“Barre so hard” leg workout

Hi friends! How’s the day going? I feel like the week has flown by, but am definitely excited for the weekend ahead. 

Some latest adventures include a CORE40 class, which left me shaking like a leaf:


a coffee date at Better Buzz with a friend:



(a decaf almond milk latte. Adore the cute stickers on the lid.)

and detox cookies. I learned a valuable lesson today. Detox + cookies are two things that should never be related. I should have made amazeballs or brownie batter bites instead.

They look pretty, and taste like death. 

Detox cookies  1 of 1

Today, I have a new barre blast workout to share with you! It emphasizes lower body muscular endurance (lots of reps!) with an inner thigh and glute emphasis. There are cardio blasts in between the segments to increase your heart rate and torch wicked calories. I highly recommend completing the video twice through (once on the left side, again on the right side), which will only take 17 minutes out of your day! Skip this one if you have any knee, hip or joint considerations, as they may be aggravated from the small pulsing movements. As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes.

Barre so hard workout

Here’s the video!


(top is from lululemon and crops are Nike)

Please let me know if you give it a try!

This would work well with this barre strength video and this barre ab burner.

Hope you enjoy. <3 Barre thirty for this girl over here, too!



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  1. Tamara @ A Side Of Dessert on January 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Yeah I tried a detox cookie that my friend made the other day and was not impressed! I like my cookies full of chocolate 😉 Thanks for sharing the video! I did one of your other Barre videos a few nights ago and boy did it burn!

  2. Linda @ the Fitty on January 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I sure want to try that core40 class–there isn’t a lot of ab workouts that can make me shake like a leaf and I’m up for the challenge.

  3. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Did you wear socks during CORE40? I felt like my sweaty feet were sliding around. 🙂

  4. Anita on January 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This barre workout looks perfect for a little hotel room exercise later on tonight. 😉

    Thanks Gina!

    Always, Anita

  5. Jessie on January 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks! Love your barre workouts!!

  6. Cara's Healthy Cravings on January 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Those machines looks a little scary/ fun!
    Hopefully the yummy latte made up for the less than impressive cookies.
    Happy almost weekend 🙂

  7. Gretchen @ Mama's Fuel on January 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    just completed the barre workout! Ouch! In a good way ;). I was dragging my feet on getting a workout in today, and you saved me! Thank you!

  8. Jannifer on January 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I just have to say the sticker on your latte makes me think of the movie Super Troopers. 😉

  9. Liv @ Healthy Liv on January 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    When I bake cookies, there has to be chocolate involved and unless chocolate’s part of a detox plan… 😉
    Brownie batter bites sound delicious, though. Off to find that recipe!

  10. Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz on January 29, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for this Barre Burner! This looks like a great workout to replace one of my light leg days with every once in a while! I like to do one heavy and one body weight-or light! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks Gina!

  11. Janelle on January 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    And you know every time I do barre now I’m gonna sing “Barre So Hard” 🙂

  12. Carly Jade on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I’ve never done Barre work before, but have always wanted to give it a try! Definitely going to give this video a go over the weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  13. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on January 30, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Can’t wait to try this!

  14. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on January 30, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for the great Barre video! Look forward to checking it out. I went to my first Barre class recently and really enjoyed it. Always nice to have an at home option too!

  15. Ashley on January 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I LOVE your barre workouts! It’s so awesome to have an at-home version! Thanks so much!!! <3

    • Fitnessista on January 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      so happy to hear you enjoy them!!

  16. Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes on January 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I love your workout videos! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try this out later today.

    • Fitnessista on January 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      let me know what you think!! 🙂

  17. priya on January 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    haha what were the detox cookies made of?

    • Fitnessista on January 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      sadness. and death.

  18. Liz S. on January 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    LOVE the Barre video!

  19. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on January 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Haha love your comments about the detox cookies! Cookies need butter and sugar. And probably chocolate. Otherwise..what’s the point?!

    I’ve never done a barre workout. Might need to try this!

  20. Hayley on January 31, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Brilliant little workout….I just snuck off to do it and it was so short and sharp no one has noticed me missing yet!

  21. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on February 1, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the workout! Short sweet and to the point!

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