home_ballet_workoutThe Barre Work-out craze is still going strong for a good reason—the sculpting power of ballet-inspired exercises is undeniable. In this no-impact work-out, you’ll perform a high number of reps of each move to help lift, shape, and define the areas we envy the most on a dancer’s body—legs, butt, and abs.

How it works: Up to four days a week, do 1 set of each exercise back to back. Repeat the entire circuit 1 to 2 more times, depending on how much time and energy you have.

You will need: CHAIR

  • Begin in a full plank position with hands on the edge of a chair seat, arms lined up directly below shoulders, feet together. Brace abs tight and point left foot. Extend left leg behind hip, and avoid letting hips sag.
  • Bend left knee into chest, rounding spine, and scooping abs deep into spine. Bring nose to knee. Extend leg back behind hip and repeat. Repeat on the other side to complete the set.
  • 16 times on each side
  • Call FitWise Pilates 510-232-4885 for information on our Smart Barre classes!