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How are you coping? Life during lockdown…
28/04/20 -

As someone who was training 3 times a day before the COVID-19 lockdown, I’m pretty well placed to empathise with anyone who feels the fitness rug has suddenly been pulled away from beneath them. I was due to row from San Fransico to Hawaii in the Great Pacific Race on June 4th. Spending 60 days […]

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Positive effects of exercise on our mental wellbeing – by Jennifer Levy UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & (BWY) Yoga & Meditation Teacher
20/04/20 -

Hi, I’m Jennifer Levy, many of you know me or may have seen me regularly at Barreworks. I joined as a Barreworks member in 2015 and have not looked back since! When not at the barre, I work in mental health as a psychotherapist at my private practice in East Twickenham and I also teach […]

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Top Tips for maintain motivation to WFH during lockdown – by Vicki Anstey
05/04/20 -

Probably the hardest thing during this time of lockdown and social isolation is maintaining any kind of structure in your day. With no (or very few) real markers for the week, one day blends into another and its very easy to lose all motivation to exercise, let alone get dressed before midday.   Like anything, […]

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Strong Immunity is our Super Power! – Julia Arabuli, Barreworks Guest Nutritionist
18/03/20 -

Hello, I’m Julia. Plenty of you will have seen me over the years at Barreworks and I’m thrilled to get involved now in their Day Retreats and offering tips and advice for nutrition that best supports an active lifestyle. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many of us (quite rightly) are thinking about our immune […]

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Our Top Tips for Self-Care…
28/02/20 -

If someone asked you if you take care of yourself, you’d probably say ‘yes’ without hesitation. But if they asked you HOW you look after yourself, would you find it difficult to list the ways..? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. […]

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Back to…Barre Basics – by Sarah Ahanchi
27/01/20 -

How do you live your life? Rushing place to place? Cramming as much in as you can? Constantly setting new goals and striving for more? Ever wondered if the way you live your life reflects itself in the type of exercises you lean towards? “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that […]

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Refreshingly exhausting…
06/11/19 -

The Barreworks Kefalonia Retreat, by Stephanie Strachan. I intentionally did no homework before I went to Kefalonia with Barreworks and had no idea what to expect other than lots of barre workouts, no caffeine and no alcohol. I was slightly worried I might be the fat unfit one amidst lots of skinny yogi bods but […]

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Adult Ballet. Expectation vs Reality…
02/10/19 -

THE BENEFITS OF ADULT BALLET by Laurie McSherry-Gray1. SOCIALOne of the best things about Adult ballet is that’s it’s a social event, where the local community of like-minded people can come together and dance to wonderful music, If you haven’t tried an Adult Ballet class so far, ask someone that already has! I guarantee their answer […]

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Changing your career…
28/08/19 -

by Vicki Anstey Sounds so easy doesn’t it? Just wake up one day and decide “this life isn’t for me…I’m tired of being a management consultant/Accountant/Hairdresser, I’m going to become a Professional Wake Boarder/Nomad/Goat Farmer.” That kind of instant and profound change doesn’t happen to many people on a whim – and for very good […]

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Do you do Mondays…?
13/08/19 -

by Sarah Moheb-Ahanchi “Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters the most.” Buddha. MONDAY. Ugh. I know that feeling… Let me pull the covers over my head. Let it be a dream! Alarm on snooze. Dragging my feet to put on the morning coffee. Savouring every minute before I […]

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