All sorts of industries have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of those that felt the sting the fastest was the fitness industry. This week, Joe talks to the President of Pure Barre, Sarah Luna, and discuss how the lockdown has effected her company and her franchisees.
About Sarah Luna:
Sarah Luna is a California native. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Performance Dance and Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Chicago, IL to pursue a career in dance with the Giordano Jazz Dance Company. During this time, she was certified as a comprehensive instructor in the Pilates Method and has taught ever since. Sarah completed her MBA at Chapman University in 2014 where she studied Entrepreneurship and was a recipient of a NSHMBA scholarship. Over the past 4 years, Sarah worked at Equinox, owned, operated and sold a fitness franchise, coached many start-up businesses and worked tirelessly to grow the Club Pilates franchise brand from 28 open studios to over 400 as the National Sales Director and SVP of Operations. Today, Sarah leads the dense network of entrepreneurs – mostly female – running Pure Barre’s 550+ franchised studios across North America.