the barre method
Work hard play hard. Simple as that. We, at the barre, believe life is about balance. We’re young (or at least young at heart) and we have places to be, things to do, and cocktails to drink. The idea is simple. Come as you are. Sweat. Burn. Workout. And then reward yourself: Pasta. Wine. And don’t forget the sneaky 4 am Döner. The idea of diet and the same boring workout has been done to death and we wanted to shake up the idea that Pilates is only for fitness (or for rehab).
We promise to keep it real. Exclusive yet inclusive. Whoever you are, whatever level you are at, we want to welcome you and design something to make YOU feel incredible. Small intimate classes. One on one training. And no fads. Just good quality training based on Joseph Pilates’ traditional methods - just to way better music.
We have designed a gorgeous space where you WANT to work out - think of it like our clubhouse. We offer a range of classes to suit all types of busy people at different times during the week (as well as on the weekend). Classes are 50 mins, all stemming from classical pilates training. Add a bit of Ballet, maybe a HIIT workout here and there, throw on some amazing tunes and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an intense workout that leaves you feeling incredible (and possibly a bit sore the following day)
"‘You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.’"
- Joseph Pilates
THE CLASSIC BARRE
the barre method classic barre class combines the best of both worlds. 25 mins at the barre and 25 mins on the mat. our signature class.
THE CARDIO BARRE
a sweaty little number, this one is sure to get your heart pumping. a low-impact approach to HIIT training that still gets a sweat on
THE FLOOR BARRE
a 50-minute mat pilates fusion class. an absolute favourite. this no-nonsese mat class will focus on resistance and control. slow isometric holds, lots of pulses and a few extra props to get your muscles firing!
THE BALLET BARRE
with a focus on long, lean, legs, sculpted arms, and posture training - this isn't your average ballet class. 25 mins of ballet barre, followed up with pilates matwork and good stretch - sure to put a spring in your step!
Socks are required for class. All mats and equipment will be provided.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class. Cancellation is required at least 24 hours before your class starts in order to allow others on the waiting list a space.
What do I need for class?
You will need to wear comfortable workout clothes, a bottle of water and socks. All mats, sweat towels, and equipment are provided, however, if you prefer to bring your own yoga mat you are welcome to do so.
Is barre a suitable exercise for everyone?
Yes! Barre is a great workout for people of all ages and is open to all fitness levels. The studio must be made aware of any illness, injury or pregnancy beforehand and you must be cleared by a doctor. If you suffer from any chronic pain, experience discomfort in certain positions, let the class instructor know so they can offer modifications in class. Barre is a completely safe pre-natal activity. If you are pregnant, just let the instructor know so they can show you how to modify certain moves and positions to ensure your and your baby’s safety. (Please take note of specific pregnancy-friendly classes!)
Barre is also a great post-natal exercise to get you back in shape; you must be cleared by your doctor and let the instructor know.
Do you have showers?
No! Unfortunately, at this point in time we do not.
We apologise for the inconvenience
What are the studio rules?
You must arrive 10 minutes before class starts! If you need to change, there are changing rooms provided. If you are a newbie, please let us know at check-in so you have time to tell us about any important health information. Once the class has started, late arrival is not permitted and no refunds will be issued. Leaving the class before the end is not advised for your own safety. If you have an urgent matter please tell the instructor before class starts. Racism, sexism, theft, and vandalism will not be tolerated under any circumstance. The Barre reserves the right to ban anyone who is disrespectful towards another member of our community or our staff.
Are the classes in English or German?
German and English - we adapt to whoever is there!
(aka: Expect mostly Denglisch!)
Do you have WIFI?
We don't have wifi – we want you to talk to each other!
GET IN TOUCH
Tel: 0173 259 5952