Barre is a hybrid workout that combines ballet, pilates, yoga and strength training. It has an emphasis on building core strength and long, lean muscles throughout the body. My barre classes are a little different than Pure Barre or Physique 57. I like a high energy, athletic barre workout.
What Are The Benefits Of Barre Workouts At Home?
Barre workouts have many benefits! These workouts increase total body strength by building small, stabilizing muscles in the shoulders, glutes and hips to prevent injury. Barre increases balance, flexibility, posture and range of motion. They’re a great full body, low impact workout that can be adapted to any fitness level. It’s also good to mix up your fitness routine to avoid fitness and weight loss plateaus.
What Muscle Groups Do Barre Workouts Target?
These bodyweight workouts with high repetitions are great for building muscle endurance. Barre workouts require constant core engagement and also target the pelvic floor so I recommend adding them to your pregnancy or postpartum workout plan. It’s also good to mix up your fitness routine to avoid fitness and weight loss plateaus.
Below you’ll find the most popular barre workouts sorted into two categories, beginner and advanced.
Under each workout video you’ll find a workout description and equipment needed so you can easily find the barre workouts that best fit your needs.
Equipment: Optional light to medium dumbbells (2-5 lbs) or wrist weights.
Pregnancy Friendly: I recommend adding a counter or chair to assist with balance work, especially as your pregnancy progresses. Take the last move (push up and side plank) from your knees or from an incline.
Equipment: No Equipment, Bodyweight Only. Option to add a set of light dumbbells (3-5 lbs) for an extra challenge. You also can add a stable surface (like a chair or countertop) for extra balance support.
Pregnancy Friendly: Yes! Challenging and safe low impact barre workout for beginners and pregnancy-friendly.
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Gigi! We love to hear it! Keep up the great work and keep coming back for more! Thank you! -Lindsey