11:21 am

Have the Urge to Put on the Mic?

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Calling all aspiring barre tenders!

BBS will be holding an in-studio Level I&II instructor training workshop April 22 & 23, 2017. Not sure if you want to take the leap into teaching? Have more questions? You’ve come to the right place!

Level I is a foundation level training that is also geared to help you to take your own personal commitment to the next level. During day one you will learn the BBS method and how to turn that into a kick butt class either as an instructor or participant. Throughout the session we will also focus on form, anatomy, and how to increase your mind-body connection.

Level II focuses on how to become a strong fitness leader by perfecting your teaching skills. Throughout day two we will discuss different teaching styles, what it takes to be an effective fitness leader, using music effectively in your classes, and how to properly cue, sequence and transition to ensure your flow from start to finish.

Please note that BBS will be hiring only 1-2 instructors at this time, so participating in the training does not guarantee a position.

IS THIS THE JOB FOR YOU?
~You have a passion for fitness and a need to share it
~You have attended at least 50 Barre Body Studio classes
~You have education in movement, anatomy, or personal training 
~You are certified in yoga, Pilates, dance or some other form of fitness
~You embrace and embody the Barre Body Studio culture (psst passion, enthusiasm, and community)
~You are CPR certified and have personal instructor insurance
~You have friendly and professional etiquette
~You are highly organized
~You are able to teach either early morning, week day, evening, and/or weekends at all BBS Calgary locations
 
TRAINING
Be prepared to transform your knowledge, fitness level and self-determination. This process is about having fun while also challenging you to master a new skill. Barre Body Studio training takes time, commitment, dedication and an unstoppable will to succeed.

Step 1: Attend 50 Barre Body Studio Classes
Step 2: Attend the Info Session
Step 3: Attend BBS Level I & II training
Step 4: Prepare a mini audition
Step 5: Attend Level III training
Step 6: Prepare full audition
Step 7: Teach New Tender Classes (if hired)

ROLE
As a BBS barre instructor, your responsibilities would include the following:

~Prepare, practice and teach top notch Barre Body Studio classes
~Provide support to front desk barre stars
~Ensure studio is kept clean, safe and organized
~Be a team ‘tender and promote team work
~Maintain knowledge of studio offerings
~Promote and maintain the studio atmosphere and culture

PRICING
BBS Instructor Training Levels I & II must be taken together and cannot be purchased separately. Register before March 22 for $599 (regular price $649+gst).

QUESTIONS
Have any additional questions? No sweat! Send us an email at Calgary@barrebodystudio.com and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Ready to take the leap?
REGISTER NOW

XO
BBS Team

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4:43 pm

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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7:30 pm

That Deep Burn, Explained

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What is lactic acid and why do we talk about it during barre class? These are great questions. Lactic acid sounds scientific and, we’ll admit it, a little bit scary. We’re here to explain the basics of lactic acid, the what, why and how!

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid is a substance that builds up in your muscles during strenuous exercise.

The How & Why

Let’s start simple. As we work out, we start to breathe faster as our bodies send more oxygen to our working muscles. Typically, our bodies generate energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. However, there are some circumstances where our bodies can’t keep up with this delivery of oxygen … think escaping the zombie apocalypse or that last set of pulses at the barre. In these situations, our working muscles produce energy anaerobically, or without oxygen.

Where does this energy come from when there’s no oxygen? It comes from glucose being broken down in our body into a substance called pyruvate. When oxygen is limited, our bodies temporarily convert pyruvate into lactic acid, breaking down the glucose and allowing energy production to continue.

Our working muscles can continue producing energy anaerobically for one to three minutes while lactic acid starts accumulating in our muscles. This is characterized by that intense burning sensation in our muscles that we all love to hate. In other words, we are working our muscles to the point of exhaustion and lactic acid builds up as a natural defense against muscle overexertion. Once we slow our body down or “flush it out” with a final set of “singles”, oxygen becomes available and lactic acid reverts back to pyruvate, allowing our muscles to recover from the strenuous event.

Why do we take you to that point of muscle exhaustion in barre class? Because that’s where change happens. This is where YOU make magic happen! We reach that burn, the peak of the lactic acid build-up and then keep you there for one to three minutes. That’s one to three minutes of pure magic. Right before your muscles are over exerted we get you moving again so blood flows through the muscles, allowing them to recover.

That’s what is happening when you experience that deep barre burn and why our barre tenders always push you to finish that ONE. LAST. SET. We know it’s hard, we know sometimes it’s easier to stop when we feel that burn, but we want you to stay safe and get rid of that burn the right way. And there’s no better way than one last set. ;)

XO
BBS Team

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