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Barre 101

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Sometimes, when we get used to doing things over and over, we let habit and automation take over and we find ourselves just going through the motions. This can happen in our exercise too. We've all had an off day where we catch ourself "going through the motions" in class, and not really connecting with what movements our body is making and why. With the 30 in 30 Challenge just underway, here is the first instalment of Barre 101! We hear this "shop" talk in every class, so here's a quick reminder of what these terms really mean:

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So next time your barre tender tells you to pulse, pulse, tuck ... take a moment ... breathe in and close your eyes.

Connect with what you are doing ... engage your muscles from the inside out and feel yourself getting stronger.

XO
BBS Team

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4:46 pm

Barre Star Chantelle

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We are so excited to welcome barre star, Chantelle, into the BBS Hall of Fame. Chantelle has been a part of our tribe for just over a year and we wanted to catch up with her and find out how her first year has been! Here's what Chantelle had to tell us:

"As a mama of four and a former dancer, barre has honestly been the perfect workout for me. I remember my very first class thinking "oh gawd, my sphincter hurts, I didn't even know I had muscles there!". Barre has also been amazing for my pelvic floor, and again being overly candid, I went from peeing every time I jumped to doing jumping jacks without a trickle! (Which is a huge feat as most of you mamas out there know). I'm also a runner and ran my first half marathon last Spring and barre provided my muscles with the strength and support they needed to get me through un-injured. I love the studio and all the beautiful instructors, who shine from the inside out. I plan to keep on pulsing and plieing for many years to come. Oh, and the added bonus, my bum is cuter too! Thanks BBS, you honestly rock."

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Chantelle, YOU ROCK. Thanks for being a part of our tribe and for taking the time to share your experience with us and the rest of our amazing community. We love hearing how barre has made you stronger, and you're right...the cute bum doesn't hurt! ;)


Want to share your story with us? We want to hear it! Send us an email at calgary@barrebodystudio.com and share away. We can't wait to connect!

XO
BBS Team

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4:46 pm

30 in 30 Challenge

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It's Challenge time again, and this one is the toughest one yet! Take 30 classes in 30 days - yep, you read that right! Starting on January 23, take a class every day until February 22. Do that and we'll enter you into the prize draw, with our BIGGEST GRAND PRIZE ever...

ONE FREE YEAR OF BARRE!!!

Plus, there will be lots of other fun goodies from local business' up for grabs.

We know how tough taking class every single day can be, schedule-wise, so doubles will count (two classes in one day), however, your second class can not be booked in advance, it will be a drop-in only on a first come, first served basis. Thanks for your consideration here!

We find Challenges a great way to motivate, set goals and inspire ourselves and others. We hope this goes without saying, but your health and well-being is our number one priority. Please listen to your body, know your limits, and if you need to take a day or two off, DO IT! We'll be here when you get back. :)

Just like the Tuck for Turkey Challenge, you can Pulse your way to more points. Use BBS Pulse in class to earn points for extra entries into the draw. 

How you earn points:

By staying in the optimal heart rate zones for the majority of class. BBS Pulse is all about tracking where your heart rate is during class. Ideally, you are spending the majority of class in zones 3 and 4, which are the aerobic and anaerobic zones. To learn more about the heart rate zones, read this.

For every minute of class, we will award you with points! The number of points is up to you, based on which heart rate zone you're in. Check it out:

Zone 1 (green) = 1 point/minute
Zone 2 (light grey) = 5 points/minute
Zone 3 (teal) = 15 points/minute
Zone 4 (dark grey) = 15 points/minute
Zone 5 (pink) = 10 points/minute

To give you an idea, imagine you're in a Press class and you spend 5 minutes in zone 1, 12 minutes in zone 2, 15 minutes in zone 3, 12 minutes in zone 4 and 6 minutes in zone 5. We won't bore you with the math, but you just Pulsed your way to 530 points, in only one class!

What the points mean:

14,000 points = 1 extra entry
16,000 points = 2 extra entries
18,000 points = 3 extra entries
20,000+ points = 4 extra entries

We'll be posting your point totals halfway through the Challenge, on the boards, so make sure you check where you're at!

Here's to the new year, the same awesome you and to setting goals and crushing them! 

Only a few spots left in the 30 in 30 Challenge! Sign up here

XO
BBS Team

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