The Lotte Berk Method Rediscovered

Strength and Flexibility

In the world of boomer life, exercise is paramount to life with juice.  Whether it be to maintain a golf handicap, pickup grandchildren, or taking the groceries out of the car, as we age we need to maintain strength and flexibility.

For you women, there is an exercise protocol that has been around for seventy years and is still going strong in studios and DVDs, read on…

The definition of a “classic” is thing or event of lasting significance. In the fitness world there is an unheralded classic exercise method long practiced by the cognoscenti of Manhattan and the Hamptons and has spread throughout the U.S. in the form of the plethora of barre exercises.

The exercise method was originally developed over 40 years ago by Ms. Lydia Bach who improved upon a rehabilitative method used by Ms. Lotte Berk, a Jewish dancer who fled Nazi Germany and relocated in London. After a year of study with Lotte Berk, in 1970, Ms. Bach bought the worldwide rights to “The Lotte Berk Method” name and brought it back to the U.S., opened her studios and began a journey of continuous improvement of this unique exercise method.

The Lotte Berk Method blends in the best of yoga, dance, stretching, and strength building. Because of its ability to transform bodies into long, sleek, attractive figures, the Method is highly coveted by professional models, dancers, actors, and New York’s trendsetters.

For over 3 decades Ms. Bach continually perfected the Method and embellishing the brand.

Lydia Bach with her teachers at her original Manhattan studio

Imitation Is the Highest Form of Flattery

With the proven results given by the Lotte Berk Method, a lot of clones have sprung up across the U.S. claiming to be based upon the Method but don’t have the originality nor the 3 decades of development that Ms. Bach brought to the technique.

One of the hallmarks of the Lotte Berk Method is the reshaping of the gluts into what she calls “high round assets” that’s sure to attract the attention of the opposite sex. The results are best achieved via use of a ballet barre.

The Lotte Berk Method DVDs

The original Method that was famous in Manhattan, was modified and published in a four series DVD set.  The beauty is that, with the exception of some light dumbbells, women can exercise in the privacy of their own home and get similar results to those in studios.

The Lotte Berk Method 4-pack DVD Set.

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