Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by BOSU via my partnership with Fit Approach. All opinions are, of course, my own.
I've taught a number of different classes over the years, but one of my favorites is proving to be my Barre Fit class. I took ballet classes when I was little, and have dabbled in some form of dance (cheerleading, electives in college, dance parties, you know...) my whole life. Basically, I like to dance even if I'm dancing alone while I clean my floors. So my Barre Fit class is fun. It challenges every aspect of the body in a gentle, yet intense sort of way. And since balance is a huge element of it—and the theme for this week's BOSU challenge with Sweat Pink— I thought I'd share with you a Barre and BOSU workout.
Oh, and it's also #wildworkoutwednesday.
Let's get to it.
Here's the workout:
Speaking of the exercises, let's go through a few of them.
Warrior 2 lunges are a fun way to incorporate yoga (and some graceful movement) into your workout. Step out into your lunge...
Walking Pushup (Alternating Pushups)
Squat to Balance (Squat to Knee Lift)
And finally, single-arm planks with a row.
Rotating Leg Lifts are super fun. First, lift your leg toward the front, then rotate it toward the side...
ActivMotion Bar. If you don't have a bar, you can stick with a hand weight...you just might need to move your BOSU close to a chair or wall to help with balance on the rotating leg lifts.
When you're done, move on to your leg circles. Start with one foot up in the air:
Single-leg dead lifts will take you right into single-leg squat pulses. Rack the bar, then sink into your squat. Focus on one leg at a time, using the other one for balance, like so:
Let me know.
Some other barre posts you might be interested in:
1) 60-Minute #Barre Workout
2) 5 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays
3) Single-Leg Glute and Quad Burner
Question: Have you taken a barre class? What do you like/dislike about them?