Back to Basics


This class is taught by:

Marlo Brausse

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY? 
A: Connecting with others through movement and music. 

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR CLASS STYLE?
A: Full body, mind strengthening, soul cleansing sweat session.

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU?
A: Connection. Connecting with like-minded, strong individuals, is so empowering. Being part of the BBS Tribe fills me up from the inside out.

"Point your compass, trust the process, and try not to overthink the journey." 

 
Follow Marlo on Instagram: @marlobrausse  
 

Adriana Liwski

Hometown: Encinitas, California

Why do you love Barre? To do this work out well, you’ve got to dig deep. The better your form gets, the harder the work is. I love the challenge. I love the way my body looks and feels when I’m in good Barre shape.

After Barre you can be found: walking my 120 pound dog and messing around in my garden.

What is your favourite post workout snack? Wine. I mean spinach.

Who inspires you to be the best version of yourself? I have an All Star group of girlfriends. All of them from different walks of life, places, and ages. Each one does something incredible with their life that inspires me to grow and live fully.

 

 

Lindsay Butchko

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE? 
A: The movement, the music, the results and the amazing women behind it! 

Q: WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
A: It will always work out. If you work hard and do the right thing, it will work out. <3 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A: Connection. Passion for living my best life!

"But did you die?" 

 

Emma Cook

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB? 
A: I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist and the Director of Training at BBS.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A:  To be the best version of myself that I can be in order to share that with my family and friends.

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR CLASS STYLE?
A: Energizing. Challenging. Motivating. Precise. Results.

"Stop worrying about the past and future; enjoy the NOW." 

 
Follow Emma on Instagram: @ejrc83  
 

Kenna Hilario

Hometown: Red Deer, AB

Why do you love Barre? I have always loved dancing, especially ballet. Barre lets me still dance, while building and toning my muscles. Plus, it's tons of fun!

What is your guilty pleasure? I love a good supper out at a restaurant with a nice big glass of wine. Yum! And Sushi! 

What little things make you smile? Watching people do things they love. It is so amazing to watch someone be truly happy and in their element. You can't help but smile.

What is your favourite quote? "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we should dance."

Crystal Thomson-Dick

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR CLASS STYLE? 
A: BANGIN!!! Also, Motivating, Challenging, Technical & Personal. 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?
A: I'm mostly a stay-at-home mom to my two amazing kids. I also work for Newad Media part-time. In my LBK (life before kids), I was a Psychological Assistant where I administered psychological testing on clients. 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A:  My why is my family. The opportunity to grow, build strength and share my love of movement with every client I see at the studio and every member of the BBS community that I interact with, is another small part of what drives me to do what I do. When I sweat, push myself a little harder, and share my enthusiasm and excitement for barre and the process of doing something for yourself, to better yourself; I become a better person in all areas of my life. To strive to be the best mother, wife, daughter and friend that I can be is my main focus, and the reason I get out of bed every morning.

"Life is too short to worry about things you cannot change. Let it go, and focus on the things you can change. Remember that it's all a part of the journey and the lesson." 

 

Tara Munro

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB? 
A: Bad-ass #momboss and BBS Studio Manager. 

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE?
A: I felt strong, empowered, connected with myself after class. I feel in love many, many years ago and my love of barre grows with every class.

Q: WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WOULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
A: Enjoy your body, be proud of your body, respect your body and damn it, wear sunscreen!

"It's not about how you look, it's about how you feel." 

 
Follow Tara on Instagram: @tlee_munro  
 

Nicole Wickett

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB? 
A: Ballet Teacher!

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE?
A: Marlo & Lindsay <3

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN 3 WORDS:
A:  Genuine, lively, & positive. 

"I live for the "ah ha" moments."

Follow Nicole on Instagram: @nicole_fancyfeet  
 

Amber Brodziak

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE? 
A: The power of the movement and the effectiveness of the exercise. For years prior, I worked out with different methods and exercises, and none have transformed my body, or been as effective as barre. 

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR CLASS STYLE?
A: Sweaty, intense, loud, fun, purposeful.

Q: WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
A:  I wish so much that I could have realized how much people are just truly worried and consumed with themselves. I worried so much (and sometimes still do) what others think of me. Fear of other's judgements has stopped me from doing so many things that I wish I could have just pushed through. As I have gotten older, I have realized that everyone has their own story and 'stuff'; and we are just all in the same boat often consumed with insecurity and fear. I have felt so much better working at letting go what others think and pursuing what has felt good and right for me.

 
Follow Amber on Instagram: @amberbrodziak  
 
BBS Back to Basics workshop will focus on BBS foundations, form, and work through common mistakes.
 
During this 75-minute workshop, we will break down the bio-mechanics of the body and we'll learn how it applies to postures and movement patterns in class. Take your barre fitness to the next level through our Back to Basics class where the focus will be on barre foundations, techniques and form which will ensure you are getting your maximum barre-burn.
 
This workshop is open to all participants and will include 2-instructors for each class to guarantee individual attention, hands-on corrections to allow you to apply our basics in all of your future classes.
 
$25 + gst to attend