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BBS Stampede Breakfast

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Yeehaw!

It's that time again YYC. Stampede, where the cowboy boots, hats and plaid shirts come out to play for 10 whole days. To celebrate this annual Cowtown event, we're joining up with our neighbours in the Ramsay Design Centre to hold our very own Stampede Breakfast. Join us for some pancakes, live music, free barre classes (the 9:30am & 12:05pm classes are free to attend that day at Ramsay) and lots of fun.

Here are the deets:

When: Thursday, July 14 // 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Parking Lot // Ramsay Studio
What: Pancakes, Plies, Music & Friends

This event is FREE to attend, however, we're accepting donations to benefit KidSport Calgary. We're suggesting a donation of $10, but every little bit helps.

Sign up to attend the BBS Stampede Breakfast here.

See you there, we'll be polishing our boots in the meantime!

XO
Barre Body Studio - Calgary

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2:58 pm

BBS Summer Challenge

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Happy Summer BBS Tribe!

With the first day of this sunny season behind us, we can’t help but think of all the fun we’re going to have this summer. From backyard BBQs to river floats, camping trips and sidewalk chalk masterpieces, we love it all. We know that, with all the fun things planned, working out can sometimes take a back burner during the warmer months. The crew at BBS has put together something fun and motivating that will help keep us all on track. That’s right bellas, it’s challenge time!

Welcome to the BBS Summer Challenge! Running from July 20 to August 31. The challenge is simple: take 20 classes in 6 weeks. 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!

Complete 20 classes in the Challenge time frame and you will be entered into the draw for one of the many sweet prizes we have up for grabs! We don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but let’s just say we’ve heard rumours about a private barre party and a juice cleanse from Cru. Shhh!

Now that you are amped up and ready to take part in the BBS Summer Challenge, what do you have to do? Register now, right here.

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. Let’s take the summer by storm BBS Tribe!

XO
Barre Body Studio – Calgary

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11:27 am

Summer Werk

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Summer is here and this means one of two things, either the summer sun and short-short season is motivating you to kick that barre booty into high-gear, or maybe you get a little distracted by those summer BBQ’s and patio sips that your workouts get tossed on the backburner. This blog post is for those of us caught in the second group (and lets be real … we have all been there). It is inevitable, fitness motivation fluctuates during the summer months, so we are writing this blog to keep you on point with your barre practice and healthy lifestyle throughout the coming months. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks to keep your fitness motivation at its prime all summer long.

1) Be sure to keep things cool and adjust your body temperature during summer workouts. In any exercise, including barre, your muscles use energy by burning fuels (like fat and carbs), this produces heat. As muscle heat production continues, the blood circulates throughout your body causing an overall internal temperature rise. When things heat up in the summer it is important to maintain a safe internal temperature when working out. Our bodies have natural ways of maintaining this temperature, such as sweating.  But you can also stay cool by wearing light clothing, drinking plenty of water, taking a cool shower or even applying a few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus oil on the back of your neck or at your temples. Oh, and we have AC over here at the barre studio. ;)

2) Find innovative ways to incorporate workouts into your weekly routine that can only be done in the summer. When the sun is shining, let’s make the most of it! Did you know that something as simple as washing your car burns around 200 cal/hour? Getting outside for your summer sweat sesh is the perfect way to switch up your fitness routine and soak up a little sun. PS. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

3) Refuel and Hydrate! This is crazy important during any summer activities! Replenish hydration in your body by drinking plenty of water before, after and during your workout. Also, fill up on fruits and veggies with a high water percentage to keep you full and hydrated. Watermelon and strawberries are 92% water and cucumbers and iceberg lettuce are 96% water, get it in ya!

4) Add the occasional sweat sesh into your summer vacation. Tend to overindulge on your summer vaycay? You’re certainly not alone. Skip the guilt by setting aside time to get the heart rate going while you’re on vacation. Runs, hikes and bikes are a great way to see the city that you’re exploring while burning a few calories. Going somewhere tropical? Take a swim in the ocean, try out stand up paddle boarding or white water rafting! Get creative barre babes!

