HIIT the Barre™
This HIIT the Barre workout combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with traditional barre moves for an amped up barre workout. Expect to blast calories while toning up your whole body.
I love this HIIT the Barre because while I often find that some barre workouts can provide good cardio benefits, I would definitely never classify a barre class as a “cardio” class. This HIIT the Barre workout is definitely cardio. It combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with traditional barre moves. So although most barre workouts are low-impact, this one actually adds a bit of impact to rev the heart rate up and get in that cardio. It is tough!
Just like before you can, print out the all-in-one workout and take it with you to the gym, check out the gifs for a sneak peek on how to do the movements or watch the mini-workout video for guided instruction. Please note that this workout is recommended for those in good health with a strong level of fitness. It is not intended for beginners, those dealing with injuries or just getting back into fitness. And always check with your physician!
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Need some more inspiration? Check out a quick tutorial on how to do the moves!
Start with heels together and toes 2 inches apart. Bend knees keeping heels on the floor and push off heels rolling through the feet to rise up onto your toes. Repeat
Start with heels together and lifted off the mat, toes apart. Bend knees and slide body several inches down to chest is in line with barre or chair. Lower down an inch and then up an inch never straightening the legs.
1st Position Saute Jump
Start standing at the top of the mat. Roll down one vertebrae at a time scooping the abdominals. When the hands touch the floor begin to walk the feet back keeping the legs as straight as possible until both feet are back in a downward dog. Shift forward into plank and hold. Then push back into a downward dog and walk back in keeping legs mostly straight. Roll up to start.
Start at the top of the mat with feet together. Bend knees then lower hands down to the mat. Keeping feet on the mat (wearing socks or using a towel or paper plate under feet if necessary), slide the feet back to a plank. Slide the feet back in and return to start.
Start at the top of the mat with the feet together jump down and bring hands to the mat. Jump back to plank. Jump back in to a crouching position and then jump up into the air.
And finally, the video version so you can get your workout on. This version also includes the cardio warmup for a little extra something!
And if you want the full-length class, check out the full-length 35 minute class!
Readers, what’s your favorite plyometric move? Are your workouts mostly high-impact or low-impact?