Vicki Anstey, Barreworks, Fitness, Wellness, Ballet Barre, Exercise, SAS: Who Dares Wins
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Vicki Anstey is one of the UK’s leading fitness experts and was Founder of London’s original barre and ballet studio, Barreworks.


Vicki’s latest joint-venture, The Barre Collective is the World’s first exhaustive online resource for barre Instructors and barre afficionados alike.


Vicki is also the first female Harlequins Foundation Ambassador and winner of the 2019 ‘Best Female Entrepreneur’ Award at the Richmond Business Awards.


Vicki reached the final of series 4 of Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ and became one of the first ever female recruits to qualify for the programme.


In June 2021, Vicki will attempt a World Record-breaking row across the Pacific Ocean as part of all-female trio Girls Who Dare.

Vicki has carefully created and crafted an entirely unique barre fitness programme over the past 10 years and has a dedicated following in South-West London. Along with her highly-trained team, she trains a vast array of clientele from ‘everyday’ individuals to elite-level athletes and everything in-between. She believes that every sport and every individual keen to improve their performance or movement patterns can learn a tremendous amount from the discipline of ballet and barre.


Since her participation in SAS: Who Dares Wins, Vicki has become an advocate for women’s resilience, grit and determination, inspiring others to exploit their genetic potential (physical and mental). She believes in training for general physical preparedness, and that achievement doesn’t have to be constrained by talent – we all have it in us to succeed if we are driven to do so.


“Resilience, grit, determination are all traits that can be learned, developed and applied to aspects of our daily lives – whether you’re running a business, a home, a family or taking on an extreme challenge. Think of it like a kind of ‘ordinary magic’ that anyone can learn.

Training our bodies and minds to be at our best, when we are at our worst and unlocking our true genetic potential is when we really discover who we are and what we are capable of.”


Vicki’s inspiring personal story and journey to success in business and physical adventure have made her a sought after personality on the speaking circuit.

Download Vicki’s Speaker One sheet here.

Vicki is co-Founder of The Business of Fitness, alongside business guru and author Erica Wolfe-Murray.

Built upon their vast experience of running fitness businesses and coaching others through the process, this one-day course is designed to help fitness professionals develop unique, thiriving businesses of any shape, size or discipline.

Participants explore their business idea USPs and with Vicki and Erica’s expert guidance (through a tried and tested process), discover how to build a business that showcases their best assets setting them apart from the competition.

Fitness is a fast-moving market. Setting yourself up for success means going beyond the basics and understanding how to innovate using your own personal DNA, a thorough knowledge of the marketplace and the confidence to carry it out whatever your budget.

Vicki spoke at her first Ted X at the Rose Theatre Kingston on 11th January 2020.

Her story of facing her fears and reclaiming her power under the title ‘cutting through the noise’ had the audience gripped. Vicki explains that even your biggests fears can be overcome by simply making a choice. Choosing to put one foot in front of the other and turning perceived barriers into doors that open to a better life. Vicki has overcome a fear of heights and water and dealt with personal obstacles to develop physical and mental resilience that seems to know no bounds. Vicki speaks with a strength and a vulnerability that both inspires and surprises.


Vicki’s Ted X talk is available online here.

In June 2020, Vicki will undertake her greatest challenge yet.

She and 2 other ordinary women, ‘Girls Who Dare’ will set off to row 4,000km from California across the Pacific Ocean to Honolulu, Hawaii.

They will row for 3 hours on, 3 hours off from start to finish and at times be closer to satellites in space than land.

The team are united by their passion for sport and individual challenges that have shaped them into women who jump at the chance to push their boundaries, physically and mentally. 

They want to inspire others to dream big, dare to set challenges and push their way out of their comfort zone. They want to encourage others to reap the life long benefits to body and mind that sport can bring.

To achieve their World Record goal and inspire as many girls and women as possible, they need your help. If you would like to find out more about this incredible adventure, support the team either through sponsorship or awareness, click here.

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