Episode Seven: Sadie Lincoln, Founder of Barre3

This year, Barre3—a studio exercise program that blends ballet with yoga and pilates—celebrates its 10-year anniversary. In 2008, Sadie Lincoln, the CEO and founder, was immersed in the fitness industry, teaching step and cardio kickboxing classes, when she experienced her own #hurdlemoment. Reevaluating everything she thought she knew about wellness, the mother of two left her established job in San Francisco to move to Portland with her husband Chris and build the company from scratch. In episode seven, Lincoln shares how creating Barre3—boasting more than 125 locations worldwide—helped her learn the true meaning of balance.





When we started Barre3, I was so ready for it. I call that warrior state. When you're in a flow. You know what you're doing, you're on the right path, the blinders go up, and you go with your gut. And when that happens? Everything lines up. It falls into place.