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Chelsea Perretta
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 07 - Got the Edge

Name: Chelsea Perretta

Employer: Barreroom

City: Kelowna

Occupation: Studio owner and manager of operations

Tell us about your job: Our studio offers a fast-growing workout called Barre. My roles here at Barreroom, on top of being the owner, are running the efay-to-day operations of the studio and working as the program director. My job is a lot of fun: I train instructors and take care of the ins and outs of the studio from payroll and inventory control to recruitment and marketing.

Tell us about yourself: I am a fitness obsessed, coffee-loving Kelowna Girl. I was actually in banking for more than 10 years before opening Barreroom.

What do you do for fun? Barre and spin definitely top my hobby list, but I can also be found cooking in the kitchen, enjoying sushi and wine dates or just relaxing at home with my family.

What Winnie the Pooh character do you most relate to? dDefinitely Kanga. I’m calm and motherly by nature and quite protective. I tend to keep people organized and I write massive to-do lists. I’m a major planner. I also have a unexpected sense of humour ( I may have Googled the characters and this unknown trait about Kanga is what confirmed it for me). I love to make people laugh and feel at ease.

Latest movie or book: One thing I am always embarrassed about is my lack of reading. As a business owner and mom I just can’t find the time. I’m a TV person and I like a quick hour-long show that I can get into and watch on a regular basis. I’m a bit of a reality TV junkie. I have a hard time with really dramatic heavy stuff at night so crazy reality drama does the trick.

What’s your go-to happy place? Home for sure. The second I walk in the door at the end of the day, whether it’s 2 p.m. or 9p.m., if I’m home for the night I’ll get straight into my pajamas and just cook or hang with the fam. It’s the best.

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