We're En-core Studio

Whether you’re in your youthful teens or fabulous fifties, at En-Core, we’ll sculpt your workout to suit your specific body type, life stage and physical capabilities. Our Pilates, Yoga and Barre classes are based on years of research into how the body works, which is why every movement is structured, necessary and fluid.

After your first time at the En-Core studio you’ll soon see why it’s inspired such a loyal following among our fans. We never have more than 10 clients in a class, so you’ll get personal attention from us while you get to know those around you. This ultimately means that working out at our leafy Greenside studio is a pleasure rather than a chore.

Whether you’re doing Pilates, Yoga or En-Core Barre, our workouts are vigorous and will push you far beyond where you thought you could go. But no matter how hard you work, our professionally trained instructors will guide you in a way that’s ultra safe for your body.

En-Core Barre

Our Team

Victoria Ashford-Smit

Owner & Founder

As a former ballet and contemporary dancer who began dancing at the age of five, Victoria brings to En-Core a unique understanding of the body and what it’s truly capable of. Read more

Shawn Roberts


Shawn is the ultimate professional when it comes to his phenomenal knowledge about the physical anatomy of the human body. Read more

Michelle Longman


Michelle began with ballet classes at Nursery school at the age of 2. Since then she has received Hounours results for all Cecchetti Ballet exams up to and including Advanced 2.Read more

Leanne Bouwer


Leanne Bouwer is a classically trained dancer and a member of the Royal Academy of Dancing SA. Read more

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Some Fun Facts

8 Classes per Day
12 members per class
128 satisfied clients
75 moments crying with laughter


  • En-Core Barre

    En-Core Barre

    The original Barré method is based on the technique of Lotte Berk, a German dancer who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s to settle in London. After injuring her back, Lotte got the idea of combining her ballet Barré routines with rehabilitative therapy and combining these as a form of fitness.

    The Barré method has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity recently and former ballerina Victoria Ashford-Smit was among the first to bring it to the shores of South Africa. Using the original method as her inspiration, she then blended it with cardio and weight training to create the unique En-Core Barré Method, a weight-loss and fitness workout like no other.

  • Pilates


    Pilates is a highly innovative but safe mind-body exercise regime that uses a floor mat or variety of specialised equipment. Through breathing to aid concentration, you’ll build core strength, tone and stretch muscles and keep your body in balance.

    Pilates teaches you body awareness, improves posture, and gives you better flexibility and agility, strengthens your core which increases your overall strength. This is very helpful in preventing and recovering from injuries and builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned physique. Best of all, it’s a calming form of exercise that benefits both your mind and your body

    You can do Pilates exercises at any age or in any physical condition. Overall, Pilates classes allow you to dramatically transform the way you look and feel in just a short space of time.

  • Yoga


    Hatha yoga classes at the En-Core studio incorporates bodily postures, breathing techniques and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.

    Hatha yoga is a system of yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama. The word "Hatha" comes from the Sanskrit "ha," or sun, and "tha," meaning moon. The principle behind Hatha is uniting pairs of opposites: the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon..

    Hatha yoga history can be traced back to more than 5,000 years ago. Like most of the other forms of yoga, hatha yoga origin lies in India.

    The practice of Hatha Yoga restores and refreshes the human body. Stretching and toning the muscles, joints, and spine and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs including the glands and nerves. These are just some of the physical benefits of Hatha Yoga.

  • Teacher Training

    Teacher Training

    Interested in signing up for our next En-Core teacher training programme? Ballet Barre workouts have become the latest trend in the fitness arena and are in demand country-wide.

    Our full body core classes use the barre to challenge both beginners and experts alike in a fun impactful way. Each muscle group is exercised with specially developed ballet moves, creating a longer, leaner look overall.

    Once you’ve completed our teacher training programme, you may sign up as an En-Core participating studio. We believe in creating long-lasting relationships with our instructors, where we’re able to create the best offering for your particular studio and grow together as a team.

    We’re excited to share this unique workout with you and your clients. Have a question about becoming an En-Core Barre teacher? Email us at info@en-core.co.za

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