Barre Balance opened it’s studio doors in the Commercial District this month, welcoming guys and girls to be brave and try barre.

Founder, Natalie Butler recently returned from living in Australia where she first discovered this feel good movement. After many years of climbing the corporate ladder, she cut loose and went on a journey of self discovery to pursue a better balanced life. It didn’t take her long to turn her hobby into a career, training at Australia’s best barre school in Byron Bay.

After returning from Australia 12 months ago, Natalie went back to a desk job to support her burning desire to the launch barre in Liverpool. She ran classes in the evening after work before quitting her job and opening up the boutique studio. ‘I have always wanted to have a fulfilling and rewarding job, opening my own studio is a dream come true’

Barre is a ballet inspired workout which originates from the US. Barre Balance’s classes are a fusion of pilates, yoga and ballet and designed to help shape and tone your body. Founder Natalie said, ‘For me it’s not just about a physical change, it’s about looking after our mental health too’. Each class finishes with a meditation.

Barre Balance is open 6 days a week, running 17 classes, from 7:15am in the morning through to evening classes at 7pm. ‘We designed our timetable to suit busy lives, so there’s no excuse to not take time out for yourself.’ With beginner, advanced, cardio and tone classes there’s a class to suit everyone. ‘Everybody is welcome, the studio is non-competitive and full of supportive vibes’ Clients can also enjoy a glass of infused water or a cup of herbal tea after class.

To celebrate the opening, your first class is free (limited time only) and newbies can enjoy a two week teaser pass for £25, which gives you unlimited access to classes for two weeks. ‘As our members are at the heart of what we do, community is very important to us so we reward our member’s loyalty with discounted rates for all our class passes.’ Book via their website:

Barre Balance understands the importance of wellness in the work place and the increasing need for employers to invest in their staff. Private corporate classes are available to book at the Australian inspired studio. The studio is located just off Old Hall St and a 2 minute walk from Moorfield’s Station, the perfect spot for those busy commuters.