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Best College Bar{re} in Town

We love so many things about the South Bend/Mishawaka/Granger area, but right at the top of the list is that it’s such a fabulous college town. Our local colleges and universities bring so much to our hometown: opportunities for lifelong learning, football Saturdays, beautiful campuses to explore, and–best of all–interesting people from all over the world who come here to work and study. Plenty of area college students have found their way through our doors over the years, and though they may only be here for a short time, these young women are a valuable part of the B Present community.

 

We love our local colleges and universities!

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Meet the Barre Beauty: Lucy B.

If you’ve been hearing about B Present Studio for awhile now but have yet to try a class, you’re in good company: that’s exactly how Lucy’s journey started too. “I first heard about B Present through our neighbors and had always wanted to try it out, but I was always in golf season, or recovering from some type of surgery,” says Lucy, who was then a high school senior. But when her mom came home from her first class in February of 2016 raving about her newfound love for the barre, Lucy finally had to take the plunge. “I was determined to recover from my latest surgery and get cleared to try a class before I headed off to school!” And as any barre addict knows, trying “just one class” is usually only the beginning… Continue reading “Meet the Barre Beauty: Lucy B.”

Here’s a beautiful reflection from Barre Beauty Morgan, on discovering her worth and strength deep within her own heart…Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 10.09.54 AM

I took my stretching outside to soak up tonight’s beauty. As I was stretching I noticed how many bruises and scars I have covering my very tired legs. Though they definitely aren’t pretty, they are strong. When my head told me that I should give up, my legs and heart have always worked together to push me forward, even when I wasn’t nourishing them to do so. Continue reading “You Are Strong, You Are Worthy”

Barre On Demand: Barre Wherever You Are!

Check out this gorgeous home studio created by Elise, a barre beauty who is enjoying our “presents” from afar!

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When Elise and her family moved from the Granger area to Terre Haute, Ind. about a year ago, she was determined to find a way to bring the beloved B Present Studio experience with her. Continue reading “Barre On Demand: Barre Wherever You Are!”

Barre Beauty Stories: December 2015

Check out this truly inspiring story from barre beauty Ginny Vanderbeek, featured in our December 2015 newsletter:
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“My first experience at B Present was with my MOTS group from church.  I wasn’t looking for a new place to work out. I was already attending classes that I really enjoyed, but this place was different. I remember coming home and telling my husband how hard and awful it was, but that I was thinking of buying a 10 pack. He just looked at me and laughed. This was almost two years ago. I didn’t know at the time how this place would challenge and change me at the same time. 

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Barre Beauty Stories: August 2015

Check out Crystal Halfman’s barre story, featured in our August 2015 newsletter:

“As I walked through the doors of B Present Studio for my very first class ever and, all by myself, I was a little nervous. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. As the class started and Tammy introduced herself, I remember thinking, “What did I just get myself into?” I tried  to talk myself into leaving class, but I knew that wasn’t my purpose.  I couldn’t leave, I was here for something. That is when I heard Tammy say, “Why are you here?  What is your why?”  I thought for a brief moment she was talking directly to me.  How did she know what was running through my head? Tammy’s class was so inspiring and positive.  I knew I was getting more than just a workout that day.  As the sweat poured off me, I knew I couldn’t leave.  That was the beginning of my journey at B Present.

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Barre Beauty Stories: July 2015

Check out Lindsey Forsyth’s barre story, featured in our July 2015 newsletter:

“For the last 15 years, I have been nursing a bad back.  I’m 31- that’s almost HALF of my life.  I suffered a stress fracture to my L4 vertebra playing soccer, and since then my back has seemed to be a downward spiral of dysfunction.  After seeking help from a series of doctors throughout my high school and college years, I came to accept that back issues would likely be a part of my life forever.  By January, 2014 the ongoing nuisances had become pretty severe pains that began to affect my quality of life and my ability to be an active mother to my three young children. Every afternoon, like clockwork, I got a persistent tension headache that wouldn’t let up until I slept at night. I almost always went to bed with aching legs and the mobility in my neck was worsening weekly. Sometimes I couldn’t stand up straight for a week.

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Barre Beauty Stories: April 2015

Check out Aleta Marquez’s barre story, featured in our April 2015 newsletter:

“I started attending B Present Studio almost two years ago!  I was doing Insanity at the time and thought I could easily do this class.  BOY WAS I WRONG! The class was TOUGH!  Even so, I fell in love with it! I was hooked after the first class and became a monthly member and have been ever since.

Two years ago, when I was just getting into working out, my main goal was to control my weight and tone.  I think most people have physical reasons for why they may want to start working out. B Present will give you physical results quickly, but what I did not realize I would get was results in many different aspects of my life.

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Barre Beauty Stories: March 2015

Check out Stefanie Foster’s barre story, featured in our March 2015 newsletter:

“I remember taking my first class at B Present Studio with Tammy thinking “well, if this workout doesn’t change my body, nothing will”.  That was in July of 2013 and I can honestly say today that I am in the best shape of my life and the smallest I have been in over 20 years.  I have done so many other workouts and nothing compares to Tammy’s method.  In addition to the workouts, I love the fact that the atmosphere at the studio is so welcoming and supportive of each other.  Tammy, I hope you know how special B Present Studio is and what you and all the “barre-tenders” have done for me and so many others.

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Barre Beauty Stories: February 2015

Check out this sweet letter from Kerri Kramer, featured in our February 2015 newsletter:

“I was fortunate enough to hear about your studio from a lady I cycle with this summer.  I have been attending your classes for about 2 months now.  I wanted to take a few minutes out of my day to express my gratitude for the B Present experience. In just two short months, I have been changing from the inside out!

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Barre Beauty Stories: January 2015

 Check out Heather Short’s barre story, featured in our January 2015 newsletter:

 

“The first time I attended barre was in Tammy’s basement for a fundraiser. At that point I was working out pretty consistently at a local gym (multiple aerobic classes and spinning), so I thought I would be ready for this workout.

Not. Even. Close.


I had no idea how challenging the class would be and felt like I was a newcomer to group exercise. The funny thing about it was that even though I felt like a complete novice… I totally loved it! Fast forward to today. There are still workouts when I feel like I am a complete novice, but each time I come I know I grow stronger…yet there are still a million ways that I know I can improve.

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