Barre workouts promise you a ballerina figure by working small supportive muscles throughout your body, with a style of exercise called isometrics. These workouts may not seem hard when you watch other people do them, but just wait until you're holding onto the barre, one leg up, trying to move past the burn. If you're ready to try, then here are five ways to work your arms, legs, thighs, and butt on the barre!
1. Barre Moves For Your Backside
Barre moves are great for targeting all aspects of your lower body. Incorporate any of these barre butt exercises into your workout routine in order to target your glutes (and help lift your backside).
2. 10-Minute Arms and Legs Workout
Sadie Lincoln, founder of Barre3, helps us get our limbs in shape with this 10-minute arms and legs workout. Click on the video above to get moving!
3. Barre Chair Workout
Tone your trouble zones to look good from all angles with this at-home barre workout with trainer Tracey Mallett — all you need is a chair! Press play and get ready to feel your booty burn as you tone your entire lower body and abs.
4. Barre Mat Workout
These two complementary barre moves will strengthen and sculpt your butt by working the different layers of your glutes, toning the muscles from multiple angles. Plus, these strengthening exercises are great cross-training for runners.
5. Inner-Thigh Exercise
A few minutes a day of this effective inner-thigh move — which you can do holding a chair or countertop — will help you sculpt strong inner thighs. You'll feel the burn when you try this Pure Barre exercise.