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HIIT the Barre™ {New Year Reset Challenge}

  • January 19, 2016
  • By Brittany
HIIT the Barre™ {New Year Reset Challenge}

This HIIT the Barre workout combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with traditional barre moves for an amped up barre workout. Expect to blast calories while toning up your whole body.

As promised!  This is workout 1 this week due to last week’s sickness.  I love this one because while I often find that some barre workouts can provide good cardio benefits, I would definitely never classify a barre class as a “cardio” class.  This HIIT the Barre workout is definitely cardio.  It combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with traditional barre moves.  So although most barre workouts are low-impact, this one actually adds a bit of impact to rev the heart rate up and get in that cardio.  It is tough!

Just like before you can, print out the all-in-one workout and take it with you to the gym, check out the gifs for a sneak peek on how to do the movements or watch the mini-workout video for guided instruction.  Please note that this workout is recommended for those in good health with a strong level of fitness.  It is not intended for beginners, those dealing with injuries or just getting back into fitness.  And always check with your physician!

HIIT the Barre- New Year Reset Challenge Combine HIIT + Barre

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Need some more inspiration?  Check out a quick tutorial on how to do the moves!

Plie Releve

Start with heels together and toes 2 inches apart.  Bend knees keeping heels on the floor and push off heels rolling through the feet to rise up onto your toes.  Repeat

Narrow V Pulse

Start with heels together and lifted off the mat, toes apart.  Bend knees and slide body several inches down to chest is in line with barre or chair.  Lower down an inch and then up an inch never straightening the legs.
1st Position Saute Jump

Start with feet in first position (heels together and toes two inches apart).  Plie and then push off the legs jumping into the air.  Only lightly press down on your barre or chair.
2nd Plie

Start with feet wide apart and toes pointing out.  Lower down into a second position plie with thighs parallel to the mat.  Lower down an inch and up an inch never straightening the legs.
Heel Jogs

Start in second position plie.  Peel one heel off the mat staying low in the plie and then switch sides.  Continue to alternate sides staying low in the legs.
Heel Lift Plies

Lift both heels off the mat.  Stay low in plie and pulse legs down an inch and then up an inch with heels staying lifted.
2nd Position Jumps

Drop heels onto mat.  Bend into a second position plie then push off the legs jumping into the air and pointing the toes.
Elephant Walks

Start standing at the top of the mat.  Roll down one vertebrae at a time scooping the abdominals. When the hands touch the floor begin to walk the feet back keeping the legs as straight as possible until both feet are back in a downward dog.  Shift forward into plank and hold.  Then push back into a downward dog and walk back in keeping legs mostly straight. Roll up to start.
Sliding Plank

Start at the top of the mat with feet together.  Bend knees then lower hands down to the mat.  Keeping feet on the mat (wearing socks or using a towel or paper plate under feet if necessary), slide the feet back to a plank.  Slide the feet back in and return to start.

Start at the top of the mat with the feet together jump down and bring hands to the mat.  Jump back to plank.  Jump back in to a crouching position and then jump up into the air.

And finally, the video version so you can get your workout on.  This version also includes the cardio warmup for a little extra something!


And if you want the full-length class, check out the full-length 35 minute class!

Readers, what’s your favorite plyometric move?  Are your workouts mostly high-impact or low-impact?

By Brittany, January 19, 2016
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  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 19, 2016

    Love your moving picture tutorials – so neat! I love the combo of HIIT + barre. I like to get my heart rate up and really sweat during workouts, and adding some cardio into barre workouts really ups the intensity!

  • Holly
    January 23, 2016

    This is so awesome with the moves so expertly captured and animated. I want to do this! I like low impact workouts as part of my routine with one or two high (or higher) impacts each week. Also, good brisk activity–like walking, kayaking, polishing the car or, of course, snow shoveling–an all time brisk time!

  • Diana @ TestoZilla
    February 7, 2016

    My God ! You did such a great job sharing all this! Thank you Brittany for inspiration you bring to others!
    Wish you all the best!

  • Laurie
    April 1, 2016

    I like to mix up my workouts, so I keep progressing. This looks like a great workout to try, thanks for sharing!

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