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Nare Bandaranayake

About Nare Bandaranayake

Nare Bandaranayake is a neuroscience grad turned finance professional turned entrepreneur & Pilates/Barre instructor in Colombo, Sri Lanka. After 13 years in London where she worked in large cap banks and asset management firms - she moved to Sri Lanka to pursue more holistic interests and opened Barressential, the first dedicated Barre & Pilates boutique fitness offering in the country. Find Nare: FB / IG: @barressential

From Neuroscience to a New Barre Biz!

Pilates and I don’t go way back. In fact, exercise and I don’t go way back. I was the kid in school who never ran, who never played a sport and who got picked last for all the team games. I was always skinny so the need for exercise evaded me for most of my years. Since university, long hours in investment banking meant that I began to suffer from back pain, then knee pain and soon after, all sorts of little niggles & aches that wasn’t appropriate for a woman in her mid 20s.

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