Pure Barre client celebrates 1,000th class with Girls, Inc. donation

December 28, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated December 27, 2018 | 9:03 pm

Joanna Shake, in white, celebrates her 1,000th class with her family, instructors, and Girls, Inc. | Photo by Marlys Mason

Joanna Shake reached her 2018 fitness goal just under the wire. As of Dec. 27, Shake is now a member of the 1,000 club at Pure Barre Owensboro. For four years, Shake has been taking classes at Pure Barre.

“I am not going to lie — this is a big deal,” Shake said. “I have worked hard.”

Thinking of ways to celebrate this milestone, Shake and Pure Barre owner Annie McCrary chose to donate $1,000 to Girls, Inc. in honor of Shake’s 1,000th class.

“It was an easy decision,” Shake said. “Pure Barre empowers women to be their best — always offering encouragement and the enthusiasm — and that is what Girls, Inc. stands for.”

Girls, Inc. CEO Tish Correa-Osborne and four girls from the organization were at the studio to celebrate the donation and occasion with Shake.

Shake surrounded by girls from Girls, Inc. | Photo by Marlys Mason

Shake said this is first thing she has really “stuck with” and she now has a new goal — to make the 2,000 club in another four years.

“Work is stressful, so I need this escape,” Shake said of her attendance over the last year. In fact, during a bring a friend promotion that McCrary offered at Pure Barre, Shake brought the same friend for a month.

McCrary and Shake | Photo by Marlys Mason

McCrary said Shake is the most selfless person she has ever met.

“She is super good, doesn’t ever want recognition for doing nice things — she is a secret-giver,” McCrary said. “She is just a cutie.”

December 28, 2018 | 3:00 am

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