Jillian is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Barre Code, a fast-growing fitness franchise. The Barre Code originated in Chicago, IL in 2010 and now has over 40 locations across the country with many more underway. The Barre Code offers group classes that are aimed to provide personal growth and self- acceptance. The all-encompassing fitness program incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration in an empowering environment. Jillian grew up dancing and performing from an early age, uncovering her passion for choreography during her high school and college years. Jillian earned her B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, where she also served as her sorority president. After graduation, Jillian joined a global consulting firm, spending over ten years immersing herself in the business world. Since founding The Barre Code in 2010, Jillian has been highlighted alongside the brand in publications such as Forbes, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, SELF, Glamour, Entrepreneur, Women’s Health, and Inc. Jillian regularly speaks on entrepreneurship panels, including The University of Chicago & Northwestern University business schools. She received the 2018 Spartan Innovator of the Year award by the Chicago Spartans. Free pizza and pop will be provided!
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