Barre combines the movement and technique of Ballet with the precision of Pilates and the stretch of yoga – all in a dynamic, fun and challenging full body workout!
Based on classical ballet positions and utilising a ballet Barre. Barre is suitable for people of all ages
and fitness levels, and will help you build core strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone.
Barre classes are held throughout the week, and will deliver the fitness results you want, fast - either as
a standalone class, or in conjunction with your yoga and Pilates practice.
We can keep this simple. Anyone who has a butt and can hold a barre should be able to join this class. It’s a constant burn, whether at the legs, core, arms, or glutes. “It’s a muscle endurance workout where you are challenged to stay in the exercises as long as possible in order to fatigue and sculpt the muscles, First-time barre goers often experience their muscles shaking or vibrating, which may be a new experience. This is a good thing. It means your deepest core muscles are fatiguing. So don’t let the shaking discourage you.
Total Body Tone
Low-impact body toning, sculpting and fat burning moves mixed with lengthening and releasing Pilates and Yoga-style stretches. Burn the belly fat, tighten your core, tone up arms, thighs & bottom. All Levels Welcome- Ideal for the over 55's & unfit.
30 secs of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) bursts are added to our Barre format, making this class one of the most challenging on our timetable, but also one of the quickest ways to get great, lasting results. Be prepared to sweat. It's a full body work-out, high intensity, some times using small props, always your own body weight, with a lot of small movements that have big effects and create an amazing booty. You can expect to burn between 400 and 600 calories within a one-hour HiiT barre class
Benefits of Barre
Developed by a German ballerina as a fitness and rehabilitation class, Barre combines active, energising movements with core strength and isometric exercises – delivering an effective workout for the entire body.
Enhancing posture and muscle tone
Improving your cardiovascular fitness
Developing core strength
Increasing flexibility throughout your body
Boosting the efficiency of your body movement
Building better balance, coordination and alignment
The Barre FAQ
Everything you need to know about Barre classes at Shadwell Studio.
Who is Barre for?
Barre is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Your teacher will offer modifications and variations throughout the class to suit your needs.
How big are the classes?
Each Barre class is restricted to 10 places. This helps to ensure that you benefit from the level of personal attention you need to get the most out of every session.
What do I need to wear/bring?
Barre is an active, energetic class. You will get hot, and we always recommend that you bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the class.
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and stretch freely in – like leggings and a vest top. You can take Barre classes barefoot, or wear special Barre socks. You will need a yoga mat and towel – feel free to bring your own, or you can rent/buy them from our studio shop.