A CREW Love Story...

Love is certainly in the air around here lately and as I sit here and write this, I can hardly believe there is a wedding this weekend. For you to fully appreciate the upcoming nuptials I am going to have to rewind to spring 2015. 

Spring 2015 was an interesting time for me. I was moving the studio after our wintery flood in our Haverhill space and to be honest, attempt to make something out of nothing in North Andover. It was a community effort to get our new studio open and I was taking all the help I could get... cue Jay. 

Jay and I met at The Lasting Room one night over an after work cocktail… I swear he gave me an extra long stare. It wasn’t soon after this that I roped him into helping me paint the new spot.

Jay made us take this one about 17 times because we looked too much like a couple during the no dating clause period.

Jay made us take this one about 17 times because we looked too much like a couple during the no dating clause period.

One thing lead to another and before you knew it… nope we didn’t fall in love. (Caught you there didn’t I) Plot twist: Jay became a business partner. Mind-blowing I know. In our business agreement, there was a no-dating clause… but for those of you who know me, I didn’t let this get me discouraged. (I mean, he was just so cute)

The opening of The Soul House was such an exciting time for both of us. We had an amazing response from the community, we were having so much fun, and we ended up becoming really good “friends”.  Such good “friends” that clients were always giggling at us... even though we assured them it was all business. 

Turns out we were the last to know, it was love. It’s been our story ever since and it all started with CREW. That is the place where we became best friends, where we got engaged, and where we have created so many memories with all of you. 

So many of you have been on this ride with us and we want you to know how much that means to us. From the future Ostrowski’s, we LOVE you!

CREW Client Appreciation!

We Love You...

Exactly 4 years ago I was at my job wondering what it was I was going to do with my life. Sure, I loved my job and I was definitely good at it, but besides that I felt nothing. I had just gone through one of the hardest years of my life and all I wanted to do was be able to help people, but had no idea how I could do it. One random June day I took my first barre class and the rest was history.

Sure, I wanted to help people and I was confident giving a great class could do that, but I didn’t realize that the impact would go far beyond a sweaty arm series. In fact, the last thing I thought I was creating when I opened those studio doors was a community.

Actually, the word community might be an understatement. It’s more like bad-ass-fun-inspiring-supportive-feels-more-like-family type of thing. I am blown away by the remarkable people that not only walked through the doors, but stayed. I am in awe of the strangers who have become friends, teachers who have become family, and for our OG barre flys who have been ambassadors to our company for all these years. 

YOU, ALL OF YOU, are amazing human beings and it is an honor and a privilege to lead you in class everyday. You have helped us create a place that so many call a "happy place", a "sanctuary", and even a "home away from home". YOU give us a reason to celebrate. We are so thankful that you have let us be a part of your lives. 

As a small token of our appreciation to you, we invite you to celebrate our CREW at Teased Salon & Spa on Thursday May 25th. From 3pm-7pm enjoy a complimentary blow-out, cocktails and snacks at a private party just for you!

XO,
Kristen

May Meltdown

We can hardly believe it is already May! It feels like our Spring Shred group just kicked off last week! After an incredible and inspiring 8 weeks with our first ever Shred, we can’t help but want to keep the momentum going! Cue: May Meltdown.

Congratulations! You’ve been automatically enrolled!!! Exciting, right? We decided this next challenge is studio wide, at no additional cost to you. Why? Because we love you and you all deserve to feel amazing during our favorite season.

What’s next?

Well, all of our instructors are taking it up a notch or as we like to call it, fire. Plan on working a little harder, pushing yourself to the next level, feeling some added burn, and getting a little more sweaty than usual in class. Throughout the month we will be offering bonus meltdown classes *FREE* of charge, sharing our favorite smoothie recipes to help burn fat and build lean muscle, and throwing some challenges and prizes in all the way to Memorial Day.

First order of business: 10 in 10

That’s right, 10 classes in 10 days. Double up, come 10 days in a row, you-do-you! However you get there, get there. We want you to throw some of that scary cardio in too - whether its cycle, dance on the barre, FLY, or HIIT - try to make 4 of your 10 classes cardio! Want to track your progress? Stop by the front desk and we will gladly track measurements for you for the next 4 weeks.

Spring Shred is HERE!

We are so excited to be launching our new challenge program next weekend. With the temperatures rising and longer days on the horizon our summer clothes are just weeks away from breaking out of the closet. With that said, its time to get our booty’s into bomb shape, cue: Spring Shred. 

When you register for our 8 week program:

You’ll gain unlimited access to our online studio, nutrition guide lines for the entire eight weeks, 3-day detox program, as well as some of our favorite recipes. In addition, we will be offering weekly challenge classes that you can take advantage of including small group personal training and exclusive cardio sessions. Don’t forget our spring shed meetings- including kick-off, midway, and wrap party.

Here’s how it works:

Non Members (clients who are not currently in an unlimited package or membership):

$325 for 40 classes/5 classes per week + Registration

Limited Members:

$125 40 classes/5 classes per week + Registration

Limitless Members (or unlimited pass holder):

$75 Registration 

Are you ready? Sign up today!

