Connect
To Top

Jes & Chris Open a Barre

Barre Fitness, Canada’s original and largest barre-based fitness chain, officially opened its fifth location in historic Gastown. Initially inspired by a unique ballet barre-based workout technique and is one of today’s hottest fitness trends that combines the best of ballet, Pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching. The studio also includes a retail boutique and provides guests with mats, towel service, and shower facilities.

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

Jes Busch welcoming everyone to the launch event | The adventurous enjoy a thorough workout | L/UR: Helen Siwak LR: MarcyMedia

“We’re excited to bring Barre Fitness to the Gastown area where business owners, residents, and students are showing a tremendous interest in fitness,” says Jes Busch, owner of Barre Fitness Gastown. “Most people are looking to get fit especially this time of the year, back to school and back to the Barre!”

The opening event was a chance for Jes to introduce patrons, guests, and the media to the stunning loft style space and get a thorough work out! Jes, an instructor with Barre Fitness for the past 3 years at their Yaletown and North Vancouver locations, decided to take the next step in her career with her husband and now studio co-owner, Chris Quinn. Together they decided to open the boutique-style studio with the intention of building community and inspiring by happiness through health.

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

Situated on the 100 block of West Hastings, which could easily be dubbed ‘Fitness Row’ as it has become a burgeoning block for boutique fitness. One Yoga, Eastwood Cycle and All-City Athletics (the new basement boxing gym which is situated directly under the this location) have set up shop on the same block. Close by, Vancouverites will find other popular studios such as Lagree West and Moment Meditation, making Gastown a destination for fitness aficionados.

“Create community, not competition,” says Ella Jotie, co-founder and creator of Barre Fitness. “We’re proud to be pioneers in the boutique fitness industry in Canada and it’s exciting to watch boutique fitness and small business owners flourish in Vancouver. Health and wellness is a win – win for everyone.”

Post workout snacks were welcome and provided by some of Vancouver’s best loved local businesses including Stretch Pizza, Delish Gluten Free, Protein By Bent, Nectar Juicery and Stanley Park Brewing.

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

After a quick freshen up and refuel, guests took the time to enjoy the space and check out the boutique area of the studio. Designer Lexi Soukoreff of active wear line Daub Active, was on hand to show people through her latest collection. There was also a great selection of branded t-shirts and other exercise essentials, as well as a gorgeous selection of skin care by Vancouver based company Kunye.

vancouver, YVRbloggers, YVR, victoria, healthychoices, whatsfordinner, plantbased, eatfortheplanet, exercise, blush, walktheseawall, 10kmrun, donatetocharity, healthybody, healthyminds, vancouver, yvr, vancity, dominiquehanke, westcoast, 50isthenew30, Barre Fitness, Jes Busch, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, YVR, Vancity, BLUSH Vancouver

Given its popularity, the barre trend will continue to keep growing, and with the effervescent Busch at the helm, Barre Gastown is sure to be one of its most sought out locations.

More in Events

  • David Foster Gala Raises $10.2M

    Grammy Award winner and philanthropist David Foster thanked gala attendees and concert ticket holders for attending the 30th Anniversary David Foster...

    Helen SiwakNovember 17, 2017
  • Luxury Leisure Center Invites Exploration

    Luxury fashion lovers have been rendered speechless with the opening of the Leisure Center at 950 Howe Street in Yaletown. This...

    Helen SiwakNovember 16, 2017
  • Officine Panerai Launch in Luxury Zone [Photos]

    The first Panerai to open in Canada is a petite boutique of 900-square-feet but boasts the largest selection of Panerai watches...

    Helen SiwakNovember 15, 2017
Canada's west coast ecoluxury lifestyle magazine.

Who is BLUSH?

Dominique HankeDominique Hanke (34)

Editor-in-Chief / Marketing & Advertising
Dominique is a designer, stylist, fashion writer, and milliner. Her work has been seen on the runways of Vancouver, New York, and Paris and has appeared in local and international media. High-profile clients have included Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl, Arrow), Erin Cebula (E.T. Canada) & Miss America, Mallory Hagan.

Add the Sparkle of Sauvignon Blanc to Your Gathering
Helen SiwakHelen Siwak (122)

Interim Publisher + Content/Social Media Manager
Helen is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur with a passion for ecofriendly luxury, high fashion, veganism, travel, and activism. Her background is as a creative, with the past 8 months contracting as the EIC of a luxury lifestyle magazine. Her involvement with BLUSH since its inception makes her the perfect person to guide its transition from a women's ecofriendly lifestyle magazine to an ecoluxury guide for all audiences.

David Foster Gala Raises $10.2M

Copyright © 2017 BLUSHVancouver Magazine.