Target Your Entire Lower Body in 14 Minutes

By , Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
If you love barre workouts (or are ready to try one), check out this ballet-inspired lower-body routine that’s designed to sculpt and shape your hips, thighs and buns (oh, and your abs, too!) in less than 15 minutes. Pull up a sturdy chair (or head to the nearest countertop) for this efficient, effective, squat and lunge-free workout.


 
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About the Author
As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, and now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit jessicasmithtv.com/shop to learn more about her fun, results driven programs for all levels of exercisers.


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Comments

KHALIA2 9/3/2018
Thank you for these great ideas! Report
KHALIA2 9/3/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
MNABOY 8/27/2018
Thanks Report
MUSICNUT 8/7/2018
Thanks for the great information! :) Report
ALEPEQUIJADA 7/5/2018
Thanks! Report
BILLTHOMSON 6/14/2018
Very informative. Report
DAN1964 5/1/2018
good Report
DJ4HEALTH 3/20/2018
Thanks Report
BONDMANUS2002 3/14/2018
Absolutely great Report
RYCGIRL 12/19/2017
thanks Report
ALABAMASUSAN17 10/22/2017
I've been wanting to try this! Thank you! Report
SUZENNA 10/16/2017
Going to give this a try Report
PATRICIAANN46
Great article.......... Report
Good article going to try this Report
Very intense but got through it all :) will try again when I'm stronger Report
If you have never done a barre routine, you have no way of realizing how intense they are. Barre is such a great way to work on strength in stillness and is excellent core work. Balancing is key, focusing on a point on the floor ahead of you will help if you wobble. Jessica encourages holding on to a chair or a wall for your safety. If you find channeling your inner ballerina is your thing, she has other barre workouts on her YouTube channel. Report
FROGSMILE
For those who have balance issues, a good alternative is water aerobics. Report
It was intense, but I could do this barre workout. (Gave up on the one with the 3 skinny dancers, & the leader who talked too fast and softly.) Wish Jessica did a better stretch at the end--I'm going to need to stretch a lot more than that! Report
I also have balance issues based in a neurological problem. I've improved quite a bit by strengthening my core and ankles. I tried this and of course I'm not good at it, YET, but I got enough out of it to try again. I use my breakfast barre (haha) for support and when she gets to something I can't do, I just continue with the last thing I could do. Hopefully I'll improve. Great for quick desk breaks. I agree I'd like to track this on my fitness page, could we get a range of calories to go with the minutes. Report
LADY_HAVOC
Nope. Not for me. Balance issues would keep me from doing this one. And the closed captioning is off. I'm sure she probably doesn't mention anything about a gopher hole during the workout. Report
Will try this workout soon. But the dog stole the whole show LOL Report
loved the standing workout! I did it right in my kitchen and therefore got a workout in without having to go to the basement (and very possibly getting distracted on the way! LOL) to work out! I will be looking for more of her workouts! Please SP add these workouts to the fitness tracker! Thanks! Report
When I do Barre classes, I tend to track the time under bodyweight exercises. Report
Try tracking this workout under "Dancing: fast, ballet, twist."
Remember: everyone burns calories at a different rate. Even if it was on the Fitness Tracker, it might not be accurate to your active metabolic rate.
Hope this helps! Report
CALOA_S
This is a great workout and I would also like to be able to track it on my fitness page. Or at least know how many calories it burns. Report
Another great quick free workout from Jessica Smith! She is so amazing, and i absolutely love Peanut! I've started doing these during my lunch break so i can squeeze in a few extra 15-20 min workouts during the week. But i do agree with another commentor that it would be great if Sparkpeople would have a way to track these recommended videos in the fitness tracker. Report
frustrated that if this is a Spark People recommended exercise why can't the minutes and calories be recorded when I track fitness? Report
LOL @ Peanut! Can't get enough at that mat! Report
ROSALINDRUSSELL
This was great! Since I gained so much weight, my leg muscles are not strong enough to heave me up if I am on the floor. This will help not only with my weight reduction but keep me from humiliation when I have to retrieve a dog toy from under the couch! Report
 
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