Love Your Body Barre Workout

Is it just me or does it seem like no one is really impartial to Valentine’s Day. People either seem to love it or hate it. Whether I’m single or in a relationship, I love any excuse to buy/receive flowers and eat chocolate. So count me in as a lover, not a hater!

Ever since this blogging thang, I like to use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to celebrate loving myself, and to help you do the same! Last year, the Love Your Body Challenge was a huge hit. Thank you to everyone who participated last year. The feedback I got from this seven-day body confidence challenge is still fresh in my mind. You guys make it so easy for me to find gratitude! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Pre- Valentine’s Day Week, I want to remind you how one of the best ways to show your body love is to make it sweat. Building muscle, increasing bone density, boostingย your metabolism and insulin resistance, improving mood, and reducing stress are all the miraculous ways exercise can help you fall in love with yourself. I’ve found that my muscular strength is correlated with my mental strength. Pushing myself through a hard workout, picking up a heavier set of dumbbells, running faster or further, or doing an extra set of lunges reminds me how much I’m truly capable of when I push my doubts and fears aside and just do the da*n thing.

I love barre because it concentrates on some of my favorite things – form, body awareness, posture, core strength, booty building, and balance. It’s also low impact so anyone can do it. And oh yes ma’am, this Total Body Barre Workout will make you burn, shake, sculpt, and sizzle! Hot dayumn! Grab a set of two or three pound dumbbells, a mini band, a ball, and a barre (or side of a table, chair, desk, something a little lower than waist height) and complete as many reps as possible of each exercise inย 60 seconds. Don’t forget to cool down with a stretch at the end.

Love Your Body Barre Workout

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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. […] I knew I could use a little guidance. The support was perfect for strength training, Yoga, and barre, but not good enough for running or […]

  2. Exercise really is crucial to feeling your best. I love barre workouts as well, they are challenging but so effective! I’m a Valentine’s Day lover, my husband and I always enjoy celebrating! Thank you so much for sharing this encouraging post with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!

    1. Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day and enjoy this workout when you try it, April! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love the pictures you took to teach how to do the exercises. It looks like a good workout!

  4. I’ve never done barre workouts but love pilates. I have to sweat every day so I can keep eating the cooking I make for my blog (and for the family)!! Love your site!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha they’re pretty similar so you’ll probably love barre!! And thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Don’t you’ve any post for man workout?
    If yes, please keep posting. And it would be better if you post about weight loss tips. Thanks in advance.

  6. Boom! Love a bit of body barre!!! Also yes, be your own valentine โ™ฅ!! #twinklytuesdsy *findsnewfaveblogontwitterimmediately

  7. Hmmm I haven’t tried barre workouts, but this could work for me. I don’t have a mini-band, though. Can I substitute or do without it?

    1. Yes absolutely! The mini band is optional. It will just make the exercise activate your glutes and hips more

  8. Saving this for later, I needed some new inspiration for workouts!

  9. Love this! That standing oblique crunch looks crazy effective. I haven’t tried the workout YET, but it looks like a scorcher! Pinning for later. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks it is!! You’re gonna love it :). Come back to tell me how it went!

  10. I am going to try this out. I may not get the positions as perfectly. But, will try anyway.

    1. There’s only one way to get better right?! Practice makes progress ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I know what I”m doing for my workout today!

  12. great workout routine! I still dance ballet but might incorporate a few of these moves into my barre warm up. xo Natalie

    1. I’m so jealous you’re still doing ballet! I miss dance.

  13. Emily, I love this!! <3 I have been SERIOUSLY looking for some fun workouts lately, and barre has been at the front of my mind. I love your step-by-step photos and descriptions; that definitely makes things way easier. Also, I totally agree that your muscle strength and mental strength are correlated. I am so going to be back here tomorrow so I can try out some of these moves! <3

    1. Yay!!! This makes me smile :). Let me know how it goes after you try it out

  14. Love your work outs girl!! Definitely going to try!!

    1. Wow thank you Dionna! Means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Clamshell crunches are my favorite! Lately, to change things up, I’ve been planking for three minutes at least 5 days a week. Strengthening my core is my addiction! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Three minutes with no rest?! That’s awesome and so impressive Jolene!!!

  16. Can’t wait to try this workout!

    1. Let me know how it feels Anna!

  17. I took screen shots of almost of this post so I can try it out later!!! Love workouts like these!

    1. That’s awesome Lisa!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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