Helen Barlow

Helen moved from her home town of Liverpool to London to study at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance when she was 16. On graduation, Helen started work in a contemporary dance company but sustained an injury that persuaded her to explore her passion for fitness training.

What got you interested in fitness in the first place?

I have always been into sports and fitness since I was a very little girl. I then went on to dance professionally from the age of 15 so I guess my job and my passion have always involved movement and training my body!! I love so many different aspects of fitness, but mainly how it makes me feel. There is absolutely no better feeling than when you have just smashed a workout! Mentally and physically it's so rewarding.

Who inspires you?

I am so inspired by my clients. As their trainer, I am so invested in their goal and their happiness, so it's such a rewarding and special experience seeing them go from strength to strength, and gain true confidence in their abilities. 

Why did you choose to teach at PBB?

I had seen mentions of PBB all over my social media, and I loved the style of everything - from the boutique studio feel, to the gorgeous press pictures of the barre classes. As soon as I met Paola I knew I wanted to work for her - she is one amazing, inspiring woman!

Where did you study fitness and health?

I started my studies in dance at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and graduated with a 1st Class Hons. I then continued my training with Premier International and gained my Level 3 Personal Training qualification. I then trained further with Paola’s Body Barre, and Stott Pilates.

How do you stay motivated?

I am generally a motivated person! I have big dreams and big goals so I know I need to work hard to achieve them! Exercise wise- my motivation is my post workout feeling. Even if I am exhausted after teaching all day, it may not be my best workout ever, but exercise and movement is what gives me energy and makes me a positive person - I'd be a demon without it!

Which classes do you teach at PBB?

I teach all the barre classes, Boxerina® and Cardio Dance Fit! Come and join me!