Joan...always smiling, always rooting for the newbie, the first-timer, her fellow barre-stars and instructors alike. Joan embodies all things BBS and for the past 5 years has been a friendly, smiling face to so many participants in and around our studios and community. We caught up with Joan on how BBS has played a role in her life...
How has barre impacted your life?
J.S. 'So much more strength, and less aversion to cardio. With the onset of a bit of, ahem, old people problems, like osteoarthritis and bursitis, I am so glad to have barre. Barre gives me the determination to keep moving. The alternative is NOT an option.'
What is your favourite thing about attending Barre Body Studio classes?
J.S. 'Easily the enthusiasm and encouragement of each and every barre tender.'
How would you describe the community at BBS?
J.S. ‘So many great people. I don't have time to socialize much outside of class, but I always share a few laughs before and after class with so many of my classmates. I try not to talk in class, but I grunt and moan and smile through gritted teeth. I hope it is not a distraction.'
What has the workout meant to you over the past 5 years.
J.S. 'Well, for starters, it is the first time in my life I have been able to really get my money's worth from a fitness membership. Just think, an average of about 200 classes per year! And like I said recently, when I am away from the studio, everything looks like a barre.'
J.S. 'Watch out! I am retiring before the end of 2018 and might have time for two classes a day! (if there is space of course).'
We’ll make room for you Joan - congratulations and happy retirement!
xo - BBS Team