15-Minute Barre Workout: Cardio Barre At Home

Cardio Barre at home with this 15-Minute Barre Workout! Six traditional barre exercises with a cardio kick to tone, tighten, and raise your heart rate!

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I love putting my personal spin on traditional barre workouts. I’m a fan of mixing up my workout routine with a variety of formats, right now my workout schedule looks like this:

  • Monday: If I’m not teaching a GHUTV live workout, I do a treadmill sprint + strength workout {squats + pull ups} at the gym
  • Tuesday: I teach a 45-minute strength + HIIT class
  • Wednesday: Depends on what I did Monday but often a barre or cardio barre workout at home or a 3 mile run + stretch
  • Thursday: I teach a 45-minute pyramid power class, followed by a 45-minute strength + HIIT class
  • Friday: I take a heated yoga flow class or do a barre workout at home
  • Saturday: Typically a total body HIIT workout or workout + coffee date with a friend
  • Sunday: Rest + stretch

As you can see I’m doing fewer barre workouts in this season of life. I’m focusing more on strength training; preparing my body to be as strong as possible as I’m praying I’ll be pregnant again soon.

That said, when I was pregnant and postpartum I was doing 3-5 barre workouts a week. I love the lower impact challenge barre workouts offer for pregnancy and postpartum. 

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I even have TWO categories dedicated to barre workouts on my site: Barre Workouts and Barre Cardio Workouts!

Some of my personal favorite barre workouts on the blog include:

These barre-less, barre workouts were created to bring the boutique barre studio experience to your home. You can do these workouts with just your bodyweight, or add an optional set of light-to-medium dumbbells for additional sculpting {I suggest 2-8 lbs}.

What is barre?

Barre is inspired by traditional ballet moves; but also pulls from yoga and pilates exercises as well. The workouts are designed to be challenging, yet accessible to all fitness levels. Barre is known for its ability to tone muscle, strengthen the core, and increase flexibility, while remaining relatively low-impact and safe for joints {Fitness Magazine}.

Traditional barre workouts are done in a studio with a ballet barre for stability and focus on small, deliberate muscle movements. When I create barre workouts for the blog, I adapt them to bring this boutique studio experience to your home without a barre. I also add my own personal style of mixing in large, compound movements to raise your heart rate while building strength.

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The Workout: 15-Minute Barre Workout

Using a light-to-medium set of dumbbells {I suggest 2-8 lbs}, perform each exercise for 30 seconds on the right side of the body, then repeat all 6 exercises on the left side of the body. Repeat x 4 sets {2 sets per side} for a 12-minute workout, or x 6 sets {3 sets per side} for an 18-minute workout.

See the workout video at the top of this post for a demonstration of each barre exercise. 

  1. Narrow Squat + Curl + Front Leg Lift
  2. Balance Wide Back Row + Rear Leg Lift
  3. Lunge + Front Raise + Front Kick
  4. First Position Squat + Single Arm Overhead Tricep
  5. Weighted Plié + Toe Stand Jumps
  6. Push Up + Balance Side Plank

Narrow Squat + Curl + Front Leg Lift

To modify: decrease range of motion on the leg lift.

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Balance Wide Back Row + Rear Leg Lift

To modify: decrease range of motion on the rear leg lift or omit rear leg lift. 

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Lunge + Front Raise + Front Kick

To modify: decrease range of motion on the leg lift.

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First Position Squat + Single Arm Overhead Tricep

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Weighted Plié + Toe Stand Jumps

To modify: omit the jump and alternate sliding each leg in towards the opposite heel. 

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Push Up + Balance Side Plank

To modify: perform push up on knees and rotate to side plank, omitting the outside leg lift. Option to drop to the inside knee in side plank. 

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If you like this workout you’d also LOVE my full-length, 30-Minute Barre + HIIT Fusion Workout Video! Get exclusive access to this 30-minute barre workout video when you subscribe to my email list, click here!

And you can find more Barre Workouts Here + more Cardio Barre Workouts here!

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