Barre Body Fit


This class is taught by:

Emma Doll

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE? 
A: When I am deep into a barre movement, my mind completely clears of all anxiety and worry, my body and spirit strengthen. 

Q: WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
A: Your body is beautiful, only you need to know this and truly believe it. <3 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?
A:  I sew and design clothes for my own Slow Fashion Label.

"Another woman's beauty is not the absence of your own." 

 
Follow Emma on Instagram: @emmaloudoll  
 

Nicole Bouwman

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB? 
A: Zookeeper by day; Barre and Dance teacher by night - what could be better!?!? 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A: Being the best version of myself and putting 100% into everything I do.<3 

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU?
A:  Everything. Constant support and acceptance. Heart swelling always!

"Everything will be okay!"
 
Follow Nicole on Instagram: @coledance  
 

Jennifer Ogilvie

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU? 
A: Being motivated by likeminded, energetic and influential individuals! 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A:  Inspiration is all around us waiting to be discovered, all you have to do is get out of bed to start your journey everyday!

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
A:  Adventurous. Creative. Colourful.

"You can either be comfortable and stagnate or stretch yourself - become uncomfortable - and grow." 

 

Chantelle Majkovic

Q: WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BARRE?
A:  Everything! The energy, movement, music, and the sweat. But MOST of all, the people.

Q: WHAT OTHER TYPES OF FITNESS / SPORTS DO YOU ENJOY? 

A: I love running with my dog and dancing in the kitchen with my 4 kids.

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU?
A: I always say at the end of my classes, "Thank you for filling my bucket". The tribe, the community and the space provide my heart with so much goodness that I am literally overflowing after each class. I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of the BBS tribe.


"Stop worrying about what other people think. Just be you." 

 
Follow Chantelle on Instagram: @cmajk  
 

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  
 

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  
 

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." 

 

Lena Le Huray

Q: WHAT OTHER TYPES OF FITNESS / SPORTS DO YOU ENJOY? 
A: Pilates and dance cardio (I still secretly do Jane Fonda workouts)! 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A:  To see women set free from any unhealthy relationships they may have towards food and their body, and help them walk in full health - physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU?
A: I have always had the desire to help women love the skin they're in, and care for their body through movement. Being a part of the BBS Tribe allows me to show people that fitness can, and should be, fun. Being a part of the BBS Tribe is like being a part of a family for me, where I get to go hang out with a room full of my best friends every time I teach or take class.

"Don't waste your time comparing yourself to others; it only sets you back." 

 
Follow Lena on Instagram: @jaded.nutrition  
 

Vanessa Stewart

Q: WHAT OTHER TYPES OF FITNESS/SPORTS DO YOU ENJOY? 
A: Ashtanga yoga, swimming, spin, basketball, hiking. 

Q: WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF THE BBS TRIBE MEAN TO YOU?
A: The BBS tribe has always been welcoming, positive and authentic, and that in turn encourages me to bring the same uplifting vibrations to every aspect of my life.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
A: My WHY is redefining what I can and can't do. Gritting my teeth and surprising myself with that one extra set completed at the end of a hard series. Realizing that I am much more capable than I think I am. Pushing my own limits. Seeing other people experience the same effect through barre, then having the trickle effect throughout their own lives; nothing better.

"Keep going."

Amanda Billings

Q: WHAT'S YOUR WHY? 
A: My Why is my amazing husband, supportive family and inspiring friends. Salsa dancing and high adrenaline activities like mountain biking set my soul on fire. 

Q: WHAT OTHER TYPES OF FITNESS/SPORTS DO YOU ENJOY?
A:  Figure skating, snowboarding, mountain biking, running and yoga.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?
A:  Registered Perioperative Nurse.

"Savour every moment and enjoy every step of your life's journey." 

 

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  
 

The original, like a classic tote that complements every look, this one hour workout will tone and challenge all levels of fitness. This is a class you can't go wrong with. The BBF tones and blasts common problem areas through a series of strategic exercises that focus on strength and flexibility while incorporating the ballet barre. The routine keeps fitness fresh with innovative moves complementary to all levels of fitness.

Classes at Ramsay in Studio B are smaller and may be a good fit for first timers.


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Emma Doll
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Thu Dec 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Nicole Bouwman
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Thu Dec 13 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Jennifer Ogilvie
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Fri Dec 14 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Chantelle Majkovic
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Fri Dec 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Emma Cook
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Mon Dec 17 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Marlo Brausse
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Mon Dec 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Crystal Thomson-Dick
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lena Le Huray
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Tue Dec 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Vanessa Stewart
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Tue Dec 18 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm with Crystal Thomson-Dick
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Wed Dec 19 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Amanda Billings
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Wed Dec 19 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Amber Brodziak
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Thu Dec 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Emma Doll
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Thu Dec 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Nicole Bouwman
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Thu Dec 20 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Jennifer Ogilvie
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Amber Brodziak
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Fri Dec 21 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Chantelle Majkovic
    at BBS Bow Trail
  • Fri Dec 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Emma Cook
    at BBS Ramsay
  • Mon Dec 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jennifer Ogilvie
    at BBS Ramsay