I first visited NRG Barrebody in February 2019, and we know how much life has changed since then. When Nathalie invited me to a class at her brand new studio I jumped at the chance.
A new venue for Barrebody
On a rainy, dark October morning I set off to my 9am Barre class. This is an achievement in itself for me as I’m not an ‘early bird’ by any stretch! Of course it was all made worthwhile when I arrived at ‘The Form Room’ in Kentish Town, the new venue of Nathalie’s wonderful classes.
On my first visit to NRG Barrebody I was struck by Nathalie’s warm yet professional nature. Absolutely nothing has changed about that. I was greeted with a smile, a reassuring temperature check, hand sanitiser and took the offer of washing my hands too. All very welcome and necessary measures in the current environment!
Regular’s arrived, casting their raincoats and umbrellas to the cloakroom. We (5 of us) were safely distanced from one another at the barre in the beautiful studio. High ceilings let the bright skies shine in as the rain passed. Indoor plants and minimalist décor provided a calm and cool place to get to work.
Nathalie put us through our paces for the full 45 minutes. Barre work started with isolated moves using each side of the body in turn. We then finished with pulse movements to reach the all-important burn!
As always Nathalie was on hand to provide form corrections and technique prompts. On top of this, she is quite an inspiration to keep you working hard as you see her execute the demonstration with pure technical brilliance and skill. The music, direction and motivation of others kept me moving. I felt entirely comfortable with the Covid-19 precautions in place to keep us protected.
After a blast on the mats with resistance bands to work the core, the class finished with a very welcome stretch. We cleaned down our mats and barre with individual bottles of disinfectant.
As we bid farewell and ‘see you next time’ Nathalie made sure the journey was worthwhile to us all. I can safely say I left feeling so much more energised than when I arrived.
Find out more
Learn more on the NRG website
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You can purchase different class packages:
- Single studio class – £15.00
- 6 Studio CLASS PACK* – 80.00
- Live stream single session – £4.50
- Live stream 10 CLASS PACK* – £40.00
* Valid for up to 1 month from date of purchase.
Hello, I am Ciara, a Mancunian living in London. I love all things food, fitness and wellbeing. After doing a placement at a London hotel in my third year of University, when I graduated there was only one place I was headed and that was back to the capital. I didn’t know too many people here so took up running, something I had told myself I couldn’t do and threw myself into all kinds of classes to meet new friends and discover the city’s health and wellbeing offering. 5 years’ on I’ve met some lovely people and enjoy an active and balanced lifestyle. I love to cook, explore new places in the UK and beyond, visit my family and spend time with friends. Day to day I work in Human Resources and maintaining a healthy lifestyle gives me energy and keeps me happy after long days in front of a screen! I share all the things I love here @ciaras_wellness come and say ‘hi!’.
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