Situated directly across from The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, Barrecore is a blissful respite from the noise and traffic of the street. The moment I walked in I was greeted with a cheerful shouted greeting. After filing out the brief release for I was given a quick tour of the studio. The upstairs is a tiny boutique selling all sorts of workout apparel and workout accompaniments. Downstairs are the studio itself, lockers and a small changing space. I especially liked that there are showers equipped with Cowshed products so you don’t have to lug a bunch of toiletries from home if you are rushing off somewhere after class.
I was a bit nervous entering the class, but those nerves quickly dissolved as Isobel, my instructor for the BarreFORM class I was about to take came over to explain the next hour, what I would need and where to stand. Super helpful!
The class flew by in a mix of bum burning ballet inspired moves that worked into my glutes, core, and arms. My triceps quivered, my legs shook, and the burn was surprising. I loved it.
I can see how Barrecore is able to scupt the body so quickly. The next morning I was sore in places I must miss at my normal gym and yoga sessions.
Barrecore has numerous studios dotted around London and at only £28 for a single class or packages that make it as cheap as £8 a day, it’s a wonderful option for your Hampstead mummy workout. I highly suggest you try it out for yourself.
7-9, Pond St, Hampstead, London NW3 2PN
Review By: Koreen Strauss