Published December 3, 2014
A financial consultant, pure barre instructor and Board Member for onbikes, Lauren perfectly represents the criteria for our inspiring and influential young professionals. The Sarasota native took her first barre class in 2011. She instantly fell in love and decided to start teaching. Six months later, she proposed the idea of opening her own Pure Barre studio in South Tampa. In addition to continuing her role as a financial consultant, she’s presently establishing Pure Barre locations in Clearwater and Bradenton.
Lauren is a supporter of onbikes, a Tampa based non-profit organization that raises funds for at-risk children and provides them with their very first bike during the holiday season.
When I’m not in the studio:
I love playing football & tennis.
The Sky is the Limit…. Full Throttle.
Why South Tampa: There’s just so much to do here. Everyone who lives in South Tampa geuniuily loves the city and has a deep respect for it’s histroy. We have three major sports teams, and there’s just so much to do. I appreciate that there’s a younger population that’s very into fitness. It’s a big component of everyone’s everyday life here. I wanted to share the Pure Barre Love with the Tampa Bay Area and happy that my Mother and I did!
Where do you take guests to really show off Tampa: Bayshore Boulevard, the Epicurean rooftop bar to get a cocktail, all the restaurants on South Howard and Davis Islands dog park.
My parents. I admire their work ethic. When we were growing up, my dad started his practice from scratch owning multiple locations and treating many patients/ famous athletes. My Mother managed my Dad’s practices and they made a dynamic duo team and still do.
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing:
Professional Tennis Player
Best meal in town: I love many restaurants in town. My favorite go to meal is a healthy bowl from Fresh Kitchen. I am always on the go and running around…Fresh Kitchen has exactly what I need to get me through the day.
Best thing you can cook: Lasagna & Meatballs. Brings out the Italian in me.
Guilty pleasure at the mall:
Troop Beverly Hills
Life After Death – NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
Last Book You Read: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
Dream vacation: The Greek island of Santorini
How will you spend the Holidays:
Cooking at home with my family and friends. We spend every Thanksgiving and Christmas waking up and playing football together. Family tradition! I always tend to be the only girl on the field! My older brother is also getting married in January, we are very excited to celebrate!
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive: