Small Wins

The Power of Small Wins

The Power of Small Wins

Never underestimate the power of a small goal. By the time it becomes habit your body will be changing. For us, fitness must be viewed as a lifestyle decision. We build muscle pretty quickly but we lose it just as fast. Seeing a fitness program as temporary, immediately lowers the probability for long-term success.

Being active supports brain function in addition to the more external motivators such as looking the way we want to. When we can see past these more temporary, extrinsic motivators and start to love the way we FEEL, it’s easier to get to the gym because we know that doing so will make us perform better, sleep better, react more rationally and live longer. After that, getting your body to LOOK the way you want it to will just be a side effect.

Celebrating 3 Years! Our Appreciation is REAL.

Client Appreciation Party

Client Appreciation Party

On March 28, we hosted a Client Appreciation Party in celebration of bodybar’s third anniversary. Clients and instructors gathered at the Dallas studio, chatted over Skinny Girl cocktails and delicious food from Villa-O. lululemon Knox Street hosted an in-studio trunk show featuring a collection of new pieces. Guests purchased raffle tickets to benefit The Elisa Project, an organization that educates adolescents about eating disorders prevention. The list of lucky raffle winners (and their phenomenal winnings!) is listed on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

I look forward to this event each year – both as a client and now as an instructor – because of the relationships that develop from it. Due to our busy lives and also bodybar’s compact class schedule, it can be difficult to get to know everyone you see on the reformers day in and day out. This party is always such a fun opportunity to put names with faces, find similarities (let’s be real, bodybar members tend to have a lot in common!) and develop friendships.

One of the most rewarding parts of teaching is building relationships with clients. We are as encouraged by you as you are by us! I’ve taught at and been a client of many fitness studios. I can say with confidence that one of the primary things setting bodybar apart from other studios is how much the instructors care about clients – and each other. Three years of bodybar Studios’ success can be attributed to the BEST team of instructors, staff and clients. A team that is balanced, athletic, and real.

We love you, and hope you can join us next time! In the meantime, let us know how you think we’re doing.

bodybar Studios Opens Doors to Franchisees in Texas

Franchising in Texas

Franchising in Texas

Yesterday the news crossed the wire that we are franchising! Since the first studio on Travis opened in the spring of 2012, the bodybar experience has evolved into a business model we believe is ready to grow through franchising. The bodybar team is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about serving people and transforming bodies, minds and communities.

All market signs indicate that now is a good time to move forward.

  • In Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 report, fitness boutiques with specialized classes and more personal service for clients are at the forefront of growth as they typically have smaller footprints and keep costs down for franchisees.
  • According to the 2012 IRHSA report and recent IBIS World data, more than 58 million people in the U.S. are using health and fitness facilities, which have contributed to an increase in revenue, now at $21.8 billion.
  • And, the Physical Activity Council (PAC) reports show that inactivity is decreasing, and more adults are looking for and interested in investing in a healthier lifestyle.

bodybar has a model in place to assist potential franchisees. From building out the studio location, marketing, grand opening events and recruiting clients, bodybar has a proven infrastructure ready to deliver to business-minded people in an easy-to-use format.

bodybar’s multiple class formats are available for beginners up to experienced athletes, all focused on core, cardiovascular drills and low-impact strength training.

Our Travis and Plano studios have grown because of our amazingly talented team and all of our wonderful clients. We are grateful for your continued support and we hope you’ll help us spread the word so that we can share our healthy living model and expand our brand through franchising, starting with a focus on Texas.

We wouldn’t be here without you! We’re #RaisingtheBar in business!

Welcome to Raising The Bar

All of us at bodybar Studios are excited to introduce our blog, Raising the Bar, a place for thoughts about body, mind and soul. Here you’ll not only find the latest news about us, our Pilates-inspired workouts and general health and wellness, but also useful information and thought-provoking perspectives to feed your soul and fitness journey. Since we opened four years ago, we’ve enjoyed getting to know you and witness your transformations. Now, we want to turn up the volume on all of the great story-sharing about our amazing clients, staff and community.

Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates

Being a part of bodybar Studios is about more than taking a class. It’s about being BALANCED, ATHLETIC and REAL. To live those qualities, we must engage and inspire each other to “raise our bars” and take care of ourselves – mind, body and soul. When we do this, the more determined, focused and clear-minded we can be to positively and healthfully move through every day.

Join us in Raising the Bar. Sign up to receive our posts as they happen. Share our content with others. And, let us be a part of how you’re Raising Your Bar. Your stories and feedback will help drive what we talk about. After all, it’s really YOU who inspire us to keep it REAL. It’s a privilege to serve YOU and be a part of your daily motivation for living an energized, healthy life.

So, how are you Raising Your Bar? Include #raisingthebar with your responses here and on social media.

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