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Inspiring Conversations with Kendyl Lynch of Barre3

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kendyl Lynch. 

Hi Kendyl, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My best friend from college took me to my first barre3 class in 2017. Right away, I knew I wanted more of it in my life. At that time, there were no barre3 studios where I currently lived (Chicago). About 6 months later, a studio announced their opening, which happened to be in my hometown of Clarendon Hills, IL! I become a certified barre3 instructor in February of 2018 and taught for two studios in the Chicagoland area. Opening my own studio was a given in my head, but how I was going to get there was a constant thought process. After many months of deliberating, I decided to move to Tampa to open my studio here. I only visited just once before I knew Tampa would be a great place to live and for my business to flourish. I feel very grateful to own a business in this amazing city! 

I was drawn to barre3 for the sweaty, beat-based class; but fell in love with the warm community environment. Barre3 has strong core values that have shaped the brand and the class. One that resonates well with me is “Make it Happen”. I took a leap of faith and am just about to open my studio doors mid-November. This journey has been new, exciting, stressful, rewarding, and fun all at the same time. I can’t wait to welcome the South Tampa community and surrounding areas into our new studio space! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
There are always obstacles when opening a business or starting something new… because it’s NEW! It is impossible to predict the future and to always be ahead of problems. Mostly, it has been smooth. The hardest part of this process has been realizing some things are out of my control and having to just be patient. 

The saying “patience is a virtue” or “good things come with time” are SUCH powerful phrases. I am learning and adapting to each of these more and more. I’ve learned this in each step I’ve taken to get here–to find a space for my studio, to sign my lease, to get permits for construction, to go through construction. Thankfully, we are wrapping up construction and probably will be open for business by the time this gets published! Those are just the big things–but they all lead back to the same practice of patience. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Barre3 (South Tampa)?
We are a franchise company and have 170+ studios around the U.S. We will be the first barre3 in Tampa. Barre3 is a full-body mindful workout that delivers remarkable results from the inside out. During class, you’ll be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. The barre3 signature approach will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. 

We are for everyone at all fitness levels. During our classes, we’re here to meet you where you are at. Our instructors are trained to provide modifications for all exercises and we praise modifications as a sign of strength. We’re not here to push you over your edge, we want you to feel successful, strong, balanced, and energized during & after class. This will look different for everyone. This, in turn, brings a remarkable community! We welcome you into our doors with open arms. Whether or not you’ve suffered from injuries, pain, or similar, we’ve got you! 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I listen to The Skinny Confidential. The podcast is a husband & wife duo. They are brand and business builders with a wide range of health, wellness & business topics. 

I’m currently reading a book by the co-founder of Mindbody called “Building a Wellness Business that Lasts”. I love to learn how I can improve in all facets of my business. This has been a great resource so far! 


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