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Feel Good Half Naked

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Our next post in the BBS Guest Blogger Series is here! The sun is out and there is no better time to start thinking of swimwear for all those weekend getaways, pool time, or summer vacations. While the struggle to find a proper fitting and fashionable suit is most definitely real, there is no way you should forgo a fun-filled summer due to the lack of a killer bikini or one piece. We’ve asked Lori Bacon, Swimco’s president and owner, for her top tips for getting it right and what trends are HOT for this season.

Q: So what would you say is the best way to get a “Swimsuit Body”?

L: I’d say just have a body, and put on a swimsuit! Every body is a swimsuit body. Toss any hang-ups you have aside, and get ready for fun. Swimwear is your passport to exciting times in and near the water.

Q: How do you find the right swim style?

L: Make sure whatever styles you look at will help give you confidence! If you love your legs, show them off! And if you prefer to minimize a certain area, there are options for that too. Then think if the suit is for a specific occasion, like a girls’ Vegas trip or going to the pool with your kids. Think of what you’re using the suit for, and then finding the right style will be an easy pick.

Q: How can you find a perfect fit?

L: Swimwear doesn’t fit like street clothes, so be ready to find your sizing different from other stores. Trying things on is a must. Also, a lot of people don’t realize you can get cup sized swimwear, so busty gals can still find fantastic, on-trend pieces that offer the proper amount of support. If you visit our stores, you’ll find the girls know swimwear inside and out. It makes the entire experience so much more enjoyable when you’re talking to someone who really cares about finding you that amazing fit.

Q: What trends are big for this summer?

L: High necklines are still a huge trend, and coming in even more silhouettes than ever. There are bikinis with cute cropped crochet like this style by Kenneth Cole Reaction, or if you prefer one pieces, you can get the look in a updated maillot with mesh by La Blanca. Speaking of one pieces, that’s a huge shift in trends this year. One pieces aren’t just for being covered up. Sexy one pieces with high leg lines, plunge necklines, lace up sides and strappy backs are the must-have pieces for summer. I love how they can double as a bodysuit too with shorts.

See the top trends here:

High Necklines
Sexy One Pieces

Thanks so much to Lori for catching up with us! We loved hearing the inside scoop on the hottest trends in swimwear this season. Swimco has generously given the BBS Tribe an exclusive discount until July 3, 2017. Shop online using the code BBSYYC to save 10% off your purchase.

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XO
BBS Tribe

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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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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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11:19 am

BBS Spring Fling

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Ain’t no party like a BBS party! Have you been to one? Well this is your chance! On Thursday, May 12th we will be celebrating the end of April showers and the coming of May flowers at our 6th annual community event, Spring Fling! We are excited to come together with the people of BBS + YYC to celebrate community! Stop by our BBS Ramsay location anytime from 6pm – 8pm for an evening of wine, eats and of course, the warmest company. We will also be hosting local vendors from the Calgary area that set sights on all things health, wellness and beauty. If you want a sneak peak of what pretty, little things might be accompanying each vendor at our event, just click on their name to redirect to their websites. This is who will be joining us:

The Livery & Coutu Kitsch
Adorn Boutique
Lola Lash Bar
Beauty Counter
Natural Way Chiropractic
Hemm
Rachel's Art
Dirt Belly

We also want YOU to join us at our Spring Fling! Sign up online through your MindBody Connect account to reserve your spot! This year, we are happy to support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with every donation throughout the evening’s event. Come by, connect with community, support a great cause and cheers a glass of vino or two with us!

XO
Barre Body Studio - Calgary

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4:44 pm

BBS Hits East Village

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Ready to kick your summer fitness into high gear? We've got just what you need! Starting this Thursday, May 5th, and running all the way until the first week of September, Barre Body Studio is holding outdoor barre classes at East Village in the downtown core. Yes, you heard right … your favourite sweat sesh + outside in the YYC sunshine! Oh but it gets better, these classes are absolutely free to attend and open to everyone. Join us every Thursday at noon for an hour of pulses, plies and fresh air! We will be hosting these classes at the East Village Experience Centre, which is just west of the Simmons Building. If you need directions, just ask! Space will be limited so make sure that you arrive early to save a spot. All you need to do is bring your own mat, a water bottle and just show up to have some fun in the sun with us!

XO
Barre Body Studio – Calgary

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