12:27 pm

Benefits of Barre

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There are so many benefits to exercise. We know this. There are also a lot of benefits of barre fitness, in particular. Increased flexibility, strength, coordination, weight loss. We know those too. We wanted to know the REAL benefits, the things our Tribe were noticing happening to them! So we asked and this is what you had to say:

OUR FAVS

 

  • As an older client, I needed something to stay fit and healthy. Barre exceeded my expectations. I am recovering from a shoulder injury and in just a few short months I have more range of motion and strength than I ever imagined I could have again. I also feel so strong and healthy and never feel out of place or "old" when I come to BBS. Being in class with majority younger clients, I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up but barre makes me feel so confident and worthy.
  • I was able to do full squats and lunges all through my active labour and feel great!
  • It's the one workout that I actually like coming to
  • I don’t murder people (click here)

 

COMMUNITY

  • It's a great workout but also socially interactive
  • My barre friends have become my real life friends

 

MIND, BODY & SOUL

  • It pushes me but I can still come every day
  • Inner strength
  • My butt looks better
  • I always feel like I'm in a better mood when I leave
  • It resets me
  • I don't have to think about what to do/don't have to plan my own workout
  • I lost a lot of weight and feel great about myself
  • I don't worry about re-injuring or injuring myself anymore when doing other activities because I feel so strong from barre!
  • Barre gets me energerized and ready for the day

 

What are your barre benefits? Send us a note on social media and let us know, we always love hearing from you.

XO,
The BBS Team

 


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3:59 pm

Our Top 3 Podcasts

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While podcasts are certainly not a new trend, we do think they are gaining more and more popularity, and slowly but surely we are opting to tune in to the latest episode instead of listening to JT's new album for the umpteenth time. Are you on the podcast bandwagon? What are your favourite ones to listen to? We asked the BBS Team to share their favs and here we have our Top 3.


 

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#1 | What the Eff | By Sydney & Taylor



Barre Boss, Jaimie, has been following fashion blogger Sydney Poulton for years. Drawn to her simplistic yet beautiful styling, quick wit & ridiculously cute kids, Jaimie was quick to listen in on her brand new podcast, What the Eff.

Taylor, designer & owner of Cove Activewear, hired Sydney to be her brand's Creative Director after their paths crossed as a serendipitous accident. They quickly realized how nice it would’ve been to listen to a podcast on the ‘What the Eff??’ moments of successful companies, AS they were happening, before they knew how everything turned out. 

So they decided to make their own. Their ultimate goal with this podcast is to give you a heaping pile of permission to say, “screw it, I’m doing this.” No matter what THIS is.

LISTEN HERE



 

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#2 | Super Soul Conversations | By Oprah


Barre Boss, Marlo, was quick to declare Oprah's soulful podcast, Super Soul Conversations, as one of her favs. Always a fan of Oprah and the way she connects with heartfelt storytelling, Marlo was hooked from episode #1. 

This inspirational series nourishes the mind, body and spirit while offering insights into living one's best life. Oprah's personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, authors and health & wellness experts will awaken, discover and connect you to the deeper meaning of the world around you.

LISTEN HERE



 

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#3 | The Model Health Show | By Shawn Stevenson


Barre Boss, Lena, calls The Model Health Show her go-to podcast as it talks about health on every level. 

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes. Considered to be one of the most talented nutritionists in the USA, Shawn's here to help you lose weight, feel great, & find fulfillment in life.

No matter what level you're at, having the right tools in your possession can make your health and fitness progress that much easier.

LISTEN HERE



We'd love to know your favourite podcasts that you can't stop listening to! Let us know in the comments, or find us on social - Facebook & Instagram

XO,
The BBS Team

 


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11:20 am

International Women's Day | March 8, 2018

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WE RISE TOGETHER!

Are you with us? We want to raise you up, fill you up and Live Well.

We’ve named 2018 as the YEAR OF LIVING WELL. Life is a journey, live it well. Are you ready to celebrate? On Thursday, March 8, we are celebrating women, all women, in recognition of International Women’s Day. 

We want YOU to celebrate with us. 

Come together for a sweat sesh led by Barre Body Studio Founder, Marlo Brausse, followed by meaningful conversation & connection with like-minded women. 

What: Movement, Music & Connection
Where: The Palace Theatre (219 8 Ave SW)
Date: Thursday, March 8th 
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early with your yoga mat, runners and a bottle of water! Tickets are $29.95 and space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

RSVP NOW

Empowered women, empower women. Connect with us through movement and music. Together, we are stronger.

XO,
BBS Team


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12:58 pm

Heart and Soul Challenge

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The Year of Living Well is already off to an amazing start! Take it to the next level with the BBS Heart & Soul Challenge.
 
28 Classes in 28 Days
February 1-28
 
Successfully complete the challenge and be entered to win prizes from local businesses and our BIGGEST grand prize of the year:

ONE YEAR OF FREE BBS CLASSES!

Sign up at your home studio, that's where your name will be on the Challenge Board. Free to register, but space is limited. 

REGISTER NOW

Crunched for time? No worries. Doubles are permitted (2 classes in 1 day). We allow 1 reservation per day so your 2nd class of the day must be on a drop-in basis only. 

We know how challenging taking class everyday can be. We want this challenge to be fun, rewarding and not feel like (too much) work! This being said, listen to your body and mind - take breaks when you need to. There are THREE opportunities to get an extra check mark on the board, just in case you miss a class or three.

  1. Bringing a friend to class? They earn you an extra “check” on the board!
  2. Post about your #YearofLivingWell on social and tag @barrebodystudio. Get an extra “check”!
  3. Set a goal at the start of the challenge. You don’t need to tell us. This is for you. Challenge ends and you crushed it? Give yourself an extra “check”.

