PRESS Reviews


Disco Barre at The Refinery

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a novelty class. There is nothing novel about Sophie Ritchie’s signature barre class which leaves your thighs shaking and your head nodding to some of the best music outside Studio 54. The disco ball-lit studio and beautiful surroundings of this boutique Hackney gym are almost enough to forget your trembling quads. Almost.



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"The floor work, including choreographed versions of oblique twists and buttock clenches, ignites your core. When I leave the class I’m walking taller, with that disco spirit in my soul..."


Discobarre at The Refinery

"This basement fitness studio is one of the coolest places to break a sweat in east London. They run a number of great barre classes. Try Disco Barre, ballet-inspired moves to ace tunes, or to really strengthen specific areas give Ballet Rebels: Buns and Guns or Box and Burn a go. Our fave is Pilates, Barre and Flow, an elegant and bum-shakingly good class full of fun moves that might just distract you from how hard you’re working."


Discobarre at The Refinery

"Who doesn't love indulging in a bit of disco fever now and again? Don your blue eyeshadow, backcomb your hair and head down to Disco Barre which fuses a traditional ballet barre workout with some underground disco beats and sleek choreography to leave you feeling like the coolest cat under the glitter ball"


"This ridiculously cool East London haunt is home to Disco Barre which combines ballet-inspired moves with disco beats. The perfect place for any barre lover.


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"Classes are equally inspired: take Disco Barre, which sounds like a jolly but is thigh-burningly difficult..."