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The Barrecode Story

A fateful mix of entrepreneurial spirit, passion for fitness innovation and a committment to bettering the wider community through movement has enabled Barrecode Founder Christie Strike to create one of Australia's most unique but super-effective group fitness class formats.

The Barrecode story reveals an accidental fitness revolution. Barrecode’s journey has progressed quickly since the launch of Australia’s very first Barre fitness studio in Hobart CBD, a small but light and airy space, originally meant only to be a sideline to Christie's full time position and a way for her to continue to enjoy her part-time 'hobby' of Pilates Instruction.

Over the space of a few months after the opening of the studio, Christie honed the format of the few classes she was holding per week to suit her clientele, largely friends, after seeking feedback and refining as appropriate. The sequence involved a little Pilates, a few stretches, a sprinkling of yoga... but overall many moves inspired by German Ballerina Lotte Berk, who herself transformed her own body after a serious car accident left her unable to dance.

The results were overwhelming – even in just a few classes a week, clients were rapidly seeing changes in their tone and muscle composition like no other fitness method they had previously tried. Christie was able to watch not only her client’s bodies’ transform with every class, but also their outlook on life and the world around them. Word of mouth meant that classes were mostly full with full waitlists.

She soon quit her full time position to pursue the exhilarating entrepreneurs journey, and not long after had trained more instructors in the specialised Barrecode format and opened the next studio in Hobart.

After countless clients' transformations, Barrecode now boasts three stylish barre-fitness-dedicated studios in Hobart, and plans for more to come Australia-wide.

From these humble beginnings, Barrecode has cemented itself firmly as a spunky, innovative contender in Australia’s fitness scene.

Barrecode is so much more than just another fitness routine; it is a body, mind and life ‘code’ where clients gain strength they never knew they could achieve, not only in their fitness but also in other areas of their life. The Barrecode experience doesn’t stop when clients walk out the studio door: the feeling of strength, empowerment, and achievement has a ripple effect and allows clients to be mentally prepared for all life’s challenges.

At Barrecode, our vision is to provide a world-class fitness experience in all aspects: stylish studios, innovative class formats, rockstar instructorship, and 1000% commitment to giving our cherished tribe of Barre Stars their best body ever.


Barrecode Vision

The Barrecode brand leads an Australia wide movement in fitness, offering innovative, strength based whole- of-body class formats in studio spaces which are rich in design and atmosphere. Our focus is to provide an unparalleled group fitness experience underpinned by the industry’s most inspiring instructors, our superior customer service ethos and our commitment to profoundly empower our community to live their best life.


Culture and Environment

Barrecode isn’t your average group gym class experience. We're not into monotonous routines nor are we interested in any questionable moves that are more likely going to aggravate rather than strengthen and tone. We’re all about making exercise an enjoyable experience in a non-threatening, easy going and accessible environment that caters to most levels of fitness. This doesn’t mean you won’t be pushed (quite the opposite!) but it does mean you’ll love every minute of your class, as we put you through your paces with a smile on our face. Our tunes are an integral part of the class, designed to give you even more motivation to step outside your comfort zone and really feel that you can accomplish anything.

Our Barreistas are not your average gym instructor who want to punish you until you look like a beetroot – they’re caring, well educated and passionate about barre, fitness and nutrition. They’re also there to help you, so please don’t be afraid to ask if you need a little extra advice and guidance.