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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5:49 pm

Congrats on 1,000 Classes, Selma!

Blog - Tribe Milestones

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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3:44 pm

Barre Star Monika

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Our newest inductee into the BBS Hall of Fame is Monika! Monika has been a part of the BBS Tribe for over a year now. She wanted to share her journey and what barre means to her. We were all ears! Learn Monika's story, below.

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"I saw the BBS new location sign on Bow Trail for a few months and after seeing something about the Barre workout trend on TV I told myself this is something I want to try one day. In November 2015 I was given a free pass to try BBS. After I got home from my first class I told my teenage girls that I’m never going back there again! I worked out muscles I never knew I had and ached all over. But after seeing the intro special I figured I owed it to myself to go back and try it again. Of course this was after the pain had subsided from those unknown muscles mentioned before. I soon figured out that every class had a different instructor and every instructor and class had new moves that I hadn’t seen (or felt) before. Something just seemed to make sense and I kept on going and going! The challenges were fantastic and really helped motivate me to keep going. I soon made some new friends and got to really enjoy the instructors and their different personalities. I’m now well into my second year and I’ve honestly never felt better in my entire life. I’ve recently turned 50 and I’ve learned that muscle toning is incredibly important for bone density and health as we age. And I love that I can now hold a plank longer than my athletic teenage daughters can! I truly believe that what BBS has created - with their fantastic instructors, great facilities and outstanding customer service - truly helps women become healthier, stronger and more beautiful versions of themselves. I can’t ever see a time where BBS won’t be an important part of my life."

Each and every one of you create an important piece in the puzzle we call the BBS Tribe. We wouldn't be who we are if it weren't for you. Thank you Monika, for giving us a chance (and a second chance!), it is our privilege to have you in our community. Congrats on your first year and here's to many more! May you always be able to "out plank" your daughters! ;)

XO
BBS Team

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1:54 pm

What do you love about Fall?

Blog - BBS Favs Fall Edition

Fall is officially here! Mother Nature even tried to skip ahead on us with that early white stuff. Whoa. At least give us until Halloween. Fall seems to be a lot of people's favourite season. The pretty colours, mild temps (well, some of the time) and cozy layers are just a few of our fav things about this season. We chatted with some of your rockstar barre tenders, and here is what we love most about Fall!

  • Changing of the seasons and cozy sweaters. –Marlo
  • Pulling out the warmer clothes, jackets and boots. I have something called foot duvets from Restoration Hardware that are as amazing as they sound. Also fires in the fireplace. –Emma
  • The colours! Fall is always so picturesque and beautiful. –Kenna
  • The colours of the leaves, the start of a "new year" with the dance season, and pulling out all of the sweaters and scarves! –Lauren
  • I love the changing leaves and how beautiful the snow is. - Amanda
  • Crisp mornings but warm afternoons...the crunch of leaves under foot, chunky sweaters & campfires. -Tara
  • The leaves changing. It's THE most beautiful thing ever. –Adriana
  • The gorgeous colours and fresh crispness of the air. -Reanna

What is YOUR favourite thing about this colourful and cozy season?

XO

BBS Team

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