Barre BLAST HIIT Combo workout {video}

Hi! Happy almost-Friday! Livi and I are on our way to Tucson for the weekend. The Pilot had some work travel, and the timing ended up being perfect for us to make a little AZ trip: it’s my brother Kyle’s last weekend in Tucson before moving to Massachusetts. He was offered an amazing job opportunity -Chef de Cuisine at the age of 24, no big deal- and I’m excited to hang out with him and see them fam before the big move. I’m really proud of my little bro. 

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(with my Uncle E; we have two amazing cheffers in the family!)

Sine we’re traveling today, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a new video workout: another Barre/HIIT combo! For now, I’m calling it Barre Blast -it needs a catchy name!- I’ll send a goodie package along to someone who helps me think of something. 😉

 

Some tips and disclaimers for this 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.

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-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.

To get in a full workout, combine this video with last week’s Barre/HIIT combo and this barre strength workout.

Hope you enjoy!!

xoxo

G

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75 Comments

  1. emma @ be mom strong on November 6, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for the barre ideas. Always looking to spice things up!

    Men that cook? Love it!

  2. April on November 6, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Love these workouts, thanks so much for posting them!

    As far as a name, it may be a little cheesy but I like “grin and barre-hiit”

    • Paula on November 6, 2014 at 5:52 am

      I was thinking the same thing! I’m so glad I’m not alone in my love for terrible puns.

      • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

        love them too 😉

    • Julie on November 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Love it!

  3. Linda @ TheFitty on November 6, 2014 at 4:34 am

    What do you mean by low inpact but high intensity? I always thought they were the same thing, impact and intensity?

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      you can intensity (increase heart rate) without impact (jumping).

  4. Jen on November 6, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Hiit the barre 🙂

    (It’s early, that’s the best I can come up with haha)

    • Tiffany on November 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Hahah! Whoops, you beat me to it! 😉

  5. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on November 6, 2014 at 4:43 am

    So cool about your brother, congrats to him! Yay for young people pursuing what they love =).

    • Mila on November 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      perfectly said!

      congrats to your bro!

  6. Sara on November 6, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Hiit and barre it. Kind of like grin and bare it.

    Congrats to your brother, boston is an awesome city, it just gets to cold for me.

  7. Brynn on November 6, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Wow, congrats to your brother!! Have a great weekend!

  8. Jillian on November 6, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Congrats to your little bro!! I live in Massachusetts would love to know what restaurant he’ll be the Chef at if your allowed to say!

    • Sarah G on November 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Second this! Would love to know where he’ll be working so I can check it out 🙂

      • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        he’s helping to plan and develop the menu -the restaurant is brand new- and when i can spread the word, i definitely will!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      i can’t post the full details yet, but i certainly will!!

      • April on November 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        Count me in as wanting to know the restaurant when you are able to:) Another Bostonian here (transplanted from So Cal)…the best of luck to him and Meg!

  9. Britt@MyOwnBalance on November 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Good luck to your bro! I grew up in Mass and it is a great place to live (except for the cold winters!). Love the video!

  10. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on November 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Congrats to your bro!! That’s so awesome!

  11. Emma @ Life's A Runner on November 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Hooray and congrats to Kyle! So exciting. 🙂

    I am also super excited by this workout! When I strength / cross train, I usually like to keep it low-impact to balance running, but those types of workouts are so often low intensity and don’t make me feel like I am truly working. I’m quite sure this one will be different!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      let me know if you give it a whirl!

  12. Heather @ Housewife Glamour on November 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Aw, congrats to your brother! Enjoy the weekend with fam <3 I like HIIT the barre that someone posted above 🙂

  13. Jenn on November 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Bar Biitch …. :o) I’m LOVING these, btw!!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      hahah so good!!! happy you’re enjoying them!

  14. Michele @ paleorunningmomma on November 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Congrats to your brother, what an awesome opportunity/achievement! I like the idea of HIIT as it gets colder and I’ll need some indoor home workout options.

  15. RachelG on November 6, 2014 at 6:18 am

    What about calling it the “BIIT” workout? 😉

    Congratulations to Kyle on what sounds like a wonderful opportunity! I hope he has his warm clothes ready because it’s starting to get a little chilly in New England (but still absolutely gorgeous with the foliage). 🙂 Let me know if you’re ever visiting and want to come down to CT…New Haven Pizza=you won’t want to eat anything else. lol.

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      i will definitely let you know when i’m up there for a visit!! xoxo

      • RachelG on November 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        🙂

  16. kam on November 6, 2014 at 6:26 am

    congrats to your bro!! what restaurant in MA will he be a chef at? I live a little north of Boston and would love to check it out. Also does this mean when you visit him you’ll guest-teach a class in the Boston area?! 😉

    • RachelG on November 6, 2014 at 6:57 am

      yes, please! 🙂

    • Kerry on November 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

      I third this! I would LOVE to experience one of your classes! And some of your brother’s food!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      i would love to do that! i can’t post the full details yet, but he’ll be running an entirely new restaurant focusing on local and sustainable foods 🙂

  17. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 6, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Girl I think you’re onto something with this Barrre Blast idea! Just sayin….
    Have fun in Tucson and congrats to your brother!

  18. melissa on November 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

    love the thanksgiving plan! thanks – passing it along to others (:

    HITT the Barre is the first thing that came to mind.

