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How It All Began

The barre3 Franchise Story

After years of experience as leaders in the fitness industry, Sadie Lincoln and her husband, Chris, opened the flagship barre3 studio in Portland, Oregon, in 2008. Since then, barre3 has grown to include more than 165 franchise studios powered by female entrepreneurs, plus an online-workout streaming-subscriber base in 98+ countries. What started as a workout has blossomed into a movement made up of hundreds of thousands of people focused on redefining what success in fitness means.

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About Sadie Lincoln

Barre3 CEO and Co-Founder Sadie Lincoln is on Inc.'s Female Founders 100 list, has been featured on NPR's How I Built This, and speaks regularly on the topics of mindful leadership, the power of body wisdom, and the movement to redefine what success in fitness means. Beyond running her company and being a global spokesperson, Sadie still enjoys teaching barre3 classes to many of her founding clients in Portland, Oregon.

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About Chris Lincoln

After 16+ years working at an executive level in the fitness industry, Chris Lincoln co-founded barre3 with his wife and business partner, Sadie. Together, they have grown their company from the original flagship studio in Portland, Oregon, to 150+ studios in the U.S., Canada, and the Philippines, as well as an online streaming platform with active subscribers in 98 countries and counting. As the COO and Co-founder of barre3, Chris oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, driving innovation and ideation to new heights. His efforts have helped fuel the continuous evolution and expansion of the brand’s studios and digital product.

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What Sets Us Apart

We're more than a barre studio. We're a movement that's revolutionizing the fitness industry.

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Committed to Real

We are on a mission to teach people to be empowered from within. That empowerment takes myriad forms, from the strength to achieve a successful hold during class to the confidence to run a thriving barre3 franchise. Being a studio owner allows you to stand with barre3 as we disrupt the fitness industry and redefine what success in fitness means.

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Our Signature Approach

Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. By offering modifications for every move, barre3 empowers each and every client to listen to their body and honor what they need in the moment. This ground-breaking approach ensures that barre3 meets each client where they are—at every age, at every stage.

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The Effect

The transformative power of our workout is more than physical, and it extends far beyond the studio. Barre3 isn’t just about the hour you spend strengthening and balancing your body – it’s about the empowerment you carry with you the other 23 hours of the day.

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*The start-up capital needed to open a barre3 studio ranges from $297K-$629k+. Must have 30% of your total investment available in cash or liquid assets (approximately $120k).