Barre Burner {video}

Hi friends! First of all, thank you so much for your comments on this morning’s post. I’ve been at work, but have loved reading them in between classes. As always, thank you for being amazing and for your support and feedback.

We have quite a few fun events in the next couple days. Tonight is our dance recital at work, Meg’s bachelorette get-together, tomorrow is rehearsal + rehearsal lunch and Saturday is the big wedding! I have post ready for the morning (and if I have time to edit another video will be in there), and will be back with some pics from part 1 of the wedding adventures. I’m really excited for my family during such a beautiful time, and am thankful we’re here and get to be a part of it.

Since I recently started teaching barre classes at work, I’ve received quite a few requests for more barre-inspired workouts. I want to start out by saying that while I’m fairly new at teaching barre, it’s a class I love to teach (and one of my all-time favorite workouts!)and I’m pretty stoked to share the effective and killer workout with others.

Barre workout

The other night, I filmed a short video to share, including a thigh-burning series and a grand finale ab burner. The entire workout is 8 minutes, but feel free to repeat it up to 3 times during the day, or use it as a supplement to your strength or cardio workout.


Just a heads up: barre classes are a fantastic way to change up your routine, as they’re low impact and emphasize muscular endurance through lots of reps and isometric holds which will quickly fatigue your muscles. However, due to the nature of the exercises (lots of flexion and extension of the knee joint as well as hip movements), I don’t recommend them if you’re recovering from injury or have hip/knee/joint considerations. Always check with a doc before making any fitness changes. If you’re pregnant and want to do this workout with me (with doc or midwife approval, of course), just skip the ad burner part at the end.

So here ya go! Hope you enjoy it.. and that you think of me later πŸ˜‰

Here’s a text version, too:

Barre burner




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  1. Where is your shirt from!?!? So cute!

  2. totally doing this tonight! thanks!!

  3. Just did the barre burner twice through, and holy burn! I will be feeling that tomorrow. I warmed up with the don juan song too…so fun!

  4. Laura B says:

    I’ve commented everywhere, but I seriously loved it! I did it once, but I think I’ll do it again if I have time. Speaking of home workouts, I’d love to see a resistance band workout. I know a few moves, but I’d like more!

  5. Great motivation! Thanks so much for sharing that workout!

  6. Deirdre says:

    Did this tonight in my hotel room. It was perfect, thanks for posting!

  7. Awesome workout! I really felt the curtsey lunge in my it bands–I’ll definitely incorporate into my daily routine to keep it strong. The added leg raise was definitely tough and I’ll need to work on making sure I’m engaging my oblique. Regardless–8 minute workouts are starting to be my new favorite.

  8. My legs and abs are on fiyah! Thanks, as always, for a killer workout, Gina! πŸ™‚

  9. Looks like a killer workout! Thanks for taking the time to put this together πŸ™‚

  10. I LOVE your iPhone case!

  11. I want to wish you and your family a fun and safe weekend! Your shirt is so cute.

  12. Are your Barre classes typically 30 minutes or 1 full hour? I am dying to try one, but having trouble finding a studio where I live. Boooo.
    Compared to other classes you teach/have attended, what do you think is the biggest and most effective difference participants get from barre classes?

  13. Loved it. More please.

  14. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! x

  15. Looks fabulous; I will try tonight! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend sharing this special time with your family!

  16. Awesome work out! Have so much fun with all the wedding activities!

  17. Georgia says:

    Have you ever done Pure Barre? If so, what do you think of it?

  18. yay! so glad you posted some barre workouts. i love love love barre!

  19. Where is your shirt from? It’s so cute! Saving this workout for this afternoon!!! Though I have to admit, i’m a little nervous!

