“A pair of school teachers are leaving the classroom and stretching into a new fitness venture.
Sarah Mellick and Christy Brown, who met while teaching special education at Joliet Learning Center, will open Flex Yoga and Barre this summer in Five Points. The 3,000-square-foot studio will feature hot yoga and barre classes – a fitness regimen that involves using a ballet barre to execute exercises designed for dancers.
“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this,” said Mellick, 26. “I’ve been into fitness and wanted to do it, but this is the first time taking a stab at it.”
The pair said they aim to appeal to fitness enthusiasts with a membership that lets customers take both yoga and barre under one roof.
“We’re capitalizing on a combination of fitness – hot yoga and barre – and breaking the yoga mold and expanding it in ways that will be beneficial to a lot of people,” Brown said.”
Demopoulos, George. Business Denver 23 March 2015.