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4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)

Time Out says

You can thank Barrecore founder Niki Rein for ushering ballet fitness across the Atlantic. A former disciple of LA fitness queen Tracy Anderson, she now heads up an empire of six London barre studios (with a northern outpost found in WAG haven Alderley Edge). Each 60 minute session is a series of small toning movements, designed to improve posture and sculpt a ballet dancer body. Sound simple? After the twentieth repetition, it really isn’t – you’ll stagger out with shaky thighs and the prospect of a seriously sore bum for the next couple of days. Class sizes are small, meaning more attention from your teacher and a slimmer chance of booting your neighbour in the face as you attempt an arabesque. 



Address: 6 Cavendish Square
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
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Behind the kind smiles of the instructor is a drill sergeant waiting to escape. A workout that is both calming and invigorating, it will leave you with no doubt that you put in the work. The Kensington studio is small, so best change at home. Barrecore is a great way to add a new challenge to your routine. 


Sweet Mary Jesus and Joseph, this was so tough. I genuinely thought I was fit and strong before I went to this class but boy was I wrong. My muscles just didn't want to do the movements that we were instructed to do by our lean and incredibly toned instructor. She moved with such ease that my jealousy was brimming over by the end of the class but obviously she was the perfect spokeswoman for just what your body can look like after these grueling workouts. The space is very calming, nothing more and nothing less than what you need. 


The 'killing me softly' workout, Barrecore is muscle targeting torture disguised behind a fun and motivational class, and I love it. Just when you feel like you can't possible lift, tuck or pulse any longer, you'll move on to the next exercise. If you look past the distractingly complicated poses and encouragements from the trainers, you'll realise that every part of your body has been gently pushed to its limit. Good showers, toiletries, towels, hair dryers and straighteners make this a perfect place for a pre-work session. 


Barrecore is hands down my favourite fitness class in London. They do a range of classes from basic Barrecore focusing on muscle toning, poise and definition to HIIT Core classes which combine heavy cardio with ballet barre toning and active recovery. The studio is fairly basic compared to some, but is very central, tucked away underground behind john lewis off Oxford Street. It's small, personal and the barre trainers are all great, very motivational, make you work extremely hard but also make the hour workout a lot of fun adding in a lot of variety, no class is ever the same. Although Barrecore's classes on the pricier end for fitness classes, look out for deals as there are usually discounted classes and package sales. There are other studios across London as well if Wimbledon, Fulham, Hampstead, etc.. suits you better. I highly recommend getting along to a class if you want to have a challenge, have fun and get fit at the same time.

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