Welcome To Your First Barre Fitness Class

For new clients, we have a range of special introductory offers. Simply go to the pricing section of the Studio you're interested in attending to see what's available. Get ready to embrace the Barrecore 'shake'. Our intelligent exercise approach works every major muscle group in your body, whatever your fitness level, creating lasting change you’ll start to notice after just a few classes. Here’s a little more on what to expect from your first Barrecore experience. We look forward to welcoming you in Studio soon!

Choosing The Right Class

When you are completely new to Barrecore, it's really important that you book the right level of class so that you have the very best experience possible. We suggest that you start with BarreLITE or BarreSIGNATURE, until you are really confident with the structure and speed of classes as well as the fundamentals.

Once you have taken 15-20 BarreSIGNATURE classes, we would be happy to welcome you into one of our BarreADVANCED Classes. These classes move fast and are much more technically challenging, so if you aren't sure whether you are ready to progress, simply chat with a teacher after class and they can advise you.

All of our classes are set to upbeat music and incorporate high repetitions of movement to help craft a long, lean and strong physique. Class begins with a fast-paced warm-up followed by full-body barre and floor work incorporating various props and weights, and ends with stretches and a final relaxation. Our teachers are on hand to guide you through every step so don't be nervous - you'll do great!

You can view more detail on all of the classes we offer by clicking on the class names above.

For health and safety reasons we cannot allow late access to class. Clients who fail to turn up promptly for the published start time of a class may be denied access to the class.

Please note that children under the age of 16 may not use the studio rooms or attend classes.

What to Wear

We recommend wearing fitted clothing - leggings and a vest or t-shirt are ideal. If possible avoid leggings with unnecessary zips (these can prove uncomfortable during floor work). A low impact sports bra should provide adequate support during the majority of classes, however as you progress and start adding BarreHIIT classes to your weekly workout you may wish to wear something more structured.

Don't Forget Your Socks

At Barrecore, shoes are not permitted in the studio and wearing non-slip socks is required in all classes. These help ensure stability during class, so you can hold positions for longer and ensure we keep our carpets clean and hygienic. We sell Barrecore grippy socks in Studio, should you need to pick up a pair before your first session (please be aware that the bare-feet and toe-less styles are not permitted).


There's no need to bring any equipment with you to class. All mats, weights, balls, bands and any other props you may need during class are provided. Before the start of class your teacher will have set up an example equipment station at the front of the room (usually beside the longest mirrored wall in the room), so you can see exactly what you need. If there's anything you're unsure of how to use or can't find, just ask - teachers or fellow class-goers are always happy to help.

Staying Hydrated and Energised

We know how important it is to stay hydrated when you're working out, so all of our Studios have water dispensers. We also stock water bottles and sell bottled water. We do kindly ask that no open cups are taken into class to avoid spillages.

Should you need a pick-me-up pre or post class, you'll find lots of delicious and healthy snacks on the shelves in the majority of Studios.

Please be Punctual

At Barrecore we have a strict attendance policy and do not permit clients into the studio room if they are more than 5 minutes late for class. We hope you'll appreciate that this rule helps limit disruption to fellow clients and minimises risk of injury (warm-up is a vitally important part of class). In fact we'd love it if you could join us at least 5 minutes before your class is due to start. That way you'll have plenty of time to sign in and set up.

Studio Tours

If you're joining us for the first time, please do give us a call in advance so we can arrange a short tour of the studio and facilities. We'll also introduce you to your teacher who can ensure you have everything you need ahead of class. It's important to us that you feel right at home, from your very first visit!


To avoid distraction and help you get the most 'me-time' out of your class-time with us, we kindly ask that mobile phones are not brought in to studio rooms. Phones can be left in the lockers provided.

Our teachers reserve the right to ask you to leave class if it is unsuitable for a pregnant woman or if you have not completed the stipulated number of classes required prior to moving up a level of class difficulty.

For health and safety reasons we cannot allow late access to class. Clients who fail to turn up promptly for the published start time of a class may be denied access to the class.

Please note that children under the age of 16 may not use the studio rooms or attend classes.

Why We Use Carpet

When you enter our Studios you might be surprised to find that they are carpeted.

You may be used to working out on a hard surface, but there is method behind the madness! The reason for using a carpeted surface is primarily for your comfort and safety. Carpet provides a lower impact surface to workout on, meaning less stress on your joints and more cushioning for floor based moves.

Our 'magic' carpet is also the main reason we require clients to wear socks in class. This, along with a rigorous cleaning schedule twice daily, help us keep our carpets to the highest standard of cleanliness so you can enjoy your workout in the best surroundings possible.

An Army Of Barre Experts

All Barrecore classes are led by our expert teachers who undergo 200 hours of intensive barre fitness training over a two and a half month training period - before being formally tested and qualifying.

Our teachers give hands on adjustments throughout class to ensure you’re getting the most out of every exercise. They also provide a commentary relating to the moves being undertaken and the benefits of those on the body, as well as explaining where you should be feeling muscle burn. Technique is key in barre fitness so getting correct positioning from the start will help your confidence, progression and ultimately ensure you see quicker results.

Modifications are given for every move, so you can choose whether to take a less strenuous or more advanced route. Should you have any concerns or questions, teachers are always happy to chat before or after class, just ask.

If you think you would benefit from one to one attention, then please ask at reception about our private barre sessions.

During your first few classes there are a few key things you should try and keep at the forefront of your mind

Embrace the Shake

It may feel like a very strange sensation the first few times you experience it, but shaking in class is a good thing! If you shake it means you’ve hit that sweet spot, your muscles are tearing (don’t panic, these are tiny, microscopic tears) and then more muscle fibres are created as these little tears heel to create toned, lean muscles.

Small Movements Work Harder

Keep your movements in class as small as possible. They should hardly be visible. ~This will work deeper in the your muscles and target areas you have probably never worked before.

Push to your Edge

The beauty of Barrecore workouts is that they are always changing and confusing the muscles. When muscles are ‘confused’ they have to work harder and more calories are burned. The key is to continue to find the shake and burn throughout class. Always push your limits and you will not plateau until you are leanest and strongest you can be for your body type.


It will make everything seem better and feel like less effort. Plus you'll release endorphins and serotonin!

Remember, it’s totally normal (and a good sign) if you ache a little after your first few classes. It means you made a deep connection in your muscles and are continuing to burn fat even after class has finished.

Try and get back to class within 48 hours, working your muscles again will help reduce any soreness you may be experiencing. Taking class between 2-4 times per week is the perfect amount for maintenance and overall cardiovascular health, strength and conditioning. Regularity is the only way to see serious, lasting results in your body.

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