We are starting a monthly Rebel Barre Rebel of the month to recognise our most dedicated Rebel Barre attendees. This month our first Rebel Barre Rebel is the wonderful Anne McCoy. We love Anne because she always comes to class with a smile on her face. She is so dedicated and it has been wonderful to see her getting stronger and stronger with each class. Here are a few reasons she loves barre in her own words.
"I've been taking classes with Orla and Jade since they set up Rebel Barre and before that in other locations that they taught in. They're the best barre teachers in Dublin! If they move, I move with them. They're patient and know their stuff. They're trained dancers but know that the people in the class aren't.
I love Rebel Barre classes so much because although you're continuously being pushed to improve your form and technique, the time flies by, they're fun with great playlists. The specialist workshops are great too, I left the splits workshop being able to go into a full splits and I cannot wait for Beyoncé one. Who runs the world.... Rebel Barre! I love the discipline of a barre class and the freedom of a cardio barre class, so different but both so enjoyable.
I've tried lots of gym programmes and I lose interest in them after a while. I actually started barre to help aid my recovery after major spinal surgery as its a great low impact exercise. Now I'm an addict, you work hard and your muscles shake but you reap the rewards. I never had defined abs before, my legs are toned and sculpted, my arms are strong and I'm really flexible.
I've recommended Rebel Barre to lots of my friends already, I think people are nervous that you need dance experience to take part but you don't, just focus, it doesn't matter how fit you are or what age you are, you'll love a Rebel Barre class. If I don't do two classes with Rebel Barre a week, I get twitchy, three classes a week is my ideal. The class really is my happy place! "