Through Barre Bee Fit, I have met so many smart and accomplished women — who can all equally impressively rock out a minute plank as well. The women of Barre Bee Fit are not Barbie dolls, but the tougher, more intelligent “Barre Bees.” Women who are clever, goal-oriented, and driven in our everyday pursuits, whether they revolve around our health, friendships, jobs, or relationships. It is a mecca for women who strive to better themselves both inside and out, and there is nothing that makes me prouder than to be a part of Barre Bee Fit.
I love Barre Bee Fit! The classes are my favorite way to start the day. The classes are a blast and the results are AMAZING. They have the best music, the instructors are fun and the class flies by. The community is the best part — they have truly created something special!
I used to loathe working out and often struggled to make it longer than 30 minutes. Between being bored and sick of the routine, I would easily get into huge workout ruts. BBF constantly keeps me motivated and I’m NEVER bored. My arms have never looked better!
Running used to be the only thing that I loved to do, but my body didn’t agree with me. So after having a pity party for myself awhile (I kept running, kept getting hurt) I stumbled across Barre Bee Fit. I’m saying it was a life changer, my life changer. The BBF Community means being embraced and encouraged by instructors and peers alike to helping me reach my best ME. I look forward to continuing this journey with BBF!
Barre Bee Fit is AMAZING! This is no doubt the best workout studio in the city. I absolutely love the variety of classes they offer… if you are in the mood for something hot, try Barre Burn, if you are looking for a ton of exhilarating cardio, try Bardio Interval. Mixing it up ensures that I never get bored with my workouts. The changing playlists also keep things fresh. Barre Bee Fit has whittled my waist and toned my thighs, all while constantly challenging me every work out. I love the BBF community, everyone is so nice and friendly, and it is awesome when you can work out and have fun at the same time. I truly look forward to going to class every time. I heart BBF!
Because of BBF, I can now say that love every part of my life, every day. Working at BBF means that every day is new, challenging, and filled with incredible people. I’m proud to do something that I’m passionate about and to help this amazing company grow. BBF has also given me a new relationship with my body, so that I now truly understand what it needs and am mindful of how everything I do affects it. I’m stronger, more flexible, and more comfortable in my body than ever before.
I am so proud to be one of the newest members of the Barre Bee Fit Team. All of my fellow Bees have embraced me with their warm, outgoing spirits. It is hard to find a place where you’ll find strong women working to encourage one another, pushing it to the limit and having fun while doing so. That is what makes BBF so truly special. I LOVE IT!
Not only has BBF helped me tone up, but I look forward to going to classes five days a week. I wake up excited to go to morning classes or look forward to an evening class to relieve stress from the day. In addition, the instructors are super nice and motivate me to work hard every minute during the one hour classes. I always leave in the best mood!
The BBF workout is unlike anything I had ever tried, and I was immediately addicted. It is extremely challenging, but so rewarding at the same time. Although I have always considered myself very fit, I definitely noticed positive changes in my body in all the right places. My flexibility also improved significantly along with my posture and self-awareness.
BBF has taught me a different type of individual work ethic and sense of competitiveness — to compete within myself, not give up, and go after what I want. Nobody can do it for me. Only I can. I get an amazing sense of accomplishment and love the high that comes from making it through class, knowing that I gave it my all.
Barre Bee Fit has motivated me both emotionally and physically. I have been pushed farther than I ever have been and have reached goals I never thought I would reach. I’ve lost inches and toned more and have been stronger than I ever have been. I love the instructors who’ve supported me in every way of the word and have become friends. Classes are addicting, and BBF has made going to the gym more fun. They are also really helping me get in shape for my wedding! I can’t wait to continue striving towards my goal with the help of BBF and their team.
I decided to try Barre Bee Fit in March 2012 – and I am addicted! I’ve tried a variety of group exercise classes over the past ten years, but none have changed my body and mind as much as BBF. Though I don’t make it a habit to step on a scale unless a doctor forces me to, I can say without a doubt that I have lost inches and am more toned than I’ve been since college (down two sizes!). I love that I can take the same classes week after week, but never do the same routine; this, combined with the motivating instructors, has been the key to changing how I look and feel.
After my first BBF class in August of 2010, I was hooked! This simultaneous pain and pleasure were addictive, as were the results. Of course the hardest part is the thigh section…never had I experienced my muscles shaking while working them. The BBF workout is a great way to tone and sculpt. Also, it is always nice to see familiar faces in the studio!
I remember my first BBF class when I couldn’t even make it through the first set of seat exercises. I had never been pushed this hard at a gym before. Now, after about 6 months of solid BBF class attendance, I crave that burn and usually can get through the whole section. BBF has made me feel stronger both inside and out, and I am so grateful for the instructors who push me to my limit and tell me, ‘I Can.’ (Especially Lina!) I feel closer to my goal of getting back into my best shape and can thank BBF for the incredible transformation.
The biggest thing I’ve learned at Barre Bee Fit is mental toughness – we are all so much stronger than we think. It’s an incredibly challenging mental feat to keep pushing yourself through the sweat and the muscle burn. I have grown much stronger physically, but I have especially grown stronger mentally in welcoming the burning and shaking discomfort that goes along with a BBF workout. I thrive on pushing myself beyond where my mind thinks I can go. I think that’s what hooks people on BBF, because I know that’s what’s hooked me – the desire to see what my body is capable of each and every day.
