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How to Set Up A Home Barre Studio

  • May 11, 2020
  • By Brittany
How to Set Up A Home Barre Studio

If you are stuck at home and missing your old barre studio, I’ve got something to help you out! Today I’m going to show you how to set up a home barre studio so you can feel like you’re getting the same boutique experience at home.

You don’t need to spend thousands to get a great setup at home. All you need is a few well placed items and you’ll be ready to roll. If you can find a dedicated space to set up your home barre studio, that is the most ideal but if you need to share the space (for instance, the living room), I suggest grabbing a basket or box you can keep all your goodies in for easy access.

First and most importantly, you need some basic equipment. You definitely do not need a barre at home–a countertop or chair will do. If you do happen to want a barre, I suggest a portable barre that is light and can be easily moved or, if you have a very dedicated space, a wall-mounted barre that is sturdy.

You will also need to have a yoga mat that you can roll up and store and unroll when you need it. Even if you are working on carpet, I recommend having a yoga mat available to make mat work more comfortable and avoid unwanted carpet fibers on your clothes.

The additional equipment you choose to add is up to you but some basic I recommend are:

  • Light weights. I like to have a variety of weights and look for something like this weight set with stand to keep everything organized. This is an essential for upper body toning.
  • A resistance band. This isn’t a total necessity but I like to have a loop resistance band on hand because it really gives me that extra push and it is so versatile. You can use it for leg work, ab work, booty work, cardio and upper body.
  • A pilates or playground ball. This is a classic barre toy and I love having one on hand. They aren’t expensive but the options are endless once you have them.

An absolute essential for your home barre studio is a table or bench or something to place your laptop or hookup your tv so you can easily see and hear your online classes. Nothing wreaks an experience more than not being able to clearly see and hear your class. So experiment with the view and sound to find exactly what works for you.

Once you have your basic equipment ready to go, the next step to truly feel like you are getting that boutique experience is to make the space feel pleasing and give yourself that extra little attention you would normally receive at the studio.

I love little amenities like mints, hair elastics, fancy soaps and lotions, candles and fun lighting. A lot of this is simple to recreate at home. I recommend looking at your space and deciding how you want to set it up for maximum enjoyment.

You can place some flowers or plants in the area to give it a zen, calming feel. Or simply leave a few small dishes next to your computer or tv filled with little mints or extra elastics to have on hand. Or place a few scented candles around the room and light them for extra ambience during class.

If you have a dedicated space, you could hang some mirrors to check your form. Also consider adding some framed photos, preferably barre related!

Once you have your studio set up, you’ll be more inclined to want to workout everyday in your gorgeous space!

Readers, what is a special something that you love having in your workout space?

By Brittany, May 11, 2020
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