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HIT THE BARRE: The simultaneous pleasure and pain of the pulse, barre-style, has made its way across the pond, to Barrecore, where Londoners are now feeling the burn of the barre method. Founded by fitness fiend Niki Rein, who trained in New York with Debbie Frank (the national instructor-trainer for Core Fusion, the original barre/core class), Barrecore is where Londoners — including the style set and a couple of princesses — are heading to get a longer, leaner silhouette through the unique fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga moves.
In an hour, all the major muscle groups are worked using a ballet barre, one’s own body weight and isometric exercises in an intelligent, fat-burning interval-training format designed to get results quickly. The “barre butt” and the “barre body” are just two goals that Barrecore devotees work toward, as well as toned arms, flat stomachs and more statuesque posture.
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