8:28 am

The 20 in 30 Challenge Has Arrived!



There’s something in the air lately. We can tell all our barre stars are itching to up their workout game a little bit. And the best way to up the ante on the barre burn experience—especially heading into the holiday season—is with a challenge! You know it’s true, beauties. There’s just something about the added commitment that helps us all get our cute tushies into the studio and pulsing with enthusiasm, even when we don’t really feel like it, so BBS is rolling out a 20 in 30 Challenge starting Saturday, November 15.

Here’s the scoop:

-The goal is to make it to 20 BBS classes in 30 days between November 15 and December 14 (limited to one class a day).

-You can either opt to use your current monthly membership or buy a 20 class pass specifically for the challenge. It’s important to note that 20 card pass holders will receive a $15 late cancel fee for any missed scheduled classes, rather than losing a class off of their card. This means you will have 20 classes to use during the challenge, but there is still a charge incurred for failing to attend a class you’re registered for.

-Money always talks, join the challenge with a $45 deposit which will be kept as collateral to keep you feeling motivated to get to class. When you successfully complete the challenge with 20 or more classes attended in allotted 30 days, that $45 will be credited back to your BBS account for you to buy some sweet swag or put towards your future classes.

-As an added bonus, all those who successfully complete their 20 classes by December 14th will receive a BBS swag item and have their name entered to win one of the following prizes: a one month pass to BBS, a $75 account credit, or a free one-on-one form workshop with your BBS barre tender of choice.

-To up your ante even further (and see even faster physical results) a nutrition package can be added for just $50. For this challenge we have partnered with Food.Fitness.Function to provide a customizable Meal Plan that focus on real whole foods. This meal plan includes easy to follow formulas, for each meal, that are fully customizable to use throughout the challenge. Take the guess work out of preparing your meals by following a few simple steps. Choose from a variety of listed ingredients for the perfect combination that suits your taste buds.  Delicious recipes and simple snack ideas are also provided. Join Elissa on November 15, 2014 at 12:30pm for a nutrition seminar providing more detail about the Meal Challenge plus information on what foods to eat to help reduce bloating and speed up weight loss. Email Elissa@Foodfitnessfunction.com for more information. 

This is going to be one sweet challenge—we can feel it! Space is limited, though, so please visit the front desk or use the link below (pricing options/events) to get yourself all registered and ready to kick your barre game up a notch come next month!

Meet you at the barre, cuties.


7:00 am

Form Friday: Plank

Plank is an isometric exercise that revs up your heart rate and tones your entire body. In plank, you are actively using your core, chest, back, shoulders, glutes and thighs to stabilize the position. Plank proves that even in stillness, you can get the heart rate lifted and strengthen your entire body!

Here’s how it’s done. Start from a kneeling position; place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart, with your shoulders stacked over your wrists. Step your feet back and straighten your legs so that your body forms a straight line from your head to your heels. Engage your core by tilting your pelvis and pulling your belly button toward your spine. Keep your abdominal muscles engaged and your glutes tight. These are the two major muscle groups you’ll be working in this exercise. The challenge is to actively use your core to keep your hips in line with your shoulders. Draw your shoulder blades down your back and keep your neck and spine neutral. Imagine that you’re a plank of wood. This requires a lot of concentration to maintain proper form, so now is the time to start bringing your body and mind together.

10:25 pm

Mommy & Me Barre Class


Mommy & Me is a post-natal barre class designed to give new moms a dynamic barre workout with their babies safely nestled into their own carriers.

Our second session will start Wednesday, November 5th and run each Wednesday until December 7th. This 6-week pre-registered class will not only offer you a fantastic workout but an activity you and your new baby can enjoy together! Classes will be held each Wednesday from 10:50am to 11:40am; and don’t fret if your little one fusses or cries during classes, it will likely happen to all of us!

Pre-registration before October 19th, 2014: $114 

Registration cost after October 19th, 2014: $124

Babies must be under 7 months old and not crawling. For everyone’s safety, your baby must be in a wrap/body carrier while you are enjoying the class, or on the mat for the floor series. Carriers are not provided.

Meet you at the barre, momma.

12:51 pm

What's Cooking Good Looking? The BBS Team's Go-To Breakfasts.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and they, whoever they are, are right! It’s also one of the trickiest meals to make happen, however, especially for those of us who don’t bounce out of bed with a smile on our faces, ready to conquer the day. Coffee certainly goes a long way to improve things, but a balanced breakfast it is not! So to help you all feel a little more inspired in your morning kitchen routine, we’re giving you a glimpse at a few of the BBS team members go-to breakfast choices when they need to get out the door quickly in the mornings.

We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but we are trying to encourage our barre stars to get a decent breakfast into their system and set themselves up for a successful day on the nutrition front. So check these ideas out, beauties, and feel free to leave us a comment with any suggestions of your own too. Sharing is caring, after all! Xxo.

Plain Greek yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, and a shake of Holy Crap cereal for crunch ~Jenelle M (front desk)

Almost everyday I have toast with an egg sunnyside up, with a slice of avocado and tomato. If I don’t have that I make French toast with peanut butter!  ~Kenna (instructor)

A smoothie with avocado, spinach, kale, green apples, green grapes, coconut water and ice. Delicious and you can't even taste the veggies! ~Tina (front desk)

Scrambled eggs with a little salsa. ~Toni (instructor)

Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries, nectarines or cantaloupe. ~Tara (instructor)

Steele cut oats or oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins and almond milk. This has been a staple for over 10 years! ~Marlo (instructor)