by Donica Cook
Ladies, meet Lotte Berk…..(I know, sexy lady, huh?) founder of the official Lotte Berk Method and Queen Bee of all the barre exercise regimes. Lotte was a German dancer who fled the Nazi’s in the 1930’s and moved to London. After a severe back injury left her unable to dance, she came up with the idea of combining her ballet bar routines with her rehabilitative therapy to form a total body exercise system. This system is the foundation of ALL of the popular, franchised barre workouts that exist in modern culture.