Pure Barre Palm Desert is Just Heating Up
Written By: Alana Aronson
Photographed By: Travis McCoy Pure Barre Palm Desert
Expert: Kylie Kolz Pure Barre Palm Desert
Credentials: Manager, Pure Barre Palm Desert
Fun Fact: Proudest Moment Outside of Fitness: Her Bachelor’s in Journalism. Pure Barre Palm Desert
Pure Barre has established itself across California, and the nation, as a brand with consistency, integrity and never ending motivation to its students. The success of Pure Barre has much to do with the leaders within the brand itself. Kylie Kolz, manager at Pure Barre Palm Desert’s, background in athletics and her dedication to her family and students are just some of the factors that attribute to the studio—and brand’s—success. Kylie’s successes in academia, athletics and as a motivator in her community truly shine through her practice and teaching of Pure Barre. We found out just what inspires, drives and excites her—and what is on the horizon for Pure Barre.
Q: Athletics has always been a part of your life, from dance to hockey. How does the practice of barre compare to the other sports you have enjoyed in your life?
Kylie Kolz: Barre is obviously most similar to my dance, gymnastics and cheerleading experiences—there’s a lot of musicality, flexibility and body weight conditioning involved with each sport, and these are also the basis and essence of Pure Barre. However, what I loved about being an athlete and competing in tournaments is the overall competitiveness and sportsmanship that being apart of a team or competition entailed. With barre, you “compete” against yourself—which is a very different mindset, but can be equally as challenging. Whether you are an athlete competing for the championship or a regular barre-goer, you have to bring your best self day in and day out to make changes and attain the best version of yourself.
Q: Tell us a little about the philosophy of Pure Barre.
KK: Pure Barre is more than a workout—it’s a lifestyle. All of the studios across the nation (and a few in Canada!), foster a strong sense of community, welcoming clients of all sizes and fitness backgrounds to empower one another in achieving one another’s fitness goals. As long as you can hold on to the ballet barre, you can do Pure Barre!
Q: Who is the ideal barre student?
KK: The ideal barre student is someone who is looking for something new and different to add to their workout repertoire or even those who just want to begin a workout routine for the first time. Pure Barre is also great for those who are limited as far as mobility, injuries or individuals who are new to working out.
Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from, and how does that inspiration translate into your role as a Manager at Pure Barre Palm Desert?
KK: Every day is a fresh start, and you’re not promised tomorrow. Both of these truths are daily motivation and inspiration for me. It’s important to keep changing and evolving as a person, as a teacher, as a manager and as a studio. Luckily, there are so many opportunities to grow in the Pure Barre community/corporate structure, which is very inspiring and a big motivator for me. I draw most of my inspiration from my teachers and clients though, hands down. We have a few clients in our Palm Desert studio whom travel to Haiti and Uganda to better those communities, families and children. And I get to be a small part of their day, motivating them and encouraging them to push themselves for one more hour to be even better than when they walked in the door. The least I can do is give them 100 percent of my time, dedication and personal attention to help them reach their fitness goals.
Q: What is your proudest moment inside the fitness industry?
KK: I have my proudest moments every day in the fitness industry. Watching and being apart of the workings of Pure Barre Palm Desert is so rewarding. To know that I’ve not only taught and influenced my staff and teachers, but also that they’re passing on their love and knowledge of the technique to our clients makes me so happy!
Q: Who are your role models?
KK: My family. Without question or hesitation. My dad is an extremely hard worker, always leading by example, and has shown my brother and I that working hard and being passionate about what you do will always take you as far as you want to go. My brother shares this same passion towards the things that are important to him in his life. My mom is beautiful – inside and outside. She is thoughtful, creative, caring and always putting everyone before herself, which has always translated into being involved in the community. My parents have also taught my brother and I the importance of having morals and values.
Q: If you could bring Pure Barre to any country or city in the world, where would it be?
KK: I’d love to bring Pure Barre to Steamboat, Colorado. I absolutely love it there—the seasons, the mountains, the healthy lifestyle, the food, etc. I think a location in Steamboat, would not only do well, but thrive.
Q: What is next for Pure Barre Palm Desert?
KK: Pure Barre Palm Desert has only just begun… we’ve been open since March and we’ve already accomplished a lot. Our teachers will continue to develop, grow and expand their knowledge, understanding of the Pure Barre brand and technique. We hope to bring the new platform, cardio barre class into the mix soon too!
We hope to continue improving and expanding our involvement in the community, motivating our clients to be the best they can be, and bringing in new clients from all walks of life to try the largest and fastest growing barre franchise in the nation! Pure Barre is just picking up steam, and the sky’s the limit!
Pure Barre offers a full-body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record-breaking time. Their method focuses on small, isometric movements, which creates a high intensity, low impact workout that delivers fast results. Each 55 minute class works every muscle group to fatigue, then stretches them back out to create long, lean physiques without bulk. Instructors are trained to get clients into the correct setups and form to maximize their work. There are modifications for every aspect of class, you just have to ask! This is why Pure Barre is for any and every body.
Some Remarkable Results
-Increase in self-confidence
Pure Barre Palm Desert
72-624 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260