5) Find your balance. We cannot stress this enough, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important every month of the year but it is all about the balance. Remember that having one too many frozen margaritas on a hot day is not going to throw you off of your health and wellness game entirely. This summer, try to find your balance between work and play to remain healthy and happy. And don’t worry, you can always work off those margaritas at the barre.

We hope that this has inspired your summer fitness and maybe even given you a few new ideas to get active. We will see you at the barre all summer long.

XO
Barre Body Studio – Calgary 


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2:01 pm

BBS Clean Eats

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Welcome to our latest and greatest BBS blog segment for all of our foodies out there, Barre Menu. Your hard work at the barre is a great step forward in your journey to a healthy and happy lifestyle. But on this pursuit, it is equally important to nourish that ‘barre body’ with the proper nutrients that it needs to sustain a healthy lifestyle, this includes throwing clean eating into the mix. When fitness and a healthy diet are paired up, you truly are unstoppable! This is our philosophy behind our new food segment on the blog, we want to enable our barre stars with healthy options to fuel their barre practice!

The first recipe on our Barre Menu is by Elissa Jamieson, health coach and founder of food.fitness.function. She has put together the best DIY smoothie menu to kick-start your morning or fuel you at any part of the day. Check it out!  

Step 1: Choose ½ – 1 cup unsweetened liquid

•    Coconut water
•    Almond milk
•    Water
•    Coconut milk
•    Hemp milk
•    Chilled green tea

Step 2: Choose 1 BIG handful of a leafy green


•    Spinach
•    Kale
•    Beet greens
•    Swiss chard
•    Romaine lettuce
•    Parsley

Step 3: Choose 1-3 fresh or frozen fruits

•    Berries
•    Banana
•    Melons
•    Oranges
•    Mango
•    Pineapple
•    Apples
•    Peaches

Step 4: Add some protein

•    Hemp seeds
•    Chia seeds
•    Plant based protein powder
•    Nut butters
•    Soaked nuts

Step 5: Add something extra (optional)

•    Avocado
•    Flaxseeds
•    Spirulina
•    Cinnamon
•    Ginger
•    Lemon juice
•    Maca powder

The options are endless and we can't wait to try a few different smoothies after hitting the barre! What is your favourite smoothie combo?

XO
Barre Body Studio - Calgary

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11:12 pm

Happy Birthday Bow Trail!

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Officially one year ago today we rocked the YYC fitness game as we opened our doors to our second Barre Body Studio location, BBS Bow Trail. This space has given a home to countless pulses, limitless laughs and a fresh place for our barre stars to push the limits – and we think that this calls for celebrations! To thank our barre stars for giving life to our second home at BBS Bow Trail we are rolling out the sales! For this week only, from Sunday, June 5th to Saturday, June 11th, we are thrilled to be offering up some sweet deals that will be available at both BBS locations:

1. All BBS apparel & accessories are 20% off!* 
2. Sign up for our unlimited monthly membership for only $125/month!
3. Pick up a 10 or 20 class card and receive 10% off!
*This promo does not include HEMM apparel and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


Jump on these deals either in studio or through your MindBody account!

We are forever grateful to each and every one of you that passes through our BBS Bow Trail studio and leaves it all at the barre. Your dedication and commitment to your own fitness journey and personal wellbeing, sets the barre (pun always intended) high for our entire community. With the high spirits of barre stars + barre tenders alike, let’s keep the momentum going into a strong second year of our little home away from home. We heart you Bow Trail!

XO
Barre Body Studio – Calgary

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11:15 am

Plies for KidSport

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Each week, we hold a Charity Class at our Ramsay studio. Up until now, this class has been on Wednesday evening. Starting June 4th, the BBS Charity Class will take place at Ramsay every Saturday from 12:00-1:00pm. This class is a special class, being a $10 drop-in, with all proceeds going toward the charity we are supporting. Every two months we choose a charity that speaks to our hearts. For June and July, these classes will benefit KidSport. 

KidSport is a national non-profit organization that provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sports. KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. BBS has also joined the Recycle for Life program that collects recyclables and donates the proceeds to KidSport. Be sure to toss your water bottles in our recycle bin for a good cause!

This is a great class for newbies to attend, so grab your bestie who's never been to the barre, sign up online and come sweat it out with us for a great cause!

XO
Barre Body Studio - Calgary

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