When we decided to add a "Barre" class to the timetable we knew we had to find the right teacher. I've done lots of Barre in the past and whilst I loved the burn and toned bum it gave me, I often felt like I wasn't actually learning the strategies to perform the ballet moves in the right way and without putting any undue strain on my body.
At Soul Pilates, finding the strategy to make a movement feel 'easier' is a key part of our offering. Movement shouldn't be hard: if I want to challenge myself I take a solid movement strategy and maybe add some additional load or change my orientation. We move around all the time - we need it to be effortless!
So when Katherine emailed me to say she was a Pilates teacher looking to work for us I jumped at the chance. As a professional dancer and dance teacher, with a background in Ballet, as well as a Pilates instructor I knew we were onto a good thing.
Our Barre classes are super popular each week and for good reason. Katherine has taken all the best bits from Pilates and brought it to a standing workout full of Ballet inspiration with a mindful element - quite a feat I think! Yes you'll feel the burn and yes I can feel my backside trying it's best to give Kim K a run for her money, but I have also learned how to stand on one leg without collapsing through my spine, how to push up onto my toes without compromising my ankles and how to feel like a dancer within. All key requirements for functional, pain free, movement.
So whilst I run the studio and you may think I am biased, I always block out a slot to attend this class each week at lunchtime. I absolutely love it and I'm so pleased we were able to find a Soul Pilates way of bring you to the Barre. I get so many texts and emails with the most amazing feedback and when I see clients the next day there's always a "that was the hardest one yet!" comment. I love that you love it. I love that I love it! So come and meet Katherine at the Barre and see what all the fuss is about. I'm pretty confident you'll be back for more!
Classes run on Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm. As always this class is available via MoveGB.
See you at the Barre....