BARE Blends works because our founders work.

This business is the creative collaboration of two women who wanted to help people. Jessica, with a decade of experience in business ownership and Ann-Marie, a chemistry graduate with a major in nutrition, teamed up to offer people food that looked good but made you feel even better. With a business model that works and initiatives that positively impact the community, learn more about our founders and their expertise.



Jessica is an experienced entrepreneur and leader in the health and wellness industry, as owner of multiple hot yoga studios, The Hot Yoga Spot franchise, co-owner of CrossFit For The People, BARE and BARE Blends franchising.

Jessica opened her first studio at the age of 23 after graduating from the University at Albany with a master’s in education. Jessica always planned on working as a high school teacher because she loves learning and has a passion for helping others to grow and realize their potential. It was while in grad school she realized her love for teaching and enthusiasm...


C.O.O. and President

Ann-Marie has bachelor’s degree in Cell Molecular Biology and Chemistry and, in addition to creating the recipes and operational foundation to open the first BARE, she is continuing her studies in biology and nutrition. As an owner of BARE Blends franchising, she is very excited to share her background and wealth of knowledge with franchise owners as they open their shop.

Ann-Marie has a keen interest in learning all about the human body and how it works. Being a certified yoga instructor and a founder of Bare Blends LLC, she is extremely passionate about maintaining a healthy...

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