Barre Base fuses elements of ballet barre (French for 'bar') conditioning exercises with elements of pilates, yoga, dance, and functional, body-weight training.

Barre Base in motion

Want to learn the Barre Base philosophy and see what a class entails? Our friend Chris Motion from Kit Royal has put together a short film for us. 

Check out the film and visit his page for more videos on Dunedin people and organisations.


I started doing Barre Base because I was sick of being kept out of the surf by injuries and back pain sustained in more traditional style gym classes. Over the four or so months I’ve been doing the classes, it's been a completely different story. I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in my core strength, I’m more flexible and even my balance is better.


Interested in trying Barre Base but unsure what the classes entail?