8 Gyms Bringing Barre Workouts to Your Living Room
Posted on May 03 2020
Thanks to the wonderful world of online, gyms around the world are giving us the chance to keep up our fitness routine, even while we #stayhome. Many of the classes are free to join on IG, so it’s the perfect time to try a new discipline that you didn't want to risk paying for pre-lockdown.
We’re loving Barre, which combines elements of ballet, yoga and pilates. Some of the benefits of barre workouts include improved posture as well as strengthening and toning your muscles. Find out how 8 gyms are bringing barre training to your living room during quarantine.
Serious about barre? Barre Body is an Australian online studio offering over 200 barre, pilates, cardio, yoga, and stretch workouts. This subscription service is your hub for all things stretch, toning & burning, and restoring your balance. Barre Body teachers add new programmes and exercises every month, and recommend workouts based on your goals. Start a 5 day free trial then pay $15/week or from $25/month (AUD) thereafter.
Barrecore was the first of its kind, introducing the first barre fitness studio to the UK in 2011. Equipped with their very own Barrecore Method, they promise to create lasting changes in your body in just a few weeks. With classes that cater to different abilities & difficulties, and the option to ‘mix in’ their sculpt, sweat, express, and restore techniques, there’s loads of new skills to master while you self-isolate. You can choose from on demand classes (£25/month) or experience the Barrecore Method live with single classes costing £6, or an unlimited weekly subscription for £15/week. Sign up to try the first live class free and see what all the fuss is about before you commit.
Blok, the cool London-based fitness centre situated in a revamped tram depot, has launched BLOKtv - their new platform for livestream and on demand workouts. The livestream timetable features over 20 classes a day, including a daily barre class. Purchase the live stream & on demand subscription for £80/month, or choose the cheaper on demand access for just £20.
Psycle has four distinct Barre workouts on their IGTV: Barre 45, Abs & Arms and Deep Burn. The classes are free on demand for you to repeat and master anytime.
FLY LDN is a yoga studio for non-yogis. Their schedule of FREE Insta Live workouts includes barre classes almost every day of the week, so there’s no excuse to miss your training. Their sessions are fully immersive and for all abilities. Classes are streamed three times a day at 8:00am, 12:30pm and 17:45pm (GMT), so can fit them around your at home schedule, or play them back on IGTV. Don’t worry about not owning a full-sized ballet bar - tables, chairs and even kitchen countertops are used as a substitution.
ONE LDN is a premium gym, studio and elite personal training beast! Whether this motivates you or terrifies you from ever wanting to step foot in there, you can have a go at their very own services right from the safety of your crib. What's even better is their workouts are broadcast completely free on Instagram Live or IGTV. For those dedicated gym-goers missing their routine, you can sign up to One LDN’s member portal – a purpose-built quarantine ‘#ONEDAYATATIME’ club, giving you a personalised fitness support program designed to help you build consistency and accountability (first fourteen days free, then £10/week).
Barre. Bootcamp. Brawl. The Barre Code is a results-driven fitness programme which transforms your body ‘efficiently’ through cardio, strength, and restoration. There are Barre Code studios located throughout the US, and now they’ve moved their live classes to a private Facebook group online. If you’re ready for a challenge, TBC gives you constantly changing routines, a variety of props, and high energy playlists. Expect cardiovascular conditioning, HIIT, weights, kicking, punching and lots of sweating! Purchase 5 livestream credits for $49 or 10 for $89 (USD).
Barre Fitness’ virtual studios are now live! Barre Fitness is an exciting brand that hosts barre fitness challenges, barre on the beach retreats and even recipe blogs. With its regime brought online, their mission is to keep you staying active, connected, healthy and happy. They're conscientiously and innovatively working with highly rated instructors, FitGrid (fitness technology company) and Zoom to bring live stream barre workouts to your home. Barre Fitness is determined to adjust to our new needs in these challenging times. Special livestream packages cost $35.99 for 2 weeks unlimited access, or $6.99 per class (USD).
Words by Beatrice Gregson