Our Barre Charm Winner and More!


Susan Suarez

Co-Founder // Digital Maven at simplyWORKOUT
Barre girl at heart.Susan loves the strong movement of health & fitness and the creative beauty displayed simultaneously in fashion, lifestyle and wellness products.She is an accomplished blogger and online media guru.
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We have a barre charm winner!

We asked our barre girls to contribute a goal or milestone story and we received a LOT of responses via email and instagram.

Some were quite funny.

Others showed us how badass you truly are.

There were ones that warmed the heart.

And our hearts were definitely touched.

The Winner: Camie Wray


My Barre Milestone was being able to take a barre class with my two older sisters over the Christmas vacation. Last May we found out that my oldest sister (the one being carried in the picture) is in kidney failure. She lives in Florida and was planning a surprise trip to Utah to come see our family for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed a few days before her trip and the doctors wouldn’t let get travel or exercise.

She has been a medical mystery ever since. The doctors don’t know why she is in kidney failure. She doesn’t have diabetes, she doesn’t eat unhealthy processed food, and she is a very active person. It just seems that her kidneys just stopped working one day.

She has taken countless tests and we are still looking for answers, but for nothing short of a miracle, the doctors cleared her to fly out to Utah for Christmas AND to take a barre class with me.

It was a miraculous experience being able to spend time with her and to see her body do so well in a barre class. That class will always be one I will never forget!  – Camie Wray

Thank you Camie for being so candid with us. We can’t wait to get in touch with you!

We also wanted to share some responses from other gals who entered.

Some more awesome entries included:



Y’all my goal is simple: hydrate like a boss and hit the 100 club at my barre studio. Next stop 250 club baby!!!!!  As a single parent I am also a Flight attendant and travel ALOT. Y’all seriously……barre and SUPER cute workout clothes keeps this mama sane!!!! So cheers to a fabulous year of achieving amazing goals and drinking like a boss……. H20 that’s is…..or whatever.  Muah! Thanks for keeping me cute during workouts! – Andrea, Pure Barre in Johns Creek








My barre goal was to become a Bar Method instructor. It was soooo out of my comfort zone! I’m not a good public speaker and Me plus a microphone equals major anxiety!! Well, I overcame all of that and I did it!! I love it!!  – Shannon, The Bar Method  Indianapolis-Carmel








My sister and I were recently reunited with our dance coach from middle school at her new Studio Barre class! She is an amazing instructor and has helped me reach my fitness goals and get all tucked up! Every class with her is a huge milestone in my opinion. Especially when she teaches new choreography!  Valerie, Studio Barre






This photo shows my progress thanks to finding Pure Barre…the July photo was taken right after my 15th class and the November photo was 2 days before my 100th class!  I now have taken almost 150 classes and my goal is to hit 250 by the end of May. Barre works!! – Paula, Pure Barre – St. Louis







Here is a pic of my 100th class, and a “transformation Tuesday” pic where I was featured by Pure Barre Youngstown.  – Ashley, Pure Barre Youngstown
I go to Pure Barre Chattanooga and during the month of September they challenged us! Back to the barre challenge! They wanted us to complete 30 classes in 35 days. I dove straight in. I completed 30 classes in 30 days! Every single day for 30 days! A lot of those at the 6 am class! Not only did I plank longer, push harder, shake longer, go to work energized, and up my positivity, but I saw results! All of this with a minor tweak to my diet, I simply cut sodas and upped my water intake. It felt so good!  This was my favorite barre goal met so far, and not only did I complete the challenge and earn a free month, but I also joined the 100 class club and the 20 in a row (for my second time) during the challenge! – Courtney, Pure Barre Chattanooga

My Free Routine




My proud barre milestone is teaching my first barre class in November! I have loved every class I’ve taught ever since! The first picture is after my first class and the second is me teaching when someone from the newspaper came to my class! The article will be in the paper tomorrow and I couldn’t be more proud or excited! – Niki, Rochester NY from Roc the Barre



Hit 500 classes! Going for next milestone, 750!Heather, Bar Method Naperville

I barre 1-2 times a week in the studio and at home 1-2 times a week, that was late 2015 (and it didn’t start off that way prior to our move, I barred 5 times a week). My goal this year is to push myself harder and increase the amount I barre. Since the new year and joining barre challenges, like the Barre3 challenge, I’ve pushed myself to do barre 5 times a week, even at home pushing myself as if I was in a studio setting (because we all know at home we don’t barre hard like we do at the studio).  Since then, in that weeks time, I have noticed, my insomnia that I have had for the last 6 months has nearly vanished, I feel more rejuvenated, and just more focused and determined in life. I personally have had a difficult transition with this move, I have lost a family member through a tragic death, my children have struggled with the adjustment, and then my husband deployed. Mind you, all those events happened right at the beginning of our move. I let barre slip and doing a reset at the start of the new year, I didn’t realize how important barre was to my mind, body, and soul until I could finally sleep at night.  To add…through the extra added workouts , maybe I can get my barre body back too??? – Jacqueline, Bar Method Walnut Creek




I always loved cardio, but hated strength training.  However, 2 years ago I found barre and it changed me- I now love my strength training days.  Below is a photo of me signing the 250 club barre at Pure Barre in San Francisco!Bailey, Pure Barre San Francisco





Years after having a terrible break through my ankle my barre accomplishment was being able to make it through classes without modifying on my bad leg! My toes aren’t as high as everyone else’s, but they will be, that’s my goal! Emiko, Pure Barre Jackson







This was a huge milestone of mine that I just hit right after the new year! It is my goal to make it to 300 classes by next year! I’m pumped to get started.Andrea, Pure Barre Spartanburg






And girls…there were so many more entries.  We loved them all.  Thank you for participating and being inspirational as we all strive for peace of mind and a happy hour at the barre!

-Love, Susan & Angie

2 thoughts on “Our Barre Charm Winner and More!”

  1. Camie Wray says:

    Oh my goodness!!! Thank you so so much for picking my barre milestone! I texted my sister when I saw the post and she was so excited for me too and joked that she was the one who should actually get the barre charm 😉 Thank you so much again simplyWORKOUT. You guys are the best!

  2. Ken BARRE3 LWR says:

    Way to go Camie!!!
    I’ve been retired for 5 years. I began to take Yoga and Pilates classes to fill the void in my days. Next tried a Barre3 class and was hooked. Group fitness agrees with me and has provided often needed support from my fellow clients. Twenty months after beginning my Barre3 journey I’ve seen a wonderful change in my physique and accomplished my milestone 1,000th class.


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