Barre/HIIT Combo {video}

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Today, I have an all-new video workout to share, and it’s something a little different: barre + HIIT!


Two of my favorite workouts had a lovechild, and it is this workout. If you enjoy it, I’d be happy to create some similar workouts in upcoming videos. I was inspired to create this one because while barre is one of my favorite workouts, it doesn’t include much cardio. By adding in some low-impact intervals, I was able to successfully raise my heart rate and get a good sweat going in between sets. This workout is short -12 minutes- and can be completed up to 3 times today. For even more bang for your buck, I suggest doing the workout above + this strength workout (just grab some light dumbbells) + this ab burner. Less than 30 minutes for a balanced total body workout.

Barre hiit combo

Some tips and disclaimers for this barre-HIIT workout:

-As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. Honor your body; modify and rest as needed!

-Those with hip/knee/joint considerations should be mindful of these exercises as they include deep flexion at the knee and hip joints. If you have significant knee, joint or hip considerations or past injuries, this may be one to skip. If you need to, modify the exercises, or potentially decrease the range of motion.

-The intervals in this workout are low impact, but high intensity. If you’d like to add impact movements (jumping), I give some guidelines for that, too.

-Please let me know if you give it a try! Hope you love it. 🙂



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  1. Two of your workouts had a love child! HAHAHHA! LOVE it!!! I have been seeing a lot about both of those, and I am tempted, but just get so scared with my running that I will tire myself out and not be able to train to the level I need to, or I will injure myself somehow. Now would be the time to try though as I am not racing for a little while…….hmmmm temptations! GREAT workout though!

  2. Going to do this immediately!! I love HIIT and Barre as well, great workouts. I can’t wait to try this one out.

  3. I am so excited to try this today!!! I LOVE your videos and burners. Much appreciated!!!

  4. I enjoy your videos. You hadn’t done one in a while so I was excited to see this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You know what’s really hard, is when you squat/plie, you keep your tailbone tucked under.

    Whoo, gets my legs and bum everytime!

  6. <3 your barre workouts!

  7. Doing this tonight! Thank you 🙂

  8. I love barre workouts, I usually try to get into a few a week, combining them with HIIT should be fun, will try this one tonight.

  9. Love the combo of this workout!! Will give it a try next time I travel!

  10. I love that you morphed the two! My personal issue with barre has always been that there is no cardio. Honestly I would do it more if it did.

    • Fitnessista says:

      i think it’s a nice change of pace that it doesn’t include cardio, but also wish i did sometimes while i’m doing it. it would help break it up a bit, too 🙂

  11. This was a great quick workout! My legs were burning during those lunges!

  12. fitlikewhit says:

    It burned so good. Thank you , Gina!

  13. I cannot wait to try this!

  14. I loved the new workout! I also did the strength and ab video 🙂

  15. Omg I need to try this!! Thank you for sharing!

  16. ooh killer combo!

  17. I love the idea of barre + HIIT. I’ve seen a few studios starting to get into this and I think it’s going to be big. Great video!

  18. I’m still so pumped about that Fair Trade Giveaway! Fingers crossed 🙂 and I’m going to my first-ever barre workout tonight! Wish me luck!

  19. I watched the video, and you’re so cute! Love this workout! 🙂

  20. This workout looks awesome! I do Dailey Method, and they have an “Interval” class that mixes in low-impact cardio moves. It’s sweaty and muscle-shaky and awesome!

  21. Thanks for doing a video to go along with this workout! It makes it so much easier when I can see the moves before I try to do them. 🙂

  22. I loved this!! I did combine it with the strength video (although not the abs, I’m still recovering from a c-section) and the combo was awesome, I felt the shaking for a few hours afterwards! That’s how you know it worked! 😉

  23. Great workout! Are you pregnant?

    • Fitnessista says:

      No, just like wearing baggy tanks
      (Heads up: it’s polite to ask someone if she’s pregnant if the baby is crowning before your very eyes)

      • Yaara Leve says:

        OMG! Gina you DO NOT LOOK PREGNANT! I’m sorry–but to Jeanie–never ever ever ask a woman if she’s pregnant! Ever! Just a rule of decency!
        I was actually thinking Gina looked super skinny lately.
        I’ve been asked on multiple occasions if I’m pregnant because I’m constantly bloated because I consume so many veggies and my belly pooches out and I’m also really short–4 ft. 11in.–so the bloat has no where to go but the belly! I’m also apple-shaped which doesn’t help.
        It really stings and it’s hard enough to have a positive body image!
        Just a heads up!

        • Fitnessista says:

          i’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt and think she was indicating that i had that awesome pregnancy glow instead of being nasty. 😉 thank you yaara, and yes, it’s hard enough to have a positive body image without women being so creepy/judge-y to each other.
          sending love to you <3

          • Ow ow ow! From someone who has been asked the same in the past and even had someone raise their eyebrows and say ‘are you sure?’ That stings. Gina, your restrained and delicate return was evidence of your manners! I applaud you! Xxxxx

  24. Great video! Really, really kicked my butt. Hope you make more videos 🙂

  25. Hi Gina, when you workout, is it just for 30 minutes? If you did this workout yourself on a regular day, would you extend it or just workout for 30 minutes?

    • Fitnessista says:

      it depends on what i’m doing. if i’m teaching, it may be an hour of activity, or if i’m taking orange theory. if i did a similar workout to my video, i’d probably extend it to be 20 minutes (with glute and core work mixed in) and top it off with 10 minutes of rowing or sprint intervals. 30 min total 🙂

      • That’s great. Is that “enough”? This is an idea I”m struggling with lately. How much exercise is “enough”? If the 30 minutes is intense is that enough or am I supposed to do an hour most days?

  26. Jessica Dumont says:

    Gina, LOVE! This was perfect. And apparently I’ve been doing lunges wrong for years.

  27. I tried it this morning. I have to admit that I’m not really a fan of barre but it’s nice to mix it up sometimes, and this was more interesting with the cardio part. If you make more barre + cardio videos, I’ll def give them a shot! Thanks for making this one!

  28. Just did this. Oh the burn!! I don’t know how you manage to do that without breaks!

  29. This workout looks challenging and awesome! Cant wait to try!

  30. Love this! Totally pinning for a day when I need to workout at home 🙂

  31. I just finished this workout. I’ve done many of your workouts in the past, but I loved this one! I hope more of these are to come. It’s a great workout without the super high intensity of solely HIIT.

  32. so. much. shaking D: / 😀

  33. Checking in for yesterday’s steady state – had the group classroom at work all to myself, so thre myself a personal turbokick class 🙂

  34. I tagged this workout on to an on demand BodyCombat sesh because we were in the mountains with no access to a gym this weekend, and OMG does my booty feel it today! I was like, “it is only 12 minutes, how hard can it be?” Famous last words, haha.

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