20 February 2023
We're delighted to announce, our Barrecore Spring Challenge starts Monday 27th February and runs until Sunday 26th March. Take on 4 Barrecore classes a week for 4 weeks and get into the best shape of your life!
But don’t just take our word for it. In order to motivate and inspire you here are some words from previous Barrecore Challenge participants. Gain some words of wisdom, find out their top tips and hear how you can expect to feel, both during and after completing the challenge!
WHAT MOTIVATIONAL TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE TAKING ON THE BARRECORE CHALLENGE?
Christine W. - Barrecore Moorgate: “Try and do your classes early in the morning. It's great to start the day with a sense of achievement before you've even sat down at your desk!”
Natasha E. - Barrecore Hampstead: “It doesn't matter if you win or not - it's just so great to see your attendance and progress tracked and know that you are doing something positive for your body each time you visit.”
Anna S. - Barrecore Kensington: “During the challenge, I had my alarm set in the morning to read, "Go to Barrecore, you'll feel better if you do!". If evening workouts are more your thing, block your calendar so meetings aren't scheduled. Like with most things, planning is key. Also, try different classes and teachers and find someone that you really vibe with!”
WHAT WERE YOUR KEY HIGHLIGHTS DURING THE CHALLENGE?
Jess M. - Barrecore Hampstead: “The changes I noticed in my body, including increased strength and flexibility, better posture and reduced neck pain, was wonderful! Being new to the UK, I experienced such a sense of community. Coming to class provided me with some stability and structure, as well as friendly faces to see each day.”
Laila S. - Barrecore Wimbledon Village: “I noticed myself getting progressively stronger and felt energised throughout my day after class. This, in turn, motivated me to continue, so I was in a positive circle. I also greatly enjoyed the few minutes of relaxation at the end of the class, which allowed me to slow down and be mindful of the present.”
Paula O. - Barrecore Mayfair: “The challenge ‘forced’ me back into a great routine of regular exercise, and the classes felt like I was ‘coming home’. Barrecore teachers are all amazing. I feel pushed to my limits in class and always leave feeling stronger than when I walked in.”
WHAT CHANGES DID YOU NOTICE IN YOUR BODY AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE?
Anna M. - Barrecore Moorgate: “I definitely noticed how much stronger I felt. My muscles were more toned, I felt my overall fitness levels were improved and I was able to take more advanced modifications in class!”
Anna S. - Barrecore Kensington: “Definitely stronger and more toned in my arms and abs.”
Juliet H. - Barrecore Chiswick: “I definitely felt more toned by the end of the month and had more upper body strength.”
HOW DID YOU FEEL (MIND, BODY, SPIRIT) WHEN YOU CROSSED THE CHALLENGE FINISH LINE?
Paula O. - Barrecore Mayfair: “Absolutely amazing! I was stunned to have not only improved my strength and muscle tone but to be rewarded with such an awesome prize! Barrecore teachers are ALL absolutely amazing, encouraging you to go further than you think you can manage, while correcting incorrect positions and making sure you work through the class correctly.”
Natasha E. - Barrecore Hampstead: “Barrecore doesn't only give me a healthy body, but 100% contributes to a healthy mind. I can process my day during class and things I didn't know were bothering me will come to the surface during class!”
Jess M. - Barrecore Hampstead: “At the end of the challenge, not only was my body stronger but also I felt that Barrecore classes provided a great way to relax my mind. The sense of achievement I felt was fantastic! As a self-critical person, this was very important to me.”
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BARRECORE TO YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY? WHY?
Tahira K. - Barrecore Islington: “Absolutely! It’s the perfect balance between pushing your body but not overworking your muscles! The variety of classes and the atmosphere in each truly challenges you, whilst also finding stillness in the workout.”
Laila S. - Barrecore Wimbledon Village: “I highly recommend Barrecore for being such great workout that mixes elements of yoga, pilates and dance. It has such a positive effect on your body and mind. The teachers are brilliant and the classes are fun! There is a real sense of community with the lovely people I have met through Barrecore. It’s also easy to fit classes into your daily life, which makes it more attractive for those with a busy schedule.”
Juliet H. - Barrecore Chiswick: “Without a doubt! My eldest daughter is now a total convert to Barrecore. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are as you find your own level of challenge in each class. You never feel judged or under pressure whatever your age or body shape and there is a real camaraderie, especially when there is a challenge on!”
Natasha E. - Barrecore Hampstead: “I recommend Barrecore to EVERYONE. I am evangelical about Barrecore. It changed my life and it can change others too! The instructors never use negative language about our bodies and there is no unhealthy "you vs your body" mentality. The instructors are professional dancers themselves so they really know their stuff!"
Find out more about our 2023 Barrecore Challenge and sign up here.
The Barrecore Team x