11:45 am

Gifts for Mom Under $100

Blog - Mothers Day Gift GuideAs Mother’s Day gets closer, it’s time to show our love and appreciation for the women who have carried us through life. Here at Barre Body Studio, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite gift ideas under $100 for the barre-star mom in your life.

  1. Calgary-based Imber Boutique carries a wide range of apparel and footwear. We loved this floral jumpsuit — perfect for spring and easy to slip on after your favourite sweaty barre class.

  2. Callia Flowers, an online Canadian florist, allows you to order beautiful bouquets straight to your mom’s doorstep from anywhere. We loved the Mere bouquet as a perfect reminder of love for those who are away from town this Mother’s Day.

  3. Apostle Boutique in Calgary carries unique jewelry from designers around the world. These rose gold stud earrings are the perfect trendy jewelry for the summer that add a fashionable touch to any outfit without being overpowering.

  4. With literally hundreds of options, there is no better place than Sweat Society for a gift for the barre-addict mom in your life. This pair of floral leggings bring a touch of summer to any barre class. Their comfiness makes them extra practical to also run errands in. Available at our Bow Trail location!

  5. Want to bring your mom to the barre? Our barre, that is! Save 15% off a 5 Class Card, now until May 14. Add the 5 Class Card to your cart and use promo code MOMLOVE during checkout.

What are you getting for Mother’s Day for the moms in your life? Send us a note and let us know — we love hearing from you!

The BBS Team

11:20 am

Mommy & Me Summer Drop-In


BBS' Mommy & Me program has become a staple in our class offerings following our first, sold-out session that was offered in the Fall of 2014. Since our inaugural session, demand for this program has grown exponentially and, to date, BBS Calgary has held 16 Mommy & Me programs, hosting 230 new momma's and their babies...can you even imagine the cuteness!?

Our instructors help you focus on the target areas that we, as new moms, want to tone and firm up. Our experienced team assists you to modify the exercises for participants who have experienced Diastasis Recti (Ab Muscle Separation) and bruised, dislocated, or even fractured coccyx (tailbone) to ensure you are working within your physical restrictions while still receiving the benefits of a BBS workout.

As we head into the summer months, we know how important fitness has been for many of the new momma's who have joined in our program and, we want to encourage continued use of your class passes during the times of the year when your schedules are the most unpredictable. With the warmer weather comes callings to hit the beach, take the family on a daytrip to the Zoo or perhaps to enjoy an adult-only patio fiesta - cheers!

Starting June 7th, we will be offering drop-in Mommy & Me classes each week, all summer long. Join us at Ramsay on Tuesdays from 10:45-11:35am or at Bow Trail Wednesdays from 1:15-2:05pm. All class passes are welcome; that includes all class cards and Monthly Memberships. Single class drop in rates apply. You will be able to sign up each week, one week in advance, online. Want to commit to the full summer program? You can! Pick your studio, pick your day and email us at calgary@barrebodystudio.com to register for the 14 class program. Pre-register before June 5th for only $195 ($14/class). Register after June 5th for $225 ($16/class).

Not sure if Mommy & Me Barre is the right program for you and your little one? Hear what some of our past and present mom's are saying:

"Every morning before class, I wake up after a long, sometimes sleepless night thinking "not today"; but then I realize that staying home would mean missing out on the best part of my week."

"Barre was an absolute lifeline for me in the early months. I wanted to get into activities that would be social and physical to help minimize the possibility of post-partum depression. I didn't have any high risk factors, I just knew motherhood would be a big change from my previous life (which I loved!) so I wanted to help ease the transition. The women I met are amazing and the exercises targeted areas I didn't even realise needed attention (it's hard to take stock personally when you are caring for a little!)."

"I love seeing new moms come into the class, nervous and sometimes only a few weeks post partum...then killing it and leaving with a new found confidence and even a few new friends."

One of the big questions we get is, "What should I expect?", here's what a few barre mamas had to share:

"Motivating instructor, caring staff, a community of other women facing similar struggles, exercises that target specific areas that may be overlooked in a regular class, many laughs and lots of cute babies!"

"A super supportive and fun environment of other moms who feel your pain. Life with a baby is not easy and finding time to exercise can be even harder. You'll probably be late to class at least once...or always; your baby will probably begin to cry, barf, or poop right when we start your favourite exercise; and when you hear your instructor say "that burn is real" you'll think you couldn't possibly do one more set of 8; but you can and you will. Then you'll leave class feeling like a boss...a bad-ass mom boss."

"Aside from the obvious family obligation (just jokes)... I wanted to get back in shape while spending actual time with my baby (not with her in a stroller, at daycare, or just laying beside me on a mat)."

New moms, we get you and we want you to know that you are doing an amazing job. 'Adulting' is hard work, but being a new mom is even harder and sometimes, less rewarding. So, in case no one has told you lately, YOU are important. You are providing for your little one; this is the real-and-raw deal, motherhood isn't always Instagram pretty - we see YOU. You are hustling. You are doing this. You are KILLING IT at being an adult - a full-time parenting adult. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. We wish you a full night sleep (nursing chair counts - sort of), the ability to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and, an uninterrupted shower.

Ready to meet us at the barre?!

Barre Body Studio – Calgary