Good Luck!

XO,
BBS Team


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12:02 pm

Year of Living Well Event

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Barre Body Studio is turning FIVE!
 Join us for an unforgettable night as we celebrate the last five years. In honour of our 5th Birthday, we want to bring this amazing community together at an event centred around living well. Mix and mingle with your fellow barre stars and favourite barre bosses while setting intentions for the year, having your Tarot cards read and grabbing a quick massage before making your own terrarium. Leave feeling inspired to live life well.
 
Thursday, January 18
7:00-8:30p
Ramsay Studio

Free to attend but space is limited & spots will fill up fast so reserve yours today!

RSVP NOW


XO,
BBS Team


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1:56 pm

Tuck for Turkey Challenge

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It's November! How did that happen? With the holiday season just around the corner, we're bringing back our most popular challenge...Tuck for Turkey! You may be tucking and pulsing for a second helping of grandma's homemade stuffing or that extra piece of pie. You may be tucking for a beach vacation that's coming up. Or maybe you're tucking for yourself, for your own sanity and to feel damn good about yourself! Whatever you are tucking for, we can't wait to cheer you on.

The challenge is simple. Take 15 classes in 21 days. 

Successfully complete the challenge between November 27 to December 17, and you're entered into the prize draw. As always, we have lots of amazing prizes up for grabs from us and our community partners. A few of the local brands donating this year are:

Total Skincare Centre
Hillberg & Berk
Neal's Yard Remedies
Your Tea
Hair Slinky

The challenge is free to participate in and registration opens November 1. Sign up for your "home" studio, as that's where your name will be on the challenge board. But don't worry! Classes count at both studios. Doubles do count, but please only book one class per day - your second class has to be a drop-in.

LET'S TUCK

XO,
BBS Team

3:03 pm

Goodbye Perkville!

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We are saying 'adiós, arrivederci, sayonara' to Perkville.

You will have the opportunity to use your points until November 30th, so if they are important to you, make sure you redeem! You will still be earning points up until that date. Perks such as, a private barre class, can be scheduled after November 30, however, all other perks must be redeemed on or prior to that date.

We will continue to recognize your achievements through Client Milestones, Community Appreciation Events, Birthday Discounts, Challenges, Sponsored Classes and more. Check out some of the amazing sponsored classes that have been held in the past year:

Adidas Baby Leaf Covers Dirtbelly Lululemon Muscle MLK
Nutri-Go Meals Saje Natural Wellness Swimco Total Skincare Centre Your Tea

How to Redeem: 

1. Login to Perkville
2. Select Perks and click Redeem (provide proof of redemption in-studio and for classes, please email calgary@barrebodystudio.com)

XO
BBS Team

*Any unused points after November 30th, 2017 will be null and void.
**Barre Body Studio Perkville point balances are non-transferable between clients/guests and cannot be combined with any other offer.

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4:07 pm

Congrats on 1,000 Classes, Stefanie!

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We are SO proud to give one 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 Stefanie on reaching this awe-inspiring milestone at BBS! Your commitment and hard work in each and every class gives us energy and keeps us going. We thank you for that. We are honoured to have you in our Tribe. You are a constant source of inspiration and motivation to the rest of our Tribe, each and every one of our instructors and front desk team.

We chatted with Stefanie after her 1,000th class and her words humbled us so we wanted to share them with all of you:

I really couldn't have achieved 1,000 classes on my own, and I certainly didn't do them alone. The instructors & tribe members were right there with me; this is as much their accomplishment as mine. 

Not so long ago, I was a member of the Calgary Stampeder Outriders. I was not a dancer growing up, so auditioning for the team was a leap (and to be honest, a bit of a dare!) but joining the team, and being part of that community had an amazing impact on my life. It improved my confidence, discipline, public speaking; it got me involved in Calgary volunteer activities and generated many friendships and relationships that I still cherish today.  When I stopped Cheerleading I filled my time with other things; you know the usual routines. Taking my daughter to dance, soccer car pool, house/yard work, going to the gym (boring!). It wasn't until I found Barre Body Studio that I realized that I missed that atmosphere of group activity and comradery. How could you not smile after 60 mins of choreographed, synchronized booty shaking to Flashdance!?

To be successful and consistent with any exercise program you have to find something that you love, that doesn't feel like work and just do it (as often as you can)! 400, 600, 1000; the milestones sneak up on you when you love the experience, the people and the environment.

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Our community partner, Total Skincare Centre, has generously gifted Stefanie with a complimentary 90 minute facial and gift basket. 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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4:26 pm

Local Charity Classes for Providence

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We are excited to announce our latest charity, Providence. We love to give back to the community whenever we can and our Local Charity Classes are one of the ways we do this. Here is a little bit of background on Providence and what they're all about:

Providence was started in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence, originally known as Providence Crèche, which began as a foster home for abandoned children. Today, Providence continues to evolve with the growing population and changing needs of the community to offer therapeutic and educational services to children of all types of disabilities from the age of 19 months to 6 years old. Providence believes that every child has the right to reach for and achieve their full potential.

Let's come together & sweat for a cause! For more info on Providence, visit here.

BBS Local Charity Class:

We hold a 60-minute Charity Classes each week at the Ramsay studio. This class is a $10 drop-in with all proceeds going to the charity. Sign up online or via the BBS app 7 days in advance.

Wednesday @ Ramsay
7-8pm

New to BBS? Register here. Our Ramsay studio is located just outside of Inglewood in the SE of Calgary. Find us at 1202 20th Ave SE (Ramsay Design Centre).


XO
BBS Team

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