45-Minute Cardio Barre Workout (optional light weights + resistance band)

You know that shaky leg feeling you get from taking a cardio barre class?! Get that same barre burn at home with this guided, 45-Minute Workout: Cardio Barre Class AT HOME! This intense barre workout targets the legs, arms and abs, using optional light weights and a resistance band or no equipment!

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You’ve been asking for longer, 45-minute workout videos. So I’ve decided to give this Instagram live, cardio barre workout a permanent home on the blog!

I shot this Instagram live workout on whim and now it’s one of my FAVORITE barre cardio workouts.

It’s quickly gained popularity on YouTube as one of the most ‘intense’ barre classes online. With comments like: 

“Holy smokes! I have to admit I’m a strength training kind of gal so I haven’t done many barre workouts, I assumed they’d be too easy. Wow was I wrong. This was killer, in a good way! Thanks for the awesome workout!” 

cardio barre lunges

What is Cardio Barre Workout?

An upbeat, high energy barre class that combines traditional, lightweight barre exercises with non-stop, fat burning, metabolic movements. 

Think tiny, pulsing lunges to tone and strengthen the muscles in the legs, thighs and glutes.

Paired with larger, multi-muscle, resistance exercises like reverse lunges with a front shoulder raise (pictured above) or lunge jumps. This lengthens the muscles in the legs and arms while also raising your heart rate to burn calories.

The end result — an effective sculpting and cardio workout you can do at home.

Note, the follow along workout video above provides high impact and low impact options to best suit your fitness level.

How Many Calories Does a 45-Minute Barre Class Burn?

The calories burned in this 45-minute online barre class will vary from person to person.

That said, cardio barre is a highly effective workout and you can expect to burn between 300-500 calories in this 45-minute workout.

45-Minute Cardio Barre Workout

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Barre Fitness Instructor Lindsey, will guide you through this full body barre workout you can do at home.

Modifications are offered for all fitness levels. Make this barre workout more joint, knee and hip friendly with the low impact exercises offered.

This is one of my signature barre formats. So you can expect a high energy, athletic barre workout rather than a traditional ballet barre workout.

45 Minute Online Cardio Barre Class

Workout Equipment:

  • Optional set of light weights (2-5 lbs) 
  • Optional mini loop resistance band
  • Optional chair or countertop for balance support

I’m using 3 and 5 lb dumbbells in this workout but you can sub soup cans or filled water bottles as dumbbells. Or complete this barre workout with your bodyweight.

Find more DIY home substitutions for exercise equipment in this post, like using a rolled up sports bra as a mini loop resistance band.

Cardio Barre Workout Outline:

Guided Warm Up

  1. Forearm Plank Series + Side Plank with Light Weights
  2. Lunges + Shoulders
  3. Cardio Lunge Series
  4. Chair + Triceps
  5. Curtsey Lunges + Cardio
  6. Mini Band Leg Series (Glutes + Hamstrings)
  7. Warrior 2 Sculpt + Back
  8. Plíe Squats
  9. Mini Band Cardio
  10. Push Ups
  11. Barre Abs + Core

NOTE: I filmed this workout live and the last few minutes of the workout got cut off. You can find the barre abs and core series I did here here: 10-Minute Barre Core Workout.

The cool down and stretching was also cut off so you can reference this Mobility Stretching Routine.

cardio barre with light weights

More Barre Workout Videos:

30-Minute Power Barre Workout (my most popular barre workout on Youtube)

20-Minute Online Barre Class (a quick barre workout that’s prenatal and pregnancy-friendly since I filmed it around 20 weeks pregnant)

15-Minute Low Impact Cardio Barre (no equipment and no jumping; another prenatal barre workout filmed in my third trimester)

30-Minute Barre Blend Workout (another light weight and resistance band burner)

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45 Minute Barre Workout At Home

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2 comments
  1. I’ve never been one to comment on videos or subscribe to anything (even though I enjoy my fair share of workouts on Youtube). I tend to be a fitness/workout snob, and never thought anyone’s workouts would compare to Jillian Micheal’s. I’ve been doing your workouts for a few months now, and I love every one of them. They are challenging and effective, and I love the variety. I’m so happy I found you. I love everything you are and promote. PS – more cardio barre workouts would be great. They kick my butt!

    • Brittany! You’re so kind, you just made my day! I’m so happy you found my workout videos and are putting them to good use! Home workouts that are challenging + effective — that’s the goal! Keep coming back for more! -Lindsey