I want to share some easy barre workout moves that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned barre enthusiast, these exercises are perfect for toning your muscles and improving your overall fitness. So grab a chair and let’s get started!

At Home Barre Workout

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favorite gal and fitness pal, Diane. She’s a barre boss who owns Barreworks Studios in Redondo Beach and she teaches our Blissful Barre classes in our online studio. I love taking Diane’s barre class because she’s always so calm but her workouts are so hard. She’s definitely a fitspiration for me. If you’ve done a barre workout in studio before, doing it at home isn’t too different. We use a chair with a back instead of a ballet barre which is accessible to more people. If you don’t have a pilates ball, you can use a small pillow or bunch up a throw blanket. So let’s go through some of the barre moves that you’ll find in our video below. charlene instagram

First Position: Heels Together, Toes Apart

Begin by standing with your heels together and toes apart, just like in first position ballet. Place one hand on the back of the chair for support and the other hand on your hip. Now, bend your knees and lower your body down, then lift back up. Repeat this movement, focusing on pressing your heels into the ground and squeezing your glutes as you come down. For an added challenge, raise one arm up while performing the exercise. Hold the low position and continue to pulse up and down. Feel the burn in your legs and glutes as you work those muscles!

Plié and Tuck

Next, bring your heels together so that they touch and start to tuck your pelvis under. This movement engages your core and works your lower abs. If you find it challenging to balance with your arm raised, you can bring your hand to your waist. Continue to tuck and squeeze, feeling the burn in your abs and glutes. Remember to keep your chest lifted and your shoulders back throughout our barre workout. You’re doing great!

Tuck and Squeeze

Now, let’s take it up a notch! Keep tucking your pelvis and squeeze your glutes as you lift your hips up and down. Focus on engaging your glute muscles and maintaining proper form. Remember to breathe and squeeze your glutes every time you lift. You’re halfway there, keep going!

Wide Second Position with Ball

Grab a ball and stand in a wide second position, with your feet turned out and your toes pointing towards the second and third toes. Begin pulsing up and down, working your legs and glutes. Imagine squeezing the ball between your legs to activate your inner thigh muscles even more. Keep your elbows high and your chest open as you pulse.

Center Tuck and Squeeze

Now, let’s focus on your core and glutes. Tuck your pelvis under and squeeze your glutes as you take it down, down, and up. Repeat this movement, feeling the burn in your abs and glutes.

Balance and Finish Strong

Put the ball aside and stand with your feet together. Lift one heel up and pulse down, engaging your calf muscles. Switch to the other heel and continue pulsing. Finally, pulse with both heels up. Feel the burn in your calves and keep your core engaged. Hold the position for a few seconds, then release. Shake it out and congratulate yourself on completing the barre workout!

Try A Barre Workout At Home Today

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to seeing results, so try to incorporate these exercises into your fitness routine regularly. Barre workouts are a wonderful way to strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your flexibility, and increase your overall fitness level. So keep up the great work and stay motivated! If you enjoyed this workout, be sure to check out more dance workouts on our channel or become a member of our virtual dance studio.

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Every Blissful Barre workout starts with a blissful intention from Diane. This class is a total body workout that mixes the elements of ballet, pilates and yoga. Gain strength, flexibility and stabilize your core. Join us for a 15 minute barre workout at home. Master the art of barre tucking with Diane! This move helps get rid of the natural arch on your back and improves your posture. You will really feel the burn in your core and upper thighs. Unlock your FREE Blissful Barre Dance Workout video today. free dance workout