Instructor Lauren, originally from Scotland and can often be found teaching in Mayfair, explains why we wear socks at the barre and have a no trainers rule in Studio.
You wouldn’t be able to show off your high stiletto in trainers. Trainers restrict your range of movement and throughout class, we spend a lot of time moving through the feet. Every time we point or flex our toes, it changes which muscles are working so it’s important that your feet aren't restricted in any way.
Grippy socks help you hold each position that bit longer without slipping. As soon as you slip, you have to reset and you lose that crucial burn that Barrecore is all about.
Our carpets combined with your socks are the perfect combo for low-impact workouts. Low-impact workouts allow you to raise your heart rate and tone your muscles without damaging your joints, this is why we can get away with wearing socks and working out on a soft floor.
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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.
You'll find your favourite playlists saved for you once you have signed in.