August 2019

2019 Women in Business: Jenna Irvin

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Harbour Affair

Pure Barre Hilton Head Island

What are the three most important lessons you have learned in building your business?
Nothing is ever as big, overbearing, or stress-inducing as it feels in the moment. Your current stressors, obstacles, and trials will one day be a distant memory—a soft reminder that you are capable of more than you know. Stress and presence are unable to coexist. Taking a second every now and then to acknowledge how amazing it is that your heart’s wildest desire is actually in existence can be incredibly powerful in shifting your world into perspective. Without collaborating, our growth is held within the limitations of our own perspectives. Being successful has nothing to do with being a martyr but everything to do with being in tune with your weaknesses and choosing to surround yourself with passionate people who see your vision and are kind enough to link arms with you to paint a far more vibrant picture than you ever could alone.

On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep you going?
My clients. One of the cues I use in almost every class I teach is: “Set your focus on progress, not perfection. Hold onto the goal your heart clings to the tightest, but don’t forget to show yourself grace when you fall short.” I find that my vulnerability shines through the most when I teach because I don’t have to fully own that I struggle with what I am saying, yet I can feel the connection in knowing I am not alone in the fight. The opportunity to be surrounded by strong women every day and grow alongside them serves as my reminder that the moments that feel insurmountable are actually our greatest teachers when we have the courage to keep showing up.

Do you have a motivational quote?
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

How long have you been in business?
Pure Barre Hilton Head Island opened almost five years ago. I purchased the studio in January of this year after selling my Pure Barre studio in Frederick, Maryland.

What inspired you to start your business?
I became a Pure Barre owner immediately following college graduation after falling in love with everything the technique added to my life. At age 21, I knew I had a lot of learning before me, but my dream to share this passion was turned up too loud to ignore. I felt inspired to create a space where my clients can shut the world off for 50 minutes and leave my studio loving themselves fiercely with the confidence to live boldly, walk proudly, and bask in the strength and empowerment of all that they are. This continues to serve as my inspiration every day.

28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 105
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-7888

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