• Tara Simone

5 Things You Must Know Before Your First Barre Class

Updated: Dec 7, 2019

Barre classes have been popping up all over the past few years and are the newest trend in fitness, but what is it and what do you need to know before your first barre class? I am sharing below 5 things you must know before your first barre class as well as a free home barre workout to try!

Can we be honest? Barre intimidated me for years. Everyone doing it looks so graceful and toned! Not to mention the classes are expensive and I don't want to pay $20/hour to look like a baby antelope learning to walk in front of 15 strangers. So when I received this free Barre workout online I knew I had to share it!

After the first 5 minutes, I was sweating and it was still the warm up! By the first set, I may have been cursing out the virtual trainer (Thank goodness I wasn't in a huge class and only my dog at home heard me dropping f-bombs in the the living room!) It felt like a combination of the ballet classes I did as a kid mixed with pilates and a little strip tease.

(you'll see what I mean when you get to the first position pulses!)

But before you hop into this free workout or a barre class, here's 5 things you need to know:

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1. Anyone can do barre!

This combination of ballet, pilates, and cardio is perfect for any fitness level and easily modified. Any move whether its pulses or jumps can be made easier by dropping the weights, shortening the range of motion, or taking breaks between r