Guest Blogger!

Don't take our word for it, if you want to know the best (and worst!) bits about what happens at the barre, read on. Our UNEDITED Guest Blog gives it to you absolutely straight! If you would like to share your experiences, just get in touch! Email Vicki and we promise to share with your fellow Barre addicts!                                          

Getting back to dance...

The word ‘Bellydance’ conjures up a myriad of images, connotations and fantasies and you are never quite sure of people’s reactions when it’s brought up in conversation. Types of bellydance are many and varied; my style has it’s origins in Egypt. It has a lifted, elegant posture but with the hipwork more grounded.

I’m Natalie Irvine and have been a bellydance performer, teacher and event organiser for the last seven years. I was told at the beginning that it usually takes about 10 years to become a ‘good’ bellydancer so I’m excited by the prospect at still having a few years ‘to make it’ and to see how Barreworks classes can help me with that goal!

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Amanda's journey...

 

Meet Amanda. Looking at her, you wouldn't imagine how such a stunning woman could be lacking in confidence and belief in what she could achieve. Amanda has changed so markedly since coming to Barreworks and her story is truly inspiring.

 

"For 12 months the pocket of my favourite rainy day jacket has held 1 hankie and 1 business card.

 

The hankie is there as an emergency (once a mum always a mum!) and the business card was for Barreworks collected in Sweaty Betty one rainy day upon purchasing something to “lounge” about in! Then one day, life changed..."

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Emma Walker

The exceptionally photogenic and very determined Emma Walker has been a regular at Barreworks for almost three years. Emma is a Sports Journalist and packs in Barreworks classes around her hectic work schedule. We've been almost as excited as Emma in the count-down to her imminent wedding, getting every dress-adjustment update along the way.

Emma took it upon herself to put our magic mix of class formats to the test and see whether the perfect combination of barre workouts, deep stretching, ballet athleticism and more recently, learning good running technique could make even more difference to her body and mind. We had no idea this was her mission, nor that she had planned to write such a fantastic testament to her time at the barre...

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Anne Sebba

Anne discovered Barreworks nearly 2 years ago and she has found it an amazing tonic for her 'writers-back', sometimes even for the odd spell of 'writers-block'. Anne is an acclaimed Author and spends long hours at her desk. Now with nearly 200 classes under her belt, she's spending fewer hours at her desk and more at the barre. Just the way it should be!

Anne Sebba

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Physio at the barre...

Katherine Ready is a Barreworks veteran (in the most youthful sense of the word). She is also an exceptional Physiotherapist, one of Olympic-sized proportions. Katherine first came to Barreworks for her own enjoyment and has since worked closely with us to develop techniques as we continually strive to give you the best workout your body can get. Katherine even brought 'her girls' (Team GB Ladies Kayak) to the barre as part of their training. Their glutes were never the same again...

Katherine's first post as 'resident-Physio-expert-at-the-barre' will really get you thinking...you can thank her when you see her quivering next to you at a class soon...

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Tried & tested...

We invited 3 brave Barreworks clients to take FREE unlimited classes for one month, in return for sharing every ache and pain along the way. Read on to experience with them their moments of exhilaration, exhaustion and endorphin release…and discover how effective our method really is.

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Shona's journey...

Shona is nothing if not determined and the only thing that will keep her away from the barre is a head full of foils when her hair appointment runneth over...

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Heather's journey...

Heather is a fighter. Literally. You're as likely to see her at the barre, as at a Lindy-Hop dance or even in combat kicking the heck out of a few pads. Like her exercise interests, her humour is quite unique...

 

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Carol's journey...

Carol is a Barreworks stalwart. She's also a brilliant writer, you'll love her posts...

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