11:12 am

Form Friday: Bridge

When you think of a bridge, you likely picture iconic structures from around the world with a strong base and a supported center. Take that idea of a solid form and use it to create your own bridge—with your body.

Start lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the mat. Your knees should be stacked over your ankles and in line with your feet. Lengthen the arms and press the palms of the hands into the mat. Both shoulder blades should be pressing into the mat with the chest open. This creates a great stretch across your chest and shoulders. Engage your core, pulling the belly button to the spine with the tailbone slightly tucked. Press down through your heels to feel your hamstrings engage and squeeze your glutes as you lift your hips off the ground. Your body should form a line from the knees all the way down to the shoulders. Bridge targets your core, low back, glutes and hamstrings. Some variations of bridge also target your quadriceps and inner thighs.

Once you have mastered this position, you can go into many different versions of bridge. Knowing this basic setup will help you build a strong foundation and allow you to get deeper into your practice.

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3:26 pm

Evolution of the BBS Tank Contest : September 15th to October 1st

Since Barre Body Studio opened its doors in January 2013, we’ve had plenty of different BBS tank tops, sweaters, t-shirts and hoodies fly off the shelves. To celebrate our latest shipment of swag, we’ve decided to run a little contest about the evolution of the brand! Show off your BBS apparel and tag us @barrebodystudio on any social media outlet and your name will automatically be entered to win a $75 credit on your Barre Body Studio Calgary account. This credit can be used towards anything at the studio: more barre gear, your next class purchase, headbands, socks, Cru Juice, you name it. The more you tag @barrebodystdio the more your name will be entered to win, so get posting, beauties! Winner will be announced on October 4th, 2014.

3:23 pm

Pump up that Playlist: The BBS Crew's Fave Wake-Up Tracks



As sunshiny as we try to be, as the seasons change and the mornings get darker, even the most dedicated barre stars and tenders find it a little more difficult to get their tushes out of bed. Those tushes aren’t going to tone themselves, however, so we asked the BBS crew which songs are getting them up and ’em these days to hopefully give you some new ammunition for your a.m. playlist. Whether they’re kicking it old school or jammin’ out to the latest Euro-pop, these chicks have got the beats to help you beat the seasonal morning blahs.

See you at the barre, beauties! 


The BBS Team's Top Get Up & Groove Picks

Boneless by Steve Aoki ~Jenelle 

Old Big Shiny Tunes CDs. You can’t go wrong with some good oldies! ~Kenna

Jump by Kris Kross and Dancing on my Own by Robyn ~Hillary

Miami by Will Smith and Hanson's Mmm-Bop ~Toni 

Boom Clap by Charli XCX and Hideaway by Kiesza ~Marlo 

Wake me up by Avicci ~Johanna

Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj ~Jill

Anything by Pitbull ~Nicole

Booyah by Showtek ~Libby

Anaconda by Nicki Minaj, Sweat by Major Lazer and Fireball by Pit Bull ~ Adriana

6:53 pm

Tween Barre


What you want matters to us at BBS!

By popular request, we are excited to announce the launch of our first Tween barre class!!

Tween barre is class tailored for you mom's/dad's out there to enjoy with your tweens, aged 9 to 12 years old. The class format is based on a variation of our BBS original Barre Body Fit class which is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities. Each class incorporates elements of strength training, body awareness/posture, cardio, and flexibility. This is a six week program running September 21 to October 25, 2014.

Don't worry, dance experience is not required.

Tween Barre

Cost: $210 (one tween and one parent)
September 21 to October 25, 2014
Additional Tween: $90

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