Lotte Berk
Training run by Esther Fairfax, Lotte Berk’s daughter.
Esther Fairfax
The Lotte Berk Technique is not just a work out, it is a work of art
Esther Fairfax, demonstrating the Lotte Berk Technique, 2010

It's not JUST barre, it's LOTTE BERK!

The Ultimate Design in Body Exercise

The ultimate design in body exercise transforming your body shape, The Lotte Berk Technique is programmed to work all your muscles. Lotte Berk, the originator and founder of her techniques, trained as a modern ballet dancer. Many of her exercises have been inspired by dance. She uses floor work and bar work. Her exercises are specially designed for non dancers to enjoy and achieve.

These remarkable exercises are for women who are serious about their fitness and their figures, who want results. Lotte believed that the class emphasis should be on fun, having a laugh. Exercise she says can be so boring and she certainly succeeded with her sharp wit and humour.

How to Live and Die by Esther FairfaxMy new book is now available

How to Live and Die

Now 86 years old, Esther Fairfax looks back with compassion and wisdom at her chaotic upbringing and strained relationship with her mother, the famous exercise creator, Lotte Berk.

As she gains an understanding of herself, Esther finds a renewed purpose in training the next generation of teachers of her mother’s technique.

Honest, thoughtful and humorous, this book offers her insights into love, happiness, peace and well being.’

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The first ever authentic Lotte Berk Technique online subscription service.

Esther is collaborating with the LONDON method on producing the original exercises online, new exercises every month.

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My memoir My Improper Mother and Me is now available for the first time on Kindle. Buy it here.

Recent press article from the Jewish Chronicle

Press coverage from my trip to New York

Esther Fairfax is now welcoming new trainees in the Lotte Berk Technique

My dream is that Lotte Berk will get back to being as popular as she was in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The Lotte Berk Technique is so exquisite and so good, it'd be tragic if the world lost it.

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People who have been trained by Esther Fairfax: Sophie Ritchie in London,
Tina Graf in Zurich,
Kelly Wackerman & Pamela Kennedy owners, The London Method in California,
Lisa Mozo in NewYork,
Andrea Lucas and Crissy Trayner,
Monica Huaza in Boston,

Train with Esther and make the Lotte Berk technique your career! Find out how your classes could change lives.

Above: Lotte's daughter Esther Fairfax demonstrating the technique at the age of 78!

Lotte Berk Exercises - Esther FairfaxHot off the Press!

Lotte Berk Exercises

Esther's latest exercise book... a wonderful ebook with mini films to demonstrate the technique.

This ebook is made to be downloadable on the ipad. You will need the free iBooks app which is downloadable via your ipad.

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Esther's Memoir, My Improper Mother and Me, is featured in Prue Leith's list of best books as featured in The Week.

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How to live and die by Esther Fairfax


How to Live and Die

Esther Fairfax looks back in this honest, thoughtful and humourous new book

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My Improper Mother and Me

Now available on Kindle

My Improper Mother and Me

Esther Fairfax's memoir

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Lotte Berk DVD

Lotte Berk Authentic Recorded DVD

A fantastic rare chance to see the original, fabulous Lotte Berk.
£12.50 inc P&P

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A Lunchtime Relationship by Esther Fairfax

A Lunchtime Relationship

Experiencing and exploring a mature relationship
by Esther Fairfax

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Pointless by Esther Fairfax


For children. Naughty cats who explore their world.
by Esther Fairfax

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