  19. Ali @ Peaches and Football on November 6, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I was thinking “HIIT the Barre Workout” as well… 🙂

    Or add “extraordinaire” on the end – ha ha

    Have a great time visiting family in Tuscan! You’ll have a wonderful time I’m sure!

    Stevia Giveaway: http://peachesandfootball.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/three-cheers-for-cocoa-a-giveaway/

  20. Carrie (This Fit Chick) on November 6, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I LOVE HIIT the Barre! you got some clever commenters!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      i love that one, too! so many awesome suggestions!

  21. Abby on November 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I’ve got it! Call it a “Barre Necessities” workout. It’s all the strength and quick cardio you need to get your heart pumping and muscles burning for an efficient workout!

  22. Sara on November 6, 2014 at 7:55 am

    What a great video…I hope I can squeeze it in tonight after work 🙂 I loved the last one you posted!

    HIIT Barre – taaay

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      let me know what you think!

  23. Chelsea @ TableForOne on November 6, 2014 at 8:15 am

    How exciting for your brother! I hope you have a great trip. And thanks for the new Barre ideas. Looks like a good one!

  24. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Congrats to your brother!! What an incredible opportunity!

  25. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Yay for family time. Enjoy your trip! 🙂

  26. Kay on November 6, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Love the Barre video. That purple top is super cute.

    Have fun with your family, gotta love having a brother who cooks. 🙂

  27. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on November 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Take it to the Barre! Love the guys cooking. 🙂

  28. Courtney on November 6, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Thanks for the workout.

    “Butt-buster”

  29. Tracy on November 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Wow! Congrats to your bro! Very impressive…I know you must be so proud. And what a fun place to have an excuse to visit!

    Thanks for the barre/HIIT video! I vote for barre and HIIT it!

  30. lu on November 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Have him check out chocolate springs in lenox mass, my sister is a chef there and it is life changing chocolate.
    Love the baare I’ve always wanted to try a baare workout.

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      i will definitely tell him!!

      • lu on November 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Oh goodness I just noticed my spelling errors, I swear I’m normally much better about such things. Bah humbug.

  31. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on November 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Congrats to your brother! Such an amazing opportunity at a young age, and a new spot for you guys to vacation 🙂 Have a safe trip!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      yes, i can’t wait to go visit! 🙂

  32. Sylvia on November 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Last week I did your barre blast and loved it, but have been sore since Friday on my left outer thigh (IT band?) just the left side. If this normal DOMS do you think, or does it mean I had poor form?

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      are you still sore today? i would definitely take it easy with your legs until it’s not bothering you anymore. doms shouldn’t last this long; it could be from a variety of things (weak quad muscles, incorrect form, etc). hope it feels better soon!

  33. Masala Girl on November 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    how bout, “hit the bar, HIIT the barre!”? a bit festive? haha

  34. Angela @ HonestlyAngela on November 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats to your brother – you must be super proud of him! Thanks for the workout video!

  35. Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli on November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for the video – I LOVE barre and HIIT combinations!

  36. Lizzie @ The Magic Tree on November 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love all your at home workouts! I always save them on Pinterest for when motivation to go to the gym wanes.

  37. jodie on November 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Congrats to your brother. How about Barre-Blaze.

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      ohhhh i like the sound of that!!

  38. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on November 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    From someone who is insanely obsessed with everything culinary related…that is a huge deal for your brother, congrats to him!! What is his cooking style? And I’m so happy you posted the video! I haven’t joined a gym since moving and I’m loving at home workouts like this!

  39. Alycia on November 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Congrats to your brother! That is such an awesome opportunity!

    How about Barre-ly Able to Walk?! 🙂

  40. Kristina on November 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    i think your brother is so cute!!! i wish i lived in MA so you could set me up! =)

  41. Yaara Leve on November 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats to your brother! That’s so cool! Love the barre/hiit! And thank you so much for low-impact! Looks great! Have fun this weekend with the fam
    XOXO

  42. Tiffany on November 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Have fun!!!

    ooh, I’m thinking ‘HIIT the Barre’!

  43. Kaylin on November 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Where in Mass for you local Massachusetts readers :)? That’s so exciting and would love to try some recipes first hand rather than drool over them! Best wishes to him!

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Lenox!! 🙂 thank you so much! i will spread the word about the exact place when i can!
      xo

  44. ryan on November 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    barre starzz thanksgiving special

  45. Mona on November 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Such a coincidence! I am traveling to see my family for the weekend, too, while my other half visits some friends from college 🙂 Since I don’t have access to a gym where my parents live this video will be great for the trip! Thanks so much! Love your videos, especially the barre ones!

  46. Missy on November 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    How about, “Your thighs will be barre-king”?

    Alright, alright just having a little fun! 😉

  47. Jessie on November 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I did all three barre videos you suggested in this post last night, and WOW my legs were SHAKING by the end. Jamaican Beach vacation in 10 weeks, must be ready! Looks like you and Liv are going to have an AWESOME weekend with family 🙂

  48. Erin on November 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    What if you called it HIIT the barre?

  49. Nour @ GreenShushi on November 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    How about Ballet Fire? My legs are on fiiiire! Loved this.

  50. Kim M. on June 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I did this video with another one of your HIIT barre combo videos. I love this combination. It’s perfect. I hope to see more like them. Thanks!

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