If you’ve done my barre workouts you know they’re a little more athletic and ‘upbeat’ than traditional barre classes. But if I’m going to sweat, I want to sweat.
One of my biggest pet peeves is taking a barre class and feeling like I need to go for a run afterwards to actually break a sweat.
And you guys must agree because this 30-Minute Barre Fitness Workout Video is one of my most popular home workout videos on Youtube.
This 30-minute barre blend workout combine traditional barre exercises like pulsing pliès, lunges and chair squats with higher intensity exercises. Similar to cardio barre classes.
I love to combine the strengthening and lengthening movements barre is known for with dynamic, full body exercises and cardio bursts for a workout that truly does it all!
That’s what I mean by ‘Barre Blend’! This workout takes the best of barre workouts, and combines it with heart-pumping HIIT cardio interval training in one 30-Minute Workout.
Barre is my go-to workout for ALL seasons of life.
I think a common misconception about barre is that it’s going to be easier than a strength training or HIIT workout. But I’m here to tell you — nothing fatigues my muscles to the point of shaking like barre workouts do.
Barre workouts tend to be a low-impact workout (or easily modified to be low impact). Which means barre workouts are great for:
Barre is also a great form of cross training for runners and higher impact athletes. Barre exercises tend to target the smaller, stabilizing muscles which is great for injury prevention.
You don’t need to be a professional dancer or ballerina to get the benefits of a ballet barre workout.
Home barre workouts can:
This barre blend workout is for anyone looking to take a barre class in the comfort of their own home — no dance experience or barre needed!
The goal of this 30-minute workout is to build strong, lean muscle in your legs, arms and core. This barre workout combines traditional barre exercises with resistance training and HIIT for an effective full body workout.
I’ll guide you through this barre-less workout as we move from tiny, pulsing pliès to squat jacks. You have the option to keep it low impact or add some high intensity jumps if your fitness level allows.
Variations for all fitness levels are provided in the workout video.
You can always sub soup cans or water bottles as dumbbells; or complete this workout with your bodyweight.
You can find more DIY home substitutions for exercise equipment in this post, like using a rolled up sports bra as a mini loop resistance band .
Let me be your certified personal trainer and barre instructor for the day. Follow along with the 30-Minute Barre Blend Workout Video at the top of this post.
I’ll be sweating with you through each barre exercise, providing form cues and motivation.
Alternatively, you can work off the sample workout and cardio barre exercises outlined below (watch the video at the top of this post if you need a demonstration of these exercises).
Most Popular Barre Workout: 20-Minute Barre Class At Home Workout Video
Most Challenging Barre Workout: 30-Minute Barre Fitness Workout
Best Barre Workout for Pregnancy and Postpartum: 15-Minute Low Impact Cardio Barre Workout
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