1:56 pm

Tuck for Turkey Challenge

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It's November! How did that happen? With the holiday season just around the corner, we're bringing back our most popular challenge...Tuck for Turkey! You may be tucking and pulsing for a second helping of grandma's homemade stuffing or that extra piece of pie. You may be tucking for a beach vacation that's coming up. Or maybe you're tucking for yourself, for your own sanity and to feel damn good about yourself! Whatever you are tucking for, we can't wait to cheer you on.

The challenge is simple. Take 15 classes in 21 days. 

Successfully complete the challenge between November 27 to December 17, and you're entered into the prize draw. As always, we have lots of amazing prizes up for grabs from us and our community partners. A few of the local brands donating this year are:

Total Skincare Centre
Hillberg & Berk
Neal's Yard Remedies
Your Tea
Hair Slinky

The challenge is free to participate in and registration opens November 1. Sign up for your "home" studio, as that's where your name will be on the challenge board. But don't worry! Classes count at both studios. Doubles do count, but please only book one class per day - your second class has to be a drop-in.

LET'S TUCK

XO,
BBS Team

3:03 pm

Goodbye Perkville!

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We are saying 'adiós, arrivederci, sayonara' to Perkville.

You will have the opportunity to use your points until November 30th, so if they are important to you, make sure you redeem! You will still be earning points up until that date. Perks such as, a private barre class, can be scheduled after November 30, however, all other perks must be redeemed on or prior to that date.

We will continue to recognize your achievements through Client Milestones, Community Appreciation Events, Birthday Discounts, Challenges, Sponsored Classes and more. Check out some of the amazing sponsored classes that have been held in the past year:

Adidas Baby Leaf Covers Dirtbelly Lululemon Muscle MLK
Nutri-Go Meals Saje Natural Wellness Swimco Total Skincare Centre Your Tea

How to Redeem: 

1. Login to Perkville
2. Select Perks and click Redeem (provide proof of redemption in-studio and for classes, please email calgary@barrebodystudio.com)

XO
BBS Team

*Any unused points after November 30th, 2017 will be null and void.
**Barre Body Studio Perkville point balances are non-transferable between clients/guests and cannot be combined with any other offer.

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4:07 pm

Congrats on 1,000 Classes, Stefanie!

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We are SO proud to give one of our Tribe members a BBS shout out and say CONGRATULATIONS on hitting the 1,000 class milestone! This is such a huge accomplishment! To put it into perspective, we have been open for just over 4 years - or 1,460 days - and they have walked through our door and taken class on 1,000 of them. WOW!

Congrats Stefanie on reaching this awe-inspiring milestone at BBS! Your commitment and hard work in each and every class gives us energy and keeps us going. We thank you for that. We are honoured to have you in our Tribe. You are a constant source of inspiration and motivation to the rest of our Tribe, each and every one of our instructors and front desk team.

We chatted with Stefanie after her 1,000th class and her words humbled us so we wanted to share them with all of you:

I really couldn't have achieved 1,000 classes on my own, and I certainly didn't do them alone. The instructors & tribe members were right there with me; this is as much their accomplishment as mine. 

Not so long ago, I was a member of the Calgary Stampeder Outriders. I was not a dancer growing up, so auditioning for the team was a leap (and to be honest, a bit of a dare!) but joining the team, and being part of that community had an amazing impact on my life. It improved my confidence, discipline, public speaking; it got me involved in Calgary volunteer activities and generated many friendships and relationships that I still cherish today.  When I stopped Cheerleading I filled my time with other things; you know the usual routines. Taking my daughter to dance, soccer car pool, house/yard work, going to the gym (boring!). It wasn't until I found Barre Body Studio that I realized that I missed that atmosphere of group activity and comradery. How could you not smile after 60 mins of choreographed, synchronized booty shaking to Flashdance!?

To be successful and consistent with any exercise program you have to find something that you love, that doesn't feel like work and just do it (as often as you can)! 400, 600, 1000; the milestones sneak up on you when you love the experience, the people and the environment.

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Our community partner, Total Skincare Centre, has generously gifted Stefanie with a complimentary 90 minute facial and gift basket. You earned it! A big thanks to TSC for helping us celebrate our Tribe and this incredible milestone.

XO,
BBS Team

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4:26 pm

Local Charity Classes for Providence

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We are excited to announce our latest charity, Providence. We love to give back to the community whenever we can and our Local Charity Classes are one of the ways we do this. Here is a little bit of background on Providence and what they're all about:

Providence was started in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence, originally known as Providence Crèche, which began as a foster home for abandoned children. Today, Providence continues to evolve with the growing population and changing needs of the community to offer therapeutic and educational services to children of all types of disabilities from the age of 19 months to 6 years old. Providence believes that every child has the right to reach for and achieve their full potential.

Let's come together & sweat for a cause! For more info on Providence, visit here.

BBS Local Charity Class:

We hold a 60-minute Charity Classes each week at the Ramsay studio. This class is a $10 drop-in with all proceeds going to the charity. Sign up online or via the BBS app 7 days in advance.

Wednesday @ Ramsay
7-8pm

New to BBS? Register here. Our Ramsay studio is located just outside of Inglewood in the SE of Calgary. Find us at 1202 20th Ave SE (Ramsay Design Centre).


XO
BBS Team

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5:49 pm

Congrats on 1,000 Classes, Selma!

