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10 Best Barre Workouts At Home

Sculpt and tone with the 10 best barre workouts at home! From beginner barre to advanced cardio barre workouts, these 10 online barre classes build lean muscle and burn calories.

Tone your entire body with these 10 barre workouts at home!

If you’ve tried one of my barre workouts, you know — there’s no burn like a barre burn.

Barre workouts are some of my most popular workouts on YouTube. In fact, Self recently named this 30-Minute Barre Blend Workout among the top three best barre workouts on YouTube!

Whether you’re looking for a pregnancy-friendly, beginner barre workout or a more advanced cardio barre class, I’ve got you covered and have rounded up my TOP 10 Barre Workouts At Home!

Most of these free barre workouts require just your bodyweight and an optional set of light dumbbells, hand weights, or mini loop resistance band

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These barre workouts were created by instructor Lindsey Bomgren, Certified Personal Trainer, Barre Certified and PROnatal Fitness Certified for Prenatal Training and Postnatal Training.

Barre Workouts At Home FAQs

What Is A Barre Workout?

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.

What Are Common Barre Class Exercises?

If you’ve taken a Pure Barre, Barre Method, Barre3, Physique 57 or any barre studio classes you may have tried these basic barre exercises: first position squats or ballerina squats, second position or plié pulses, passé lunges, thigh dancing and arabesque pulses. You’ll find all of these barre exercises and more in these full body, toning barre workouts at home.

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.

5 Beginner Barre Workouts At Home

1. 10-Minute Barre Core (Mat Ab Workout)

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: No equipment needed for this bodyweight-only, mat ab workout.
  • Description: Five ab and core exercises done from the mat in an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) format.
  • Workout Focus: Abs and core!
  • Pregnancy Modifications: This barre core workout requires some advanced ab exercises that I wouldn’t recommend for pregnancy. I’d sub these 8 Pregnancy Core Exercises.

2. 15-Minute Low Impact Cardio Barre

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: No equipment, bodyweight only.
  • Description: This cardio barre workout is low impact but high intensity! You’ll get all the benefits of a heart-pumping cardio barre class without jumping or running.
  • Workout Focus: Full body barre workout with an extra emphasis on the legs, thighs and butt.

3. 15-Minute Barre Workout

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: Optional light to medium dumbbells, wrist weights or hand weights. I suggest 2-5 lbs.
  • Description: Six traditional barre exercises with high intensity cardio to tone, strengthen and raise your heart rate in a full body barre workout.
  • Workout Focus: Full body strength training to tone the legs, butt, thighs, arms, shoulders, and back.
  • Pregnancy Modifications: 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.

4. 20-Minute Pregnancy Barre Workout (3rd Trimester)

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • 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.
  • Description: A challenging and safe low impact barre workout that’s great for beginners and pregnancy-friendly.
  • Workout Focus: Full body strength and low impact cardio designed to boost energy levels and safely challenge you.

5. 25-Minute Prenatal Barre Workout

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: No equipment, bodyweight only.
  • Description: This workout will use just your bodyweight to build muscle, strengthen your core and pelvic floor, and safely get your heart rate up. Great for pregnancy or beginners!
  • Workout Focus: Full body strength.

5 Advanced Barre Workouts At Home

1. 20-Minute Cardio Barre Class At Home 

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: Optional light dumbbells.
  • Description: A full body, upbeat online barre class!
  • Workout Focus: Full body, toning barre workout.
  • Pregnancy Modifications: I did film this workout while pregnant, but it is advanced! Modify as needed or try this 20-Minute Pregnancy Barre Workout instead.

2. 30-Minute Power Barre Workout

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: Optional light dumbbells.
  • Description: This is a full body BURN. It’s a barre blend workout, combining traditional barre exercises like pulsing pliés with HIIT cardio bursts.
  • Workout Focus: Full body barre workout (and legs on fire).
  • Pregnancy Modifications: This one is pretty intense, with lots of core engagement and twisting. Sub our 25-Minute Prenatal Barre Workout for a pregnancy-friendly option.

3. 30-Minute Barre Blend Workout

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: Optional light dumbbells and mini loop resistance band.
  • Description: A high-energy, upbeat barre class with resistance bands. This is an intense fusion of barre, strength training and cardio.
  • Workout Focus: Total body barre workout.
  • Pregnancy Modifications: Slow it down, move at your pace and add an incline to all plank/core exercises by placing your hands on a chair or bench OR sub these 8 Pregnancy Core Exercises for the core work.

4. 30-Minute Barre Workout

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: None, just your bodyweight. We’ll use a chair (or counter top — whatever you have available) for a few of the moves.
  • Description: This full body cardio barre workout combines traditional barre exercises with high intensity cardio to tone, strengthen and raise your heart rate.
  • Workout Focus: Full body strength, core and cardio.
  • Pregnancy Modifications: Modify the initial plank sequence and make the cardio intervals low impact or sub our 25-Minute Prenatal Barre Workout.

5. 45-Minute Barre Cardio Kickboxing Class

  • Format: Full-length, follow along workout video.
  • Equipment: Optional light dumbbells.
  • Description: Strength, cardio, balance and core conditioning — this barre kickboxing workout truly does it all! It combines the benefits of barre, cardio kickboxing AND strength training in one 45-minute workout.
  • Workout Focus: Total body barre workout.
  • Pregnancy Modifications: This one is pretty intense, with lots of core engagement and twisting. Sub our 25-Minute Prenatal Barre Workout for a pregnancy-friendly option.

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