4:36 pm

Things Our Gym Bags Can't Live Without!

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We can all relate to digging around our gym bags for our favourite pair of grip socks, or that hair elastic that you KNOW you threw in there! This got us thinking about the things we have in our gym bags that we simply can not live without. Okay, if we're being real honest we could, but we don't want to!

You think your gym bag is out of hand? You should take a peek into your barre tenders' bag. Just kidding, we probably wouldn't let you. ;) Here are a few of the things our Barre babes just can't seem to part with, besides Fuel Bars of course.

  1. DoTerra Essential Oils - Adriana can't live without Peppermint oil for headaches, Lavender for stress, and Oregano for immunity. 
  2. Burberry Lipstick - Sometimes you just need a quick pick me up and Lena says this lipstick in English Rose does the trick.
  3. NatureBox Sriracha Roasted Cashews - Reanna thinks these are the best for when the munchies hit! Yum!
  4. Wash Dolly - Amanda swears by these local make-up remover cloths.
  5. Saje Roll-on Perfumes - Emma loves these roll-on perfumes and is currently switching between Goddess and Yoga scents.
  6. Saje Peppermint Halo - For anyone prone to headaches, Katrina & Kenna call this roll-on a lifesaver!
  7. Acuball - Leave it to one of our resident dance teachers to always have an Acuball in her bag. Lauren loves using it to roll out her feet!
  8. Nail Oil from Butter Beauty Parlour - Marlo always has snacks in her bag, along with nail oil from our friends at Butter. 
  9. Bumble & Bumble Prêt-a-Powder - This dry shampoo is a game changer and Jaimie uses it after class, in between showers. Grab a bottle at Butter!
  10. Lint Brush - One of the more practical answers we got! Tara doesn't leave home without her lint brush, and let's be honest, many of us have asked to borrow it. 

What are YOUR gym bag essentials? Any local products that you're loving these days and can't seem to live without. We want to know! Leave us a comment or send us a message on social. 

XO
BBS Team

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11:11 am

Sweat Society at BBS

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We are so excited to announce that Calgary-based Sweat Society will be stocking our boutiques with drool-worthy activewear. Sweat Society was founded by Stephanie Nichols, who is committed to only bringing in technical activewear for both women & men that is ethically sourced, and produced.

We caught up with Stephanie and learned more about her passion and why she started Sweat Society in the first place.

BBS: What made you want to start Sweat Society?
S: I have always been an active person. I practice yoga, I teach yoga, I spin, I Lagree, I do crossfit... I used to buy all my activewear online. I was attracted to the patterns and colours that were available from all these different brands I would find through social media. But as I am sure everyone can attest, online ordering eventually got to frustrating. A couple orders didn't fit properly or just weren't what I expected quality wise, and the online ordering came to a halt (which was probably good news for my wallet).

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BBS: So did you quit your job and dive in right away?
S: No! I currently work in Oil & Gas and as things started to slow down in the industry, the concept of Sweat Society started to build in my head. As this was a passion project, I wanted to make sure I was bringing something I was passionate about into it. I started to research brands, and where their products were produced.Thus the premise of Sweat Society was born - ethical activewear.

BBS: Where is the activewear you carry made?
S: Currently Sweat Society carries brands that are made in Australia, the USA, and of course Canada.

BBS: What is something you didn't expect from starting Sweat Society?
S: I am also a huge advocate of self-love, and believing in your self-worth. It is so easy these days to let the media decide what we are supposed to look like or how we should dress. Through Sweat Society I have been able to start spreading that message. With so many different colours, patterns, fits, and styles, it has really been a way for people to express themselves, and show their true colours. I love seeing the way people's faces light up when they find their perfect leggings.

BBS: What are 3 fun facts about you Stephanie?
S: I have two wiener dogs named Moose + Reggie. I teach yoga - currently teaching at HotShop and I'm a pretty big biology nerd... tidepooling is my favourite thing to do when I'm on the coast (I'm a marine biologist by trade).

Make sure you check out all the Sweat Society goodies, available at both studio!

XO
BBS Team

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