This week I want to list out my favourite Barre books but this will probably be the shortest list of all because Barre is still so new to the UK that there are very few books available.

Having said that, I have a BIG announcement! (Read about it below the book recommendations).

cardio barre

The first book on Barre exercise I want to recommend is “Raise the Barre” by Richard Giorla which I read a couple of years ago. If followed correctly, it really is transformative. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow it correctly but I still think it’s worth taking a look at. There is a lovely combination of barre and cardio exercises and a whole nutritional element to follow.


physique 57

The second book is “The Physique 57 Solution” by Tanya Becker & Jennifer Maavani. Although this book doesn’t have the word “barre” in its title, it is most definitely a barre book. (The ‘Physique 57’ comes from the fact that the classes in their NYC studios are 57 minutes long). Like the previous book, this too has a diet plan and I have been much more successful with the meals suggested here. Some of the exercises are quite complicated though, so I would recommend you also attend a live barre class or at least watch a video.

And now, I am thrilled to announce that I am currently writing a book called …

“The Stretch Barre Method”

and am hoping to have it available on Kindle by December 2014! (Just in time for Christmas presents perhaps??) I am also exploring publishing options so that it would be available in hard copy and I will keep you informed about that.

Just putting this into writing on my blog is making me publicly accountable and I’d appreciate it if you continue to keep me accountable. So when you see me, in person or online, ask how my writing is going. I might mumble back but I will get on with it and the book will get done!

I’ve thought about it for a long time and now I want to get it out of my head and on to the page. How about you? Have you a story that you need to share? Why not share it with me on Facebook?