One doesn't have to go very far to find a barre class. This popular group fitness format takes on a variety of different names, all of which represent one common thing: muscle burn from moves traditionally seen in ballet classes. At our gym, we call it "Barre Fit" and we incorporate exercises NOT traditionally seen in barre-style classes.
We don't have an actual barre in our studios, so creativity is a must. I teach a 60-minute class once a week, and I narrowed it down to 30 minutes this past weekend for a special event. (Lucy Activewear came to my gym for a trunk show!)
Pin this for when you need a 30-minute, no-equipment, at-home barre workout:
I am an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, but I don't know your specific needs. Please speak with your physician before trying anything new. And always listen to your body. Your safety and good health is incredibly important.
There, I said it.
So here's the actual workout:
Run through it twice to create a 30-minute barre workout. Repetitions are noted. Adjust as needed based on your individual needs. I'm sure the wide squats are self-explanatory, but here's a closer look at some of the other not-so-obvious exercises:
Lunge with Step In
Hip Press: In and Out
Hip Press: Kicks
Leg Extension Crunches
Around the World Leg Circles
You can find a description of this exercise HERE. It's one of my favorites!
Note that I also like to call them "rotating leg lifts."
I built the workout with flow in mind, so try to move smoothly from one exercise to the next. Be sure to warm up and cool down appropriately, and drink water as you go.
Need musical inspiration? Here's a 30-minute playlist that works:
1) Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
2) Wild Things - Alessia Cara
3) This Is What You Came For - Rihanna
4) Change - Churchill
5) You Know You Like It - DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge
6) Lean On - Major Lazer
7) I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) - Mike Posner
8) Four Walls - Broods
Like my outfit?
I bought it from Lucy Activewear.
Let It Be Bra Tank in Fig
Pants: Revolution Run Tight in Multi Triangulate
Questions about the workout? Lemme know: tara (at) adailydoseoffit (dot) com!
Question: If you can only have 30 minutes to exercise, what's your workout of choice? Why?