Fitness Anywhere: Barre Part 1

Fitness Anywhere: Barre Part 1

One of the best ways to continue to build strength over vacation is with barre exercises. If you can find a chair, bed or tree - you can do it anywhere. Best of all - it requires no shoes and minimal clothing...making your luggage that much lighter. 

This workout consists of 8 exercises in 4 combinations. You can see notes on form and videos of exercises here. The full workout is here.

The two options are for reps or time. If you don't have timer available for rest intervals, use your best guess; usually 8 - 10 breaths will be good indicator. The bonus bits are isometric (static) holds for extra burn!

 

WORKOUT 

Combo 1
Quad Pulse: 15 sec each side or x10 reps each side
Front-facing Chair: 15 sec or x10 reps
Bonus: hold chair for 15 sec & hold quad pulse for 15 sec each side 

 

Combo 2
Left side: 
Single-leg Relevé Rise: 30 sec or x15 reps
Push-up + Hamstring Curl: 30 sec or x15 reps
Right side:  
Single-leg Relevé Rise: 30 sec or x15 reps
Push-up + Hamstring Curl: 30 sec or x15 reps
Bonus: hold push-up hovering above surface/barre for 20 sec

 

Combo 3
Kika Pulse: 15 sec or x10 reps 
Janela: 15 sec or x10 reps 
Rest 15 sec 
Bonus: hold hips low in kika for 15 sec 

  

Combo 4
Left side: 
Hip Bumps: 30 sec or x14 reps 
Curtsy lunge: 30 sec or x15 reps 
Right side: 
Hip Bumps: 30 sec or x14 reps
Curtsy lunge: 30 sec or x15 reps 
Rest 15 sec
Bonus: hold low curtsy lunge for 20 sec 

 

EXERCISE PHOTOS

COMBO #1 = Front-facing Chair + Quad Pulse
Targeting glutes, quads & calves 

 
COMBO #2 = Single-leg Relevé Rise + Iso Hamstring Curl & Supported Push-ups
Targeting hamstrings, calves, glutes, shoulders & chest

 

COMBO #3 = Kika Pulse + Janela
Targeting inner thighs, glutes & calves 

 

COMBO #4 = Hip Bumps + Curtsey Lunges
Targeting inner thighs, glutes & calves 

 

 

 



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