I love BBF! As soon as I finished my first class – I knew I wanted to become as involved as I could. I always look forward to being at the studio, whether it’s to take class, or teach my own! I realized that I never knew my true strength, both physical & mental, or how motivating I could be to others. I now know that I can go farther, as long as I push myself to! I will continue to recommend BBF to anyone looking for a challenging workout. The added bonus? The amazing community of strong and awesome women!
More than two and a half years later, BBF classes still challenge me every day. I’m proud that in every class, I set goals and achieve them. I can always set the “barre” higher – do more pushups on my toes, come higher on my heels, focus more, or get my heart rate up higher. The challenge of setting and reaching my goals helps me to personally manage stress and fill my need for a sense of control in this oh-so-uncontrollable world. Barre Bee Fit makes me feel strong, empowered, and feel like I can do anything I want in life.
After getting bored with my repetitive workouts at the gym and trying every other workout studio in Chicago, I came across Barre Bee Fit. I have always been active in dance, sports, running, but seemed to hit a plateau. I decided to see if all the great reviews could actually be true, and my first class turned out to be even better than I could’ve imagined. With BBF, I am strong and fit! After over a year of classes and bootcamps, I am still constantly challenged. The music, bright studios, and variety of classes and instructors make it impossible to dread working out here. I love being part of the BBF community, where I have met some fabulous, inspiring women!
Before joining BBF late 2011, I struggled with a lot of self esteem issues. I despised working out and could never find anything that kept me wanting to come back. After my first BBF class, I was immediately hooked and wanted more. Not too long after I started attending regularly; the change I noticed in my body kept me coming back for more. I soon began attending the multitude of cardio-based classes which eventually lead to attending multiple bootcamps. More than a year later, I’ve never felt prouder and more confident. I am so thankful for the amazing instructors for pushing me way past my self-imposed limit, and am proud to be involved in such a great, positive, and strong community of women.
Barre Bee Fit has not only given me great workouts over the past year, but has also given me more personal strength, confidence and overall happiness in my life. Not only are the workouts challenging and help to change your body; the community of women helps you build your own personal goals. The women that work here and attend classes are the most amazing, talented, intelligent, and the strongest women you will ever meet. I love BBF and couldn’t be happier to be a part of something this phenomenal!
I am addicted to Barre Bee Fit. I love absolutely everything about it. The studios are decorated bright and cute, the owners and instructors are all upbeat, inspiring, friendly and fun. Everyone is really welcoming and you feel like you are part of a great community. The first couple of weeks of Barre Bee Fit classes, I was really sore in places I didn’t expect. I can see definite changes in my body and more importantly I’m happier and excited to go to classes every day. I’ve been into fitness my whole life and think I have finally found my match… Thank you BBF for making working out so fun, and better yet, EFFECTIVE.
I heart Barre Bee Fit! I can not think of a better way for a woman to workout then here at BBF. More than 2 and half years later, BBF still kicks my butt. The women here are amazing and truly inspirational. My body has been the strongest it has ever been and continues to get stronger and leaner. These classes have transformed me, and I love how I look and feel. BBF is too good not to go to and so much fun too! If you’ve been thinking about, don’t hesitate – jump right in and get obsessed!
BBF has made me healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally! I always feel great when I leave there!
After being a runner for nearly 11 years and completing two marathons, I considered myself to be quite athletic. Boy, was I wrong! After hearing about BBF from my cousin, I was excited to spice up my workout routine. After my first class with Susan, I was hooked to the BBF way of life. At BBF, I learned to set personal goals before each class, achieve those goals, and really challenge myself both physically and mentally. My body’s transformation was major in a lot of ways, but the biggest surprise was being able to run faster during my daily training for my next marathon. I’ll be living by the Barre Code for a very, very long time.
After starting to teach at Barre Bee Fit, I have seen such a positive change in my body and mind; each day I’m getting one step closer to where I want to be. I love being a part of a community of women with so much drive. Sometimes when I’m teaching, I look around the room in awe of the number of strong, beautiful, dedicated women. It’s seriously amazing. I stomp around the city in my BBF gear super proud to say I’m a part of the BBF team!
BBF has made my pregnancy healthy and positive! The instructors have been awesome — providing modifications that keep me safe yet challenged! I’m still reaching new fitness goals, even at 32 weeks pregnant! I feel strong and ready to tackle the new challenges coming my way!
Barre Bee Fit classes are amazing. I was a college athlete and struggled post graduation to find a workout that challenged me in the same way that competitive sports had. I also suffered from eating disorders during this period, and I was feeling unhappy and less than fit despite my tough workout schedule. It’s been a long road to recovery, and I wish I had found BBF sooner! BBF has helped me reclaim my body and happiness. Classes are fun and empowering; I never thought I’d find a workout tougher physically and mentally than a 90-minute soccer game… but BBF is it!
Since my first day at Barre Bee Fit, I have transformed my body into one that is toned and strong, and quenched my thirst for purpose and accomplishment. At Barre Bee Fit, it is not just about the killer workout, but the amazing group of women that make this feel like a second home.