Keep up the amazing work you’re doing with Winter Shape Up! For Workout #3, we have a full barre workout. This is going to challenge your muscles in an entirely different way with lots of high reps (focusing on muscular endurance), small pulses to challenge the strongest part of each movement, and static holds to fully fatigue your legs. I hope you love it! Watch Sara for some modifications during the workout if you need ideas. If you have any knee, hip or joint considerations, I would talk with a doctor before trying this workout and start with a very small range of motion. If it hurts, don’t do it!

Please let me know what you think, and be sure to comment on the post for each week for your chance to enter the giveaways.

Check out the intro post for the full Winter Shape Up schedule.

Happy shaking!




  1. Char @ Run Happy on February 2, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Yup, I can already feel my legs totally shaking just watching this video. And I cannot wait!!

  2. Cate on February 2, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Owwww. Who knew such tiny movements could be so hard. Thanks for sharing your skilz!

  3. Kim on February 2, 2015 at 10:15 am

    That was my first experience with barre…loved it! Happy to be expanding my fitness horizons! So fun.

  4. Kaitlin on February 2, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Just finished the barre workout! Going to go for a run later this afternoon!

  5. Eileen on February 2, 2015 at 11:33 am

    First time trying a barre workout and found it very tough! Hoping it gets easier each week 😉

  6. Katie O on February 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Doing this tonight…:)

  7. Katie on February 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Loved it! Definitely a keeper.

  8. Crystal on February 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    This one is going in the books! Sneaky sneaky barre workouts! Loved it!

  9. Jackie on February 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Ouch! It burns so good:)

  10. Wendy Heath on February 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Holy isometrics, batman. It’s a good thing I don’t have little ones yet, because “holy isometrics” was not what I was yelling trying to keep it going… 😉

  11. Jen on February 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Short and sweet…and tough! Thanks!

  12. Holly B on February 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    After sitting in the chair to watch The Bachelor, I began reading week 2 schedule- unable for a real excuse to skip today- I turned on the video. I LOVE IT ! My first time ever with Barre and definitely not the last. THANK YOU for making the plan – and so easy to follow, I can’t make an excuse. I will be sore tomorrow! 🙂

  13. Melissa on February 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Holy that was TOUGH. I’m a pool of sweat…and the 30 min flew by! Thats a sign of a good workout!!

  14. Hayley on February 3, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Ow! Those holds at the ends…killer! One question Gina, when doing the plies at the start, in order to keep a line through my spine, my knees were sticking out way over my toes. Is that right? I know that’s not what you are supposed to aim for with regular squats and didn’t want to do any damage. Thank you!

  15. Rebecca on February 4, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Great workout! You make it go fast! Thanks Gina!

  16. Jennifer on February 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Oh it burns so bad but is ohhhhh so good!! Thanks Gina. When it’s a video it is much more motivating for me to get it done.

  17. Olivia on February 6, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Great workout. Would you post it to your YouTube channel? (It’s not there and can’t be shared, and I like to access your workouts on my TV through the YouTube app)

  18. michelle a. on February 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Love this workout!

  19. Claire on February 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Just did this one…definitely always been more into high intensity stuff cause I have felt in the past like that’s what works best for me. But I’ve been experimenting a lot more lately with things like Pilates and yoga and whatnot (still doing my cardio and heavy weights and everything) but I love the addition of things like this into my program! Never done Barre before so this was an awesome hit over the head for me that, even though it may look easy, doesn’t mean it is. My quads, though! Lol

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      yes, it’s sneaky like that! haha

  20. Nicole Gardner on February 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Did Workout 6 on the treadmill after work followed by Workout 3 at home!

  21. Holly Berry on February 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Another workout 3 in the books!

  22. Masala Girl on February 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

    oh my gosh my hips! haha. questin though: for the “down for 2, up for 2”, (in plie and legs together), do we come all the way up to straight legs? i wasnt but then i noticed it looked like you were

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      you still want a tiny bend in your knee at the top

  23. TB on February 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Really enjoyed this workout! The cues were really helpful in keeping me motivated to the finish of each exercise. I’m feeling the burn!

  24. Nicole on February 25, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This was awesome!!! Can you maybe do a 30 min video that targets more upper body/lower as well? I just bought small dumbbells and I’ve used other online resources but I love your teaching style!

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