The Top 5: At-Home Barre Classes

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    NRG Barrebody

    One of our greatest Lockdown 1.0 discoveries was Nathalie and her wonderful NRG Barrebody method, which is a muscle-toning ballet-barre approach (try our free IGTV class with her for a taste).

    Why We Love It For Lockdown
    An ex-ballet dancer, Nathalie has launched live classes as well as an app that has a range of pre-recorded and uploaded live classes on - from 3 minute ab-blasters to 60 minute full body workouts with or without props. You can also select your level - beginner or advanced and build your own longer workout using her short muscle-specific classes.

    Essential Info
    Live classes are £4.50 & the app is £4.50 p/month. Take me there >

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    Define London

    Founded by ex-Broadway performer Ashley Verma, the Define London method was born after Verma discovered that she had a career-ending ruptured ACL. Having been practising barre and training clients using her own blend of moves on the side, the Define method was born.

    Why We Love It For Lockdown
    They have a variety of class types and three levels -Beginner, Mixed and Advanced. They're also running a staggering 72 classes a week over lockdown so you can be sure to find one at a time that suits.

    Essential Info
    For live classes they have a £9.99 offer of buy-1-get-1-free for new clients.
    Their on demand classes are £3.99 each for 15 minute classes or £6.99 for 30 minute classes. Take me there >

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    Paola’s Body Barre (or PBB for short) classes combine the killer (but effective) moves from pilates and mixes them with limb-lengthening ballet-barre sequences. The result is an intense workout that will see you use every muscle, including quite a few that you didn’t know you had.

    Why We Love It For Lockdown
    There's a full schedule of live classes or you can opt to join their on-demand channel instead. Across each you'll find their 45 minute classes, which come in a variety of forms: Signature, Burn (a step up thanks to its cardio focus) , Peach (which targets the glutes and thighs) and their excellent Babybarre classes for pre/postnatal.

    Essential Info
    On Demand is £20 p/month
    Live classes are £12 p/class Take me there >

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    Barrecore ignited the Barre movement in the UK (Founder Niki moved from the US and couldn't find a class near her). They now have studios across the UK and had already launched online classes way before Covid struck. They have a variety of muscle-shaking class types available depending on experience or life-stage (their pre/postnatal classes are excellent).

    Why We Love It For Lockdown
    They have a vast array of classes in their on demand platform and are running a full weekly timetable of live streamed classes if you prefer to have the structure and style of a live class.

    Essential Info
    1st live class is free & it's £6 p/class thereafter.
    14 day free trial to their on demand channel
    & it's £25 p/month thereafter. Take me there >

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    Although relatively unknown in the UK, Barre3 have 152 locations across the US, Canada and the Philippines and their online workouts have a legion of fans worldwide. Their method is a full body cardio, muscle toning blitz of barre-inspired moves.

    Why We Love It For Lockdown
    They've launched an online platform that has hundreds of classes. You can search by length (they go from 10-60 minutes), the props you need or a particular instructor you like, so you can always find one to match your needs. Plus there are 7-30 day challenges you can follow too.

    Essential Info
    Free 15 day trial that you can cancel at anytime. It's $29 p/month after that (roughly £22). Take me there >