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We are SO proud to give one of our Tribe members a BBS shout out and say CONGRATULATIONS on hitting the 1,000 class milestone! This is such a huge accomplishment! To put it into perspective, we have been open for just over 4 years - or 1,460 days - and they have walked through our door and taken class on 1,000 of them. WOW!

Congrats to Selma for your dedication to yourself, your fitness journey and the BBS Tribe. We are so lucky to have you and we are better because of you. You are a constant source of inspiration and motivation to the rest of our Tribe, each and every one of our instructors and front desk team.

We asked Selma what made her push for 1,000 classes and her response is really the reason we do what we do. She told us "it has never been the number for me and I have never counted my classes! What motivates me is the energy & strength I feel after each class!". Selma also mentioned that "the teachers are amazing and have inspired me to push myself to places I never ever thought I could go! There is nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself how strong you are!". We couldn't have said it better ourselves. 

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Our community partner, Total Skincare Centre, has generously gifted Selma with a complimentary 90 minute facial and gift basket. You earned it! A big thanks to TSC for helping us celebrate our Tribe and this incredible milestone.

XO,
BBS Team

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5:17 pm

BBS Summer Challenge is B-A-C-K!!!

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It's BAAAACK! Can't wait a second longer? Register HERE.

The first day of summer has come and gone, the sun has been shining and you powerhouses have still been hitting the barre. You may remember from last year, and if not then you're in for a treat, the BBS Summer Challenge is back and better than before. 

Welcome to the BBS Summer Challenge! Running from July 24 to August 22. The challenge is simple: take 30 classes in 30 days. Miss a class or two? No problem! That’s where the BBS Bucket List comes in. There are 10 mini challenges on the Bucket List and you have 6 opportunities to redeem them as an extra “check” on the board. We’re kicking it old school and are using the honour system for these extra challenges. Complete one, let us know, show us a pic on social media if you have one and mark yourself off!

Successfully complete the challenge by August 22 and you will be entered into the draw for one of the many sweet prizes we have up for grabs! 

Now that you are amped up and ready to take part in the BBS Summer Challenge, what do you have to do? Register now, at the studio you frequent most often - that's where your name will be on the board (classes count at both studios). 

The Bucket List will be posted at both studios, but here’s a downloadable link in case you’d like to keep it handy for yourself.

Download the BBS Bucket List

Any questions? Let us know! Ask us on social, send us an email, or chat with us at the front desk. Will you accept the challenge? ;)

XO
BBS Team

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5:29 pm

Feel Good Half Naked

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Our next post in the BBS Guest Blogger Series is here! The sun is out and there is no better time to start thinking of swimwear for all those weekend getaways, pool time, or summer vacations. While the struggle to find a proper fitting and fashionable suit is most definitely real, there is no way you should forgo a fun-filled summer due to the lack of a killer bikini or one piece. We’ve asked Lori Bacon, Swimco’s president and owner, for her top tips for getting it right and what trends are HOT for this season.

Q: So what would you say is the best way to get a “Swimsuit Body”?

L: I’d say just have a body, and put on a swimsuit! Every body is a swimsuit body. Toss any hang-ups you have aside, and get ready for fun. Swimwear is your passport to exciting times in and near the water.

Q: How do you find the right swim style?

L: Make sure whatever styles you look at will help give you confidence! If you love your legs, show them off! And if you prefer to minimize a certain area, there are options for that too. Then think if the suit is for a specific occasion, like a girls’ Vegas trip or going to the pool with your kids. Think of what you’re using the suit for, and then finding the right style will be an easy pick.

Q: How can you find a perfect fit?

L: Swimwear doesn’t fit like street clothes, so be ready to find your sizing different from other stores. Trying things on is a must. Also, a lot of people don’t realize you can get cup sized swimwear, so busty gals can still find fantastic, on-trend pieces that offer the proper amount of support. If you visit our stores, you’ll find the girls know swimwear inside and out. It makes the entire experience so much more enjoyable when you’re talking to someone who really cares about finding you that amazing fit.

Q: What trends are big for this summer?

L: High necklines are still a huge trend, and coming in even more silhouettes than ever. There are bikinis with cute cropped crochet like this style by Kenneth Cole Reaction, or if you prefer one pieces, you can get the look in a updated maillot with mesh by La Blanca. Speaking of one pieces, that’s a huge shift in trends this year. One pieces aren’t just for being covered up. Sexy one pieces with high leg lines, plunge necklines, lace up sides and strappy backs are the must-have pieces for summer. I love how they can double as a bodysuit too with shorts.

See the top trends here:

High Necklines
Sexy One Pieces

Thanks so much to Lori for catching up with us! We loved hearing the inside scoop on the hottest trends in swimwear this season. Swimco has generously given the BBS Tribe an exclusive discount until July 3, 2017. Shop online using the code BBSYYC to save 10% off your purchase.

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XO
BBS Tribe

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4:25 pm

New Offerings at BBS

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Spring is in full swing and we wanted to share a few new things happening in and out of the studio!


Corporate Barre

Did you know we offer corporate classes? That's right! We will come right to your place of work and teach a lunch-hour barre class in your office. Interested in bringing BBS to your office, or have questions about how it works and corporate rates? Email us at calgary@barrebodystudio.com and we'll get back to you asap.

We hope you're all enjoying the sunshine at last! We'll be seeing you at the barre real soon.

XO
BBS Team

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