Sharing 5 online barre classes you must try and are a fun component to add to your fitness routine.
Hi friends! How are you? I hope your morning is going well and that you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was the perfect summer weekend packed with fun and friend time, and this week, the kids are at a day camp and I’m officially back to work after lots of vacation time. It’s hard to believe that I went so many years without taking a single day off from blogging or content creation. You do what you gotta do, but it’s no wonder I was so burned out. I’ve definitely gotten used to giving myself a day off here and there, and it’s made a difference in my happiness and productivity.
For today, I wanted to talk about a workout format that has stood the test of time. It’s something that I’ve loved for many years and always come back to it as a staple in my routine:
I LOVE barre workouts because they give me a little reminder of my dance days of yore, they’re incredibly challenging, yet easier on the joints. There’s minimal impact and I feel like no matter what, I always get a good workout. There are so many great online barre options, so I wanted to share five of my top fives if you’re looking to get in some barre classes at home this summer!
5 online barre classes you must try
Pure Barre classes are designed to target specific muscle groups using small, isometric movements. By isolating and working these muscles to the point of fatigue, you can achieve a long, lean physique while improving your flexibility, posture, and overall body alignment.
One of the things I love most about Pure Barre is its inclusivity. Whether you’re a seasoned fitness enthusiast or a beginner, Pure Barre offers modifications and variations to meet you where you are on your fitness journey. The supportive and encouraging environment makes it a welcoming space for all fitness levels and ages.
Why I like Pure Barre:
I feel like these classes are more music-driven, and they feel like the most *classic* barre exercises to me. It includes a mix of pulses, isometric holds, and full-range movements, in addition to core burners, juicy stretches, and challenging series. With a variety of class formats, including Classic, Empower, and Reform, you can mix it up and keep your workouts fresh and exciting.
Pricing: Starts at $9.99/month (billed annually; $29.99 billed monthly) and you also get access to different formats, including Club Pilates and Yoga Six.
Barre3 is all about finding balance in every aspect of your life. With a focus on functional movements, the workouts aim to improve strength, flexibility, and stability, while also nurturing your mental well-being. It’s not just about the physical aspect; it’s about connecting with your body and embracing a mindful approach to fitness.
One of the things that sets Barre3 apart is its emphasis on individuality and meeting you where you are in your fitness journey. The workouts are designed to be accessible to all fitness levels, offering modifications and options for every exercise. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, Barre3 will challenge you while still honoring your unique needs and abilities.
Barre3 classes are a blend of isometric exercises, functional movements, and dynamic stretching. The use of props such as gliders, weights, and balls adds variety and intensity to the workouts, keeping you engaged and continuously challenged.
Why I like bare3:
I love the mindfulness aspect of barre3. There’s a significant emphasis on mind-body connection, as a series of breaths begins and ends each class.
Pricing: 14-day trial trial. $19.99/month billed annually and $29.99/month billed monthly.
Ok so in all fairness, this isn’t traditional barre, but the strength and sculpt workouts are very barre-esque. I definitely recommend giving it a try if you like barre classes!
Sculpt Society was created by celebrity trainer Megan Roup, and this dynamic fitness method combines dance cardio, sculpting exercises, and targeted workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals and unlock your inner confidence.Sculpt Society is all about finding joy in movement and embracing your body’s natural rhythm. Through high-energy dance cardio routines, you’ll get your heart rate up, burn calories, and boost your cardiovascular fitness. But it’s not just about the cardio—Sculpt Society takes it a step further with sculpting exercises that target and tone specific muscle groups, helping you improve overall strength and endurance.
Sculpt Society incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to keep your workouts exciting and effective. From resistance bands and hand weights to sliders and ankle weights, you’ll experience a diverse range of movements that challenge your muscles in new ways. The workouts are designed to activate your entire body, helping you build strength, improve flexibility, and enhance your overall athleticism.
Why I like Sculpt Society:
I really like the design of the workout and Megan Roup’s vibe. She’s encouraging and fun, but doesn’t try too hard to make you laugh, doesn’t have any silly catch phrases, and just seems like a real person. It’s very refreshing in a world of over-the-top fitness instructors, and the classes are all extremely well done. I have fun, I break a sweat, and I feel challenged.
Pricing: You can get a month free with my referral link here. After that it’s $179.99/year or $19.99 (what I currently pay for my subscription).
Coach Kel’s workouts
I found Coach Kel’s YouTube years ago and love her workouts. They’re a little more ballerina-ish, which I love, and I also like her low-key coaching approach. She has a ton of workouts on her channel and the best part is that they’re freeee. I wish I could add more info here, but I had a hard time finding out more about Coach Kel and her background. The good news is that you can check out her workouts for free and see how you like them!
Pricing: Free! She also has an on-demand platform that you can check out here for $19.99/month.
Flashback to the time when I got to take a class in person! I was shocked by the uniqueness and effectiveness of this format.
Here’s a little more about Ballet Beautiful:
Created by professional ballerina and celebrity fitness trainer, Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful draws inspiration from the elegant movements and techniques of ballet, incorporating elements of ballet conditioning, Pilates, and yoga. Through a series of precise and controlled movements, you’ll engage your muscles, improve your posture, and work on muscle strength and endurance. You don’t need to have any prior dance experience to enjoy the benefits of these workouts. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fitness enthusiast, Ballet Beautiful offers a range of workouts and modifications to meet you where you are on your fitness journey.
Pricing: $39.99 for 1 month, or $90 for 90 days
Have you tried any of the barre classes mentioned above? Which one is your favorite?
Hope you have an amazing day and I’ll see ya soon.