Created by studio owner, Sophie Ritchie, with the aim for you to feel more a slave to the rhythm than the treadmill, Disco Barre is notorious for it’s waiting lists and has received press in The Huffington Post, The Metro, Time Out and Tatler.
It combines the discipline of ballet with strength training, isometric holds, circular movements for mobilisation and small but intense and at times sexy, choreographed sequences. Bridging the gap between a dance and a fitness class, you will feel like a dancer and get strong fast.
The music gets as much attention as the moves as each class is set to a personal selection of sublime underground disco, house, boogie, funk, pop, Balearic, Italo and acid - anything that will help you get into the groove and help you forget just how hard you’re working -your muscles will be literally pulsating to the beat. Close your eyes, feel the burn and you could be in Studio 54 or the Paradise Garage. Listen here.
“I can honestly say that Disco Barre has changed my life. I had always found exercising a chore and it was never something I enjoyed, but since discovering Disco Barre I have not only become fit and toned but have enjoyed every second of it. The classes are in a low lit studio with disco lights and a careful selected disco soundtrack so getting in the zone is easy. The exercises always vary so I am always learning and pushing myself. Everyone gets attention from Sophie and she checks posture and technique throughout the session. I look forward to every class! – Georgia.
“Sophie Ritchie's Disco Barre is almost like a religion to me. I am so grateful to have it in my life. I've tried so many fitness trends - Pilates, all the yogas, running, boxercise, weights, martial arts, bootcamp, personal training etc. I've embraced each one fully and thrown myself into various regimes, yet none of these things have ever held my interest. I was beginning to despair of ever finding my exercise 'thing' until I discovered Sophie's class. I've been doing Disco Barre for over 4 years and I'm totally evangilical about the benefits. It's so effective and rewarding - I could actually see a difference in my muscles after the first class. Without fail, I leave each class feeling energised and empowered”. – Emily