Pilates


6 ways to avoid workout burnout

6 ways to avoid workout burnout

You might be pushing too hard. You might be expecting too much. Or you might just be bored out of your mind. Whatever the reason, mental and physical burnout is rapidly becoming a modern epidemic and it’s stressing a lot of us ou. While regular exercise is a proven antidote to work-induced stress, if you’re stretching your body too far or labouring through a lacklustre...

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Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

If you have ever suffered from sciatica (a pain caused by irritation and compression of the sciatic nerve) you will know it is a very uncomfortable feeling. At worst the pain can run through your lower back, pelvis, buttocks and all the way down your legs to your feet. This pain may manifest as tingling and numbness often worse when sitting for a long period...

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What is ‘functional fitness’ and what is it doing in a Barre class?

If you’ve ever tried Veronika’s BarreConcept or Pilates class you’ve probably heard her talking about functional fitness and functional exercises. From squats to lunges, we incorporate it in every single class. In a barre class we do lots of pulses, we move up and down an inch – all movements requiring a small range of motion. Those are great for providing a big burn and...

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BarreConcept

BarreConcept

You’ve done ballet as a little girl, loved the Black Swan movie, you enjoy dance shows or simply seek a new challenge? BarreConcept is the answer. The origins of barre workouts have their roots in the Lotte Berk Method, a Jewish ballet dancer who fled to London in the 30’s.


BarreConcept comes to Edinburgh

BarreConcept comes to Edinburgh

You’ve done ballet as a little girl, loved the Black Swan movie, you enjoy dance shows or simply seek a new challenge? BarreConcept is the answer. The origins of barre workouts have their roots in the Lotte Berk Method, a Jewish ballet dancer who fled to London in the 30’s.