Erin Douglass- Studio Owner, Certified Pilates BarreAmped Instructor
A veteran of Pilates and working out since she was twelve from NY to LA. Erin Douglass knew there was something that kept her coming back. Twelve years into taking lessons she decided to obtain her certification from West Coast Pilates. Erin had taken several Barre Classes across the country and loved them. Quickly she got her certification with Tracey Mallet’s Booty Barre training. Transitioning from her software career that required intense travel she decided to open a barre & pilates studio that she could have flexible hours to be with her son Jack & husband Stuart. In one month she opened Baton Rouge's first barre studio offering barre, pilates & cardio classes appealing to all levels of fitness. In May of 2011 Erin decided to go deeper in certification with Suzanne Bowen’s BarreAmped training and BarreAmped Advanced, BarreAmped Fire, BarreAmped BootCamp, BarreAmped Extreme Cardio BootCamp. & Erin also developed the pure classes fore the studio which are hybrid classes pure core, pure cardio and pure conditioning built on pilates, ballet & yoga. She loves transforming her clients and helping them achieve their goals and healthy life style changes that are attainable. Fusing her passion for movement and music along with her ability to motivate students to push past what they think is possible. Her students are her inspiration and she is driven by their energy and dedication to improving their mind-body connection.
Diana Beard- certified BarreAmped instructor
Diana has been a client of Purely e since 2011. Her passion for barre began with her very first class and stems from her love of ballet as a child. From the start, she attended as many classes at Purely e as her schedule permitted. Within weeks, she began to notice improved muscle tone and strength. Determined to be better at the young age of 40 than ever before, she focused her energy on healthy eating habits, attending regular barre classes and experiencing all the joy life offers. These new practices and her mantra - where there's a will there's a way - resulted in a loss of over 15 pounds and 15 inches since the end of 2011. Following a 6 month sabbatical to study Spanish in Granada, Spain, Diana couldn't wait to get back to the barre! And now, exactly one year following her return to Baton Rouge, she completed her certification as a BarreAmped instructor. When she is not at Purely e, Diana enjoys riding American Saddlebred horses, entertaining friends and family, and cheering on LSU in football, basketball, baseball, etc. In addition to holding a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in Nutrition, Diana also has a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Civil Law from LSU's Paul M. Hebert School of Law. She has a son, Colby, and a rambunctious miniature labradoodle, Sophie.