Why CREW is for YOU

When we opened our doors almost 4 years ago (how is that even possible) - we knew exactly who we wanted to be. CREW was going to be a boutique fitness studio where everyone would feel welcomed and the atmosphere would always be inviting. Fitness classes would all be beginner friendly while continuing to challenge clients long term.

Surprise Yourself...Because You Can

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Four years later and our mission is still our focus every time we unlock the studio doors. As cliché as it may sound, CREW is for everyone. More often than not I’ll meet someone and they will automatically think they are “too old” or “can’t keep up” these are LIES. Yes, a lie, because you are lying to yourself. Let me set the record straight… our clients range in age from 16 to 64. This is not an exaggeration. Let me also say they both kick ass and keep up in class. One of my favorite mantras is surprise yourself. Show up for class and surprise yourself, because you can.

Every class we offer at CREW is beginner friendly. Repeat after me, CREW is the perfect place to start or continue your fitness journey. If you haven’t worked out in 5 years - its fine! We will guide you through every class offering modifications all while safely pushing you outside your comfort zone. Workout all the time? Perfect! Allow our team to help push your body, confuse your muscles, and build endurance. Here’s another thing to love, you’ll never take the same class twice. Every class you take will be different, the music will change, the movements will change, and you’ll change.

Your first visit to CREW is always free. Grab your friends and reserve your spot. We promise you won’t regret it.

XO,
Kristen

You are Your Only Limit

It is more often then not that at any given moment my brain is thinking about CREW. My missionis to always make sure that we are reinventing ourself and constantly improving for all of our members. From new workouts to meal plans and everything in between, our goal is to make sure you are maximizing your time (and your money!) with us.

As of today you will find we have made some changes to our pricing structure as well as expanded membership options. These changes were inspired by YOU! We know that life is crazy, schedules can change month to month, and that an “unlimited” membership doesn't always make sense for everyone.

Cue: LIMITED Memberships

With our LIMITED memberships you are making a minimum three month commitment which rewards you with our discounted rate. When you purchase a LIMITED membership you receive 10 classes per month.  This option is available for indoor cycle, studio, and all access. If you aren’t able to use all 10 classes in a month, remaining classes will rollover for an additional 30 days before expiring. This means you have a total of 60 days to use your 10 classes! 

Outside of our LIMITED & LIMITLESS (formerly “unlimited”) membership options our single visits and 5 packs will remain in the online store.

Questions about signing up? Shoot us an email! info@crewbarreandcycle.com 

XO,
Kristen

For the Love of Cycle

Rewind a few years back and that is when I first fell in love with cycle. Walking in to my first “indoor cycling” class I wasn’t sure what to expect - I imagined it would be similar to spin which I had taken a bunch of times over the years at the big box gyms. I was anticipating music and lots of jumps and sprints - you know - the standard. Fast forward to the part where I was wrong about all of this. 

I fell, I fell so hard that first class. It was magic. The music, the push-ups, the darkness, and that one song that almost made me cry. I left and I didn’t even know what had happened to me but I was hooked. 

The weeks to follow, I would ride in the car and pick out my own songs that I wished I could cycle too. I found myself doing push-ups on the steering wheel and wishing the instructor could telepathically know I wanted to hear all these songs at my next class. This is when I knew I had to add cycle to the studio. 

Leading cycle classes has become one of the most inspiring parts of not only my job but most times my entire day. The truth is, every time I get to lead all of you in a ride it is just as magical as my very first cycle class. Watching you ride as one, pushing each other, crushing goals, and getting down right soaked in sweat is AMAZING. Jamming to the music, watching you sing along, and leaving your entire day on the bike is truly incredible. 

Cycle Instructor Certification

Why am I sharing all of this with you? Glad you asked… CREW is adding to the cycle team and it all starts with our certification program. From safety and setup to counting music and choreography our training has you covered. You’ll learn how to cue, format, and lead the pack through a sweaty, badass, inspiring ride. 

Not sure if you’re ready for the podium? Not a problem! Our cycle training is available to you even if you just want to learn more to get the most out of your rides with us. Come hang for the day and perfect that tap and run or side crunch! 

No matter what you plan to do after training  - you’ll learn a ton, have an awesome time, meet some new friends, and spend the day at your happy place. As they say... when you know better, you do better. 

XO
See you on a bike Kristen

CREW Eats

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard “send me that recipe” in the studio, well, lets just say I would be a very rich girl. Now, I'm not mad about this, because I could talk about food all...day…long.

After class, you can find CREW members sitting on the couch talking about the amazing meal they made for dinner last night, or new recipes they found in a new cookbook or favorite blog. More often than not, members bring in treats they whipped up in the kitchen (black bean brownies, a homemade fresh fruit smoothie etc.).

Enter CREW Eats.

CREW’s very own page for recipe sharing between CREW members and instructors. It’s our mission to inspire you to not only be a badass in class, but also in the kitchen. On our page you can find amazing recipes, tips, and meal prep inspiration for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every delicious snack in between.  

Send us your favorite recipe or a pic of the healthy meal you just plated - we love seeing what you guys are up to outside of the studio.

In my opinion, everyone's a foodie - and if they don't admit it to you, they just don't know it yet. Now get in the kitchen!

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