Peloton Barre classes are here and I am so excited!
I've always heard great things about Barre and the toning benefits, but I always was hesitant to try it out in a studio. I'm super clumsy and not coordinated so I was always afraid I'd just embarrass myself. Plus, I tend to like higher intensity workouts - like Orangetheory or running - so paying for a Barre class at another studio just didn't appeal to me.
Now that I can take Barre classes in the comfort of my own home with Peloton I finally decided to give it a shot! In this blog post, I'll share everything you need to know about barre, what equipment you need, how to add it into your workout schedule, and my review of it.
What is Barre?
Barre is a combination of ballet and pilates to tone up. It targets specific muscles and involves small, methodical movements that target abs, arms, thighs, and glutes. The aim is to improve posture, balance, and flexibility as well as muscle strength. These benefits will last even after you leave the class – meaning that over time you will see long-lasting effects.
Peloton Barre Instructors
Currently, the Peloton Barre instructors are:
- Ally Love
- Hannah Corbin
and hopefully, more will be added soon!
What Equipment Do I Need to Do Peloton Barre?
No equipment is needed to do a barre class! They do sometimes recommend having a chair available (I like to use a chair from my kitchen), but there are modifications if you don't have one available. They also do recommend grip socks and yoga mats but they're not required.
Some of the newer classes have started adding in light weights like the bike weights (1-3 lbs) but there will be a mention of it before you start class (they also do have modifications if you don't have any)
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Who Should Do Peloton Barre?
Barre workouts are great for every fitness level! Barre workouts are perfect for people who want to lose weight, tone their muscles, or just have more energy throughout the day. It's also great for those who don't like running on treadmills or lifting weights because it's low-impact and high intensity at the same time!
As a beginner myself, I love adding in Peloton barre classes after my rides and runs a few times a week. The Hardcore on the Floor calendar that I usually follow does a great job at adding these classes in.
My Peloton Barre Experience
Barre's always been something I had been meaning to try but never got around to so when it came to Peloton I was excited to try it out. I decided to try one of Ally Love's 10-minute classes to get a feel for it.
The class started with Ally doing simple movements that were very similar to ballet moves (or what I assume are ballet moves), and gradually worked into longer holds and more complicated moves.
Thankfully, Ally moves slowly so I was able to keep up and didn't find myself as lost as I thought I would. I'm not a dancer at all and definitely didn't look as graceful as Ally did doing half the moves, but it was fun to change up my workout and little muscles I totally forgot about were super sore towards the end.
How Much Are Peloton Barre Classes?
Peloton Barre classes are included in your regular monthly membership!
Where to Find Peloton Barre Classes
Peloton Barre classes are in the "Strength" class section. If you filter to "Barre" under class type you can see all the Barre classes available.
There is also a collection of Barre classes under Peloton Collections.
How Often are Barre Classes Added?
Currently, Peloton has been adding one or two classes every few weeks.
Overall, I love trying out Barre at home! It's a great alternative (or addition) to high-intensity cardio and it makes me feel super strong and empowered. If you're looking to try something new definitely add Peloton Barre into your workout routine.