  20. I love barre classes and used to go twice a week for a change up! I stopped going but kinda inspired to go back! Thanks for sharing this awesome workout! Love + Shine Courtstar

  21. That looks like a killer! Thanks for the video, I wouldn’t have had a clue for most of these otherwise!

  22. I’ve been waiting for this workout! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    Have a super fun weekend. Looking forward to wedding pics πŸ™‚

  23. This was such an awesome leg burner! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  24. It’s so fun that your work does dance recitals! I wish my work did that… but then again, I work in an office that writes software so it might be a little awkward. It just sounds so fun!

  25. Have a great wedding weekend! Can’t wait to see the recap! Best of luck to Meg & your lil bro. πŸ™‚

  26. I tried a barre class a couple weeks ago and loved it! My workouts usually involve HIIT/kettlebell classes, so the slower movements helped me SLOW down and CALM down and focus! Loved it… and am definitely going to try your workout. Thanks!

  27. Hi Gina! Just found you . . . your barre workout looks FABULOUS and tough, which is just what I need! I’ll try it tonight.

    I would LOVE for you to come teach here in Bodega Bay. I rarely leave because . . . WHY?! I realize it’s a drive but I’ll bet I could muster a group of interested students for your Zumba and/or barre workouts. My fitness has dropped tremendously since I gave up Jazzersize years ago and then Pilates. I talk to a lot of people on the beach and at the farmer’s market and could gather a list of interested people is this is something you would consider. The Community Center is small so I’d say a max of 12 would work well. We have regular yoga classes but that’s it. Would this be something you’d consider??

  28. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for years and just wanted to say that you look absolutely amazing these days! You definitely inspire me to keep up with my own weight lifting and I’m loving the results I’m seeing in my own body. I just wanted to pop in and say how awesome you are!

  29. The abs are feeling great after this! Thanks, Gina!

  30. Awesome sequence! I just started taking barre classes at Exhale, and I love them. I’m going to add this to my routine. More, please!

  31. I just took a break from studying for finals to do this in my living room! I didn’t have time to make it to the gym today, so thank you for posting this. Now I have more energy to keep studying, and I think I even combated my chocolate craving!

    I do a lot of your workouts and I love them all. The videos help with form cues and motivation.

  32. Thanks for posting this! I recently tried my first ‘barre’ workout and absolutely loved it! It made my thighs and butt burn like crazzzzzzy and felt like SUCH a good way to mix it up! I’ll try this out ASAP πŸ™‚

  33. loved the barre workout! more please πŸ™‚

  34. I’ve been wanting to try Barre, yay for this video…now I can try it!

  35. Thank you so much for these videos! I’ve been wanting to try Barre for a while, but I can’t afford the classes, so your at home videos are perfect. My legs are feeling it already. Thanks, Gina. I really appreciate the fact that you keep your videos free.

  36. loved it so so much! Love the shortness, means you don’t lose the will to live when it gets a bit tough! would love some more πŸ™‚

  37. FABulous Barre Burner workout. This was really nice for my heavier -than-desired legs and belly.
    Wow! Realy good. I found you through eat bird food blog.
    Thanks for all the energy. Mona

  38. i’ve been wanting to know what the barre classes are all about, and this was absolutely perfect! thank you so much for all you do for us πŸ™‚ i only wish i could have you here in atlanta as my fitness instructor!!

  39. Phew!
    I just did this for a quick after-work pick-me-up and it kicked my booty! Just the energizer I needed to avoid the 5pm slump. Thanks, Gina!

  40. Allie Anselmo says:

    I did this workout after a 25-minute booty burning treadmill workout, and I know I’ll be feeling this tomorrow! I’ve also done some of your sweaty monthly workouts and I love the feeling after doing them.

    Thanks for the awesome workout, I can’t wait to try more!

  41. Caylee Johanson says:

    LOVE THAT BARRE BURNER!!!!! amazing burn πŸ™‚

  42. Gosh, that workout has made me even more appreciative of the rest day yesterday!! Thanks for the sweatiest workout yet – I’m not looking forward to walking tomorrow!!

  43. I used my “Swiffer sweeper” for the barre workout! It worked great!

  44. Three cheers for more workout quickies, especially barre!

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