Barrecore was founded in London in 2011 by celebrity trainer Niki Rein. Since then, we have grown into one of United Kingdom's most well-known fitness brands, with 13 studios across prime locations including Chelsea, Mayfair, Islington, Notting Hill and Hampstead.

Here's the story of Barrecore, from Niki herself:

I have always been a very active person and enjoyed exercise. Since I was a child, I loved sports and started out playing football. After that, I moved on to weight training and aerobics, which I did during my college years, but nothing seemed quite right. I am very athletic and had a bit of a ‘bulky’ rather than a ‘lean physique’, so I was constantly looking for the perfect workout that would strengthen and challenge my body, without the dreaded bulk.

I noticed that dancer’s bodies moved in a way mine couldn’t and I have always admired the strong slender bodies of dancers, so I began to develop and teach dance-inspired barre classes for private clients, and quickly realised that a combination of multiple workout techniques finally delivered the results I had always been looking for.

In 2009 I moved over to the UK, and created a class called ‘barrecore’ for some of my private training clients. The response was overwhelming. One class a week turned into ten, without even advertising, in what seemed like no time at all. It became apparent that I needed a larger studio so we opened the Chelsea studio - the first boutique barre fitness studio in the UK - in 2011.

Since then, Barrecore has grown into one of the UK’s most well known fitness brands, with 12 thriving studios across prime locations in the UK and nearly 100 incredibly well trained and knowledgeable instructors. We truly pride ourselves on the quality of our classes and the expertise of our instructors. Unlike most barre studios, our instructors undergo a rigorous selection process and 200 hours of training.

Barrecore uses dance based movements to help clients create long and lean physiques like dancers. Classes are 55 minutes and you only need to do 2-4 sessions per week to create quick and lasting results.

Above all, Barrecore is about enjoying yourself in a friendly, buzzing environment where you'll be welcomed by name as soon as we get to know you. I am very proud of our warm and friendly studios, AND that we change bodies rapidly!

I hope to see you in the studio soon!

Niki Rein - Founder