Whether you’re craving a space for peace and mindfulness or fancy sweating it out in a high-octane rowing class, London’s health and fitness options are wide-ranging for 2019. In fact, the wellbeing industry has never looked more exciting or varied, with new classes and concepts constantly popping up, providing workouts to suit every taste. There’s been a big move towards restorative classes, no doubt reflecting our need for stability in an increasingly volatile world.
That said, there are still plenty of fresh options for those who like to feel the burn. There’s something for everyone on the London fitness scene, but here’s our pick of the best exercise classes in London right now.
Ballet dancers might look delicate, but beneath the slender physique lies superhuman strength. Barrecore is your chance to try out some ballet-inspired moves, perfect for toning up and building stamina. The class focuses on small, intense movements with a high number of repetitions – it’s impossible not to feel the burn, but despite this being a high-intensity workout, it’s low-impact and suitable for all fitness levels.
You can thank Barrecore founder Niki Rein for ushering ballet fitness across the Atlantic. A former disciple of LA fitness queen Tracy Anderson, she now heads up an empire of ten London barre studios (with a northern outpost found in WAG haven Alderley Edge). 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. Class sizes are small, meaning more attention from your teacher and a slimmer chance of booting your neighbour in the face as you attempt an arabesque.
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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.
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