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Live Local: Wanderlust 108

IMG_0895-300x225Rain or shine (…or snow), we love our city! In fact, we love it so much that we created this blog segment, called ‘Live Local’, to share with you some of our favorite little gems located right in Edmonton. Whether it is restaurants, parks, boutiques or special events, we will spotlight them here with hopes to share community joy and promote local goodness.

On Saturday, BBS gathered a team of barretenders and barrestars to rock out at the Wanderlust 108 triathlon - the first triathlon of its kind to hit YEG. Throwing away all expectations of a vigorous, competitive sporting event, Wanderlust 108 shifts focus to community, inner peace and self-awareness.

IMG_6584-e1440965967167-225x300First up in this “mindful triathalon” was a 5K run/jog/walk, an hour and a half dedicated to lacing up our running shoes and hitting the pavement at Louise McKinney park. It was a beautiful day to take in the fresh air and summer scenery. Following the run was a 90-minute outdoor yoga experience. To open up our practice, Eoin Fin brought the blissful, surfer vibrations to share with us all the way from Santa Cruz, CA. This quickly turned into a dance party and ain’t no party like a barrestar dance party! To close us off, Edmonton’s own Myrah Penaloza, (co-founder of BLOOM Festival coming to the Windspear Centre on October 3&4, 2015) led a crowd of over fourteen hundred participants to bliss. The third leg of this triathlon was fashioned with the intention to integrate the previous two events through a guided meditation led by Kate Potter from Vancouver, BC. Accompanied by an improvisational cellist, Dirje Childs, Kate closed off the day and left all the participating wanderers with full hearts and peaceful minds.

2015-08-29-12.49.21-225x300 In addition to the three main events, Wanderlust had so much more to offer! From the sick beats of DJ Taz Rashid to the sounds of a brass band at the 5K finish line, music was live throughout the festival. Local boutiques and food sensations were set up throughout the Kula Market… even our friends from Glow Juicery were dishing out free samples at the event! Wanderlust (and other local vendors) also set up stations for acro yoga, slacklining, hula hooping, flower-crown making, body tribal painting, and so much more!

Our BBS team is extremely grateful for the many opportunities to participate in community events such as Wanderlust 108. If you’re interested in joining in on the fun with us, stay posted for more community events popping up soon!  

The BBS YEG Team


New Location Coming Soon!

COMINGSOON1-300x201Our BBS community is buzzing with excitement as we get closer and closer to the unveiling of our second location. You got that right; we are bringing a second Barre Body Studio to our friends in downtown YEG! Two locations means two times the pulses, two times the plies and two times the barre burn that you all know and love. Our new studio can be found near the trendy cafes and boutiques of 124th street, located in Holland Plaza at 11996 109A Ave. Construction is hurrying along, so you can expect our new studio to open in the early fall of 2015.

We are sure that you have loads of questions to accompany our big announcement, so we have put together some quick insights for you:

  • All passes (auto-renew, 2 week unlimited, class passes, and drop-ins) are transferable between both locations.
  • The majority of your favorite barretenders will be bouncing back and forth between studios to deliver the burn all around the city. Plus, we are so excited to introduce you to some new instructors joining the team soon!
  • Retail items such as Glow Juice, fuel bars, BBS apparel, Toe Sox, and so much more will be available for purchase at our second location.
  • We will be offering the same Barre Body Fit, Barre Body Bands, Barre Blast, Barre Stretch and Core, and Barre Press classes at both locations. Keep an eye out for a schedule coming your way soon!

If any of your questions have gone unanswered, feel free to email us at edmonton@barrebodystudio.com or stop by the studio for a chat.  

Along with the new studio buzz comes some major new studio deals! You have one week left (until August 31st) to jump on our pre-sale deals leading up to the grand opening. Get on these crazy sales before its too late!  

10 class pass + 1 extra class      $175
20 class pass + 2 extra class       $300
Auto renew memberships          $130/ month (Promo code: BBS130)

Click here to purchase!  
We would like to give a huge thank- you to our BBS community for sharing your support and growing with us. We are delighted to bring the convenience of a second studio to our barre stars that we love oh so much and continue to spread the #barrelove around our city.  

The BBS YEG Team