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Sadie Lincoln

Co-founder and CEO of Barre3

Sadie Lincoln is the co-founder and CEO of barre3, a fitness company focused on teaching people to be balanced in body and empowered from within, with more than 140 studios and an online-workout subscriber base in 98 countries. Lincoln currently lives in Portland, OR, and has a master's in education from The College of William and Mary. Beyond running her company and being a global spokesperson, Lincoln still enjoys leading barre3 classes for many of her founding clients in Portland.

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What is your wellness philosophy?

First what wellness isn't. Wellness is not about achieving an ideal in fitness, beauty, health or spirituality. I think of wellness as a fluid state of recognizing imbalances in both body and life and then working towards a more balanced place. It's a practice of being both self-aware and intentional about moving forward in a productive way.

What brought you into wellness?

I grew up in wellness. My family didn't use the word wellness, but in retrospect, the way we lived was very much a practice of wellbeing. My siblings and I were taught the value of looking inside for answers and honoring our unique contributions in the world. We lived and ate close to nature, slept like bears, and moved intuitively and with joy. We also valued relationships as a means to being healthy just as much as exercise and what we ate.

What does You. We. All. mean to you?

You: It starts with a practice of honoring my inner-knowing and showing up in life in a confident, open, and authentic way. We: Armed with this self-awareness, relationships become richer and more interconnected. Community, support, and relationships are essential to our collective well being. All: We are one giant ecosystem. Everything is energy. Everything is connected. Everything and everybody matters.

What gets you up in the morning?

My rescue pups (Sprout and Diego) licking my face.