Barre Classes Live and On Demand
Classes running in 2023:
Classes that are running from my home studio in Girton are for very small groups
Classes coming up:
Barre is currently on pause and I am now teaching many pilates classes in and around Girton.
Barre: What is it?
These classes are open to all women and there is an emphasis on pelvic floor, integrated breathing and core work, so my classes are ideal for mums or women peri to postmenopausal. The workout is low impact and can be adapted for all fitness levels.
BarreConcept is set to music and it combines ballet, pilates and sports conditioning exercises alongside relaxing stretches. Equipment such as balls and bands are used to challenge the body further.
I plan the classes to give you a whole body workout, in the hope you will leave feeling better than when you came in. We work on ballet technique, posture and strengthening from the core.
The fitness classes are friendly, fun and there are options for all levels of fitness.
The class gets busy and is often full, so booking is essential, as there’s limited space at the barre. Classes need to be paid for in advance, but if you then cannot make the class and give more than 24 hours notice, your class can be used for another time.
Once you have attended a class you can become part of the Facebook group Barre Class Eddington and Girton, where short videos are posted for you to continue your practise at home.
I often do give aways in the class, most recently with Barre/pilates socks, Sweaty Betty purses and online memberships.
I also try and bring in some healthier snacks every now and again to refuel all the ladies taking part in the class.
Classes run alongside school term times. They currently run at my home studio in Girton and The William Collyn Centre, Girton.
Thornton Way, Girton, Cambridge: You can park on my drive or on street. The exact address will be sent on booking your spot. The studio is based in my garden.
The William Collyn Centre, Wellbrook Way, Girton : This beautiful light hall is spacious and perfect for this class. Plenty of free parking, a changing room, lockers and shower for after class.
Come and join our wonderful community of women
We have an amazing community of women of all ages who come to classes at OptiMum. We would love to welcome you to join us so you too can feel great through movement.
Barre- Barre Classes currently on hold
OptiMum Studio, Girton
What you need:
Towel, water and a mat if you have one.
You don’t need any previous experience of ballet or dance training.
We have two beautiful studios to workout in,
and you can find us at:
OptiMum Garden Studio
Thornton Way, Girton, CB1 0NL
The William Collyn Centre,
Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0GP
On Demand Workouts
All Barre Membership
Workouts ranging from 15 minutes to 60 minutes.
If it’s a challenge to get to class or you prefer to workout at home this is a chance to keep moving.
All Barre On Demand £10 per month
Sign up to our Barre Workouts and you will receive access to workouts to do at home whenever suits you. These workouts are designed for those of you who struggle to get to classes or have limited time but still want to get moving.
What do I need?
All you need is access to the internet and you can use the videos as much or as little as you like. You will be sent your log in information and then you are good to go. The videos can be done at home, in the garden, wherever it works for you.
Some of the videos will use equipment, which will make the workout harder. A small loop band, a resistance band, small weights ( filled water bottles will do!) and a pilates ball. All of these can be bought cheaply on Amazon, Decathlon, The physical Company or Physio Room online. The exercises can be performed without them, but for the best results in terms of building strength the equipment helps.
Disclaimer: These exercises are suitable for most, as options are given, however If you have been of ill health please get your Doctor’s permission before starting these videos. The workouts are not aimed towards pregnant or recently post natal women. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
You can unsubscribe at any time, however in doing so you will lose access to all of the content. You can re-subscribe again at any point if you would like to use the videos another time.
I hope you enjoy them!
Please note: No refunds will be given.
Over the years I have tried many, many, many different kinds of exercise including a wide variety of classes. The truth is… I don’t enjoy exercise, I endure it because I know it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle (and I would like to be thinner!) I have done 6 barre classes with Nikki now and I can honestly say that I love it. I genuinely look forward to the classes and I am keen to practice at home using Nikki’s online videos. The classes are fun, and I feel like I am getting a good workout, which is low impact, which I personally prefer. The music keeps me motivated and adds to the enjoyment of the class! I can’t recommend it highly enough….
At just my second barre class, I dove in and got a class pass and have added it to my weekly diary. Nikki is a lovely teacher, clear in her instructions and demonstration, great at giving multiple options to make an exercise harder if you feel like pushing yourself (or less difficult if not), changing up the routine, and best of all, she has so much enthusiasm for fitness that it’s contagious. I really like that I leave class feeling like I’ve had a workout (I have had sore muscles in the days that follow; I don’t recommend stairs), but also that I was transported somewhere and kind of relaxed too. The room and garden are stunning. Thanks Nikki!
I was nervous before attending my first barre class with Nikki (my first barre class ever!), but her gentle and encouraging teaching style made me feel at ease and I realised that I am stronger than I knew! The class was just the right blend of challenging and accessible and I couldn’t wait to go back the next week. Fantastic class with a brilliant instructor!!!