5:49 pm

1,000 Classes!

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We are SO proud to give two 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 & Stefanie for your dedication to yourself, your fitness journey and the BBS Tribe. We are so lucky to have you both and we are better because of you. You both are a constant source of inspiration and motivation to the rest of our Tribe and each and every one of our instructors and front desk team.

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Our community partner, Total Skincare Centre, has generously gifted both of these women with a complimentary one hour facial. 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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5:17 pm

BBS Summer Challenge is B-A-C-K!!!

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It's BAAAACK! Can't wait a second longer? Register HERE.

The first day of summer has come and gone, the sun has been shining and you powerhouses have still been hitting the barre. You may remember from last year, and if not then you're in for a treat, the BBS Summer Challenge is back and better than before. 

Welcome to the BBS Summer Challenge! Running from July 24 to August 22. The challenge is simple: take 30 classes in 30 days. 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!

Successfully complete the challenge by August 22 and you will be entered into the draw for one of the many sweet prizes we have up for grabs! 

Now that you are amped up and ready to take part in the BBS Summer Challenge, what do you have to do? Register now, at the studio you frequent most often - that's where your name will be on the board (classes count at both studios). 

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. Will you accept the challenge? ;)

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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10:28 am

HFF & BBS Getting Juiced About 2014

It’s the saying that populates fitspo Pinterest boards the world abroad: “abs are made in the kitchen.” And you know what? To an extent, it’s the truth. Unfortunately, we can’t out exercise bad nutrition. Sure, we all need (and deserve) a few indulgences from time to time, but if you really want to see the full potential of your body, the proper nutrient-dense nutrition plan is the way to get it done. Being honest, we probably had more than our fair share of treats during December. Cleaning up our systems is just what we need heading into the new year.

It was with this in mind that we decided adding a nutrition portion to this year’s 30-Day Challenge was so important. We couldn’t have found a better partner than Healthy Funky Foods to bring you the most vibrant, cleansing, juicing and culinary offerings to support us with the challenging goals we have all set for ourselves.

While you can of course design your own meal plan or juice cleanse to go along with your challenge, anyone who has ever tried to make enough juice to keep themselves satiated and feeling great for a few days will tell you it is quite the ordeal. Healthy Funky Foods is a hot local (they operate out of the Crossroads Market) option to take that burden off your shoulders during the challenge.

Owner Rayna Young will be holding two info sessions about the challenge exclusive offerings, including the special 3 Day Liver Detox Juice program and the 7 Day Juice Cleanse she designed specifically for BBS, on January 11 at 12:30 p.m. and January 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the studio, please come by and have all your questions about juice cleansing and a raw food diet answered by the expert.  

Rayna will be offering a special 10% discount for Barre Body Studio Challenge clients off the Happy Funky Food Program of their choice, as well as $25 the price of her Raw Chef Introductory Course (running Thursday, January 30th). Feel free to checkout her website, healthyfunkyfoods.com, to explore all the different available options.

While we are kicking off the physical part of our goal setting challenge on the 15th, the Happy Funky Food orders will be available for pickup on Sunday, January 19th, giving us all a few days to get the successes flowing and then hitting our bods with the delicious nutrition it needs to take this challenge (and changes) to the next level. You can register with Rayna online or in person at the market—or better still, come to one of the info sessions we’re holding this weekend to get the whole scoop.

Hope you are getting as excited as we are to make 2014 a year of great changes! See you soon, xxo.

 

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