Quick and Easy Ballet-Barre Workout
Stand behind the back of a chair at arm’s length, with your feet hip-distance apart.
(A) Bend your knees slightly and hinge forward from the hips so that your torso is parallel to the ground. Hold on to the back of the chair with both hands and point your elbows down.
(B) Raise your right leg as high as is comfortable behind you (but no higher than hip height). Lower and lift your leg one inch from this position. Do 60 mini-lifts, varying your speed from medium-fast to fast. Switch sides and repeat.