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Behind the Barre

Refreshingly exhausting…
06/11/19 -

The Barreworks Kefalonia Retreat, by Stephanie Strachan. I intentionally did no homework before I went to Kefalonia with Barreworks and had no idea what to expect other than lots of barre workouts, no caffeine and no alcohol. I was slightly worried I might be the fat unfit one amidst lots of skinny yogi bods but […]

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Adult Ballet. Expectation vs Reality…
02/10/19 -

THE BENEFITS OF ADULT BALLET by Laurie McSherry-Gray1. SOCIALOne of the best things about Adult ballet is that’s it’s a social event, where the local community of like-minded people can come together and dance to wonderful music, If you haven’t tried an Adult Ballet class so far, ask someone that already has! I guarantee their answer […]

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Changing your career…
28/08/19 -

by Vicki Anstey Sounds so easy doesn’t it? Just wake up one day and decide “this life isn’t for me…I’m tired of being a management consultant/Accountant/Hairdresser, I’m going to become a Professional Wake Boarder/Nomad/Goat Farmer.” That kind of instant and profound change doesn’t happen to many people on a whim – and for very good […]

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Do you do Mondays…?
13/08/19 -

by Sarah Moheb-Ahanchi “Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters the most.” Buddha. MONDAY. Ugh. I know that feeling… Let me pull the covers over my head. Let it be a dream! Alarm on snooze. Dragging my feet to put on the morning coffee. Savouring every minute before I […]

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Ballet For Adults
06/08/19 -

Are you ever too old? By Georgina Dingle With a prepubescent girl at home and many friends going through the menopause, I have begun to ponder my next inevitable metamorphosis. Not in a morbid way, but in a productive “What can I do to help myself through it?’ way. What can I do to look […]

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Why I’m a barre-convert…
29/07/19 -

My life changing experience at the barre By Genevieve Greensted When I was asked to write something for the Barreworks “Behind the Barre” blog, a flurry of different thoughts immediately came into my head about all the positive things I could say about how barre has impacted my life. Having stumbled across a ‘version’ of […]

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Why Londoners are flocking to the barre…
27/07/19 -

In the last 10 years, barre has gone from being a virtually unknown fitness concept, to one of the fastest emerging methods in the industry. The Lotte Berk Technique which had it’s hey-day in the 60s & 70s is the mother of all modern barre workouts. It garnered a following from Dame Joan Collins, Bond […]

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Want a strong, sculpted body? Try these 7 ballet-inspired moves you can do at home…
27/07/19 -

Ballerinas are known for their strong, lean and flexible bodies, not to mention their graceful pose. Vicki created a 7-move workout that hits all the main muscle groups, for you to do anywhere – no ballet shoes, or barre needed. Aim to do three times a week to condition your muscles but be prepared to […]

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The art of saying no…
27/07/19 -

The art of saying no Hands up if you say yes to everything? Over-commit yourself and then wind up stressed and exhausted with a nagging guilt that you haven’t actually done anything to the best of your ability? Sound familiar? FOMO step aside. This is about a deep-seeded sense of duty – or politeness (or […]

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Le Journal – an interview with Vicki
27/07/19 -

Can you tell us about your relationship with fitness, how did it evolve from a personal project to the focus of your career? I guess it began around 15 years ago when, as an Advertising Manager for some big brands I had become so consumed with my career that I realised I had really begun […]

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