myself. Both of them told me very quickly they were not ready to open up another studio, but wanted to know if I would consider becoming an instructor. I explained to them that I was 44 and was too old. However, they both encouraged me to try and believed in me. It was the first time I realized that following your dream at any age was possible.
The next month, I found myself in training to become a Pure Barre instructor. Some of my friends thought I was crazy. Pure Barre training pushed me beyond any limits I had been stretched to in a long time. There was a lot of material to learn in four days and it was very difficult. I worked really hard and within another month I was a Pure Barre instructor. I was following my dream.
I have heard of people not going for their dream until their 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s. We are never too old to reinvent ourselves or go for our dream. Live your life and forget your age.