By TIME OUT
By TIME OUT
"Classes are small, meaning more attention from your teacher and a slimmer chance of booting your neighbour in the face as you attempt an arabesque." - Time Out
Even in rush hour you can spot those who have pranced and flexed in the name of barre-fitness. They stand strong amongst a sea of slumped, slouched commuters. Barre classes use the same techniques and postures as traditional ballet, but with a focus on strength and conditioning rather than pirouettes and pliés. So watch ‘Black Swan’, grab your gym kit and get ready to stand tall amongst the crowds.
You can thank Barrecore founder Niki Rein for ushering ballet fitness across the Atlantic. She now heads up an empire of eight London barre studios (with four other outposts in other UK cities). 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. Classes are small, meaning more attention from your teacher and a slimmer chance of booting your neighbour in the face as you attempt an arabesque.
This is a writeup by Timeout. Read the full article here.
Creating your own personalised playlists on Barrecore is easy - to start, simply find a video you like, then click the button that looks like this:
You can name your playlist, add as many videos as you'd like to it, and remove/reorder the videos in your playlist to suit your training needs.
To remove a video from a playlist, simply click the 'x' on the video in the playlist view that you no longer want to watch, and confirm to remove.
To re-order it, just click the left '<' and right '>' arrows of the video in the playlist, to swap it with the video next to it.
You'll find your favourite playlists saved for you once you have signed in.