Barre exercises to help you lose weight and workout more often. These no-equipment barre exercises can be done at home, the gym, or the studio. Train like a ballet dancer and get that ballet barre body with these beginner barre exercises.
Barre Exercises to Lose Weight
High Knees and Heel Kicks
Stand away from the barre with your arms held out to the side at shoulder level (For added intensity, hold a small weight in each hand). Begin by running in place with high knees (bring each knee as high and close to your chest as you can) for 1 minute. Then switch to heel kicks- run in place and kick your backside with your heels with each step. Alternate between the two in sets of 1 minute each, for 6 minutes total.
Jump – Left Lunge – Jump – Center Squat – Jump – Right Lunge – Jump -Center Squat.
Do these plié jump squats & lunges 20 times. Each time you land in a center squat counts as “one”.
Begin by balancing on your sit-bones and making a “V” with your legs and torso. Slightly bend your knees so that your calves & shins are parallel with the floor. Contract your abs, bringing your torso and knees inwards towards the middle, then exhale and extend them outwards. One contraction and extension is “one”.
Do one hundred.
Get into a strong elbow plank position. For the next 30 seconds, move between elbow plank and full plank by pushing yourself up and lowering yourself down on your arms. Do 4 sets of these 30-second Planksanity sets.