Quick and Easy Ballet-Barre Workout
Want a more toned, dancerlike physique? Try sidling up to the barre. And you don’t have to train en pointe to see results: Ballet-inspired workouts, such as the popular Bar Method classes, combine small, isolated movements with lots of reps to burn calories and sculpt muscles. All you need is a sturdy, straight-backed chair (to sub for the barre), a stopwatch, and this lower-body routine designed by Melissa Ramsey and Gina Parisi Williams, co-owners of the Bar Method in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Do it once through (preferably to up-tempo dance music), three to five times a week.