20-Minute Barre Class At Home Workout Video

I’m bringing an upbeat cardio barre class from the studio directly to your home with this 20-Minute Barre Class At Home Workout Video! Combining traditional barre exercises with cardio bursts for an effective barre workout

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If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that I love putting my own personal spin on barre workouts. Adding some larger, full range exercises and heart-raising cardio bursts. 

I’ve taught a variety of barre classes, from traditional barre to cardio barre and barre strength and HIIT training, in the studio for over five years.

I love the studio environment for the energizing group energy and accountability, but I know it’s not always possible to make it to a barre studios, like pure barre, bar method, or physique 57 class in-person. Especially for moms of littles.

That’s why I’m so excited to bring you the first full-length, barre fitness workout video on the blog!

I also want to say this: if you don’t normally do ‘barre workouts’ — give it a try. This 20-Minute Barre Class will challenge you in new ways. Those tiny pulsing movements are harder than they look, trust me. Mix it up and reap the sculpting and toning benefits of barre.

Pliè Squat

What is barre fitness?

Barre is a spin off traditional ballet inspired exercises, but also pulls from yoga and pilates as well. Traditionally, barre is performed in a boutique studio, with a literal ballet bar.

However, there’s no ballet bar needed for my at-home barre workouts. My barre workouts combine traditional aspects of barre — small, targeted movements to strengthen stabilizing muscles; with dynamic fitness exercises — large, total body exercises to increase intensity and heart rate. 

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What are the benefits of barre?

Barre 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}.

Barre workouts are also extremely pregnancy and postpartum friendly as barre is a great way to strength-train in a low impact way. Barre Fitness makes it possible to train at high intensity in a low impact way.

I typically do 1-2 barre workouts a week, but when I’m pregnant and postpartum this increases to 3-4 barre workouts a week. Barre fitness is one of the best, low-impact ways to stay active throughout pregnancy, like this second and third trimester barre workout.

Additionally, barre is a great way to re-build pelvic floor and core strength postpartum, like these barre-inspired exercises for postpartum core recovery.

I filmed this 20-Minute Barre Class at home workout video around 16 weeks pregnant. This barre workout is mostly pregnancy-friendly, but women in their second and third trimester of pregnancy or newly postpartum may need to modify the plank and core work at the beginning of the workout video. 

Barre Fitness Rear Leg Lift

The Workout: 20-Minute Barre Class At Home

Think pulsing pliés paired with squat jacks. I love combining the small, targeted movements barre is known for, with large, dynamic, total body exercises.

The smaller, pulsing movements tighten and tone hard-to-hit muscles groups like the triceps, inner thighs, and abs. While larger, full-body exercises increase intensity, as well as add fat burning benefits for weight loss.

Equipment: Light-to-Medium Set of Dumbbells. I suggest 2-8 lbs depending on your fitness level. I’m using 5 lb dumbbells in this 20-Minute Barre Class Workout Video. If you don’t have a set of light hand weights, you can do this entire workout with just your bodyweight.

Instructions: Follow along as I sweat with you through a total body, 20-Minute Barre Class At Home Workout! We’ll flow from core to legs, and add upper body strength training along with some short cardio bursts to intensify the workout. 

In just 20 minutes we’ll tone and tighten everything from abs and arms, to glutes and thighs.

Follow along with the full length, 20-Minute Barre Fitness Workout Video at the top of this post. I’ll coach you through each exercise and embrace that shaky leg feeling with you.

Barre Class At Home Workout

If you prefer a workout you can screenshot, with images depicting each exercise, rather than the full-length workout video, try these barre workouts:

If you like this full-length, 20-Minute Barre Class At Home Workout Video, you’ll also love my 30-Minute Cardio Barre Workout Video you get when you join my email list. Click here to subscribe and download your free cardio barre workout video!

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14 comments
  1. I will be adding this workout to my list. I am not sure I have the upper body strength to sustain doing the downward dog. But I keep try to do that longer periods of time each time that comes up. I have a question. What’s are those cute socks you wear? I don’t have a yoga mat and I wear socks but I am constantly sliding. And also I also tend to looses my breath. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Hi Cheryl! So glad you want to give this workout a try — it’s a great one! Start where you are and do what you can, and just take breaks as needed. To follow up on your questions — Yes, do what you can in downdog and take breaks as needed. You’ll keep building strength + stamina with each workout. The socks I’m wearing are from Pointe Studio (https://www.instagram.com/pointestudio/) but they are standard barre/pilates socks with grippers on them which can be nice to have. As for losing your breathe, that will happen and means you’re pushing yourself which is great. Just take breaks as needed, again you’ll keep building strength + stamina with each workout! -Lindsey

  2. LOVED!! Pregnant and looking for ways to exercise— 25 weeks and could still do it!! Used to be a dancer so loved this low impact, yet still challenging workout! Woo!

    • Hi Taylor! I’m so glad you loved this barre workout video! Congrats on your pregnancy and way to keep moving mama. I have more pregnancy-friendly workout videos hitting the blog soon, but in the meantime there are several pregnancy-friendly workouts on the blog! Thank you and keep up the good work mama! -Lindsey

  3. Thanks for the full length videos! I love being able to just flip it on in the morning and without having to think get a good 20 minute burner! I loved this workout-perfect low impact for pregnacy but also got the heart rate up and felt the burn everywhere. Thanks!

  4. THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD ONE FOR IN BETWEEN STRENGTH SESSIONS! AND I’M NOT USUALLY A BARRE FAN. THANKS LINDSEY AS ALWAYS!

    • Abby! So glad you enjoyed this workout! Thanks for giving it a try, I love encouraging ‘non-barre’ fans to give my barre workouts a try as they are so fun and a good way to mix things up! Way to go! -Lindsey

  5. Thank you so much for posting awesome workouts that can be done quickly at home! I am so glad I found your website!

    • Tessa! Thanks so much for giving this workout video a try, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m all about efficient home workouts; and there are plenty more on the blog. So glad you stumbled over here and I hope you’ll stick around for more workouts! -Lindsey

  6. Lindsey, you’ve done it again! Thank you for posting such awesome workouts! I really felt like I was in the studio with you, you are so encouraging and provide great optional modifications. This workout is one of my new favorites. Keep up the work, mama! Xo – Morgan

    • Morgan! I’m so glad you gave this workout video a try and loved it! The goal is that you feel like you’re in the studio with me, so I’m so glad it felt that way! Thanks again for giving it a try and I hope you do it again soon! -Lindsey

  7. Awesome new workout! I just found your website about 1 month ago and have been working out to 4 of your full length workouts to mix up my regular workouts at home. I appreciate that I can get a great workout in 15-30 minutes and add on another workout if I want to make it a longer workout! Your workouts are creative, fun, and challenging. You do a great job of explaining the moves and reminding everyone to keep good form. Thank you for your hard work and awesome attitude! You are an inspiration!

    • Natalie! I’m so glad you stumbled across my site and are enjoying the full-length workout videos! I’m all about a good, efficient sweat at home! Thanks so much for giving the workouts a try and I hope you continue to dive into more! Thanks so much for following along! -Lindsey