I’ll bet by now you’ve seen the Barre method crop up in more than one glossy mag by now and if you’re not already an addict, you’re probably barre-curious….

let me explain, Barre is far more than a fitness fad.  As exercise crazes come and go, Barre is here to stay and with studios opening all over the UK (we’re late to the table, trust me), if you’re interested in fitness then this is one regime that should be on your radar.  With celebrities from Jourdan Dunn to Kate Middleton dabbling in a spot of Barre, it seems everyone wants a piece of the fitness trend that’s really having a moment.

The Barre is a 60 minute total body workout that shares its DNA with the resistance training found in classical ballet. Stripping back the most effective movements to their base mechanics using short intense targeted movements to push your muscles into a fast burn before lengthening and stretching them out again – you’ll see and feel the results fast: A toned, lean strong body of a dancer without the dance. The Barre’s progressive training and instructors will always challenge you and push you to your edge.Natalie Catlah, Founder and Primary Instructor.

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If, like me, you happen to be in the North East, then you’re in luck!  We have the best dedicated barre fitness studio in the UK right on our doorstep; named simply The Barre Workout, you’ll find this exercise haven at 56 The Close, on the Quayside in Newcastle Upon Tyne offering three levels of Barre classes and several other variations of Barre combined with TRX and cardio sequences for the more advanced.  If you’ve never taken class before, there’s a real treat in store for you this weekend…

To celebrate its birthday, on Saturday July 4th, The barre will throw open its doors to invite existing clients and barre-curious peeps along to participate in free sessions, classes and events.  If you’ve never thought about trying it but I’ve piqued your interest, then there will be New Client Taster Classes running at 1:00pm and 1:45pm – and the best bit?  They’re all free!  Instructors will be on hand to talk through issues, concerns, injuries or just to give you a pep talk over a glass of fizz.

If I haven’t managed to persuade you, then how about this…. the gorgeous weather we’re having is set to turn stormy tomorrow so what better way to spend a rainy day than working your butt off, quite literally?!

So what are you waiting for?  See you at the Barre…

Pixie x

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  1. July 3, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Ooh, I wish I was in the north east this weekend! I did barre through my first pregnancy and it was so brilliant. Let us know how the birthday bash goes!

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