Barre HIIT Workout (you can do anywhere)

All you need for this barre HIIT workout is a wall. 😉

barre hiit workout

Hey hey friends. How’s the morning going? Did you watch The Bachelor last night? I’m the worst ever and Googled for spoilers a couple of weeks ago, and I was still pacing around the living room with my glass of Syrah and my jaw on the floor. Let’s chat about it in the comments! (SPOILERS will prob be in there – if you haven’t watched yet, just don’t click over to the comments.)

Barre HIIT Workout 

For today, let’s talk about barre! It’s one of my all-time favorite workouts because I love how versatile it is. It’s always so hard no matter what. I’ve been doing barre since before Liv was born (so prob 7 years now?) and it never feels easier. It always lights my quads on fire in the best way possible.

Here’s a little workout I put together that you can do anywhere! It’s a combo of traditional barre exercises and HIIT for an awesome burn and sweat. Please let me know if you give it a try. 

Here’s what the workout looks like!

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Form cues and tips:

Curtsy lunge with knee raise – Start with one leg forward, and toes angled out 45 degrees. Step your other foot totally back behind the front, so that your foot is behind the opposite shoulder. Sink low into a curtsy lunge, them as you exhale, lift the back leg, bending the knee as you lift it in front of you in a knee raise, toe pointed down. Make sure that you take a nice big step back and to the side for your curtsy lunge.

Triceps push-up with leg up – Knees or toes, with hips in line with your spine and core tight. Lift one leg off the floor, keeping the hips parallel. Keep your elbows close to your body as you lower down, and avoid letting them go above your torso. Exhale to rise. 

oblique crunch

Oblique crunch leg extension – Kneel with one leg extended. Exhale to bend your knee up to meet your elbow. Straighten back out to repeat. 

Barre burpees – Sit into your low pile squat and bring both hands to the floor, firmly planting your entire hand. Walk or hop back to a plank position (push-up here optional), walk or hop your feet back to a plie squat, and jump vertically, raising your arms overhead.

mountain climbers

Mountain climbers – Get in plank position with your wrists under your shoulders. Bring one knee towards the elbow on the same side. Move back to plank and switch to the opposite side. For more of a challenge, move as quickly as possible.

Plie squat to lunge combo – For this squat variation, you’ll take a SUPER wide stance and turn your toes out. As you sink down, keep your chest lifted and endeavor to get your thighs parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees extend towards your toes but not past them. Stay low and rotate to one side until you’re in a lunge position. Return to the plie squat and complete all reps on one side before switching to the opposite side.

Lunge leg lift – For your lunge setup, make sure your feet are hip distance apart, and think about sinking down instead of forward as you lunge. Watch the front knee to make sure it doesn’t extend past your toes. When you lift up to come to standing and lift the back leg up behind you, then set it down and repeat.

Walkng pushups – Start on your knees or toes, with hands wide and knuckles pressing into the floor. Keep your hips down as you perform your pushup, exhaling on the way up. Walk your hands and feet to the side and perform another pushup. Walk to the same side again, perform a pushup, then walk back the other direction and repeat.

Barre friends: what’s your favorite studio? What should we watch now that The Bachelor is over? Or even better: any awesome books you’re reading right now? I’m looking for something new to check out when I finish “Crushing It!”



Wearing: Fabletics top, Willow Bloom pants

Photos: Lindsay Colson

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  1. Ali G on March 6, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I love so many of your workouts and this looks like a other one I’ll love! I can’t wait to add this into my workouts.

    • Ali G on March 7, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      I tried it today and it was as amazing as I had hoped! Killed me in the best way. I only had time for one round but I’m definitely coming back to this one.

  2. Janelle on March 6, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I am reading A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle, the perfect read (so far) before bed. I’m also making my way through Ready Player One – not so good before bed because it gets me worked up! 🙂

  3. Katie on March 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I am reading A Man Called Ove! It is so good so far, but is much more touching than I expected! Have the tissues ready.

  4. Jen on March 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I just found your blog and I am so stoked!! I’m really hoping to dedicate myself to getting into shape within the next few months and at home workouts are what make me feel the best 🙂

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I don’t watch the bachelor, but I’m so curious what happened because they were talking about it on the radio.

  6. Jessie on March 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I love your barre workouts! Thank you:)

  7. Anne on March 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I think Arie is a shady a hole. Yes a broken engagement is better than a broken marriage but to throw someone away like that, trouncing on their feelings on public tv and then privately making up with the other girl so we couldn’t see him possibly get rejected was extremely self serving. Becca for bachelorette!!!

  8. mary on March 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I don’t watch The Bach but you got me curious so I googled what happened. I watched one season of it only, 9 years ago, and it was the exact same thing. The bachelor proposed then backed out and re-chose the runner up gal. They’ve been married 8 years now, at least.

  9. Susan on March 7, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Love the workout. Definitely going to add it to my regimen. I love what barre does for my body. I’m a 56 year old dance educator and I feel like I’m finally getting my ballet body back.

  10. Emily on March 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Becca has been my fave pretty much from day one! I would not have reacted as well to the situation as her. I was literally yelling at Arie through the tv “She told you to leave! Why are you lingering?”

    • Stephanie S. on March 8, 2018 at 8:05 am

      I was doing the exact same thing – I kept yelling out “Leave! Get out of there! ” She told him to leave at least 10 times, and then when she sat down to talk with him again, he didn’t even have anything to say! I’m convinced he was just waiting for her to say “oh it’s okay, I understand, you’re a good guy.” Ugh! I’m a big fan of Becca, too – she deserves way better than that! I still don’t understand why he thought the best way to break up with her was in such an elaborate way with the cameras rolling…

  11. Jennifer on March 8, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I don’t watch The Bachelor but I love how it has such a strong place in pop culture! To the extent that it reaches people who you wouldn’t think would watch the show! My super feminist-queer-communist friend who teaches feminist theory watches EVERY Bachelor and Bachelorette (and whatever spin offs there are) and uses it for her lesson plans. My favorite is the commercial for the podcast “Rose Buddies” where they say The Bachelor is garbage TV, but they are king raccoons on this dumpster heap. XD It cracks me up everytime. Just thought I would share this info since you always mention the show on the blog.

  12. Mayacook on March 9, 2018 at 3:50 am

    I might have lost a couple of quads…so that was a great one!

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