On Saturday September 26th at 2pm, a strong team of Barre Enthusiasts (myself included natch.) will assemble at The Barre HQ on The Quayside to take on their toughest challenge yet.  I’m not talking The Joker, I’m not even talking Ultron.  This, guys and gals, is the Ultimate Barreathon.

Masterminded by Barre Addict Charlotte Currie in her quest to raise funds for The Roy Castle Charity Foundation, the Barreathon is a thing of torture.  It requires serious dedication, focus and sheer willpower to get through the literal marathon of sets and reps.  Want to know what it’s all about?  Of course you do…..


The Barre method takes the principles of ballet and strips them back to the base mechanics.  There’s no dance, no floating gracefully though the air and no beautiful looking lifts. No.  This is hardcore, short, controlled isometric movements which push your muscles to the point of exhaustion forcing those tiny accessory muscles to kick in.  It’s not pretty and nor should it be, if you take The Barre you leave looking like you’ve worked out. Hard.

So, why a charity Barreathon?  Well quite simply because it’s hard work.  We want you to sponsor us and we want you to sponsor us good so to make it worth your while and your hard earned cash, we’ve put together the most gruelling schedule of exercises we could dream up and we’re going to nail each and everyone of them as a team.  If you’re familiar with The Barre regime then you’ll know that the ones we’re doing are the most intense ones out there, if you’re not familiar then take a look at this and use your imagination.  There are a LOT of reps in there and we’re going to make every single one count for something because we believe in this amazing cause….


The whole thing will be recorded and stored in a guarded vault somewhere as evidence of our amazing feat (maybe), but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t come along to the studio and get involved.  There will be regular non-torture-tastic classes running throughout the morning and early afternoon as well as a bake sale and I can vouch personally for the quality of our master-bakers.

We’re running an awesome raffle and we’d love for you to help us out by just taking part in this – you may even win a completely aces prize and everyone loves winning right?!  From Barre classes and magnums of Prosecco through to restaurant meals and Neals Yard goodies, local businesses have done us proud and united to offer up some great prizes so please, drop in to see us and please give what you can, if you can.


If you’d like to sponsor #TeamBarre (and you absolutely should) as we undertake our Barreathon, then we have a Just Giving Page set up and at last count we were still a little short of our £500 target so we’d love for you to take the time to get behind this momentous feat for a super worthy cause.

If you can’t make it on the day but are interested, then keep up with our progress on social media, we’ll be posting to Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook throughout the challenge with live #TeamBarre updates.

So, maybe we’ll see you Saturday, I’ll be the one with the pink hair and the game face…..

Pixie x


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  1. September 23, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Anna's Place and commented:
    Nicely said Pixie! I’ll be the one with the brown hair crying…!

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